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Celebrity, Europe

New Ship Launch: Chic Silhouette sparkles

By Michael Coleman HAMBURG, GERMANY: Thursday, July 21, 2011 — It may very well be Celebrity Cruises’ finest hour. Today, here in this industrial port city, the chic 2,886-passenger Celebrity Silhouette debuted, slightly overshadowing her impressive sisters — Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse – each launched in successive years...

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Oceania

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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Oceania

Oceania Cruises taps Mary Hart as godmother for Marina

By Michael Coleman Entertainment Tonight (ET) host Mary Hart has been named godmother for the unveiling of Oceania Cruises’ new 1,200-passenger vessel, the Marina. Hart will name the ship in Miami at a lavish christening ceremony February 5, 2011 culminating with a 15-liter Nebuchadnezzar of champagne, custom-made by Armand de Brignac,...

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Ports

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Silversea christens Silver Spirit at Port Everglades

By Michael Coleman FORT LAUDERDALE, FL., Jan. 21, 2010 — Silver Spirit, Silversea Cruises’ elegant new vessel, was formally christened here today before 450 guests and dignitaries at Port Everglades. The ship’s godmother, Silvia Lefebvre, sister of Silversea chairman Manfredi Lefebvre, presided over the festivities....

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Royal Caribbean

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Video: Seven celebrity godmothers help name Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International officially named its newest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, yesterday, during an elaborate maritime celebration designed especially for the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship. Putting a new twist on one of maritime’s longest standing traditions, the global cruise line had not one, but...

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Seven godmothers chosen for Oasis of the Seas’ seven neighborhoods

When Royal Caribbean officially names its newest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, the cruise line will continue its tradition of innovation by putting a new twist on one of maritime’s longest standing traditions. While normally bestowing the honor of godmother on one special person, Royal Caribbean has chosen...

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Carnival

Marcia Gay Harden named Carnival Dream godmother – unveiled largest children’s book

In celebration of the launch of its newest, largest and most family-friendly “Fun Ship” ever, Carnival Cruise Lines announced that Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden will serve as godmother of the new Carnival Dream. She unveil the world’s largest children’s book in New York City on Friday, along with a major,...

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Celebrity

Ship Review: Celebrity’s newest ship, Equinox, officially sets sail

Celebrity Cruises recently launched their newest ship and it’s a beauty. The Celebrity Equinox was officially named on July 30 in Southampton, England. Click Here to see the full review, plus photos and videos of the ship and the official naming ceremony....

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MSC

Cruise Guide: Italian flair woos passengers to MSC Cruises

By Michael Coleman With Sophia Loren as spokesperson and a cruise experience that promises to be “Beautiful, Passionate, Italian,” what’s not to like about an emerging star in the North American cruise market?  MSC Cruises may not be a household name here just yet, but a $3 billion fleet expansion, a marketing...

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Celebrity

Cruise Guide: Godmothers symbolize the romance of ocean travel

By Michael Coleman Female monarchs, heads of state, legendary actresses, world-class athletes, comedians, astronauts and even an animated film character have been named godmother for many of today’s new, gleaming cruise ships. And, like the ship itself, the godmother’s name will live forever in maritime history.  The task...

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