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Excursion Focus: Zipline at Labadee - Royal Caribbean Blog (blog)

Excursion Focus: Zipline at Labadee - Royal Caribbean Blog (blog) | Cruiseable Digest | Scoop.it
Royal Caribbean Blog (blog) Excursion Focus: Zipline at Labadee Royal Caribbean Blog (blog) Perhaps no other shore excursion on Royal Caribbean's private destination of Labadee is as exciting and well-known as the Dragon's Breath Flight Line zip...
Walter Christens insight:

The first time I was at Labadee there was not much there except for some trees and lounge chairs.  That was many years ago.  Times have changed.  Although I am not the zip line type, I did enjoy watching many people flying down the zip line.  There is so much to see and do on Labadee.  My personal favorite is the Kayak tour. 

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Princess Cruises: 50th Anniversary + What's New in 2015

Princess Cruises: 50th Anniversary + What's New in 2015 | Cruiseable Digest | Scoop.it

Princess Cruises celebrates 50 Years

Walter Christens insight:

Princess Cruises was started in 1965.  The industry has changed considerably in that time, but Princess has been keeping up with the times.   

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Luxury liners meet in Southampton to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary - Daily Mail

Luxury liners meet in Southampton to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary - Daily Mail | Cruiseable Digest | Scoop.it
It is the first time the three ships - the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria - have sailed together in daylight from Cunard’s home port on the southern coast of Britain.
Giacomo Ballis insight:

This is an amazing event for Cunard. See the three ships sail together.

Giacomo Balli's curator insight, May 12, 2015 3:25 PM

This is an amazing event for Cunard. See the three ships sail together.

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MSC CRUISES REVEALS FIRST DETAILS OF NEW, ULTRAMODERN “SEASIDE” CLASS SHIP

MSC CRUISES REVEALS FIRST DETAILS OF NEW, ULTRAMODERN “SEASIDE” CLASS SHIP | Cruiseable Digest | Scoop.it
New ship to be named MSC Seaside; Sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean; and feature most interactive aqua park at sea


In addition, MSC Cruises announced that its Miami-based cruise operations will benefit from a newly renovated and expanded dedicated berth and terminal at PortMiami – a testament to the company’s growing ambitions in the North American market and to providing guests with the best service possible.


Following the first ship’s delivery from the shipyard, MSC Seaside will make her way to Miami for MSC Cruises’ first ever christening ceremony in the U.S. to take place in late 2017.


“The Seaside class of ships is part of MSC Cruises’ $5.3 billion fleet expansion plan that will allow the company to double its capacity by 2022,” said Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises. “Today is a very exciting day for the company as this is the first major announcement related to the company’s new builds and demonstrates our enthusiasm and long-term commitment to continuing to expand our presence in North America.”


With a gross tonnage of 154,000 tons and the ability to accommodate up to 4,140 guests at double occupancy, MSC Seaside will be the largest cruise ship ever built by Fincantieri shipyards. The ship will offer a vast range of popular itineraries from Miami to the Caribbean.

“MSC Cruises has the unique opportunity to provide North American guests with a ‘Mediterranean Style Cruise’ experience that no other line is able to offer, and guests from around the world a unique setting as it sails to the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean” added Onorato. “Since bringing MSC Divina to Miami in November 2013, we’ve seen significant demand from consumers in the product, excellent support from our travel agent partners and the growing need for additional MSC Cruises’ ships in the market.”


As part of a first look at what MSC Seaside will offer on board, the company also unveiled that the ship will boast the most interactive and originally-designed aqua park at sea with five water slides and attractions for all ages. The park is being built by WhiteWater West Industries of Canada, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of waterpark attractions globally.

Walter Christens insight:

A fantastic announcement from MSC Cruises for cruising out of the port of Miami in 2017.  The Multi Story Aqua part looks awesome with Slideboarding,  Dueling high speed aquatubes, an area dedicated for children, and an adventure trail. 


You can see the Cruiseable staffs look at the current ships from MSC Cruises here


https://cruiseable.com/mainstream-cruise-ships#/msc


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Seven Holland America Line Ships Offer More Ways to Experience the Panama Canal in 2015–16

Seven Holland America Line Ships Offer More Ways to Experience the Panama Canal in 2015–16 | Cruiseable Digest | Scoop.it
Six Holland America Line ships will sail 11 full transits of the Panama Canal and one ship will offer 14 itineraries that feature both the southern Caribbean and partial transits during fall 2015 through spring 2016.
JD Lasicas insight:

The Holland America blog outlines the cruise line's sailings through the canal over the next year. Everyone I've talked to says the transits through the canal was one of their top cruise experiences — ever.


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