Month: February 2009


Ruby Princess review, photos and video now available

We’ve just updated our Ship Reviews section with a review, photo gallery and video for Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess. The photo gallery includes more than 90 high quality pictures. The video includes a brief tour of the galley to watch the head pastry chef decorate a wedding and anniversary cake, a look at a dance …...

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Costa, Dining

Win a cruise with the Costa Culinary Contest

Costa is unrolling a new “Buon Appetito” culinary contest for past guests to submit their favorite Costa dining experience....

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Retire on a cruise ship? New housing idea for seniors

Waterfront Lifestyles International, a boutique maritime lodging company, is currently taking reservations for retirement condos on a mid-size cruise ship that will make monthly cruises to the Bahamas....

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14 ships launching in 2009

Fourteen new ships, at a total cost of $4.8 billion will launch in 2009. Here’s a look at all of them, their passenger count and when they are scheduled to launch....

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Entertainment, MSC

Miss Italia USA 2009 to be crowned aboard MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra will welcome a bevy of beauties during the “Miss Italia USA 2009” finals of the Miss Italia del Mondo contest on its March 21 sailing....

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Royal Caribbean

Cruise Guide: Royal Caribbean touts the ‘Suite Life’

By Michael Coleman Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean vessels are about to receive a whole lot of lovin’. Beginning in March, those who book into a variety of suite categories — the line has some 2,000 suites across its 20-ship fleet – will enjoy a myriad of special privileges and upgraded amenities....

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Magazine names top ships and spas

More than 11,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers recently rated more than 400 ships. Here are their top 10 results for best small, medium and large ships and best spas at sea....

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