Virgin Voyages has released several designs and images of their RockStar Suites. The exciting brand new, game-changer cruise line is throwing out traditional clichés on luxury and formalities, instead bringing Rebellious Luxe to life at sea with their RockStar Suites designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio as the pinnacle of that experience.
Virgin Voyages first ship, Scarlet Lady, set to debut in 2020, will feature a total of 78 RockStar Suites, all located on the top decks and will feature private balconies. The RockStar Suites have been designed to maximize ocean views and many will have ‘peek-a-boo’ showers with an inset window overlooking the ocean. The suite accommodations will feature mood lighting that automatically adjusts throughout the day.
Cunard has introduced a new dining concept across its fleet of three ships. The new concept, ‘Steakhouse at the Verandah’ was trialed aboard the company’s flagship, Queen Mary 2 but has now been introduced on board Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.
The ships’ teams of chefs have curated a menu which takes influence from both sides of the Atlantic, showcasing Prime USDA grain finished New York Strip steak, Maine lobster and Alaskan king crab, as well as dishes celebrating British provenance such as Scotch grass fed dry aged beef and Salt Marsh lamb rack. The new menu also features offerings from other destinations further away such as renowned Wagyu Beef from Australia also feature.
Oceania Cruises has announced plans to build two brand new cruise ships. The new Allura Class ships will be constructed at the Fincantieri Shipyard, in Trieste, Italy.
The cruise line currently has plans to build two ships, with first expected to launch in 2022, whilst the second ship will debut in 2025. The last new-build cruise ship for Ocean Cruises was Riviera, which launched in 2012.
MSC Grandiosa has been floated out at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, where the ship is currently under construction.
The 181,000 gross tonne ship was moved to a wet dock, where work will continue on the ship until it is delivered to MSC Cruises in October 2019.
The latest addition to the AIDA Cruises fleet, AIDAnova set sail on its maiden voyage from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain on 19 December 2018.
The ship was delivered to AIDA Cruises by the Meyer Werft shipyard on 12 December 2018 in Bremerhaven, Germany. AIDAnova was originally due to be delivery to the cruise line in November but due to continued delays some cruises had to be cancelled as a result.
MSC Bellissima has set sail from the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France on her first set of sea trials.
The ship left the shipyard on the morning on 19 December 2018. The ship will return to the shipyard later this month before setting sail on further sea trials in 2019 ahead of its delivery.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its new cruise ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut in 2020 will features the first-ever roller coasters at sea.
The ride will provide guests with unforgettable views and a unique open-air thrill ride high above the ocean waves. The industry-first ride will be built Munich-based Maurer Rides.
For the first time ever, Royal Caribbean International will offer cruises from Cape Liberty, New Jersey on one of its Oasis Class cruise ships.
Oasis of the Seas will spend summer 2020 sailing from Cape Liberty, New Jersey. The ship will offer cruise in duration of four to seven-nights, including cruise itineraries to the Caribbean and Canada.
The latest addition to the AIDA Cruises fleet has been delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft on 12 December 2018 in Bremerhaven.
AIDAnova is the world’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered cruise ship. At 183,900 gross tonnes new ship is the largest ever built for the cruise line and the largest constructed by partner company, Carnival Corporation.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of the first XL-class ships due to be delivered in 2020. The 180,000 gross tonne ship will be named Carnival Mardi Gras.
Carnival Cruise Line revealed the name for its new flagship on the population game show Wheel of Fortune, which was broadcast nationwide across the United States.