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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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

Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Ship Class Named Project Leonardo

Norwegian Cruise Line has named its new class of ships the Leonardo Project.

Although the cruise operator first announced its next generation project in February 2016, the company announced the name and showed first images at Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 in Fort Lauderdale only a few days ago. The Leonardo Project will consist of four ships, which will be built by Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. 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.