Ship Review: NCL’s newest ship offers fun in Epic proportions

Many people pick a vacation city based on how much it has to offer. Big names like Nickelodeon and Blue Man Group that could have only been seen in places like Las Vegas and Orlando are now cruising the high seas. With all the innovations on the brand new Norwegian (NCL) Epic, it’s like you’re in a city with ever changing views.

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Videos and photos coming live from Oasis of the Seas

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Follow Cruise News Weekly Publisher Matt Roseboom as he reports live from Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Oasis of the Seas, this Sunday and Monday (Nov. 22 and 23, 2009). You can follow along with his updates, photos and videos on Twitter (twitter.com/cruiseguide) and Facebook (facebook.com/cruisenews).

Oasis of the Seas is the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world. She spans 16 decks, encompasses 225,282 gross registered tons, carries 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms. Oasis of the Seas is the first ship to tout the cruise line’s new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which includes Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. The ship will sail from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Additional information is available at www.oasisoftheseas.com.

Cruise Guide: Carnival Dream Review, Photos and Videos

The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Lines'€™ largest ship, will be sailing from Port Canaveral year-round. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines/HO
The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Lines'€™ largest ship, will be sailing from Port Canaveral year-round. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines/HO

The Carnival Dream recently made her North American debut. The 130,000-ton ship is the first of a new class of ships for Carnival Cruise Lines and their largest yet. It’s 1,004 feet long and holds up to 3,646 passengers. The Dream offers many firsts for Carnival and cruise lines in general.

Click here to read the full review, and view our photo gallery and videos from the ship.

Cruise Guide: Review, photos and videos of Carnival Glory

We’ve just updated our Ship Reviews section with a review, photo gallery and video for Carnival Cruise Line’s ship, Glory.

The photo gallery includes 80 high quality photos. The videos include quick looks at:
Sail away deck party
Fun Force acrobats performing
Water aerobics in the pool
Sailing away from St. Thomas at night
Waiters and guests dancing in the dining room
Guests dancing with Fun Ship Freddy next to the pool
Guests dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, just two days before his death.

Click Here or to the left under Carnival Cruise Line to find out about the Glory.

Ruby Princess review, photos and video now available

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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 party on deck, the La Piazza area, Movies Under The Stars and a quick, comical walk-through of the ship.

Click Here or to the left under Princess Cruises to get the scoop on Princess Cruises’ newest ship.