Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Largest Cruise Ship in the World

Symphony of the Seas, the world’s newest mega-ship, was handed over by STX France to Royal Caribbean International after the traditional flag-changing ceremony led by Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of the cruise ship operator, and General Manager of French shipbuilder STX Laurent Castaing. The maritime ritual symbolizes the ship’s official delivery from the shipbuilder to US giant Royal Caribbean. Continue reading

Luxury Line Silversea Announced First World Voyage to all Seven Continents

Luxury line Silversea plans to offer a unique 140-day trip on their Silver Whisper ship, making stops all over the world.

The 140-day voyage on the all-suite 382-passenger Silver Whisper will start January 6, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale and include stops at 62 ports in 32 countries. It will end May 25, 2020 in Amsterdam.

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Carnival Horizon Getting Final Touches

Florida-bound Carnival Horizon construction is in the final stages.

Carnival Horizon is arriving in just a few months. The cruise ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyards in Italy and it is slated to debut April 2, 2018.

Carnival Cruise Line will officially take possession of its new Vista-class ship in just over a month and the final touches are taking shape. Continue reading

The Force Returns to Sea: More ‘Star Wars’ Cruises

Disney plans more ‘Star Wars’ cruises for 2018 and 2019.

Grab your lightsabers, because Disney Cruise Line is planning more Star Wars Day at Sea.

Star Wars Day at Sea is scheduled to return to Disney Cruise Line with 15 sailings on the Disney Fantasy only for 2018. The itineraries include a seven-day Eastern or Western Caribbean trip leaving from Port Canaveral. Moreover, the company recently announced more dates for 7-night Caribbean cruises in 2019. If you are a Star Wars fan, you have more chances to pay between $3,000 and $10,000 for VIP Star Wars experiences on a cruise. Continue reading

New Attractions Coming to Mariner of the Seas: A Virtual Reality Trampoline Lets Passengers Walk on the Moon

Revamp of Royal Caribbean ship will add virtual reality trampoline.

New features coming to Mariner of the Seas as part of a $90 million refurbishment this year, revealed Royal Caribbean a few days ago.

The cruise line that boasts the largest cruise ships at sea is sending Mariner of the Seas into drydock for $90 million refurbishments that will add new features to the ship: a new attraction called the Sky Pad- virtual reality, bungee jump, and trampoline. There will be other facilities like a new sports bar, Tiki bar, water slides, restaurants and more. Continue reading