One of the Most Luxurious Cruise Ships Ever Built Christened in Monaco

The year’s most luxurious new cruise ship was christened in Monaco a few days ago.
Silver Muse is the latest and largest ship from ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea and first new ship for the company since 2009.
The 17-year-old Costanza Lefebvre, named the ship’s godmother, undertook the christening honors by breaking a bottle of champagne against the bow. The girl is the daughter of Silversea chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio. The official ceremony featured an address by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who wished the new ship fair winds and fair seas
Among the guests attending the christening ceremony were Silversea Cruises’ Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and company CEO Roberto Martinoli.
Constructed at a Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste in Italy, Muse is being pronounced one of the most luxurious cruise ships ever built. The mid-sized vessel at 40,700 gross tons accommodates 596 guests and 411 crew.

 

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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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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

Majesty of the Seas Held at Port Canaveral

The Majesty of the Seas remains docked at Port Canaveral after Coast Guard inspectors find out ‘multiple’ safety issues on board the ship.
The issues were discovered Monday during a routine annual safety inspection aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Dickinson said. He added the delay had to do with the life-saving equipment aboard the ship, not the engine. Continue reading