Showing posts from June, 2019

Learn About the Staterooms / Suites On Carival Cruise's Mardi Gras - Debuting in 2020.

Here's some Info On Carnival Cruise Line's New Carnival Mardi Gras - Debuting in 2020. The Carnival Mardi Gras will make a 6 Day New England Canada cruise before sailing on a 15 Day repositioning cruise to the Southern Caribbean and ending in her winter home port - Cape Canaveral Florida.

Carnival Cruise Line today unveiled more details on the numerous accommodation choices guests will have on its highly-anticipated new ship, Mardi Gras, which will feature more than 180 suites across 11 styles, including the new premium category Carnival Excel suites with select amenities and access to a new resort-style, open-air enclave called Loft 19.

“As we continue to announce details on Mardi Gras, guests will see that this ship is going to have more choices to stay and more choices to play,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “All of our accommodations have been designed to exceed our guests’ expectations, and the suite offerings will kick that up a n…

Want Some Details On Virgin Voyages' First Ship the Scarlet Lady..... Here they are...

With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship the Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, the Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler. A dose of ‘Vitamin Sea’ will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation. The Scarlet Lady will also feature alluring entertainment and 20+ world-class intimate eateries on board. Putting a twist on luxury, which the company refers to as Rebellious Luxe, Virgin Voyages will offer incredible value for its sailors with all restaurants, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and many more Virgin surprises included within the voyage fare. The Scarlet Lady will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, hosting more than 2,770 sailors and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world…

Virgin Voyages Offers RockStar Suite Passengers Arrive Via Private Jet.

Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry, today announced it is upping the ante, and means of transportation for its RockStar Suites Sailors.

Inspired by The Runway, the red running track that sits atop of the ship like a halo, on Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages will soon give its Sailors the runway they deserve on its second ship. All Sailors staying in RockStar Suites will now arrive and depart via private jet transfer– so pop the champagne because the sky is no longer the limit with Virgin Voyages.

“From the sky to the sea, our RockStar Suite Sailors will truly live the glamorous life of a rockstar icon from the moment they begin their holiday. Why walk aboard the ship when you can fly,” said Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages. Virgin Voyages has thrown out traditional clich├ęs – and modes of transportation – on stuffy luxury and formalities with their RockStar Suites designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. The Sui…

Royal Caribbean to Invest $165 Million in Oasis of the Seas Refit.

The ship that revolutionized the cruise industry, Oasis of the Seas, marks its 10-year anniversary with a larger-than-ever, $165 million amplification. The first to introduce the unique seven-neighborhood concept and one-of-a-kind AquaTheater entertainment venue, Royal Caribbean International’s original game-changer will set a new standard for family vacations with first-to-brand experiences and the latest Royal Caribbean hits. Guest favorites making their way to Oasis as part of the 63-day modernization include a re-imagined,Caribbean-inspired pool deck that will feature a Splashaway Bay kids aquapark and The Lime & Coconut signature bar; famed Quantum Class staple, Music Hall; the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, and the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea. Debuting alongside this lineup is the cruise line’s first barbecue concept, Portside BBQ, and dedicated karaoke venue Spotlight Karaoke. The amplified Oasis will set sail on Nov. 24, 2019, beginning 7-night Ea…

Genting Group's Dream Cruises Announces Additional Detail About Their Global Class Ships.

Genting Group's Dream Cruises revealed additional details on their first new 204,000-ton Global class vessel set to debut from company-owned MV Werften in early 2021. The ship, which resembles in design Royal Caribbean Oasis class vessels - having two towers providing with balcony cabins facing inside (over looking the Canyon) as well as ocean view balconies.

The ships will be 1,122.5 feet long, each ship will have 2,500 staterooms. Accommodating up to 9,000 passengers at full capacity, the new ships are set to be the largest cruise ships in the world by passenger capacity. The vessels will also feature Dream Cruises’ signature 151-suite luxury “ship-within-a-ship" concept, The Palace.

The WOW factor for this ship is a roller coaster at sea as well as extensive outdoor activities.

Featuring 20 square meters of space, Global-class cabins will be the industry’s most spacious staterooms, Genting said, larger than any other cruise line, and are designed for two but can a…

Start Up Style Cruises to Build Two New Luxury Ships For Chinese Market.

China Merchants Group (CMG) has signed a deal with Shanghai Style Cruise Industry Development Co. Ltd. for the construction of  two new 37,000-ton luxury cruise ships. A delivery date for the first ship is 2022.

The 534-guest ships will be built in China and targeted at the Chinese market and operate under the Style Cruise brand. Style Cruises is banking on the Chinese patriotic loyalty - hoping travelers will choose Chinese built, Chinese Managed and Chinese culture over foreign cruise lines.

Style Cruise Brand also has an option for 2 additional vessels.

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Several Disney Cruise Line New Ships to Home Port in Port Canaveral.

The Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ships.

The new operating agreement will begin June 1, 2019, and replaces an existing Marine Terminal Agreement set to expire on December 31, 2027. It provides a 20-year primary term with two additional five-year renewals. Initially, the call guarantee remains at 150 calls, but increases to 180 calls in 2023 and up to 216 calls in 2024 through the remainder of the 20-year term.

“For decades we have worked with Disney Cruise Line building a partnership based on our mutual commitment to excellence. We are tremendously proud of our joint success and looking ahead at growing an even more exciting future with Disney Cruise Line and Port Canaveral as the homeport for its newest class of vessels,” said Canaveral Port Authority Port Director and CEO Capt. John Murray.

The terms of the new agreement cont…

Saga Cruises' New Spirit of Discovery Headed to the North Sea For Sea Trials.

Sunday May 26, 2019, Saga Cruises' Spirit of Discovery started her journey to the North Sea from Papenburg, Germany's Meyer Werft Shipyard. The modest size cruise ship headed down the EMS River which is expecting to take a day depending on weather conditions. The ship will  head out to the North Sea for sea trials to  test the ships maneuverability, technical systems and hotel operations.

After completing her trails the ship will undergo fine tuning and finishing touches in anticipation of her hand off the her owners at the end of June.

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Virgin Voyages Announces a Series of Exciting Updates for its Irresistible 2020 Sailings.

Virgin Voyages announces a series of exciting updates for its irresistible 2020 sailings.

Expanded Partnership with Mark Ronson
With a heritage deeply rooted in music, Virgin Voyages announced an expanded partnership with Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson. Ronson will join the company’s Creative Collective, a group of world-class taste-makers, artists and designers who are collaborating with Virgin Voyages to bring epic Sailor experiences to sea. In his role as the company’s “Minister of Music,” Ronson will be creating a series of pre-voyage and onboard playlists for Sailors, as well as curating the vinyl record selection in the RockStar Suites and the ship’s vinyl and music shop – Voyage Vinyl. What’s more, Ronson will be working with Virgin Voyages’ music teams, defining the brand's sound at sea as well as at The Beach Club in Bimini, Bahamas-- a private and luxurious beach club that is exclusively for Virgin Voyages Sailors whil…