Thursday, June 27, 2019

Voyager Is Next

Royal Caribbean announced plans to “Amplify” Voyager of the Seas similar to what they have done with other Voyager-class ships, adding new and updated features while at the same time doing a general refreshment of the ship. What's significant about the $97 million project in this case is that upon completion in November, the ship will be going to the Australian market, a market into which a lot of companies are pouring resources.

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

Welcome Back, Jack

Very few lines can celebrate their one hundredth anniversary of anything, but Cunard already has a whole list of centennials. An upcoming one in November is the 100th anniversary for operating their signature route from Southampton to New York, which they will mark with a special transatlantic crossing of Queen Mary 2.

Equally impressive is that Cunard has former employees who started with the company as little more than children and now at 100 years old can come back and visit today's ships.

Details appeared in the June 27 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

99-year old former Cunard bellboy John ‘Jack’ Jenkins during his visit to Queen Mary 2 in Southampton.  John joined the Cunard Steamship Company in 1933 & his first job was as a bellboy and lift operator. One of his main jobs was to open the doors for the first class passengers in the dinning saloon working on the famous Cunard liner RMS. Mauretania,
Photos couresty of Cunard Line. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Longer Means New Layout

MSC opened the next Seaside-class ship for reservations today, but since it's the first of the next generation of the class, the line also released some new details of the class.

The complete story appeared in the June 26 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Star-Class Ships to Have Anthony Sasso Restaurant

Windstar Cruises has partnered with noted Michelin-starred chef Anthony Sasso to open three restaurants aboard their renovated Star-class ships. “Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso” will open first aboard Star Breeze in February 2020, followed by Star Legend and Star Pride later in the year.

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

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Royal Caribbean Expands on Land

Royal Caribbean seems to be on their way to providing an answer to customers who think there's nowhere different to go. They are going to create their own destinations.

The complete story appeared in the June 25 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Enchanted Crew

Princess has chosen their leadership team for Enchanted Princess which will enter service at Civitavecchia on June 19, 2020. Together they have more than 160 years experience serving aboard Princess ships.

They will be led by Captain Nick Nash (who will bring the ship out) and Captain Gennaro Arma.

Details appeared in the June 25 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Celebrity Flora Will Leave Just a Tiny Footprint in the Galapagos

Celebrity's megayacht, custom designed for service in the Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Flora, finally arrived in Ecuador after a month-long transit from the shipyard in the Netherlands and was officially named today. The event revolved around the ship's eco-friendliness, and to highlight that, the ship's godmother was environmental advocate and former World Wildlife Fund International president Yolanda Kakabadse.

The complete story appeared in the June 24 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Below is some b-roll video which will give you a look around the ship, inside and out.