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Trip Reports, Virgin Voyages

Trip Report: A few days with the Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages

I’m listening to the waves while enjoying the 75 degree weather on my cabin balcony. It’s been an amazing first evening on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise ship. It was way less stressful than I thought it might be. All Aboard We were nervous about cruising with the omicron variant spreading rampant. But Virgin …...

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Atlas Ocean Voyages, Luxury, News

New luxury cruise line launches, Atlas Ocean Voyages

‘World Navigator’ exclusively sails Egypt and Greek Isles voyages for the inaugural summer season.

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Disney, Entertainment, News

New adult areas announced for the Disney Wish

More magic has been announced for the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming ship, the Disney Wish — this time, exclusively for guests ages 18 and older.

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Ports, Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Adds a Second Ship to Sail from Tampa

The Tampa Port Authority and Royal Caribbean International are pleased to announce that the cruise line will be deploying a second ship at the Port of Tampa beginning in the fall of 2014. Royal Caribbean International has been operating one ship at the Port of Tampa, during winter cruise seasons, since January 2002. Brilliance of...

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NCL

NCL Plans to Develop an Eco-Friendly Destination in Belize

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it has purchased approximately 75 acres in Southern Belize for the planned development of an eco-friendly cruise destination. The land, called Harvest Caye, is made up of two adjoining islands in the Stann Creek and Toledo districts that had previously been approved for a resort development with an...

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NCL

Second Breakaway Ship Announced

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has confirmed an order for a second “Breakaway Plus” cruise ship with MEYER WERFT GMBH of Papenburg, Germany for delivery in spring 2017. Along with the first Breakaway Plus ship, which is scheduled for delivery in October 2015, these two new vessels will be the largest in the …...

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Royal Caribbean

Brilliance of the Seas ready to wow after emerging from drydock

A favorite ship among cruisers, Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas has reemerged from a $30 million drydock ready to wow guests. The 2,100 guest ship will now offer cruisers signature Royal Caribbean amenities first introduced aboard Oasis-class ships including five new dining concepts, an exhilarating aerial...

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Luxury

Silversea buys the Galapagos Explorer II, will be refurbished and renamed

The Silversea Group has purchased Canodros S.A., the premier Ecuadorian tourism company that operates in the Galapagos Islands, and their upmarket expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II. Silversea plans to add Galapagos Explorer II to its ultra-luxury fleet of six ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major...

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Carnival, Dining, Entertainment

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Carnival launching Fun Ship 2.0, a $500 million dollar fleet-wide transformation

By Jackie Roseboom Carnival Cruise Lines has unveiled what they are calling Fun Ship 2.0. Guests will be able to enjoy new dining choices, bars and lounges, and entertainment options through partnerships and new branded spaces. In the first phase alone, which extends through the end of 2015, Carnival will invest more than $500 million...

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MSC

MSC Divina is afloat and ready to be primped for her 2012 debut

By Jackie Roseboom MSC Divina, the third and latest addition to the MSC Cruises’ flagship Fantasia class, was ceremoniously floated out of dry dock on Sept. 3. She was transferred to a different dock at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France for final fitting and furnishing ahead of her christening in May 2012. The …...

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