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Celebrity

Celebrity Silhouette indulges the soul – ‘The Alcoves’ generating a buzz

By Michael Coleman HAMBURG, GERMANY, Friday, July 22, 2011 — Among the host of soul-stirring indulgences afforded passengers aboard the new Celebrity Silhouette, few compare to the luxurious cabana setting unveiled aboard the vessel here this week. The ship, like her sisters Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse, oozes sophistication and...

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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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Carnival, Europe

Carnival Magic makes her debut in Europe

By Jackie Roseboom Living up to her name, the christening of the brand new Carnival Magic was indeed magical. The ceremony took place onboard while in port in Venice, Italy. Carnival’s CEO appeared out of nowhere on stage in a helicopter to start the festivities. The sailing away party, with breathtaking views of Venice was...

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Carnival, Europe

Follow us on the Carnival Magic during her inaugural cruise, May 1-10

Cruise News Weekly staff will be boarding the newest ship at sea next week and you can follow along on our social media sites. We’ll be boarding the brand new Carnival Magic in Venice, Italy on Sunday, May 1 for a 9-night European cruise. Port stops include Messina, Civitavecchia/Rome, Livorno, Dubrovnik, Naples and Monaco. The...

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Carnival, Europe

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Watch Carnival Magic’s launch videos and enter to win a free cruise

Carnival Cruise Lines is inviting their Facebook fans to experience the excitement of Carnival Magic’s May 1 launch from Venice, Italy, with a series of videos that showcase the ship’s inaugural activities along with its many unique features. Then fans can participate in a Facebook quiz based on the videos for a chance to win...

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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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Disney

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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Royal Caribbean

Follow us onboard the new world’s largest cruise ship – Allure of the Seas

Cruise News Weekly staff will be boarding Royal Caribbean’s brand new Allure of the Seas on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 for a special two-day voyage and you can follow along on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll be posting live photos, videos and information right from the ship (Internet access willing) as we check it out. Look …...

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Cunard

Cunard launches Queen Elizabeth

By Michael Coleman Cruise travel’s most famous brand name paired with the world’s most famous monarch this week. Her Majesty The Queen officially named Cunard Line’s newest ocean liner, the 2,068-guest Queen Elizabeth during ceremonies in London. The new vessel — estimates peg the total cost at $634 million – features 1,046...

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Cunard, Europe, Luxury

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Queen Elizabeth to name the next Cunard ship

Cunard Line just announced that her majesty the Queen will name the company’s new Queen Elizabeth, the third Cunard ship to bear the name. The naming will be a milestone in British maritime history and is sure to spark interest worldwide. Her majesty was present at the age of 12 at the launch of the …...

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