Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape Guy Harvey Hull Art Photo Tour

Norwegian Cruise Line‘s upcoming 164,600 gross ton Norwegian Escape has received its hull art and stamp of approval from artist Guy Harvey. Launching in Miami, Florida this November, the new cruise ship is the line’s largest vessel and artist’s largest canvas. Harvey recently had a chance to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to inspect…

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TRAVEL CHANNEL – Viking Ocean Cruises Set to Make Waves With New Viking Star

Read my new review of Viking Ocean Cruises‘ elegantly comfortable Viking Star at the Travel Channel as their resident cruise expert. To access our latest Travel Channel article, click on the link below: Viking Ocean Cruises Set to Make Waves With New Viking Star HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: JASON LEPPERT

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Costa Cruises Announces Two New Cruise Ships and Culinary Program

Costa Cruises has said that it will build two new cruise ships (rendered above) as part of Carnival Corporation’s previously announced nine vessel order. Costa’s two will be included in the four next generation ships allocated for construction by Meyer Werft. Plus, the line has partnered up with Michelin-star chef Fabio Cucchelli for a new culinary…

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Silversea Cruises Begins Building New Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises has officially begun building its next luxury flagship – the new Silver Muse – at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa Italy. Present for the initial construction ceremony, where the cruise ship’s first steel was cut, were Silversea’s chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and Fincantieri’s CEO Giuseppe Bono. Few details about the Silver Muse have yet been revealed beyond…

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

Carnival Cruise Line has now released the second episode of its video series showcasing the making of the new Carnival Vista. In this one, take a look at the fascinating technologies below the water line such as the cruise ship’s power plant and propulsion in HD above. Also, be sure to subscribe to our podcast below…

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Princess Cruises Dishes Up Exclusive Partnership with Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone

In a growing trend, cruise lines are partnering up with celebrity chefs, and Princess Cruises has just announced it too will team up with restauranteur, New York Times bestselling author and TV personality Curtis Stone across its fleet of ships. New culinary experiences will include specialty menu items and restaurants as well as a new Chef’s Table event….

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ONBOARD – Cruise Diaries: Sights from Alaska

Our latest photo post for Onboard is live, and it features cruising in Alaska aboard large ships like Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas (pictured at Hubbard Glacier above) and expedition vessels like Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour, as well as the exciting onboard and off-board experiences in between. To access our latest Onboard contribution, click on the…

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Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas Water Slide Rendering Tour

Royal Caribbean International‘s upcoming Harmony of the Seas – sister ship to the existing Oasis and Allure of the Seas – will be the largest cruise ship in the world when it launches in April 2016. In anticipation of her inauguration, the cruise line has released several new renderings of the three water slides that…

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CRUISE TRAVEL MAGAZINE – A New Look at Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America

In the latest issue of Cruise Travel magazine, I take a new look at Norwegian Cruise Line‘s unique Hawaiian itinerary and the patriotic Pride of America that sails it. For more information and to subscribe to Cruise Travel, click on the link below: A New Look at Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: JASON…

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Cunard Line Plans 2016 Queen Mary 2 Refurbishment

Cunard Line is currently celebrating its 175th anniversary and with it comes the news that it will refurbish its Queen Mary 2 ocean liner next summer. Scheduled to take 25 days at the Blohm+Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany from May 27-June 21, 2016, the dry-dock process will add and enhance shipboard features including accommodation improvements. Richard…

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