Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Paradise returned to service on 30 October 2023, in Tampa, Florida, after an extensive refurbishment project.
The project included upgrades to onboard spaces like Serenity Adult-Only Retreat and the ship’s casino, as part of a 16-day dry dock that took place in Freeport, Bahamas.
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Ambassador Cruise Line, the UK’s leading premium value, no-fly cruise line, is launching its second lady of the sea, Ambition, at an official Gala Event this evening hosted by CEO Christian Verhounig and Godmother Shirley Robertson OBE.
After an evening of celebrations, Ambition’s first guests will depart from Newcastle tomorrow (12 May 2023), travelling on her maiden voyage up to Dundee before heading to sunnier climes during her 14-night Hidden Gems of France and Spain inaugural sailing.
Britain’s newest cruise operator, Ambassador Cruise Line, is gearing up the celebrate the official launch of its second ship, Ambition.
Originally built in 1999, the 41,123 gross tonne ship has undergone a full refurbishment at the Bremerhaven shipyard in Germany, ahead of its first voyage with Ambassador Cruise Line. The upgrades took six weeks to complete, and included painting the ships new livery and the installation of state-of-the-art environmental features.
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Signalling its confidence in the British tourism and cruise market, Ambassador Cruise Line has announced the purchase of its second ship, to be named Ambition, entering service in 2023.
Ambition, like her sister ship Ambience will offer no-fly sailings predominantly targeting the 50-plus market with a premium-value, authentic cruise experience. In addition to London Tilbury, she will also offer a summer 2023 programme of regional departures from ports such as Newcastle, Dundee, Belfast, Liverpool, Bristol and Falmouth, enabling guests across the UK to have a shorter distance to travel before experiencing Ambassador’s onboard service. The full programme is being finalised and will be on sale from Q2 2022.
Beginning March 26, 2022, SeaDream Yacht Club's yacht SeaDream I will undergo a dramatic renovation mirroring the SeaDream II modernization completed in January 2022.
“This project entails a total investment of more than $10 million and reflects SeaDream’s continued commitment to our guests’ comfort and optimal convenience,” says Andreas Brynestad of SeaDream Yacht Club. “During these unprecedented times, as the travel industry navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, we have spared no expense in our mission to deliver an elevated guest experience. We believe the time is ripe to put our investment dollars toward the evolution of SeaDream yachting.”
The latest additional to the Celestyal Cruises fleet, the 53,049 gross tonne Celestyal Experience, has been given its new livery whilst docked in Piraeus, Greece.
The ship transferred to the cruise line from Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises brand earlier this summer. Built in 1993 and launched as Costa Romantica, the ship was later extensively refurbished in November 2011 and named Costa neoRomantica.
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MSC Cruises has announced that it will be lengthening MSC Magnifica and basing the newly enhanced ship in Southampton for summer 2021.
According to MSC Cruises announcement demonstrates the cruise line’s commitment to the UK cruise market.
Phoenix Reisen christened the newest addition to its fleet, Amera, at a ceremony on the quayside in Bremerhaven, Germany on 16 August 2019.
The 1988-built ship was formerly Prinsendam, which was operated by Holland America Line. The ship was handed over to Phoenix Reisen in July and underwent a €25 million refurbishment.
The ship that revolutionized the cruise industry, Oasis of the Seas, marks its 10-year anniversary with a larger-than-ever, $165 million amplification.
The first to introduce the unique seven-neighborhood concept and one-of-a-kind AquaTheater entertainment venue, Royal Caribbean International’s original gamechanger will set a new standard for family vacations with first-to-brand experiences and the latest Royal Caribbean hits.
Princess Cruises has announced that the 3,112-passenger Caribbean Princess will be the first cruise ship in the fleet to feature a brand new family-friendly splash zone.
The Reef Family Splash Zone will be added to the ship during its dry dock, scheduled to begin in May 2019. When the ship emerges, it will be the first in the Princess Cruises fleet to feature the new family-friendly venue.