Entries from 'Behind-the-Scenes'

Silversea Cruises Unveils New Identity Design and Website

Silversea Cruises has unveiled a new graphic look spearheaded by its brand new website. As a graphic designer myself, I appreciate the understated elegance of the new identity design that maintains the luxury cruise line’s classic logo accented with color and black & white images and a perfectly simple layout. The new Silversea website features…

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Celebrity Cruises Set to Introduce Two Entirely New Ships

Celebrity Cruises just announced its plans to build two new cruise ships currently dubbed Project EDGE. Bucking the trend of bigger is better, the new class of ship will actually be smaller than the largest in the current Celebrity fleet. At 117,000-gross tons, the two sister ships will be sized between the Millennium-class and Solstice-class…

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Releases First Image of Upcoming Seven Seas Explorer

The upcoming Seven Seas Explorer from Regent Seven Seas Cruises has emerged from the computer with the luxury cruise ship’s first rendering (shown above). In fact, the ship is already under construction and will soon appear in reality. Also, the cruise line has launched a new microsite dedicated to Explorer providing even more information including images…

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Margaritaville Set to Board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Next Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line, with the help of none other than Jimmy Buffett himself (pictured center above), has just announced that the first Margaritaville at Sea will set sail aboard the company’s forthcoming Norwegian Escape (rendered below). Also ready to debut onboard in 2015 will be the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar and music venue at The Waterfront….

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Seabourn Orders Second Larger Luxury Liner

Seabourn Cruise Line has announced that it has expanded its new cruise ship order to two vessels. The first previously announced luxury liner will launch in late 2016, and the second will launch in spring 2018. The ships will be based on the design of the Seabourn Odyssey (pictured above), Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest but will…

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Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas Receives Improvements

Following a month-long $80-million renovation, the Voyager of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International has received a number of enhancements. Highlights include a newly installed FlowRider surf simulator on the upper deck (pictured above) and Virtual Balcony staterooms that display the live view from outside for interior cabins. New dining options now available on Voyager…

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Oceania Cruises to Welcome New Sirena into Fleet in 2016

Oceania Cruises has announced that it will introduce Sirena to the cruise line’s fleet in 2016. The existing Ocean Princess and former Renaissance Cruises ship will be purchased from Princess Cruises to be transformed into Sirena starting in March 2016. The vessel will be a sister ship to Oceania’s current Insignia, Nautica and Regatta (pictured above). Immediately following the transfer,…

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Norwegian Gem Now Sports New Norwegian Cruise Line Eateries

The Norwegian Gem from Norwegian Cruise Line now features guest-favorite eateries found elsewhere in the cruise line’s fleet. The Norwegian NEXT program continues to rollout improvements across its ships such as O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill (pictured above). The 24-hour complimentary Irish-style pub now serves comfort foods like fish and chips onboard the Gem. Also new…

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Holland America Line Previews New Koningsdam Details with Video and Deck Plans

The upcoming Koningsdam from Holland America Line will soon be sailing the seven seas starting February 2016, and now we can enjoy this new video (embedded below) from the cruise line that features what guests can expect onboard. Highlights include the musically inspired atrium, the Queen’s Lounge, the dining room, staterooms, suites, and the Pinnacle…

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Quantum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International Naming and Video Update

The new Quantum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International has been officially named my godmother Kristin Chenoweth. The famed singer and actress additionally performed at the naming ceremony that took place upon the cruise ship’s arrival in New York City. Also in attendance were Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd….

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