Monday, May 10, 2021

Rotterdam completes sea trials

Holland America's new Rotterdam is set for delivery on July 30 (2021). This B-roll was shot during the second set of sea trials in the Adriatic which were completed on May 6. At the completion of the sea trials, Rotterdam returned to Fincantieri's Marghera yard near Venice for interior outfitting. There is no sound in the B-roll and it is just raw drone footage, but it gives you a good look at the ship from all angles. If you get bored, just skip ahead - don't leave it - because some of the more interesting angles come later in the video.  

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A Little Paint Can Create a Little Magic

Carnival ships will be getting a new livery to celebrate the line's 50th birthday next year. 

Carnival Magic will be the first to have the new livery on May 24. A rendering is shown below. 

The complete story appeared in the May 5 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Rendering courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Going Beyond

 Celebrity Cruises revealed many of the design elements of Celebrity Beyond, the first of the evolution of the Edge-class (actually the third in the class) which will debut on April 27, 2022. 

The first, and shorter video below, takes you through many of the public areas - outdoors and in - and some of the suites and their private areas in the resort-within-a-ship. The second video is a talk with Celebrity Cruises President and &CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and the designers about their designs on the ship. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

"Venturing" into Genoa

The hull of what will be Seabourn Venture arrived at T Mariotti's Genoa yard on Saturday (April 10,2021) at the conclusion of a 1,200-mile journey around Italy from the company's San Giorgio di Nogaro yard near Trieste.

The complete story appeared in the April 12 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Photo courtesy of T Mariotti. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.


Friday, April 9, 2021

Disney Wish Begins to Take Shape

Disney Wish began to take shape yesterday at Meyer Werft in Papenburg (Germany) when the keel was laid with a traditional coin ceremony and the first block of the ship was lowered into the covered dry dock. 

The B-Roll below was provided by Disney, which is meant to be chopped up and used individually, so only some of it has sound. It includes footage of the newly named Captain Minnie, the coin that was placed under the keel, the keel laying itself, construction footage, and comments by DCL executives.