A First Look at NCL’s New Cruise Ship Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Prima

After many years cloaked in secrecy under the Project Leonardo moniker, Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled their latest new cruise ship Norwegian Prima. Wide Open Spaces After almost a decade of building their Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships, NCL has changed course and decided to go smaller with their new Prima Class ships. While smaller in size, Prima class ships are all about the wide-open spaces. Ocean Boulevard, located on Deck 8, features the Oceanwalk glass bridge, swim to the horizon in one of two infinity pools and watch…

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Holland America Line’s Rotterdam Completes Sea Trials

Returning to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy, Holland America Line’s newest and third Pinnacle Class vessel, Rotterdam has successful completed two sets of sea trials off the country’s Adriatic coast. Also Watch: Nieuw Statendam – Ultimate Cruise Ship Tour Rotterdam left Marghera April 25 and performed the preliminary sea trials over two days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard where standard pre-delivery hull maintenance and painting were performed. The ship started its official sea trials on May 3, returning to Marghera May 6, where the final…

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Amazing Experiences Coming Onboard Disney Wish

In true Disney fashion, Disney Cruise Line broadcast an incredibly produced reveal video highlighting many of the new features coming to their brand new cruise ship Disney Wish. Hosted by Disney Cruise Director, Ashley Long, with help from Captain Minnie, Fairy Godmother and more, we got our first glimpse of what to expect when the ship launches in June 2022. Keeping What Works From a distance, Disney Wish looks a lot like most recent ships Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, and continues the classic ocean liner hull design. Disney Cruise…

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Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas Shifts to Israel

Royal Caribbean has changed the course of the debut for their latest cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas. Starting in May 2021, the second Quantum Ultra Class ship will begin sailing from Israel with a combination of 3- to 7-night escapes visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus. The itineraries, roundtrip from Haifa, Israel, will include visits to idyllic isles and destinations in the Mediterranean, including Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos and Athens, Greece and Limassol, Cyprus. Also Watch:   Prior to the new announcement, Odyssey of the Seas was scheduled to sail…

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Celebrity Cruises Lays Keel for Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises’ third Edge Class cruise ship, Celebrity Beyond, celebrated an important milestone and the start of her construction as her keel block was laid at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Nazaire, France. The moment coincided with the shipbuilding industry’s traditional coin ceremony for Celebrity Beyond, which is meant to bring the ship good fortune. Celebrity, a brand known for its efforts to close the gender gap in the maritime industry, fittingly chose a coin from the American Innovation dollar series honoring Annie Jump Cannon, the daughter of an…

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