Entries from 'Behind-the-Scenes'

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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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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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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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Teases Pacific Rim on Upcoming Seven Seas Explorer

Come July 2016 when Regent Seven Seas Cruises‘ new Seven Seas Explorer sets sail, the luxury cruise ship will tantalize with a fresh Pan-Asian dining room – Pacific Rim – one of the vessel’s three revealed specialty restaurants. Architectural elements include an interpretation of a Tibetan prayer wheel set amongst the expansive windows, mirrors and dark…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Royal Caribbean International’s New Anthem of the Seas Departs Southampton

Royal Caribbean International‘s new Anthem of the Seas hasn’t even arrived in the United States yet, but we were recently there in Southampton, United Kingdom to capture the new cruise ship’s departure from the historic port. Enjoy this sneak peek and get all of our latest video updates first by subscribing to our podcast below….

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Seabourn Cruise Line Highlights The Club on Upcoming Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Cruise Line is set to launch its latest vessel – the intimate 600-guest Seabourn Encore – in December 2016, and ahead of the unveiling, the line has recently released information about The Club, the luxury cruise ship’s signature lounge. The hub for music, dancing and entertainment was designed by Adam D. Tihany, who is in charge…

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Carnival Corporation Introduces Fathom Social Impact Travel Cruise Line

Carnival Corporation today introduced an entirely new cruise line – fathom – and category dedicated to what it calls “social impact travel.” Travelers onboard will cruise to a destination in need to partner up with locals and volunteer to better the community in various ways. Follow our social media channels to see live coverage from today’s…

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