Friday, March 22, 2019

Carbon Paper at the Ready

Fincantieri cut the first steel this week at their Ancona yard for the seventh ship in the series for Viking Ocean Cruises.

Like the other Viking ships, this one will have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons with 465 staterooms and suites.

The complete story appeared in the March 22 edition of Cruise News Daily. 


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

Other Things You'll Want to Know - March 22, 2019

CND subscribers also read about:
  • The second episode of Crystal's Culinary Journey with Chef Jon Ashton has now been published. 
  • Cunard has chosen three British wine experts to sail aboard the "Voyage Du Vin" in September. 
Details appeared in the March 22 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Seabourn Chooses Tihany for Expedition Ships

Seabourn Cruises has chosen noted hospitality architect Adam D. Tihany to design the interiors of their new purpose-built ultra luxury expedition ships.

The two ships are being built by T. Mariotti for delivery in June 2021 and May 2022.

The complete story appeared in the March 21 issue of Cruise News Daily.


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

A Most Excellent Training Center

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. 


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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Filling the Lagoon

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.



Video courtesy of Royal Caribbean International. All rights reserved.