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.
The 2000-built cruise ship Celebrity Millennium has emerged from dry dock in Singapore following an extensive refurbishment, part of the cruise line’s $500 million Celebrity Revolution project.
The 2,038-passenger cruise ship is the first in the Celebrity Cruises fleet to undergo the Celebrity Revolution. The ship emerged from dry dock with the cruise line’s new livery, featuring a dark blue hull, like that seen on the cruise line’s newest ship, Celebrity Edge.
Princess Cruises has added tea and coffee making facilities to all guest staterooms on board the cruise line’s 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess.
The ship arrived in Southampton for the first time earlier this year following an extensive two-week refurbishment in dry dock in Singapore. Sapphire Princess offers no-fly cruises from Southampton until October 2018 and will return to Southampton offering cruises between April and October 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the completed refurbishments of three ships, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Star, further showcasing its commitment to extraordinary quality and the guest experience.
As part of The Norwegian Edge®, the company’s program designed to elevate the standard of excellence across its fleet, the revitalized ships now feature new designs and venues including Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant; the adults-only enclave, Spice H2O; and Syd Norman’s Pour House – an American rock ‘n’ roll bar and lounge, which makes its debut aboard Norwegian Breakaway.