A Suite the Size of a House Aboard the Seven Seas Explorer

800px-Osaka_Seven-Seas-Mariner07s3872The first building block of the Seven Seas Explorer was placed during a special keel laying ceremony held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy only a month ago. The ceremony marked a significant milestone in the creation of the most luxurious ship ever built. With the estimated investment of $450 million for the construction, it is currently the most expensive cruise liner as well. The financing is provided by Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.

During the sophisticated ceremony, a black Rolls Royce Phantom delivered Continue reading

Revitalized Freedom of the Seas returns to Port Canaveral

800px-Freedom_of_the_Seas_(ship,_2007)_001The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas returns to Port Canaveral after it underwent a 24-day dry dock refurbishment at Grand Bahama Shpyard in January 2015.

Only three years ago, the first of the Freedom class of ships, Freedom of the Seas, was the Guiness World Records holder for the largest cruise ship in the world. It is still the largest and most innovative cruise ship sailing from Port Canaveral. Continue reading

Widow sells home to live full-time on luxury cruise ship

800px-Crystal_Serenity_02Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old widow from Florida, sold her five-bedroom home on 10 acres in the area of Fort Lauderdale and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident for only $164,000 a year, according to Florida Today.

The widow used to love cruising with her husband and she promised him she would keep on the tradition. After her husband passed away, she took her daughter’s advice, decided to be on the move and to see the world while living in the lap of luxury. Continue reading

Snow is in the forecast aboard the new Norwegian cruise ship

800px-Norwegian_Cruise_Line_Norwegian_Spirit_05Details about the unique offerings coming aboard the new Norwegian Escape have been slowly released.

The cruise ship, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, will feature its first ever room full of snow. Dubbed Snow Room, the new feature is part of the Mandara Spa’s Thermal Suite, which Norwegian Cruise Line is billing as the largest at sea.

The arctic oasis, Snow Room, will range in temperature from 21 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit and Continue reading

Disney Magic crew rescues Royal Caribbean passenger

554px-Lifebelt_in_WaterDisney Magic crew has staged a dramatic rescue of a guest on Royal Caribbean ship Oasis of the Seas who fell overboard from his liner during a luxury cruise and then holidaymakers spot him in water.

The incident happened last Thursday morning. The 22-year-old man was a guest of the world’s largest cruise ship, when suddenly he fell overboard just outside of Cozumel in Mexico. Luckily, the man was spotted by Scott Campbell, a passenger on board the Disney Magic, a Port Canaveral-based cruise ship, that was approaching the port for a scheduled port-of-call stop. Continue reading