Friday, May 27, 2016

It’s Not Just an Expedition - It’s a Culinary Expedition

As an expedition ship visiting unusual places is the norm for the intimate (132 passengers) Silver Explorer. But on three of its expedition sailings, Silversea has added a culinary expedition to make it a complete adventure.

In addition to the exploration itineraries and the sightseeing features you normally expect on Silver Explorer, it will also include an array of complimentary culinary and wine events on board and ashore.

The complete story appeared in the May 27 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Sneak Peek

As we get closer to the date when Queen Mary 2 will be “remastered” in dry dock in Germany, Cunard keeps giving us tantalizing little peaks behind the curtain.

Earlier this week they released a video of what the iconic ship’s Grand Lobby will look like after the refit.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Making Change

Fathom has added some new programming aboard Adonia that passengers will experience as the ship sails to the Dominican Republic and to Cuba.

The new program was developed for Fathom by Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs.

The complete story appeared in the May 26 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Digging a New Cellar

When Queen Mary 2 returns to service next month after its refit, it will have a new feature that will mean nothing to many people. It will be a wonderful find for others that will be one of the highlights of their time aboard the iconic flagship - if they can afford it.

Experts have spent more than a year assembling a new fine wine cellar for Queen Mary 2. Four hundred and fifty fine wines comprise the collection along with a unique assemblage of vintage ports, each produced in a key year of Cunard's 176-year history. Many of the port wines will be on display in the new Carinthia Lounge.

Details appeared in the May 26 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

RCCL Wants More

With the focus on so many new ships entering service over the last month, a pending major new order by Royal Caribbean slid in today with STX France with virtually no advance rumors. The company ordered an additional Oasis-class ship (the fifth) for Royal Caribbean and increased their order for Edge-class ships for Celebrity by two (for a total of four).

The Oasis-class ship will be delivered in the spring of 2021, and the Edge-class ships will be delivered in the fall of 2021 and the fall of 2022.

The complete story appeared in the May 25 edition of Cruise News Daily.