Monday, November 12, 2018

That Something Extra

Club Orange may sound like an exclusive juice bar, but it's actually a new extra-service program for passengers aboard Holland America Line. It's part of the suite services for those purchasing the top suites, but what's unique is that it's also available to a limited number of other passengers on the ship who are willing to pay for it no matter what type of accommodations they book.

The benefits include priority services, private dining and extra menu selections.

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

Like a Little Piece of Shaq in Every Bite

About a month ago we told you about Carnival's plans to convert Carnival Victory into Carnival Radiance in 2020. Now we learn there's a late addition to the Lido Deck - a seagoing branch of Shaquille O'Neal's Big Chicken fast food restaurant.

O'Neal opened the first branch of his Big Chicken on Paradise Road in Las Vegas last month. It serves his own brand of fried chicken sandwiches and sides, from recipes he helped develop himself.

Details appeared in the November 12 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

"Bok. Bok"
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Virgin Talks Dining

Virgin Voyages gave us another peek into the Virgin world yesterday when they revealed the dining experiences they will have aboard Scarlet Lady when she debuts in 2020.

They want them to be very different from anything else at sea, and they seem to be meeting that goal.

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

Symphony Arrives

Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas arrived at her new home - the brand-new Terminal A in Miami - in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning. When the world's largest cruise ship moves in, it's a visual event as you can see in the video.

Please note that the video below is b-roll so there is no sound, but it does give you an opportunity to view the ship from a number of angles.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Glamping Goes to Sea

Whoever first put the words “Glamourous” and “Camping” together never even envisioned this. But you can now spend the night, camping in luxury, under the stars on a ship in the Galapagos Islands.

When Celebrity's ship, custom-designed for Galapagos cruising, Celebrity Flora, debuts, you will be able to camp out in luxury under the stars (complete with a naturalist to point out the constellations) with an elaborate dinner served to you, an extra-comfy bed and even breakfast brought to your bed the next morning - all in those plush cabanas near the pool you can rent in the daytime to comfortably relax and nosh in.

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

Daytime view of where you will glamp and night.
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