Cunard announced it’s plans today to remodel the winter garden on Queen Mary 2 and turn it into a stylish new lounge. The new venue will be named after previous vessels and indeed according to initial renderings it very much looks like a historic British lounge.
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Royal Caribbean seems to abandon it’s recently announced no discount policy. According to the policy, made public in April this year, the cruiseline vowed to stop last minute discounting of unsold cabin inventory. That seems to be gone now, and the discounts return.
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Celebrity Cruises will be eliminating their strict formal nights in favor of a more relaxed, yet still classy, dresscode. Starting December 4th the two formal nights will be transformed into ‘evening chic’ dinners.
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Norwegian Cruise Lines is giving out free perks for new bookings until the end of the year. Customer can choose between four different benefits.
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Vista – Shirley’s Heights
Antigua & Barbuda tourism minister Asot Michael has pledged increase investments into facilities for cruise passengers. Amongst the investments: More restrooms, better roads, beach safety and new facilities.
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MSC announced a new partnership with Cirque du Soleil today. Under the agreement, the newest MSC ships (“Meraviglia” class) will feature a dedicated dinner theatre and lounge where guest can enjoy a specific Cirque du Soleil performance while being served dinner.
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Royal Caribbean is sending Liberty of the Seas into drydock early 2016. New Features to include luxury staterooms, dining and a thrilling boomerang slide.
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Regent Seven Seas Explorer in drydock
Regent’s newest ship – the Seven Seas Explorer – floated out of drydock this week and is completing another milestone in its construction. Activity will now focus on completing the interior sections of the vessel.
The luxurious new cruise ship is built by Fincantieri shipyards in Genoa, Italy. The launch is planned for Summer 2016.