Entries from 'Behind-the-Scenes'

Princess Cruises Announces New SHARE by Curtis Stone Specialty Restaurant

Shortly after revealing its partnership with celebrity chef Curtis Stone, Princess Cruises has announced details of its new specialty restaurant – SHARE by Curtis Stone, his first restaurant at sea. As the name would imply, SHARE is a culinary experience designed around sharing signature dishes that is set to first launch aboard Ruby Princess and…

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MICE CHAT – Disney Cruise Line at D23 Expo 2015

Read our latest article in The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur with Jason Leppert column for Mice Chat: Disney Cruise Line at D23 Expo 2015 and watch our video coverage in HD above. To access The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur at Mice Chat, click on the link below: Disney Cruise Line at D23 Expo 2015 HEADER IMAGE SOURCE: DISNEY…

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Norwegian Escape Floats Out

What will become Norwegian Cruise Line‘s largest ever and newest vessel – the Norwegian Escape – has now been floated out from its covered building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 164,600-ton cruise ship began construction in September 2014 and will launch on October 22, 2015 after its last finishing work. It is…

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New Seabourn Encore Suites Presented by Seabourn Cruise Line

Seabourn Cruise Line‘s upcoming new Seabourn Encore continues to be revealed one rendering at a time, and now the cruise ship’s suites have been unveiled. The all-suite, all-veranda luxury liner, with interiors designed entirely by Adam D. Tihany, is set to launch late in 2016. She will measure in at 40,350-GRT and carry 600 guests across the…

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AmaWaterways Christens New AmaSerena

AmaWaterways has christened its newest riverboat – the 164-passenger AmaSerena – in Vilshofen, Germany. Michelle Fee, CEO and Co-Founder of Cruise Planners, served as the vessel’s godmother and was joined by the river cruise line’s co-founders, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst. The ceremony was celebrated with live music, local entertainers, Bavarian cuisine and a fireworks display. AmaSerena (Copyright © AmaWaterways)…

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Seabourn Cruise Line Reveals the Grand Salon on New Seabourn Encore

In continued anticipation of Seabourn Cruise Line‘s upcoming Seabourn Encore, a rendering of the new luxury liner’s show lounge – the Grand Salon – has been revealed. When the cruise ship launches in December 2016, the Adam D. Tihany designed Grand Salon will be home to production shows, featured entertainers, local and cultural performances and Seabourn…

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape Guy Harvey Hull Art Photo Tour

Norwegian Cruise Line‘s upcoming 164,600 gross ton Norwegian Escape has received its hull art and stamp of approval from artist Guy Harvey. Launching in Miami, Florida this November, the new cruise ship is the line’s largest vessel and artist’s largest canvas. Harvey recently had a chance to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to inspect…

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Costa Cruises Announces Two New Cruise Ships and Culinary Program

Costa Cruises has said that it will build two new cruise ships (rendered above) as part of Carnival Corporation’s previously announced nine vessel order. Costa’s two will be included in the four next generation ships allocated for construction by Meyer Werft. Plus, the line has partnered up with Michelin-star chef Fabio Cucchelli for a new culinary…

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Silversea Cruises Begins Building New Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises has officially begun building its next luxury flagship – the new Silver Muse – at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa Italy. Present for the initial construction ceremony, where the cruise ship’s first steel was cut, were Silversea’s chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and Fincantieri’s CEO Giuseppe Bono. Few details about the Silver Muse have yet been revealed beyond…

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VIDEO PODCAST – Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista Preview: Episode Two

Carnival Cruise Line has now released the second episode of its video series showcasing the making of the new Carnival Vista. In this one, take a look at the fascinating technologies below the water line such as the cruise ship’s power plant and propulsion in HD above. Also, be sure to subscribe to our podcast below…

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