Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Seabourn set to take Europe by storm in 2013 Next year Seabourn will take passengers beyond the Arctic Circle, across the Mediterranean, and to overnight stays in the exciting cities of St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Venice, Malta, Barcelona, Istanbul, Edinburgh and Dublin. Between April and October 2013, Seabourn’s fleet of six ships will make more […]

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Aurora offers intimate journey to Russian Arctic Aurora Expeditions is the only “small ship” operator planning to sail the far reaches of the Russian Arctic this year, visiting Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land on a 14-day ‘Voyage to the End of the Earth’ cruise, departing from Murmansk on September 8.

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Norwegian Cruise Line puts seaside boardwalk on board

An oceanfront boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and bars, is just the beginning of a unique connection between ship and sea onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway. Comprising The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place, Norwegian Breakaway’s innovative new design will bring to life an oceanic experience for guests on board the 4000-capacity […]

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New paddlewheeler to meet US river cruising demand American Cruise Lines is set to build a third paddlewheeler to meet an increasing demand for river cruising in the US. Boasting the most spacious staterooms in river cruising, the vessel’s hotel-style bathrooms, WiFi in all staterooms, and single-sitting open seating dining will follow in the footsteps […]

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Sun Princess: she’s got what it takes

The Sun Princess, it’s good and you can rely on it to deliver. The grand plaza entrance to the ship has all the sparkly luxury of a large cruiser, along with panoramic lifts so you can peruse your floating kingdom while you ascent through the decks in style. It also passes the piano test. I […]

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Oceania’s appeal to foodies aboard new flagship Riviera The launch of Oceania’s new flagship Riviera will be celebrated gourmet style with culinary tours in more than 25 ports worldwide. The new ship due to launch in May from Venice, will treat passengers to foodie tours starting at US$175, that will explore local food markets and […]

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Luxury cabin construction begins on EUROPA 2

EUROPA 2 reached a key milestone on Thursday when work began to lay her keel and create the luxury cabins that will carry 516 passengers when the ship is launched in Spring 2013. In a traditional good luck ceremony, Hapag-Lloyd managing director Sebastian Ahrens marked the occasion by placing a coin in the first block […]

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Uniworld’s new addition to cruise World Heritage site The Queen Isabel is the latest addition to Uniworld’s boutique fleet operating on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro River in Portugal and Spain. Uniworld, one of the first river cruising operators to explore the Douro, will replace the Douro Spirit, using Queen Isabel to bolster its […]

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