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Latest News...Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday of revisions to the delivery of its newest ship, Mardi Gras, as well as the transformed Carnival Radiance – both resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – and new itineraries for Carnival Breeze and Carnival Magic that are all part of an updated deployment plan from November 2020 to May 2021. The key points of the changes:• Mardi Gras, the first LNG-powered ship to operate in the Western Hemisphere and featuring ...
Latest News...Cruise companies Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced a collaboration to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The companies have asked Governor Mike Leavitt and Dr. Scott Gottlieb to serve as co-chairs of a newly formed group of experts called the "Healthy Sail Panel." The panel is tasked with collaboratively developing recommendations for...
Latest News...Viking today announced that new 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company's first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Paul. Viking's first river cruises in the U.S. had been highly anticipated when they were officially announced in April 2020, and several sailings have already sold out. This strong demand has led Viking...
Following a US$97 million, 41-day transformation, Royal Caribbean International’s renovated Voyager of the Seas sailed into Singapore to kick off her season across Southeast Asia this week. The first Royal Amplified ship to debut in Asia, Voyager is set to raise the bar on cruise holiday experiences, cruising roundtrip from Singapore on a series of 3- to 5-night adventures to Penang, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia; and Phuket, Thailand.
New additions include first-to-market experiences and amenities, such as The Perfect Storm duo of three-story racer waterslides and glow-in-the-dark laser tag with Battle for Planet Z. Debuting alongside this lineup is the reinvigorated Vitality Spa and Fitness Center, redesigned kids and teens spaces as well as 72 new inside and balcony staterooms.
Guests can also look forward to the new Royal Caribbean International mobile app, which will deliver a more seamless holiday experience. Through the app, travellers will be able to check in for their cruise, view their onboard expenses as well as make and manage reservations for onboard activities, dining, shows and shore excursions, among other features.
Angie Stephen, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said, “Our newly transformed Voyager of the Seas will wow our guests more than ever, with a larger array of unique next-generation experiences and signature Royal Caribbean offerings. This is a tremendous boost for our efforts to grow our presence in Singapore and across the region, as we look forward to welcoming more guests to enjoy our amplified cruise products.”
Voyager set course for Penang on its first Southeast Asia cruise on Oct. 21. Beginning Nov. 30, the renovated ship will set sail for a season Down Under with 9- to 12-night South Pacific cruises from Sydney and visit exotic destinations, including Brisbane and Airlie Beach, Australia; Noumea and Mare, New Caledonia; and Mystery Island, Vanuatu. In 2020, Voyager will return to Singapore for her summer season from May to June, with a series of 3- to 5-night sailings to popular destinations in Southeast Asia.
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