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First call for AIDAbella to Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai – AIDAbella visits China’s megacity Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai’s famous skyline, before the ship docked at the International Cruise Terminal at around 6.30 a.m. [xyz-ihs snippet=”cmeet2-fold”] AIDAbella will remain from April 2 to 4, 2017,…

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Keel-laying ceremony for MS Nieuw Statendam

New ship to join MS Koningsdam in late 2018 Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-passenger MS Nieuw Statendam at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy last week. A block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The second Pinnacle-class ship is scheduled for delivery…

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Royal Caribbean Wants to Give a Team of Thrill Seekers a Trip Around the World

#AdventureSquad Challenge Invites Consumers to Compete for Title of “World’s Most Adventurous Squad” Royal Caribbean International, the world’s most adventurous cruise line, is on the lookout for the “World’s Most Adventurous Squad.” The #AdventureSquad social media contest will challenge explorers and aspiring Instagram stars to act on their wanderlust and prove that their adventurousness is…

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Symphony of the Seas March 2017 construction update

Symphony gets her bow fitted Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas finally has her bow – in these new photos taken in late March 2017 (directly from the shipyard at STX France, St. Nazaire), you can see the progress being made on the main hull and superstructure of the ship is nearing completion. The 16-deck 230,000…

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Royal Caribbean announces 2018 European Odysseys

Additional ship to join Indy in Southampton Royal Caribbean International invites travellers to come seek Europe like never before with its 2018 European deployment, headlined by the fleet’s newest ship Symphony of the Seas  ̶  the world’s largest and most adventure-filled cruise ship.  The global cruise line also will introduce a brand new port-of-call for…

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Queen Victoria 2017 refurbishment plans

Cunard Line ship due £34m refurbishment Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria will undergo a refurbishment after finishing her Cunard World Voyage in May 2017. From 5 May to 4 June, she will enter dry dock for a partial refit at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily. This comprises an upgraded and increased choice of staterooms, new Britannia…

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Royal Caribbean announces new Alaska 2018-2019 cruises

UK/Irish holidaymakers see 10 new extraordinary cruisetours announced for Alaska Royal Caribbean has unveiled its strongest lineup yet of Alaskan itineraries in 2018-19, where guests of all ages can experience breathtaking expeditions on the world’s best holiday for adventure seekers, set against the backdrop of America’s most picturesque shoreline landscape. What’s more, UK and Irish…