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P&O Cruises officially welcomes new ship Arvia to the fleet

At an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard today, Thursday December 15, 2022, P&O Cruises took ownership of Arvia, the latest addition to its fleet and, similar to its sister ship Iona, the largest cruise ship ever built

Posted in Cruise News, P&O Cruises

MSC Cruises Takes Delivery Of New Flagship MSC Seascape

MSC Cruises has officially taken delivery of its new fun-filled flagship, the striking MSC Seascape – the largest cruise ship to be built in Italy.  The delivery took place in the presence of Gianluigi Aponte, the shipowner as well as Founder and

Posted in Cruise News, MSC Cruises

Holland America Line Introduces Exclusive ‘De Lijn’ Gin in Honour of 150th Anniversary

Gin has been an anchor in Holland America Line’s history dating back to the company’s inception, and to celebrate that 150-year tradition the cruise line is debuting a new exclusive label of the spirit on board. Affectionately named De Lijn

Posted in Cruise News, Holland America Line

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis completes multi-million-pound refurbishment at Cammell Laird shipyard near Liverpool

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis has completed a multimillion-pound refurbishment programme at Cammell Laird shipyard, Birkenhead, becoming the first cruise liner to undergo work at the site for over 25 years. Borealis arrived on 28th October, for a 14-day refurbishment, including steel repairs, an

Posted in Cruise News, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

MSC Cruises Introduces The Future Of Cruising With Official Launch Of MSC World Europa 

MSC Cruises hosts the Naming Ceremony of its newest flagship MSC World Europa at the brand-new Grand Cruise Terminal in Doha, Qatar. Together with partners Qatar Airways, the celebrations are part of MSC’s overall commitment to Qatar, reinforcing its commitment to supporting

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The Maritime Skills Academy – A Behind The Scenes Taster On Mandatory Crew Training Courses

As passengers, when we cruise, one of the first things we must observe is the muster drill. We watch the video and sign-in at our respective muster stations, and then we never think about it again. It’s in place for

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Posted in Cruise Ship Mechanics, Cruise Ships, Off Topic, Safety Onboard

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils two new shorter sailings to India and Singapore or Japan, USA and Mexico as part of 2023 Phileas Fogg adventure

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils two new shorter sailings to India and Singapore or Japan, USA and Mexico as part of 2023 Phileas Fogg adventure

Explorers looking for their next adventure can take advantage of two new shorter sailings unveiled by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines today, as part of its ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ cruise in 2023 – with up to £300 per

Posted in Cruise News, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises’ Highly Anticipated Celebrity Beyond Sets Sail On Her Inaugural U.S. Sailing

Excitement and anticipation hung in the air as Celebrity Cruises’ G.O.A.T., and newest and most luxurious ship, Celebrity BeyondSM, set sail from Fort Lauderdale on Friday, kicking off her inaugural Caribbean season. Headlining the sailing’s highly-anticipated festivities was the ship’s

Posted in Celebrity Cruises, Cruise News

Northern Lights Expedition Cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions

My cruise aboard Hurtigruten Expeditions ‘MS MAUD’ was unlike any other cruise experience I’ve had, and in so many ways. Usually, I’d do a day-by-day account of the cruise, but if I tried that with Maud, I’d still be here

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Posted in Hurtigruten, New To Cruising, No Fly Cruises, Solo Cruising

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam Arrives in New York City on Historic Maiden Call

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam arrived at New York City yesterday morning on her maiden call to the city following a transatlantic crossing that departed Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Oct. 15. The ship is nearing the end of a 15-day cruise that

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Posted in Cruise News, Holland America Line
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