Another Video of Virgin’s First Ever Cruise Ship Teases Open Decks

Virgin Voyages has again released a stunning rendering video of Scarlet Lady, the first Virgin cruise ship which will arrive in 2020.
While interior images were released by Richard Branson’s brainchild Virgin Voyages only a few months ago, the brand new video shows the outer decks and features that will be on them.
During christening ceremony at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard, founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages president and CEO Tom McAlpin announced the company will eliminate single-use plastics and focus on opportunities for women in jobs that historically have been dominated by men. Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises to Invest $500M to Renovate Fleet

More than $500 million is to be spent by Celebrity Cruises to upgrade the line’s fleet. The 12 cruise ships will get a refresh to their accommodation and culinary offerings.

The cruise line has engaged the British designer Kelly Hoppen- the mastermind behind the suite-class Retreat and the spa on Celebrity Edge- to design these features on the Millennium and Solstice ships. Continue reading

SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean Say Goodbye to Plastic Straws and Bags

A few weeks ago, a pilot whale died off Thailand with 80 plastic bags in its digestive system. The whale had swallowed 17 pounds of garbage.

As a result, three major companies, SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean, have vowed to remove plastic straws and bags from their properties.

According to Washingtonpost.

Disney Continues to Base Two Largest Ships at Port Canaveral through 2019

Disney Dream Cruise

Disney Cruise Line’s two biggest ships, the Dream and the Fantasy, will continue to be based at Port Canaveral through the end of 2019, the cruise line announced a few days ago.

Port Canaveral is an appealing cruise port for Disney Cruise Line because it is the closest port to the Walt Disney World theme park complex in Orlando. Disney passengers prefer combining their cruises with a visit to Disney World. 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.

Read the whole story at USAToday.