Entries from 'Behind-the-Scenes'

Holland America Line Offers First Look at New Koningsdam Cabins and Interiors

Holland America Line today revealed a first look at the cabin and interior design of the new and upcoming Koningsdam. Launching in February of 2016, the 2,650-guest cruise ship will feature a lighter more modern decor that still maintains the line’s signature elegance. Atrium Rendering (Copyright © Holland America Line) “When guests come aboard ms Koningsdam they’ll know they’re…

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Princess Cruises Christens New Regal Princess

At a star studded event, Princess Cruises just christened the line’s newest Regal Princess – sister-ship to the successful Royal Princess unveiled last year. The christening ceremony also inaugurated the line’s 50th anniversary. Celebrating the role The Love Boat television show played in the success of the cruise line across those 50 years, all six…

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Royal Caribbean International’s New Quantum of the Seas Sails West

The new Quantum of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International is now making her way across the Atlantic Ocean, and she has set a westerly course towards the United States. In celebration, the cruise line is releasing a number of new videos showcasing the ship’s final preparations and unique features like the North…

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Royal Caribbean International Takes Delivery of New Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International took delivery this week of the line’s newest Quantum of the Seas cruise ship from the Meyer Werft shipyard at Bremerhaven, Germany. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and Meyer Werft’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer were in attendance at the official signing ceremony. Bernard Meyer (left) and Richard D. Fain (right) at…

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Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas Enhanced

Oasis of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International has relaunched with many new features after a 14-day dry-dock revitalization. Sister ship, Allure of the Seas is scheduled to receive nearly identical improvements in May 2015. The enhancements are described in detail by the cruise line below. Dining Royal Caribbean has recreated the original Oasis-class three-story…

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Keel Laid for Carnival Cruise Lines’ New Carnival Vista

Carnival Cruise Lines just celebrated the keel laying of the fleet’s 25th vessel – the new Carnival Vista, slated for launch in the spring of 2016 – at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Not much yet is known about the cruise ship other than that is will be the largest ever for the cruise line…

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Anthem and Quantum of the Seas Video Construction Update

Launching next month, Royal Caribbean International‘s Quantum of the Seas just received the final piece of the puzzle – the new cruise ship’s North Star crane attraction, and launching next year, the Anthem of the Seas is well under way as well. Get updated on both ships below: Quantum of the Seas Anthem of the…

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Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Galapagos Concludes Refurbishments

Silversea Expeditions‘ Silver Galapagos recently completed its second phase of dry-dock renovations after a month of extensive work in Panama. The Explorer Lounge (Copyright © Silversea Expeditions) Previously, the ship added new in-suite marble bathrooms, a fitness center, massage room, beauty salon, outdoor Jacuzzi, and The Grill, the line’s signature outdoor dining venue. The Piano Bar (Copyright…

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Crystal Symphony Emerges Refreshed from Drydock

Crystal Cruises‘ Crystal Symphony has just relaunched after a two-week $20 million-plus refurbishment to the luxury cruise ship. The line has released several images showcasing the new and rejuvenated spaces onboard; highlighting updated fitness options and common areas. “We continue to invest in creating a contemporary and sumptuous environment that meets the travelers’ desire,” says…

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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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