New Virgin Cruises is Set to Build Three Cruise Ships and Launch in Miami

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has just revealed that Virgin Cruises will launch in 2020 with its first cruise ship based in Miami, Florida. The brand new line has ordered three mid-size vessels to be constructed by Fincantieri, setting sail in 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively and delivering Virgin’s famous customer service onboard. “This…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista Preview: Episode One

Carnival Cruise Line has just release the first episode of a new video series highlighting the making of the new Carnival Vista. Go behind-the-scenes at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy to see the cruise ship under construction in HD above. Also, be sure to subscribe to our podcast below to get our latest videos first….

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MSC Cruises Begins Construction on New MSC Seaside

MSC Cruises has officially begun construction of its next cruise ship – the innovative MSC Seaside – at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. When completed, the vessel will sail year-round from Miami, Florida, where MSC will have a newly renovated berth, to the Caribbean beginning in December 2017. “Today, we have witnessed the beginning of the…

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Silversea Cruises to Offer Free Wi-Fi Internet Onboard

Making its luxury cruise experience even more inclusive, Silversea Cruises and Silversea Expeditions will begin offering free Wi-Fi internet packages to all of its guests on every sailing beginning in January 2016. Silversea’s all-suite ships already accommodate stem-to-stern Wi-Fi and internet cafe connections, and now they will be complimentary. “For well over 20 years, Silversea has…

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE – Viking Cruises’ New Viking Star Delightfully Simple

The U-T San Diego has reverted back to its previous name of The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, and in this month’s Cruise Corner column we review new Viking Ocean Cruises‘ first ocean vessel – the comfortably elegant Viking Star (its infinity pool picture above). To read the article, click on the link below: Viking Cruises’ New Viking Star…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Frozen Theme Cruise on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder

Disney Cruise Line‘s Disney Wonder is Frozen over for the summer, and we were onboard the cruise ship’s first such theme sailing in Alaska to capture all the fun in HD video above. Get all of our latest video updates first by subscribing to our podcast below. Please feel free to reach out to us on…

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Royal Caribbean International’s New Harmony of the Seas Construction Photo Tour

When completed, Royal Caribbean International‘s new 227,000-gross-ton Harmony of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship in the world in overall size. Currently under construction at the STX shipyard in France, the third Oasis-class vessel will launch in April 2016. In the meantime, enjoy a construction photo tour of the Harmony of the Seas below……

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ONBOARD and TRAVEL CHANNEL – Disney Cruise Line’s Frozen Theme Cruises

Disney Cruise Line just launched a series of Frozen theme cruises onboard the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic, and we were onboard to review it all. Read our Onboard and Travel Channel posts and see photos of the experience straight from Alaska at the links below… To access our latest Onboard article, click on the…

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Carnival Corporation Begins to Detail Four of Nine New Cruise Ship Orders

Carnival Corporation began to detail four of its nine previously announced new cruise ship orders today. The company has signed a multi-billion dollar contract with Meyer Werft to build the largest cruise ships by passenger capacity and the first to burn the cleanest fossil fuel. Two of the new ships have been assigned to AIDA Cruises (AIDAmar…

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Azamara Club Cruises Plans Remodel of Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest

While not the new-build announcement that has been expected from Azamara Club Cruises, the line has indicated plans for an extensive bow-to-stern remodel of its existing fleet consisting of the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest in early 2016. No area will go untouched, and major areas to be redesigned include the ships’ staterooms and suites as…

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