Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Meyer Lights Their Torch

Construction began last week on P&O's 184,700-ton Arvia when the first steel was cut at the Meyer shipyard in northern Germany. 

The complete story appeared in the February 23 edition of Cruise News Daily. 



Rendering of Arvia when it is delivered in late 2022

Photos and renderings courtesy of P&O Cruises. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Future Becomes a Little More Human

The future is aboard MSC Virtuosa. MSC has the world's first humanoid robotic bartender at sea and he works in the futuristic MSC Starship Club.

The complete story appeared in the February 11 edition of Cruise News Daily. 




 Photos courtesy of MSC Cruises. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A New Place for Pizza

If you're always on the lookout for a new place to have pizza. There will be a new one, but not quite yet. When Carnival's new Mardi Gras boards its first passenger on May 29, one of Carnival's favorites will be aboard, Pizzeria del Capitano, the home to Carnival's famous pizza.

Pizzeria del Capitano will be in La Piazza, one of six themed-zones on Mardi Gras.  

The complete story appeared in the February 9 edition of Cruise News Daily.


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

Monday, February 8, 2021

A Viking Is Born

Fincantieri laid the keel for Viking Mars at their Ancona yard on February 4. It will be the eighth ship in the Viking Ocean Cruises' fleet, and the eighth sister that the Italian builder has built for the line. 

The complete story appeared in the February 8 edition of Cruise News Daily. 



Photos courtesy of Fincantieri. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

There's Something Familiar about Her

Most of the work has been completed to convert the former Star Princess into her new identity: Pacific Encounter for P&O Australia. She has left wet dock and has now taken her position at sea as part of the P&O family awaiting the time when cruising will again be permitted from Australia.    

During the wet dock, she got her new P&O livery and the interior has become “unmistakably P&O,” according to the line. Still, though, Princess fans will notice some of the classic Princess decor in these photos taken during the refurbishment. 






Photos courtesy of P&O Australia Cruises. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.