Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Disney Dream Features Revealed

Disney today released the first details of some of the features aboard their new ship, Disney Dream. This video will highlight some of them.

Disney Dream will enter service on January 26, 2011 with 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral. In the summer it will shift to a 4- and 5-night pattern. The programs open for booking on November 9, 2009.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Handover Process

In RCCL chairman Richard Fain's blog, he gives an interesting look at the actual handover process of a ship from the builder to the owner. He's currently in Turku (Finland) for the handover of Oasis of the Seas this week.

Cunard's Operation at Southampton's New Ocean Terminal

The Cunard liners have begun operating from Southampton's new Ocean Terminal, and on Cunard's blog, cruise director Alistair Greener takes a look at the new facility.

Ashes of last Titantic survivor scattered

The London Mail Online reports that the ashes of Millvina Dean were scattered in the water near Southampton's port, the port from which Titanic departed on it's ill-fated trip. Dean was the last survivor of the shipwreck, although only an infant at the time. She died May 31, shortly after it was revealed she was selling her collection of Titanic memorabilia in an effort to pay her nursing home bills. Additional coverage is in This Is Hampshire.