Posts made in December, 2016


We all know the build-up to Christmas can be very busy with gift shopping, Christmas parties and several visits to see family and friends. One thing for certain is that we all could all do with a well-deserved break before, after or even over Christmas. What better way to escape reality and relax than sailing on a luxury cruise ship to one of the many incredible cruise destinations that are on offer at this time of the year! With so...


Posted By on Dec 22, 2016

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The fourth member of the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet, Viking Sun, has floated out ahead of schedule. The luxury ship is still under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy. Viking Sun is due to enter service in late 2017 so the early float out ceremony means that a lot of progress has already been made with building the new ship. Viking Sun will first sail the Caribbean before embarking on an epic 141-day World Voyage...


Posted By on Dec 22, 2016

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Luxury cruise company Scenic Tours have conducted the steel cutting for their first ocean cruise ship Scenic Eclipse. Scenic Eclipse will be the world’s first discovery yacht when it enters service in 2018. Chairman of Scenic Tours, Glen Moroney, has commented: “It’s an extremely exciting day for us. About six years ago, what you see behind us, was just a dream. Four years ago we started the planning in earnest seriously; and 12...


Posted By on Dec 14, 2016

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The next ship to be added to the Seabourn fleet, Seabourn Ovation, had its keel laying ceremony today at Fincantieri. The ceremony in Genoa was attended by Captain Stig Betten who is the ship owner and Alberto Maestrini who is the General Manager of Fincantieri. Seabourn Ovation will be the sister ship to Seabourn Encore as it is categorised as being part of “The Encore Class”. Ovation will be introduced in Spring 2018 and...


Posted By on Dec 2, 2016

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The latest ship of the Seabourn fleet, Seabourn Encore, has been delivered as the handover ceremony took place at the Marghera shipyard in Venice. The prestigious ceremony had some very important guests such as Micky Arison (Carnival Corporation Chairman), Arnold Donald (Carnival Corporation CEO) and Richard Meadows (President of Seabourn). Seabourn Encore accommodates a total of 600 passengers and consists of all Veranda Suites only....


Posted By on Dec 1, 2016

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