Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Birth of a Cruise Line

Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard floated out the first ship of MSC Cruises' new luxury brand, Explora Journeys, on Monday (May 30, 2022). It is also the first ship of a four-ship order, called Explora I.

The complete story appeared in the June 1 edition of Cruise News Daily.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Worth Waiting For

Holland America's new Rotterdam was named by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands on Sunday (May 30, 2022). 

The complete story appeared in the May 31 edition of Cruise News Daily. 




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Open for Business

P&O Australia resumed cruising from Sydney today for the first time in more than two years. Shown below is Pacific Explorer arriving at Sydney this morning. The banner says it all. 

The complete story appeared in the May 31 edition of Cruise News Daily. 


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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

It's Just a Few Days

It's just a few days until P&O Cruises Australia resumes service with a four-night aboard Pacific Explorer round trip cruise from Sydney to Brisbane on May 31. 
   The ship is crewed and excitement abounds. 
   As part of the process, the restaurant staff is seeing and sampling dozens of new menu items. 

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


Photo courtesy of P&O Cruises Australia. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Widescreen Ocean Views

P&O's new Arvia will enter service in December (2022) and the first feature P&O is giving us a look at is The Grand Atrium. 

The complete story appeared in the May 20 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Rendering courtesy of P&O Cruises. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.


Golf Was Never Even This Cool on the Ship

Carnival Cruise Line is bringing the fun back to Sydney early. They don't return to Australia until October, but through mid-June, visitors to the Sydney Zoo's GLOW Light Festival can play miniature golf Carnival-style around a friendly frog, a happy hippo, a chirpy crocodile - and of course, a glowing Carnival funnel. 

The complete story appeared in the May 20 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Photo courtesy of Carnival Australia. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Stepping into the Past

When Carnival Celebration debuts in November (2022), passengers will be able to enter the Golden Jubilee Bar through the original polished brass and glass doors that were at the entrance to the night club aboard TSS Carnivale thus literally walking through Carnival Cruise Line's history. The lounge will be filled with memorabilia and recreated design elements from Carnival's 50-year history. 

The complete story appeared in the April 29 edition of Cruise News Daily. 




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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Now There's Something You Don't See Everyday

 Ready for the final phase of construction, Fincantieri transported the completed hull of Seabourn Pursuit from San Giorgio di Nogaro in northeastern Italy 1,200 nautical miles all the way around Italy to Genoa in northwest Italy on the Mediterranean coast. 


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Friday, March 11, 2022

It's Not Really a Ship

This is somewhat outside the realm of our normal coverage, but the Meyer Group, the parent of Meyer Werft, is in a new partnership to build a new product, Meyer Floating Solutions, which is essentially floating real estate. 

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

Rendering of one of Meyer Floating Solutions' boutique hotels

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Arvia Keel Laid

Meyer Werft laid the keel for P&O's 184,000-ton Arvia on February 15 (2022) at their Papenburg (Germany) yard with will be the sister to Iona. 



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Friday, February 11, 2022

Carnival Celebration Floats Out

The float out process for Carnival's second LNG-powered Excel-class ship began at Meyer Turku on Friday. The celebration and ceremony was actually for opening the valves and allowing water to flow into the massive dry dock at the frigid Turku, Finland yard. 


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Disney Wish Floats Out

 On Friday (February 11), Disney Wish floated out of the covered building dock at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. 



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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

It's a Celebration in Turku

 Carnival Celebration is looking like a Carnival ship tonight at the Meyer Turku shipyard. 


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