Entries from 'Behind-the-Scenes'

Royal Caribbean International Christens its Latest Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International has christened its latest ship – the Anthem of the Seas – at a naming ceremony helmed by godmother Emma Wilby, a British travel agent who was chosen following an agent singing competition. During the event, she took to the stage along with Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud. The 4,180-guest Anthem of the Seas is a…

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Seabourn Cruise Line Partners Up with Acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller

Seabourn Cruise Line has announced that it has partnered up with internationally-acclaimed American chef Thomas Keller. The restauranteur behind Michelin-starred The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon will develop dishes and a new dining venue for the luxury cruise line. Starting in early fall 2015, Thomas Keller will introduce his American and French cuisine to multiple dining…

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MICE CHAT – Disney Dream Upgrades Coming from Disney Cruise Line at Lightspeed

Read our latest article in The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur with Jason Leppert column for Mice Chat: Disney Dream Upgrades Coming from Disney Cruise Line at Lightspeed To access The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur at Mice Chat, click on the link below: Disney Dream Upgrades Coming from Disney Cruise Line at Lightspeed HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: DISNEY CRUISE…

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MSC Cruises Begins Construction on and Details New MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises has just begun construction on the newly named and detailed MSC Meraviglia, the first of the line’s new Vista-class ships (its pool deck rendered above). The ship’s initial steel cutting ceremony took place at the STX France shipyard ahead of her service from three Mediterranean homeports – Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona – beginning in May 2017. The 4,500-guest,…

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MICE CHAT – New Tangled Musical Joins Disney Magic in November

Read our latest article in The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur with Jason Leppert column for Mice Chat: New Tangled Musical Joins Disney Magic in November To access The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur at Mice Chat, click on the link below: New Tangled Musical Joins Disney Magic in November HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: DISNEY CRUISE LINE

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Construction Begins on Seabourn Cruise Line’s New Seabourn Encore

The next luxury cruise ship from Seabourn Cruise Line, the Seabourn Encore, has begun construction with the vessel’s initial steel cutting at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Present at the ceremony were Seabourn President Richard Meadows and Antonio Quintano, director of Fincantieri’s Marghera yard. “The cutting of steel for Seabourn Encore is an important milestone in the evolution…

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New Anthem of the Seas Delivered to Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International has now taken delivery (pictured above) of its latest cruise ship – the Anthem of the Seas – from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The innovative ship joins the fleet just days after its fascinating conveyance from the inland shipyard to the sea (as shown in the video below). “It’s wonderful…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Viking River Cruises Longships Christening Amsterdam 2015

Viking River Cruises christened another 12 riverboats – Viking Longships included – in Amsterdam in 2015. Although it rained, the festivities weren’t dampened and included wonderful live music and acrobatics in the Netherlands. Please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter with your questions. To also access the show on iTunes,…

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Crystal Cruises Set to Debut Two New Production Shows on Crystal Symphony

Crystal Cruises will unveil two new production shows onboard the Crystal Symphony starting on the luxury cruise ship’s 10-day sailing from Beijing to Hong Kong on April 1, 2015. The newly added performances are the “Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John” concert-style show and “5-6-7-8” dance production. “Rocket Man” previously ran on Crystal Serenity and will…

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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 now on April 8, 2016, the ship will sail to the British Isles and Baltic region of Northern Europe before sailing in the…

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