Entries from 'Behind-the-Scenes'

World Voyage Relaunches Cunard Cruise Line’s Remodeled Queen Victoria

After the cruise ship’s 20 day refurbishment, the Queen Victoria from Cunard Cruise Line has emerged remodeled in time for her 2015 World Voyage. A grand fireworks display (pictured above) and Cunard 175th anniversary commemorative flag-raising bestowed upon the ship a fitting send off on her way to the Azores, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Hawaii and…

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Host of New Carnival Vista Features Revealed by Carnival Cruise Line

In an exciting new announcement, Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the new and enhanced features set to join the upcoming new Carnival Vista. Previously, very little was known about the ship beyond its 133,500 ton size and 3,936 guest capacity. Now there is much to look forward to including the first IMAX theatre at sea and…

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Keel Laid for New Seven Seas Explorer from Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The upcoming new Seven Seas Explorer from Regent Seven Seas Cruises is one step closer to pampering its first guests with the luxury cruise ship’s keel laying. The initial building ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, marking the start of principal construction on what the cruise line is calling “the most luxurious ship…

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Holland America Line Announces Inaugural Koningsdam Itineraries

Holland America Line has just announced the first itineraries for its latest premium cruise ship, the new Koningsdam (rendered above), launching in 2016. Beyond the previously revealed Premier Voyage cruising roundtrip from Civitavecchia, Italy on February 20, 2016, the ship will sail to the British Isles and Baltic region of Northern Europe. The sailings will be available…

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Windstar Cruises Reveals Its Launch Plans for Star Breeze and Star Legend

Following the recent introduction of the Star Pride, Windstar Cruises will acquire two more sister power yachts from Seabourn Cruise Line to launch as Star Breeze and Star Legend on May 6, 2015 and May 25, 2015 respectively. The fleet expansion will double the total number of Windstar vessels from three to six – three…

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Fresh Dining and Entertainment Choices Headed for Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Norwegian Escape

Following the already impressive news that Jimmy Buffett’s first Margaritaville at Sea would be coming onboard, Norwegian Cruise Line today announced a bunch of other exciting dining and entertainment offerings that will be featured on the upcoming Norwegian Escape. Headlining will be celebrity chefs, restauranteurs, beverage leaders and award winning shows. Names that are involved…

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Reveals a Ton of New Seven Seas Explorer Details

If these newly released concept images are any indication, the upcoming Seven Seas Explorer from Regent Seven Seas Cruises will be an absolute stunner. The new luxury cruise ship will be 56,000 gross-registered tons in size and carry only 750 guests, providing the best passenger space ratio in the industry, and she is set to…

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Carnival Miracle Next to Receive Carnival Cruise Lines’ Fun Ship 2.0 Upgrades

Newly operating year-round from Long Beach, California, the Carnival Miracle from Carnival Cruise Lines is the next cruise ship to receive the line’s set of Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades. Once she emerges from her March 7-21, 2015 drydock, highlights will include a RedFrog Pub, Seuss At Sea, and new Playlist Productions shows. Carnival outlines the…

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Norwegian Escape to Feature Hot and Cool Grottos

Norwegian Cruise Line‘s next Norwegian Escape is fast approaching the new cruise ship’s launch in October 2015, and as it’s under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, additional features continue to be announced. Today a flurry of news anticipates hot and cool areas to relax at onboard at the Mandara Spa and Spice H2O…

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Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line Order New Ships

Carnival Corporation recently announced that it has ordered two new cruise ships – one each for its Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line brands. The new Carnival vessel will be a sister ship to the Carnival Vista (keel laying pictured above), and the new Holland America vessel will be a sister ship to the…

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