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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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Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two Additional Breakaway Plus Ships

Following the success of the new Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the order of two more Breakaway Plus-class ships, this in addition to the Norwegian Escape under construction and Norwegian Bliss already on order. “Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have proven themselves as industry game-changers and are extremely popular with our…

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Viking Star Float Out Photo and Video Tour

A brand new cruise line – Viking Ocean Cruises – is nearer to its introduction with the recent float out of its first vessel, the Viking Star. And now the new cruise ship has a godmother: Trude Drevland, the mayor of Bergen, Norway. “For our first ocean ship it was very important to have a godmother…

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Carnival Freedom Refurbishment Photo Tour

The Carnival Freedom from Carnival Cruise Lines recently emerged from an extensive refurbishment wherein a large number of new features were introduced. Rather than just write about them, we’ve rounded up all the best infographics and images in one place below… Click Images to Enlarge (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines) Dining: Guy’s Burger Joint (Copyright © Carnival…

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Viking Ocean Cruises Floats Out New Viking Star

Viking Ocean Cruises today announced the float out of the new cruise line’s first cruise ship, the Viking Star. The ceremony where the ship first made contact with water took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, and with it came the reveal of the vessel’s completed superstructure. She is one of three sister…

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Refreshed Queen Elizabeth Emerges from Drydock – Video Tour

Cunard Cruise Line‘s Queen Elizabeth has recently emerged from a multi-million dollar, 20-day drydock refurbishment. Her new and enhanced features are showcased in the excellent video released by the cruise line below and additionally detailed below that: Of the modifications, the most significant was the addition of 9 solo passenger cabins, eight outside staterooms and…

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Quantum of the Seas Construction Update 2 – Video Tour

Now 60% complete, the new Quantum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International is fully assembled and ready for her final outfitting at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Showcasing the new cruise ship’s current status at the yard is the latest video from the line below… Also, be sure to watch Episode 1…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Continues Major Fleet Updates with Norwegian Jewel

The Norwegian Jewel from Norwegian Cruise Line just received a set of improvements while the cruise ship was in dry-dock for two weeks ahead of its Alaskan summer season. The updates are all part of the new Norwegian NEXT program set to enhance the entire fleet. Norwegian NEXT Through 2015, Norwegian is investing more than…

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MSC Cruises Unveils Plans for Two More New Cruise Ships

On the heels of March’s announcement that MSC Cruises would build two new 167,600-ton cruise ships at STX France, the cruise line today unveiled plans to build yet another two new cruise ships, of an entirely new 154,000-ton class (rendered above), at Fincantieri in Italy. The architecturally radical prototype is dubbed “Seaside”and will measure 1060 feet in length, 135…

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