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Latest News...Special celebrations were held Saturday in Savona for the naming ceremony of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises' new flagship, powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The ship's godmother and star of the event was international celebrity Penélope Cruz, who performed the ribbon-cutting duties with the traditional breaking of the bottle against the bow of the ship in the presence of the Master of Costa Smeralda, Paolo Benini. Also starring at the celebration was the Italian multi-starred chef Bruno Barbieri, who personally ...
Latest News... Celebrity Apex returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, over the weekend following a very successful first sea trial. As anticipated, the Celebrity Cruises ship followed in the footsteps of its Edge Series sister ship, the award-winning Celebrity Edge, far surpassing performance expectations. The trial, conducted between February 4 – 8, 2020, in the Bay of Biscay near the shipyard, was overseen by more than 50 crew members...
Latest News...Hurtigruten has announced a history-making event: The world's first hybrid electric–powered expedition ship, Hurtigruten's own MS Roald Amundsen, has traveled the furthest south of any company ship in the expedition cruise line's 127 years of business. After crossing the Antarctic Circle earlier this week, Captain Torry Sakkariassen and his crew continued south; on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:14 PM Antarctica time, MS Roald Amundsen reached the ice edge at 70º south....
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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