Month: March 2009


Photos from the Seatrade Cruise conference

The 2009 Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami conference has come to a close. We were able to attend on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here are a few pictures from the event....

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Entertainment, Royal Caribbean


Universal Orlando and Royal Caribbean offering ‘Way More Than a Cruise’

Royal Caribbean and Universal Orlando Resort, are joining forces to introduce the Way More Than a Cruise vacation package. The land and sea vacation packages combine a three- or four-night stay at Universal Orlando with a three- or four-night Bahamas cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas, or a seven-night Caribbean cruise...

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Royal Caribbean


Detailed model of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas

One of the busiest booths at this week’s Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami conference (besides Mexico’s when they were giving out free beer) was that of STX Europe, the builder of Royal Caribbean’s upcoming newest ship. The reason for the crowd was their model of that revolutionary ship, Oasis of the Seas. Here are some...

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Cruise Guide: Silversea expands butler service

By Michael Coleman The lap of luxury at sea just got better. Ultra-luxurious Silversea Cruises will be expanding butler service across its five-ship fleet over the coming months to include all guest accommodations....

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NCL releases more cabin information on their upcoming Epic

At the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami Convention this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) revealed the full range of varied accommodations to be offered on its next generation of Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic....

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Caribbean, Entertainment, MSC

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MSC offering baseball, big band and polka themed cruises

MSC Cruises is offering a lineup of eight theme cruises on MSC Poesia during the 2009-10 Caribbean season. The roundtrip sailings from Fort Lauderdale will feature the ever-popular Baseball Greats, Big Band and Polka theme cruises....

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Cunard, Entertainment, Europe

Singer James Taylor to headline Queen Mary 2 crossing

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band will perform during Queen Mary 2’s June 19 eastbound Transatlantic Crossing. Sailing from New York to Southampton, England, Taylor will headline two Cunard Command Performances in the ship’s Royal Court Theatre during the six-day journey. “I’ve always wanted to take...

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Alaska, NCL

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NCL hosting 7th gay and lesbian family-friendly cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is continuing its successful partnership with R Family Vacations, family-friendly vacation specialists catering to the gay and lesbian community led by travel entrepreneurs Gregg Kaminsky and Kelli O’Donnell. This year, R Family Vacations is offering a summer adventure cruise to Alaska aboard the...

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Europe, Ports, Royal Caribbean

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Cruise Guide: Royal Caribbean sets 2010 European voyages

By Michael Coleman Eight Royal Caribbean cruise ships will be deployed to Europe in 2010 featuring four to 14 night sailings in the Mediterranean, Northern and Western Europe. The line will position Independence of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Jewel of the …...

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