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Silversea Orders New Ship for 2020

11 September 2017
Silver Muse, Sea trials

Silversea Cruises has signed 310-million-euro contract to build an ultra-luxury cruise ship at 40,700 tons with 596 passengers. When Silver Moon enters service in 2020, she will expand Silversea fleet to ten ships. Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Silversea, commented: “Based on the high praise Silver Muse has earned with our guests, we are eager to build on our flagship’s success and move forward with a sister ship, which will bring us closer to fulfilling my father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet. We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding luxury cruise experience, and are delighted to partner once again with expert luxury shipbuilder Fincantieri as we continue to grow and evolve our fleet.” Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated: “We have a trusted relationship with Silversea which was born many years ago and is renewed today thanks to this important...
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Cruise Lines Send Ships To Help Caribbean Relief Effort

11 September 2017
Allure of the Seas

A number of cruise ships have been sent to help with the relief efforts in the Caribbean after the region was hit by Hurricane Irma, which caused catastrophic damage in several Caribbean islands, including St Martin, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the British and US Virgin Islands. Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas made a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten on Sunday (September 10) and Majesty of the Seas was scheduled to make humanitarian calls to St Maarten and St. Thomas to provide supplies and assist in transporting evacuees in St. Maarten to safety. Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas are also to assist Key West and Tampa once the impact of the storm is known, cancelling the September 13 Cuba departure by Empress of the Seas and a September 15 Bahamas departure by...
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P&O Cruises Launches 2019 Summer Programme

05 September 2017

BRAND NEW 2019 P&O Cruises itineraries, featuring several enticing maiden ports. PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Say Hello To Summer From family-fuelled fun with the whole clan in the Canaries to lazy days on rustic Greek islands, the world is your oyster. Ah, summer! A time for salty sea breezes and coconut-scented sun creams. With the launch of the new P&O Cruises Summer 2019 Cruise Collection, the options for adventures in the sun are endless. Summer 2019 promises more time to savour your destination, with long and leisurely evenings in port and overnight stays in some of the world’s most exciting cities. Spend a little longer in the likes of Abu Dhabi, Barcelona and Venice, setting sail no earlier than 9.00pm on selected departures. Overnight calls mean more time to visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, watch world-class ballet in St. Petersburg or to...
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Cunard’s NEW 2019 Cruise Collection

05 September 2017

PRE-REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! In 2019, the Cunard fleet will travel over 167,000 nautical miles, calling at 78 destinations in 25 different countries. In Europe and around the world, the three Queens will make 16 overnight stays, 11 late evening departures and 2 maiden calls between them. With visits to iconic ports of call and sea days spent on ships that are destinations in themselves, the world is your oyster and Cunard is poised to show you its pearls. Sample classic ocean cruising at its finest on a brand new 14-night Transatlantic voyage in peak summer, calling at Iceland and Canada, or join Queen Elizabeth on Cunard’s first ever Northern Lights voyage, featuring extended calls in Narvik and Tromsø. From two night short breaks to a 36-night Grand Voyage, Cunard’s 2019 Cruise Collection promises unforgettable holidays for all. What’s New For...
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Seabourn Celebrates Float Out of Seabourn Ovation

01 September 2017
Seabourn Ovation float out

Today, Seabourn marked a major construction milestone with a traditional coin and launch ceremony for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy. Jan Stearman, Seabourn’s longest-serving female shipboard team member, along with Seabourn President Richard Meadows, Fincantieri Shipyard Director Paolo Capobianco and Seabourn Ovation Captain Stig Betten observed the welding of two commemorative gold coins to the ship’s mast. Stearman then cut the ship’s cord to allow water to flow into the ship’s building dock. Seabourn Ovation will be “floated out” from its dry dock and moved to its outfitting dock at the shipyard, where it will undergo final construction until the ship is delivered in 2018. “Watching the coin ceremony and seeing Seabourn Ovation officially touch the water for the first time today was a very special moment for all of us at Seabourn,...
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Queen Mary 2 Sets Sail On Annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Voyage

31 August 2017
Transatlantic Fashion Week Cunard

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 embarks on her second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week voyage sailing from Southampton to New York today. For the second year running, Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Fashion Week cruise will bring together some of the most reputable names in the fashion industry including Julien Macdonald OBE, Colin McDowell MBE, Karl Dunkley, Gail Sackloff OBE and Parsons School of Design. Runway shows, inspiring talks, glamourous dinners and exclusive unveilings will all be hosted on the luxury liner. Julien Macdonald OBE commented: “Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week is such an exciting concept that celebrates the world of fashion in an iconic and timeless venue, the Queen Mary 2. I’m looking forward to having a week on board and bringing some fun and glamour to Cunard’s guests.” The British Fashion Designer will showcase some of his most iconic pieces over the...
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MSC Meraviglia Stars In Hit TV Series Cruising With Jane McDonald

31 August 2017
Cruising with Jane McDonald

After the huge success of Cruising with Jane McDonald earlier this year, the cruising legend is back for series two where she is set to explore more ships and exotic destinations. The four-part show airs on Channel 5 on Friday 1 September, but viewers who are waiting to see Jane on board MSC Cruises will have to wait until the 8 September for this episode to air. The second series will see Jane set sail for a second time with MSC Cruises on board MSC Meraviglia, with the presenter previosuly visiting MSC Divina in series one. During her 7-night stay on board the ship, viewers will see her embark in Naples and explore destinations including Messina, Valetta, Barcelona, Marseille and Genoa as she tries local food and drink, and explores and entertains, by taking part in a variety of activities....
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Saga Cruises Reveals Details of New Drinking and Dining Options On Spirit of Discovery

17 August 2017

Spirit of Discovery will be Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built boutique small ship launching in Summer 2019 from the UK, carrying no more than 999 passengers, and new artist impressions revealed: » An exclusive seafood restaurant – a first for Saga cruises » A nod to Saga’s cruising heritage with an Asian restaurant and the popular “South Cape Bar” » A garden terrace with access to a full-length promenade Coast to Coast In a first for Saga, Spirit of Discovery will have her very own seafood restaurant, serving British and locally-sourced fish, shellfish and other fruits de mer. Coast to Coast will focus on minimalistic cooking so whether you want the ‘catch of the day’ simply grilled or pan fried, or have a palette for more adventurous tartare, ceviche and shellfish dishes, all will be on the menu. East to West...
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Royal Caribbean’s First Quantum Ultra Ship To Be Named Spectrum of the Seas

16 August 2017
Spectrum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International Celebrates Steel Cutting and Reveals Name of Newest Ship For China. Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction by cutting the first piece of steel for its new Quantum Ultra ship. This next engineering marvel will officially be named Spectrum of the Seas. Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum of the Seas will be the next evolution in the Quantum class of ships joining Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas. This Quantum Ultra ship will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities. “Today is a very special day in the development of our new Quantum Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas. We are now one step closer to delighting our guests in Asia Pacific with this remarkable ship,” said...
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NCL Reveals Features of Norwegian Bliss

14 August 2017
NCL Bliss

Norwegian Bliss will boast many firsts at sea for the European market including the largest competitive race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course. Many of the ship’s amenities were announced by Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer, at an exclusive event in Las Vegas, through interactive 3D virtual reality experiences of the ship’s race track, Observation Lounge, The Waterfront, pool deck and a waterslide. Electric-Car Race Track Guests will be able to put the pedal to the metal with a two-level electric-car race track. The electric cars will run silently to not disturb those who are seeking to enjoy the serene environment. The competitive track, the longest at sea at nearly 1,000 feet, will have many twists and turns with four speed settings accommodating novice, intermediate and advanced drivers, reaching up to 30...
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