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Carnival

The Magic of Carnival cruise ship construction

By Michael Coleman Have you ever wondered how – even with the most-amazing of latest technologies – a modern-day cruise ship is constructed? It’s an enormous undertaking even for the world’s most popular cruise line. With less than seven months until its maiden voyage, the new Carnival Magic reached another construction...

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Princess

Follow the Dawn Princess’ makeover online

Following the response to its unprecedented online Golden Princess Drydock Journal last month, Princess Cruises is again inviting cruise enthusiasts to go behind the scenes as Dawn Princess undergoes a similar makeover. Visitors to princess.com will be able to watch daily as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, plus...

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NCL

Photos: Norwegian Epic gets her funnels

Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship, Norwegian Epic, reached another milestone yesterday with the fitting of its two huge funnels at STX Europe in Saint-Nazaire, France....

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NCL

NCL Epic’s bow lowered into place at shipyard

Norwegian Epic’s construction, underway at STX Europe in St. Nazaire, France, celebrated a milestone in the early morning hours last Wednesday, April 9, when the ship’s bow was lowered into place. The bow, known as block 642, weighed 445 tons and measured 85 feet long, 108 feet wide and almost 30 feet high. The process …...

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Royal Caribbean

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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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Disney

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New ships to be named Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy

At today’s 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of The Walt Disney Company, Disney announced the names of the company’s two new cruise ships. “Last week, steel cutting began on our next two Disney cruise ships. Today I’m pleased to announce their names,” said Robert A. Iger, Disney president and CEO. “The Disney Dream will...

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Oceania

Oceania Cruises’ Marina under construction

A ceremony marking the keel laying for Oceania Cruises’ Marina was held over the weekend at the Sestri Ponente shipyard of Fincantieri near Genoa, Italy....

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Disney

Construction begins on two new Disney ships

Disney Cruise Line began construction on two new ships today with a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The ships are scheduled for completion in 2011 and 2012....

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