The First Ferrari-Themed Race Track at Sea Aboard the Brand New Norwegian Joy

A two-level Ferrari-themed course aboard the brand new Norwegian Joy was unveiled just a few days ago.
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line announced a new partnership with Scuderia Ferrari that includes the development of a Ferrari-themed race on the top deck of the soon-to-debut Norwegian Joy. Scuderia Ferrari is the racing division of Italian carmaker.
The 3,850-passenger vessel that is designed specifically for the Chinese market also will feature a retail store next to the track that sells Scuderia Ferrari watches.
Located at the top of the luxury cruise ship, the Ferrari race track will accommodate up to 10 drivers who will be able to take a spin in electric go-carts at a time.

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Take the Piste: Royal Caribbean Unveiles World’s First Cruise Ship with Ski Slope

Anyone torn between a ski or a cruise break?

If you haven’t made up your mind yet, Royal Caribbean will do it for you.

The Miami-based cruise line has unveiled plans to push the boundaries of extraordinary even further with a new jaw-dropping, future-of-cruise ship, a fifth Oasis Class ship dubbed “Piste of the Seas” the world’s first ski resort at sea, featuring five real snow runs, a lift and après-ski restaurants, bars and spa. Continue reading

World’s New Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Miami Next Year

Royal Caribbean announced that its newest and largest Oasis-class ship will be named Symphony of the Seas. The announcement was made at a press conference a few days ago, prior to the groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new Terminal A at PortMiami. Continue reading

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to Get a Significant Makeover

Cunard have revealed they are investing over $40 million in the refit of one of their three queens: the nine-year-old Queen Victoria. The ship enters a dry dock in early May for a month-long refurbishment that will include the addition of new Britannia Club cabins. Britannia Club cabins come with their own private restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are already available on Cunard’s sisters, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth.

The new colour scheme with its signature Cunard purple will take inspiration from the line’s history. The improvements will raise the double-occupancy capacity from 2,020 to 2,088, the senior vice president of Cunard North America Josh Liebowitz said at a press conference.

An intimate restaurant and 43 spacious Britannia Club cabins will be added in a prime mid-ship location and they will be in a configuration similar to Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.

The refreshed cabins will feature newly-designed carpets and soft furnishings, as well as new flat screen TVs.

The refurbishment of Queen Victoria takes place at a Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy,  and also will include a complete re-design of the majestic Grand Suites and several Penthouses aboard.

The Grand Suites, that are named Aquitania, Berengaria, Mauretania and Laconia suites, will boast a new purple color scheme. Each of the suites will measure almost 1,500 square feet. There are five new Penthouse Suites on Deck 8 that will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and bathrooms with natural light.

The makeover of Queen Victoria comes less than a year after a massive, $130 million overhaul of Queen Mary 2.

Jet Skiers Rescued Just Before Carnival Magic Runs Over Them

A Port Canaveral harbor pilot and a Brevard County marine unit saved a couple of jet skiers on spring break from a nearly tragic situation late Saturday afternoon.
Two young women from Princeton, West Virginia were enjoying their spring break in Port Canaveral when their vacation nearly turned to a catastrophe. Continue reading