Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for September 30, 2014

* There Will Be Something Familiar about this Ship
Norwegian Cruise Line began to reveal the dining features that will be aboard Norwegian Escape today, and guess what? They are going to be very similar to what’s aboard Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. That shouldn’t be any surprise because Norwegian Escape is a progression from the Breakaway-class.

* Going Nowhere
Holland America’s Veendam, which was supposed to depart Quebec last Sunday, is still there, although the passengers are finding their ways home by now. The ship has an issue with its propeller, and the assessment and determination of the work required is still ongoing.
   Although Holland America hasn’t said it yet, the October 4 sailing from Boston back to Quebec seems rather doubtful to operate too.

* The Relationship with Ireland
Cunard has had an ongoing relationship with Ireland for almost 200 years, and in today’s column, Michael Gallagher writes about it and some of the ships that figured in it. More

* Are You Missing Something?
Earlier this month Oasis of the Seas arrived in the Mediterranean for a short series of cruises there, marking the first time an Oasis-class ship has sailed outside the Caribbean. As excited as agents (and passengers) were to have the opportunity to sell Oasis there, press coverage has been very limited. To prove she’s there, we now have a photo of her in Barcelona below.

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Oasis of the Seas at Barcelona

Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International and Michel Verdure. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.