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Carnival Corporation Orders Nine New Ships for Its Fleet and Multiple Brands

Carnival Corporation has just placed an unprecedented order for nine new cruise ships to be constructed by Fincantieri and Meyer Werft and delivered between 2019 and 2022. Five of the vessels will be built at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone and Marghera Italian shipyards, and four will be built at Meyer Werft’s yards in Papenburg, Germany and Turku,…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Maho Beach Low-Flying Plane Experience via MSC Cruises

When we recently sailed on MSC Cruises‘ MSC Divina, we stopped at Saint Martin and took an island tour that featured the famed Maho Beach, where prop and jet planes – including a KLM Boeing 747 – fly over and land at Princess Juliana International Airport. Watch above in HD and subscribe to our SD podcast…

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Viking River Cruises Expands to 60 Riverboats with 2015 Longship Christening

It was an honor and privilege to be present for Viking River Cruises’ 2015 inaugural event in Amsterdam where 12 new riverboats were just christened, eight onsite and four at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany. Averaging 10 ships launched every year since 2012, this now brings Viking River Cruises total count of vessels…

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VIDEO – Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom Review

View our new video tour and review as we evaluate the Carnival Freedom from Carnival Cruise Line and the ship’s accommodations, activities, dining and entertainment. Mobile and Cruise Nav Users – Please use this link to view video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWbuo9bzKM For more information on the Carnival Freedom, visit Carnival Cruise Line‘s website here. HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: JASON LEPPERT

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TRAVEL CHANNEL – The Magic of the Mediterranean in the Caribbean Onboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Divina

As Travel Channel‘s new resident cruises expert, I’m beginning to write a monthly column for its website. The first post features MSC Cruises‘ MSC Divina (seen at sea above) and her Mediterranean atmosphere transplanted in the Caribbean. Enjoy at the link below… To access our latest Travel Channel article, click on the link below: The Magic of…

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MSC Cruises Reveals First New MSC Seaside Details

In a full commitment to North American-based cruising, MSC Cruises has announced that its first Seaside-class cruise ship – the newly named MSC Seaside – will set sail to the Caribbean year-round from its homeport of Miami, Florida beginning in November 2017. What’s more, the ship will be the first from MSC Cruises to be christened…

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Holland America Line Previews New Koningsdam Entertainment Venues

At Cruise Shipping Miami, Holland America Line just previewed the entertainment venues that will be featured onboard the upcoming new Koningsdam. Highlights include Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blues Club, collectively making up the ship’s Music Walk, plus the World Stage main theater. Watch Holland America Line’s Koningsdam entertainment preview video below:…

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MICE CHAT – Disney Cruise Line’s Frozen Port Adventures in Norway

Read our latest article in The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur with Jason Leppert column for Mice Chat: Disney Cruise Line’s Frozen Port Adventures in Norway To access The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur at Mice Chat, click on the link below: Disney Cruise Line’s Frozen Port Adventures in Norway HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: DISNEY CRUISE LINE

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VIDEO PODCAST – Mayan Ruins Experience: Carnival Cruise Line Visits Chichen Itza

Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Chacchoben and Chichen Itza, Mexico via Carnival Cruise Line‘s Carnival Freedom. Feel like Indiana Jones discovering the abandoned structures and buildings of two ancient sites and their magnificent pyramids. Watch above in HD and subscribe to our SD podcast below to receive our latest videos first. Please feel free to…

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U-T SAN DIEGO – San Diegan In Step with Holland America Line’s Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

In this month’s U-T San Diego newspaper Cruise Corner column, we feature San Diego resident Ritchie Valenzuela’s participation in Holland America Line‘s Dancing with the Stars: At Sea and preview the cruise line’s next ship, the Koningsdam (the vessel’s Queen’s Lounge rendered above). To read the article, click on the link below: San Diegan In Step with Holland…

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