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Norwegian Cruise Line Releases New Norwegian Escape Details

Norwegian Cruise Line‘s next generation of cruise ships is on the way with the upcoming Norwegian Escape, a larger version of the popular Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway. The cruise line revealed new renderings (like that of 678 Ocean Place’s atrium above) and details about the vessel today including returning favorites and all new features. The cruise…

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Royal Caribbean International’s New Quantum of the Seas Successfully Completes Conveyance

Amazingly, the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany builds cruise ships inland, and in order for Royal Caribbean International‘s new Quantum of the Seas to reach the ocean from where it was constructed, it had to sail down the River Ems to Eemshaven, The Netherlands. Now that the so-called conveyance is completed, the ship will undergo…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Top Chef at Sea Interview with Tiffani Faison and Paul Qui on Celebrity Cruises

Experience Top Chef at Sea as we interview season 9 winner, Paul Qui, and season 1 runner-up, Tiffani Faison, onboard the Celebrity Solstice from Celebrity Cruises. Watch as the chefs discuss their impressions of cruising, explain their culinary process and share a bit about what’s next to come for the industry as a whole as…

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Royal Caribbean International Begins Building Newly Named Ovation of the Seas

The new Quantum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International is just around the corner from being launched, and already the third ship in the Quantum-class has begun construction. Following the Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas will be the newly named Ovation of the Seas which just had its first piece of…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Norwegian Escape Keel Laying

Norwegian Cruise Line‘s next cruise ship – the Norwegian Escape – has begun its construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The line and yard celebrated the start of building with the cruise ship’s keel laying. The new vessel will be the largest ever for the cruise line at 164,600 gross tons and…

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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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