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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas to Witness Solar Eclipse.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas to Witness Solar Eclipse in August 2017
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas to Witness Solar Eclipse in August 2017


The “Great American Eclipse,” 99 years in the making, is already booking up hotels across the country, and Royal Caribbean International is providing the perfect solution for thrill seekers to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. The world’s most adventurous cruise line will host an out-of-this-world, 7-night Caribbean sailing on Oasis of the Seas, which will cruise to the optimal spot at sea for guests to witness the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Taking place on one of the world’s largest and most adventure-packed ships, the Total Eclipse Cruise will feature a bucket-list-worthy viewing party with a live concert performed by a major headliner – to be revealed at a later date – to celebrate the celestial phenomenon that is poised to become the most photographed, most shared and most tweeted event in human history.

“We’re set to take vacationers on an unprecedented experience that is nearly a century in the making,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “A total solar eclipse hasn’t crossed the entire U.S. since 1918, and with many of our ships sailing the Caribbean along the projected path, the stars aligned. Oasis of the Seas will have the vantage point of the century and an unforgettable celebration out at sea that adventurers won’t want to miss.”

The optimal viewing area along the eclipse’s path stretches across the country from Oregon to South Carolina before passing over the Caribbean Sea. On this trajectory, the sun will be entirely covered by the moon, and a moment this unique deserves an equally impressive experience. During this brag-worthy adventure to idyllic islands in the Caribbean, guests on Oasis of the Seas will be treated to a full slate of eclipse-themed activities, including dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures, interactive science fun for kids, and tasty cocktails and dishes with names like the Cosmic Cosmo, Planetary Punch and Moon Pie, ensuring the most memorable and adventurous way to commemorate the Great American Eclipse.

In addition to celebrating this historic event on board one of the largest cruise ships in the world, thrill seekers also will enjoy Oasis of the Seas’ bold and unexpected lineup of experiences and amenities. From two FlowRider surf simulators and a zip line nine decks high – speeding riders 82 feet across an open-air atrium, to unparalleled entertainment, including Broadway’s hit musical CATS and high-diving, acrobatic performances in the iconic AquaTheater; and world-class dining, featuring a six-course seasonal menu at 150 Central Park by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, there is an adventure for travelers of all ages aboard Oasis.

The 7-night Total Eclipse Cruise on board Oasis of the Seas will set sail on Aug. 20, 2017 from Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida and visit Eastern Caribbean destinations: Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas;  and Nassau, Bahamas.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

MSC Cruises Reveals Artists Rendition of New LNG World-Class Newbuilds

MSC Cruises Reveals Rendering of 200,000 ton New LNG Ship
MSC Cruises Reveals Rendering of 200,000 ton New LNG Ship
MSC Cruises confirmed the order for up to four LNG-powered cruise ships of 200,000gt at STX France and released the first rendering of their unique design. The first in the series is expected to be delivered in 2022 which other following in 2024, 2025 and 2026. The total value of the order is expected to exceed $5 Billion US.

Exceeding 1,083 feet in length and 154 feet wide the 6,850 passenger ship will have what is being referred to as a Y-Shaped provide to maximized passenger exposure to the sea and nature.
Each ship will have 2,760 staterooms and accommodate up to 6,850 passengers—the highest capacity of any cruise ship.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Pullmantur's Sovereign to Sail in Brazilian Waters in the Winter of 2017-2018

Pullmantur's Sovereign to Sail in Brazilian Waters in the Winter of 2017-2018
Pullmantur's Sovereign to Sail in Brazilian Waters in the Winter of 2017-2018

Spain's Pullmantur Cruises announced that in the winter of 2017-18 the Sovereign will be assigned to the Brazilian Market. The ship is expected to sail a series of 4 night cruises from Santos and Rio de Janiaro. With longer cruises expected for special occasions like Christmas, New Years  and Carnivale.

The Sovereign is best known previously as Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas.

The agents for Pullamtur in Brazil have not been announced yet.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ulstein Verft Announced a Letter of Intent for 2 New X-Bow Exploration Ship for Undisclosed Operator.

Ulstein Verft Announced a Letter of Intent for 2 New X-Bow Exploration Ship for Undisclosed Operator.
Ulstein Verft Announced a Letter of Intent for 2 New X-Bow Exploration Ship for Undisclosed Operator.

Ulstein Verft said it signed a letter of a intent with an undisclosed owner for the construction of one or more expedition cruise vessels.
 
“The past few years we have worked strategically to target the exploration cruise market. This LOI proves that we are now confirming our position in this market. We are pleased to have been chosen as partner in this exciting project and we now look forward to turning this project into reality,” stated CEO Gunvor Ulstein, Ulstein Group.

The vessels will be designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions to incorporate the distinctive X-BOW design, and will be 120 metres long and 20 metres wide.

The vessels will surpass the newest regulatory demands for taking passengers into Arctic and Antarctic waters, and are planned for delivery in 2019 and 2020.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PONANT To Offer Blue Eye Underwater Lounge on New Ships.


PONANT offers you a world first on board its new ships, the PONANT EXPLORERS, designed for expedition cruises.

Beginning from 2018, Le Lapérouse will be the world’s first cruise ship with a multi-sensory underwater area, called the Blue Eye.
PONANT, in keeping with its pioneering spirit, is launching a world-first:
Le Lapérouse will be the first cruise ship on Earth to be equipped with a multi-sensory underwater space, called Blue Eye.

Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville will be the next ship in the series.

The design of this technical prowess was entrusted to architect Jacques Rougerie, who is deeply passionate about the sea. Rougerie’s mission is to enable PONANT guests to perceive and feel the underwater universe that has never ceased to amaze and inspire him during his career through three innovative concepts.

Bionic & biomimetic

The space’s graphical references evoke cetaceans and jellyfish. This inspiration is evident in the lines of the lounge, the positioning of the body, the furniture and the fittings. All focus is drawn towards the two portholes, shaped like the eye of a cetacean and looking out upon the subaquatic world. The lighting in the lounge is developed through touches, disseminated in the space, allowing the spirit and the gaze to dive into the spectacle unfolding outside.
The mural décor disappears to make way for the integrated digital screens projecting the images filmed live by three underwater cameras. Placed at the ship’s strategic points, these cameras enable guests to witness, for example, the spectacle of dolphins playing in the bow waves.



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

AIDA Cruises' AIDAnova will be the first ship of the next AIDA generation from Papenburg


Artists Rendering of the AIDAnova Debuting in 2018
Artists Rendering of the AIDAnova Debuting in 2018


As of December 2018, the 13th cruise ship of the AIDA fleet can be booked from 1 June, 2017 / From December 2018 onwards, in its premiere season, the ship will be traveling the Canary Islands

On 31 May, 2017, at 6:00 pm, one of the best-kept secrets of the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg was lifted: a spectacular graffiti surprise revealed the name of the first ship of the first generation that can run on LNG (liquefied natural gas) with nearly zero emissions. This name, AIDAnova, is now displayed on a graffiti banner in the construction halls where the ship is being built.

Its public unveiling took place within the scope of a Prime Time show aboard AIDAperla, which was broadcast on Facebook and on all AIDA ships worldwide.

In its first season, AIDAnova will be traveling Madeira and the Canary Islands for seven-day cruises from December 2018. Five islands in seven nights – for a summertime feeling in the middle of winter: guests on our cruise from/to Gran Canaria or Tenerife get to experience the fascinating destinations of Madeira, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Thanks to pleasant temperatures all year round, the varied scenery and short flight times, the Canary Islands are the perfect vacation destination. They are one of the most popular destinations for guests from the German-speaking region, particularly in the winter months. Under the headline of "My perfect vacation," the first cruises of the 13th member of the AIDA fleet can be booked from June 1, 2017, 10:00 am.

 

At www.aida.de/genaumeinurlaub, we present first impressions of AIDAnova, exciting videos, 360° photos of our new range of cabins and information about the next important milestones in the construction process. The keel laying of the new ship will take place in September 2017, at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg. Its undocking is scheduled for August 2018.

The new generation of AIDA ships combines innovative design with state-of-the-art technology to provide even greater onboard comfort. Successful services of the existing fleet have been improved and advanced. The themed experiences of the AIDAprime generation – such as the Theatrium, brewery, beach club and Four Elements – and completely new options offer limitless leisure on the open sea.

The many highlights aboard the new cruise ship include 21 different stateroom types, ranging from a penthouse suite and spacious family and patio cabins to comfortable single options with a balcony. Our various suite categories offer up to 53 square meters of living space, an airy sun terrace, a separate bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe and space for up to five occupants. We have also introduced junior suites with a beautiful winter garden.

Other highlights at a glance:

  • The new restaurant concept with 17 restaurants (5 specialty restaurants, 6 à la carte restaurants, 5 buffet restaurants, one snack bar) and 23 bars offers a variety of culinary trends from all over the world.

  • The world-class entertainment program of AIDA cruises is being enhanced with new concepts that will involve our guests to an even greater extent. The surprising, exceptional entertainment formats exclusively produced by and for AIDA will captivate them.

  • AIDAnova offers luxurious wellness over 3,545 square meters across two decks. The new Body & Soul Spa features five different saunas with an ocean view, a sun terrace with three Jacuzzis, a fireplace room, a tepidarium and two private wellness suites. Guests also have access to more than 80 relaxation, beauty and skincare treatments, and with more than 30 free exercise courses per week, the onboard gym leaves no wish unfulfilled. New: the Body & Soul Sport area is being expanded to include an open-air gym. Guests can train on state-of-the-art equipment while enjoying the fantastic ocean view and the fresh ocean air.

  • Our little guests can also look forward to a treat: three extra-long water slides, a ropes course, water playground and mini golf courses offer endless fun. The Mini Club on deck 16 takes care of toddlers from the age of six months; three- to eleven-year-olds are looked after in the Kids Club, and kids from the age of 12 get to hang out in the cool Wave Club. For the excursions ashore, AIDA organizes family-friendly tours and even trips for teenagers.
  •  Strolling on the ocean: On the Lanai deck, guests can stroll almost all the way around the entire ship. On the way, they can stop off at restaurants and bars as well as at the Lanai Bar in the stern.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saga Cruises Confirms Saga Pearl II to Leave the Fleet in 2019.


Saga Holiday's Saga Pearl II to depart the Saga Fleet in 2019.
Saga Holiday's Saga Pearl II to depart the Saga Fleet in 2019.

Saga Cruises has confirmed the Saga Pearl II will embark on its final Saga Cruises voyage in 2019. The Saga Pearl II will be replaced with the Spirit of Discovery which is currently under construction at German's Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The Spirit of Discovery will be  joining the fleet as the line’s first newbuild in summer 2019.

The 1981-built Saga Pearl II originally build as the Astor for Astor Cruises. Her final voyage for Saga sail to South Africa, Gambia, Namibia and Mozambique.

The Spirit of Discovery will sail with her fleet-mate the Saga Sapphire (ex. Europa / Megastar Aires).

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Cunard Reveals Completion of $40 Million Refurbishment of Queen Victoria




Britannia Club Dining Room Queen Victoria Cunard Line Refit
BRITANNIA CLUB DINING: The new Britannia Club restaurant has gone through a full interior re-design and will offer guests the flexibility to dine whenever they choose. Located in the space of the former Chart Room, the new restaurant resides alongside the main Britannia restaurant on Deck 2.



Britannia Club Stateroom on board the Queen Victoria Cunard Line Refit
BRITANNIA CLUB STATEROOMS: In a prime mid-ship location on decks 7 and 8, all staterooms have been upgraded and refreshed with newly-designed carpets featuring a contemporary geometric design as well as the addition of new soft furnishings. New flat screen TVs and, by popular request, tea and coffee making facilities, have also been added to upgrade the stateroom experience even further. The additional 43 balcony staterooms will be further enhanced with premium balconies and a nine-pillow concierge menu to ensure maximum comfort for guests on board.


 Cunard’s iconic ship Queen Victoria, made her much-anticipated return to Southampton yesterday, showing off an array of stunning new features following an impressive $40 million refurbishment.

 First-look photography released today reveals the fruits of Cunard’s labour, from large mezmerizing enhancements to the subtle details, impeccable care and diligence has been taken to ensure passengers are greeted with the ultimate luxury experience from the moment they step on board.

 Exquisite interior design takes centre stage in the new Britannia Club Restaurant and continues to triumph within the new 43 spacious Britannia Club staterooms. Further enhancements on board include beautifully refined and redesigned Grand and Penthouse Suites, as well as a luxurious new sun deck offering space and tranquillity and a stunning enhanced Winter Garden.  Every stateroom has been refreshed, including the installation of large flat screen TVs and much requested tea and coffee making facilities.

The regal ship, which was taken out of service on May 5 to undergo the refit at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo in Italy, returned to service in style yesterday, setting off on a floral adventure to the Canary Islands, as part of a special Festival of Flowers voyage.

“The combined investment of $172 million for Queen Victoria’s refit along with Queen Mary 2’s remastering is a testament to Cunard’s commitment to our iconic vessels and enhancing our passenger experience,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “With the new designs and enhanced onboard offerings Queen Victoria is poised to sail the next generation of Cunarders offering unparalleled voyages.”

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS COMPLETES NEXT PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION AS SHE WAS FLOATED OUT OF DRY DOCK



Float out of Royal Caribbean's New Symphony of the Seas at STX France Shipyard 6-9-2017
Float out of Royal Caribbean's New Symphony of the Seas at STX France Shipyard 6-9-2017
The newest member of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class of ships, Symphony of the Seas, is now one step closer to full completion as her April 2018 debut approaches.  With the exterior now complete, Symphony of the Seas was floated out of her dry dock to begin the next phase of interior construction.

                 Symphony of the Seas will spend her inaugural summer season exploring the awe-inspiring destinations of the Mediterranean calling on ports in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples, Italy. She will then arrive to Miami in early November to begin 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

                 Symphony of the Seas will claim the title of the world’s largest – and most adventure-filled – cruise ship, offering 28 more staterooms than her newest sister ship Harmony of the Seas and encompassing 230,000 gross registered tons.

                 Touting new features and amenities for guests, Symphony also will boast all the groundbreaking innovations and thrilling experiences that have garnered worldwide recognition for Harmony of the Seas.  Among the award-winning and acclaimed favorites are the distinct seven-neighborhood concept, imaginative and sophisticated dining, Bionic Bar robot bartenders powered by Makr Shakr, Broadway-caliber entertainment, the iconic waterfront AquaTheater, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, and Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.

                  Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 48-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 14 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises' Ship - The Paul Gauguin - Recent Refit.

Paul Gauguin Cruises Paul Gauguin Emerges from Refit

It takes a lot of work to keep a ship operating in peak condition—and to make sure that her appointments and décor always provide a pleasing environment for her guests. Periodically, the m/s Paul Gauguin goes into “dry dock”—that is, a platform that is flooded while the ship is loaded onto it, then drained so that maintenance, repairs, and refurbishments can be made.
After guests disembarked The Gauguin's May 15 voyage from Fiji to Bali, the crew sailed the ship on to Singapore, where she went into dry dock for two weeks. During that time, she underwent regular maintenance and updates to ensure that she will continue to operate smoothly. Among these tasks were regular maintenance of stabilizers and thrusters, upgrades to the propulsion system, tank coating, hull painting, fan-room equipment updates, and steel replacement around the ship.
More visible to our guests will be the refurbishment of the public areas, suites, and staterooms. Carpeting was replaced in some areas, and new flooring was installed in the Fitness Center. Furnishings were updated, with furniture reupholstering in L’Etoile, new chairs and tables in La Palette lounge, new chairs in Le Grill, French polishing of stateroom and suite furniture, and new furniture on the Pool Deck.
Other improvements include new wallpaper on Deck 6, the replacement of teak wood on the Pool Deck and in the marina, updates to the stage in La Palette, and new canvas above the door to Le Grill and from Le Grill to La Palette.
These enhancements completed, The Gauguin sailed out of Singapore on June 2 and back into service providing guests with a luxurious environment for exploring the delights of the South Pacific.

Ship Features

  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 500 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
  • A choice of three dining venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, a pianist, and a professionally operated casino with slot machines
  • Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs
  • Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
  • Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions
  • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ exclusive retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a delicious feast
  • Access to the luxury cruise line's exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora, which offers an idyllic white-sand beach, excellent snorkeling, and bar service on French Polynesia itineraries
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
  • Spacious outdoor decks and pool
  • La Boutique duty-free shop
  • Book and DVD library (open 24 hours a day)
  • Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the ship to cover most suites/staterooms and common areas, as well as guest-accessible computers, available 24 hours a day for a nominal fee
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services available
  • Certified medical services
  • 166 suites/staterooms on Decks 3-8, including one wheelchair-accessible stateroom and select staterooms that can accommodate three guests

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Carnival Live Concert Series to Feature the Comedy of Chris Tucker


 
Carnival Live Concert Series to Feature the Comedy of Chris Tucker


Back by popular demand, comedian Chris Tucker has signed on for two shows aboard Carnival Breeze and Carnival Liberty this fall as part of the Carnival LIVE Concert Series. 
Carnival LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that brings the best in live music and comedy to the seas and provides guests an opportunity to enjoy captivating performances in an intimate venue by major artists at a tremendous value.  Performances are held in the ships’ main theaters – ranging in guest capacity from 900 to 1,300 – meaning there’s never a bad seat in the house. 
Famous for his starring role in the blockbuster Rush Hour movie series, Tucker will keep guests laughing with his hilarious outlook on life with two shows – one aboard Carnival Breeze Sept. 21 and another Carnival Liberty Sept. 22 while the ships are docked in Nassau.
After moving to Los Angeles to pursue his dream, Tucker was a staple on the Def Comedy Jam series before breaking into movies and continuing his legendary stand-up comedy career.  Most recently, he starred in a self-titled comedy show, Chris Tucker – Live, on Netflix. 
Carnival LIVE tickets for Chris Tucker range are $30 for general admission, significantly less than land-based venues.  VIP tickets are available for $100 and include seating in the first few rows, a photo opportunity with the artist and a commemorative concert pass.
Additional Carnival LIVE acts are expected to be announced in the coming months.
A full listing of all Carnival LIVE performances is available at www.carnival.com/CarnivalLIVE.


 
 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Princess Cruises Pacific Princess Emerges From A 2 Week Refit.

 
Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess  Emerges from Refit
Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess  Emerges from Refit


After a two-week, multi-million-dollar renovation, Pacific Princess debuted today in Ft. Lauderdale with new modern colors, patterns and textures, while still keeping the small ship essence and traditional architecture revered by Princess Cruises guests.

Guests will now experience several new enhancements with the addition of the new livery hull design featuring the cruise line’s iconic brand mark; 700 Princess Luxury Beds and 336 refreshed staterooms including the new Club Class Mini-Suites; four refurbished dining venues; an updated Atrium and pool deck; and 178,000 square feet of new carpet. The Princess Luxury Beds and Club Class Mini-Suites add to the cruise line’s previously announced “Come Back New Promise,” a multi-year, multi-million-dollar program introducing new product innovations that offer guests enriching vacation experiences.

“We carefully considered how to incorporate modern design elements and comfort while keeping the traditional elements of small ship cruising that have always been the hallmark of Pacific Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “The results are incredible and Pacific Princess now offers approachable luxury for the world-class traveler to craft an authentic cruising experience.”

Elegant Welcome
Upon boarding Pacific Princess, guests walk into a modernized, yet familiar, welcoming Atrium. This area, as well the overall ship style, maintains the existing classical Beaux-Arts dark, rich, architectural millwork, ornamentation, vaulted stained glass ceiling and spectacular grand staircase. In contrast, guests will experience modern styling with warm, light tonal elements and that take their cue from the sophisticated uptown luxury hotels lining Central Park in New York City.



Renovated Dining Venues
The four dining areas now offer a range of intimate to expanded gathering spaces, including:
  • Sterling Steakhouse – this traditional steakhouse offers décor reminiscent of the infamous Rush Street Steakhouses of Chicago and the golden era of the Hollywood Brown Derby. Diners are surrounded by silky drapery, comfortable upholstered arm chairs and black and white photographs of movie stars, both classic and contemporary, for guests of all ages to enjoy.
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant – drawing inspiration from Sabatini’s authentic heritage, the beloved specialty restaurant is updated with modern Italian-designed furnishings, freshly painted walls and ceiling, new carpet, reupholstered chairs, refreshed draperies and a new lounge area in front of the restaurant.
  • The Club Restaurant – the main dining room enhancements were inspired by the fashionable district and hotels of Central London with classic architectural millwork surrounding the rhythmic pattern of Palladium arched windows, softened by contemporary draperies, overlooking the ocean. The room’s rich, dark woods are contrasted with a warm and inviting light palette highlighted with fresh, vibrant, jewel-tones within the modern furnishings, updated carpets, draperies and upholstered arm chairs.
  • The Panorama Buffet – also receiving a complete makeover, the room invites guests in with new carpeting, fresh paint, new tilework, updated furniture, draperies and awnings. The dining room opens up to the outdoor deck, alfresco dining area with spectacular views overlooking exotic ports of call.

Modernized Pool Deck
The heart of the ship is transformed into a cool garden-like atmosphere, inspired by the swanky Art Deco boutique hotels of South Beach. With new tiles, refinished teak woods, lounge furniture including double bed loungers and casual seating groups of outdoor living sofas, lounge chairs and pool chaises for guests to relax, unwind and soak up the sun.

Enhanced Luxurious Staterooms
All guests can delight in the ultimate sleep at sea in the Princess Luxury Bed, as Pacific Princess has 700 new beds and plush linens. Developed in collaboration with board-certified sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus and renowned HGTV designer Candice Olson, the bed combines the science of sleep with the pinnacle of design. In addition, the 10 luxury guest suites and all staterooms have been updated with new plush light-colored carpet, fully upholstered headboards, modern style draperies and decorative lamps and wall sconces with USB ports incorporated into the fixtures for guest convenience. The suites also will have new contemporary furniture including a sleeper sofa, dining room table and chairs, lounge chairs and desks.

New Club Class Mini-Suites
Pacific Princess now offers Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining. This elevated mini-suite category features select perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with first priority in choosing their preferred seating and expanded menu options and priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Pacific Princess departs today from Ft. Lauderdale on an 18-day Fire & Ice Explorer cruise to London. The ship will sail various European itineraries through December, before departing on a 111-day World Cruise from Los Angeles on January 20, 2018. 

 


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NYCEDC and PortsAmerica Reach Multi-year Agreement For Manhattan & Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Management and Upgrades.
NYCEDC and PortsAmerica Reach Multi-year Agreement For Manhattan & Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Management and Upgrades.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the selection of Ports America to operate both Manhattan and Brooklyn Cruise Terminals through 2029. To learn more - Visit our sister site - NYCruiseInfo - Manhattan and Brooklyn Cruise Terminals to Undergo Overhaul.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Italy's Fincantieri Proposing to Purchase Majority Share in France's STX>



Fincantieri has confirmed it has signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 66.66 percent of the share capital of STX France from its current shareholder STX Europe.
The agreement entails a purchase price of euro 79.5 million, according to a statement, and Fincantieri said it is still working on a deal with the French State for the finalization of the shareholder's agreement.

This would give the Italian Shipyard a deeper foothold into the cruise ship construction business now owning the Saint Nazaire Shipyard which has a long history of constructing classic ocean liners and more recently many ships of the MSC fleet, the Queen Mary 2, Europa 2 and Harmony of the Seas for Royal Caribbean.

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