Windstar Star Breeze cruise ship stretching adds 50 suites

windstar star breeze exterior stretching

NEWS: Windstar Star Breeze stretching is complete and the project added 50 suites, two new restaurants, a larger pool and deck, spa and expanded public areas. Before the work, the Star Breeze was 134 meters long, 10,000 tons and had capacity for 212 guests. She is now 160 meters long, 13,000 tons and has capacity […]

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Silversea unveils interiors of new Silver Moon cruise ship

Silversea Silver Moon Stern

NEWS & VIDEOS: Silversea Cruises unveils the first glimpses of Silver Moon’s interiors — the ninth ship in the cruise line’s ultra-luxury fleet. Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer, hosts a series of five virtual ship tours seen in videos below, in which you’re guided through Silver Moon’s new S.A.L.T. venues, public spaces, restaurants and suites. […]

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How to volunteer for a Royal Caribbean test cruise

Royal Caribbean Volunteers of the Seas cruise ship aerial photo

NEWS: Royal Caribbean is looking for volunteers for their “test” cruises as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) framework for conditional sailing during the pandemic. The line has created a group on Facebook called “Volunteers of the Seas” with this Cruise Simulation form for you to fill out with your personal contact […]

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Viking Cruises has first PCR laboratory at sea on Viking Star

Viking Cruises Viking Star cruise ship infinity pool

NEWS: Viking Cruises has completed the installation of the first full-scale PCR laboratory at sea. This new onboard facility – an industry first – allows for unprecedented testing capacity in the cruise industry, enabling Viking to conduct PCR testing of all crew members and guests with a non-invasive saliva test. The laboratory has enough capacity […]

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CDC lifts ban on cruises for phased approach with test voyages

Carnival Cruises Carnival Horizon Skyride

NEWS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the No Sail Order ban on cruising in the U.S. and announced a framework for a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations with simulated voyages. The CDC report says, “Considering the continued spread of COVID-19 worldwide and increased risk of COVID-19 on cruise […]

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You can buy a cabin on the MS Satoshi cruise ship for about $25,000

Ocean Builders Satoshi cruise ship sunset

NEWS: Want to live on a cruise ship? A group of marine engineering entrepreneurs is taking advantage of the current downturn in the cruising industry to expand their operations in Panama. Ocean Builders’ MS Satoshi will have cabins auctioned off for those interested in owning a permanent residence on board.

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Six Holland America ships cruise to Alaska in 2021

Holland America Cruise Line Alaska Glacier

NEWS: In 2021 Holland America Line is set to build on its leadership position in Alaska with a full season of cruises and Land+Sea Journeys that showcase the cruise line’s more than 70 years of experience, insider knowledge and preferred access. From April through September, six premium ships will take guests on authentic Alaska experiences. […]

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AIDA Cruises to restart cruising with AIDAblu

Aida Cruises AidaBlu aerial

NEWS: Germany-based AIDA Cruises will resume cruises in Italy on October 17, 2020, becoming the second Carnival brand to resume sailing, following the  return of Italy-based Costa Cruises in early September.

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P&O Cruises welcomes new ship Iona

P&O Cruises Iona aerial exterior

NEWS: At an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, P&O Cruises took ownership of Iona, the latest addition to its fleet and the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market.

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