Month: February 2011

Celebrity, Dining, Luxury

Summit pegged for stylish makeover

By Michael Coleman Celebrity Cruises’ 2,034-passenger Summit will begin 2012 with a bold new look having incorporated some of the most popular attributes found on the line’s newer ships. Since 2008 the Celebrity fleet has expanded to 10 vessels with the addition of the much-heralded Solstice, Eclipse and Equinox. Now, fleet-mates...

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Oceania Cruises unveils stately Marina

By Michael Coleman Oceania Cruises christened Marina this week during a lavish ceremony in Miami. The unveiling brings the vision of Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises and chairman & CEO of parent company Prestige Cruise Holdings, to reality with the line’s first newly-built ship measuring 66,000 tons and accommodating...

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Royal Caribbean


Project Sunshine – Royal Caribbean’s next generation ship to launch in 2014

Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed a letter of intent with shipyard Meyer Werft to build the first of a new generation of cruise ships. Developed under the code-name “Project Sunshine,” the new vessel design incorporates new and exciting features that take advantage of the best of Royal Caribbean’s experience and imagination. The...

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Entertainment, Royal Caribbean

Entertainment is a big Allure to Royal Caribbean’s newest ship

By Jackie Roseboom Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is nicknamed the entertainment ship for good reasons. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll have a hard time seeing it all – even on a seven day cruise. But you’ll have fun trying. While its sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, has “Hairspray,” the...

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Disney Dream launches with fanfare and flair

By Matt Roseboom Those of you familiar with Disney theme parks wouldn’t expect their cruise line to launch their third ship with just a boring speech and a small bottle of champagne. The grandest of expectations were met recently during the christening of the Disney Dream with characters, celebrities, singers, dancers, fireworks and a...

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