Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced plans to build a state-of-the-art crew training facility near Manila in the Philippines. The facility will be called the Norwegian Cruise Line Center for Excellence.
The innovative 200,000-foot building is built in the shape of a cruise ship. It will serve both new and existing crew members.
Details appeared in the March 21 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Perfect Day on Coco Cay is about to open in May, and in preparation for that Royal Caribbean has filled the Oasis Lagoon, which is the largest freshwater swimming pool (or CE-ment pond) in the Caribbean. The pool is 30,000 square feet of area and contains 800,000 gallons of water.
The pool is so large it took eight days to fill with the water rushing in at a rate of 4,160 gallons per hour.
The complete story appeared in the March 20 issue of Cruise News Daily.
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Norwegian Sky has returned to service following a three-week dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard. The refurbishment was part of the Norwegian Edge program to elevate the onboard experience of the fleet to the same standards as the line's newest ships in the fleet.
Norwegian Sky's refurbishment included updating all restaurants and bars - and adding many new dining venues - and updating all staterooms.
The complete story appeared in the March 19 edition of Cruise News Daily.
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