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.

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. 

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. 

Other Things You'll Want to Know - March 20, 2019

CND subscribers also read about:
  • A man going overboard from Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean is being sued over an accident on Mariner's Sky Pad where a man was seriously injured
  • The Coast Guard medevaced a man from MSC Divina on Tuesday as it sailed 100 miles off the New Jersey coast. (video below)
Details appeared in the March 20 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Video courtesy of the US Coast Guard. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Look at the Sky Now

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. 

A sign of the times: The new Starbucks aboard Norwegian Sky
Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. All rights reserved.