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Anthem of the Seas ready for launch

Royal Caribbean’s CEO and Chairman, Richard Fain, has been handed the keys to the line’s new ship, Anthem of the Seas, by Meyer Werft Shipyard’s… 414 more words

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Viking’s ocean venture becomes official

A new and different cruise line is about to take to the seas. Viking Ocean Cruises and its first ship, the Viking Star, has the distinction of being the newest ocean cruise line, setting sail April 11. 649 more words

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Norwegian, Carnival test new charges

Last week I mentioned that Norwegian is testing reaction to a service fee for room service delivery described as a “convenience charge”

The fee is $7.95 per order on the… 273 more words

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Diamond Princess: Jewel of Japan

While some ships heading to Asia are market-specific (China) to a country’s citizens, Princess Cruises is offering a wide variety for both locals and its North American and European passengers in 2016, focussing on Japan. 412 more words

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St. Lawrence improvements a wake-up call

You have to hand it to an organization called Cruise St. Lawrence (CSL). It has convinced the Government of Quebec to come up with $55 million (Cdn) to finance cruise terminal improvements in… 315 more words

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Sneak preview of Koningsdam in Caribbean

Koningsdam, the new flagship for Holland America, will homeport at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale for the 2016-17 winter cruise season. However, if you want to sail on one of the new ship’s early cruises you’ll have to go to Europe as that’s where the… 373 more words

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Uniworld's Maria Theresa, a design of beauty

Uniworld’s newest river cruiser Maria Theresa, described as one of the most beautiful river ships anywhere, was christened last week in Amsterdam.

The vessel’s design was overseen by Beatrice Tollman, President and founder of Uniworld’s sister company, … 249 more words

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