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Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Introduces New Indian Itinerary and Ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises recently announced its plans for a new itinerary on the Ganges River and a new ship to sail the exotic Indian waters. The itinerary is titled “India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges,” and the ship name will be Ganges Voyager II. The new 12-night route will depart from New Delhi and cruise to…

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Holland America Line Names New Ship Koningsdam and Releases Early Details

Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship is already in the earliest stages of construction, but until now very little was known about the upcoming vessel. Scheduled for delivery in February 2016, the 99,500-ton ship (rendered above) will be named Koningsdam. Derived from the Dutch word koning, meaning king, and utilizing the line’s classic suffix dam, the…

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Construction Finishes Up on Royal Caribbean International’s New Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International is gearing up to launch its brand new cruise ship, the Quantum of the Seas, in November 2014, and the vessel is now 90% complete at the finishing dock of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The cruise line just released a new video showcasing the final construction process below… Also, be sure…

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Silversea Expeditions Sails Inaugural Cruise and Plans New Refurbishments

Silversea Expeditions has just completed its first ever navigation through the famous Northwest Passage with the Silver Explorer (pictured in the header above off the coast of Greenland) and plans to further refurbish the Silver Galapagos. Starting in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, the Silver Explorer sailed for 23 days before arriving in Nome, Alaska on September 1, 2014, traveling an…

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Princess Cruises’ Upcoming Regal Princess to Feature New Nightclub

Princess Cruises‘ latest Regal Princess will embark on her Caribbean sailings on November 6, 2014 with a new nightclub experience dubbed the Night Sky Lounge. Following the popularity of the cruise line’s Movies Under the Stars outdoor cinema, the new club experience will also be under the stars one night each cruise, for a nominal…

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Royal Caribbean International Reveals New Quantum of the Seas Technology

Ahead of the new cruise ship’s November 2014 launch, Royal Caribbean International has just showcased a boatload of technology to be included onboard the Quantum of the Seas. In true modern fashion, the best way to explore the tech, is in the videos released by the cruise line below. Royal Caribbean claims that Quantum will be…

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Royal Caribbean International’s New Quantum of the Seas Floats Out from Shipyard

Just days ago, the new Quantum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International floated out from the massive covered building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Now the forthcoming ship will finish construction by receiving its final interior fittings before launching this November 2014. Ahead of the ship being brought outside for…

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Princess Cruises Orders Third Royal Princess Class Cruise Ship

Princess Cruises has announced today that they will build a third Royal Princess-class cruise ship. Following the success of the new Royal Princess and Regal Princess (pictured above), the next ship will be launched in 2017. Even though the new vessel will be a sister ship to Princess Cruises’ newest additions, the line says “the…

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Construction Update: New Quantum of the Seas’ Staterooms Assemble

Final touches are being made onboard the new Quantum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International as her staterooms are assembled and installed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The interesting new video below features the modular cabin construction process… The cruise line has also recently announced its full lineup of entertainment for the…

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Regent Begins Building Brand New Seven Seas Explorer

Regent Seven Seas Cruises began construction today on its brand new Seven Seas Explorer luxury cruise ship. The first piece of steel was ceremoniously cut at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. This first part of the ship will be incorporated into the owner’s suite onboard, described by the line as “opulent, one-of-a-kind” and “unlike…

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