Friday, March 15, 2013

Queen Elizabeth Meets Queen Mary

Tuesday (March 12, 2013) marked another Royal Rendezvous between Cunard Queens - one the youngest ship in the Cunard fleet, and the other a former queen.

Queen Elizabeth met the original Queen Mary in Long Beach harbor where Queen Mary is permanently moored.


Photos courtesy of Cunard Line

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Norwegian Getaway to Have "Magical" Dinner Theater

When Norwegian Getaway enters service, it will have a new feature its sister doesn't have. A magic-themed dinner theater will replace the circus-themed one on the older sister. It will be called the Illusionarium and decorated quite elaborately to put patrons into the experience.

Renderings courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Nightlife aboard Royal Princess

When Royal Princess sets sail this summer, there will be things to do around the clock. This video highlights the ship's nightlife activities.

Norwegian Breakaway Leaves Yard

Norwegian Breakaway left Meyer Werft at Papenburg (Germany) Wednesday morning (March 13, 2013) navigating slowly backward down the Ems River to the sea. The passage will take until Thursday morning as it maneuvers among the narrow passages, some with only a couple of feet of clearance. The ship is shown here just after passing through the barrier in the yard's lagoon and into the river.

Norwegian Breakaway just past the barrier at Meyer Werft and entering the River Ems

Norwegian Breakaway passing the bridge at Weener

The complete story appeared in the March 13 edition of Cruise News Daily

Copyright Meyer Werft and Cruise News Daily

Monday, March 11, 2013

AIDAstella Handed Over

Meyer Werft handed over AIDAstella to Carnival's AIDA brand today at Emden. The 71,300-ton ship is the seventh and last in the class.

AIDAstella at sea

The Wellness Oasis aboard AIDAstella

The Chill Lounge aboard AIDAstella

AIDAstella sailed to Hamburg this afternoon. It will be christened in Rostock on March 16, and enter service the next day.

The complete story appeared in the March 11, 2013 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Photos courtesy of Meyer Werft.