Posts made in August, 2014


Cunard Line has announced that the Queen Victoria will enter the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in January 2015 for a multi-million dollar refit. Following the Queen Elizabeth’s recent refit at the same yard, the Victoria’s makeover will create nine single staterooms for the first time on the ship, re-modelled from part of the casino which will be exactly the same as Queen Elizabeth. In addition, carpets will be renewed...


Posted By on Aug 14, 2014

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ all-inclusive product is being expanded to include unlimited internet access for upper suite categories. According to the cruise line, all voyages setting sail after January 1, 2015, guests booked in Master, Grand, Seven Seas, Horizon, Mariner, Navigator and Voyager suites will receive unlimited complimentary internet access. The free internet access is available for the duration of the cruise and is...


Posted By on Aug 13, 2014

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Cunard has commissioned historian Eric Sauder to produce a temporary exhibition of Lusitania memorabilia that will be displayed on board Queen Victoria during her 3 May 2015 voyage commemorating the loss of Lusitania 100 years earlier. Eric Sauder has been interested in ocean liners, particularly Lusitania, for more than 30 years, with his first job being a tour guide on Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. He has dived on the wreck...


Posted By on Aug 7, 2014

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SeaDream Yacht Club has announced its 2015 Mediterranean program exploring smaller ports and harbours. Created with travellers in mind who have already discovered the popular calls, these itineraries satisfy a desire to explore beyond the major stops via the brand’s two 112-passenger mega-yachts. New voyages promise to immerse guests in the cultures of Croatia, Greece and Italy, calling on up to nine ports in a single country for...


Posted By on Aug 4, 2014

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Today Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017. The as-yet unnamed 143,000-ton vessel, which will be built at an all-in cost of approximately 600 million euros, will carry 3,560 passengers, and feature the successful design platform introduced by sister ships Royal Princess...


Posted By on Aug 2, 2014

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