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.
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.
The 100 day countdown to the launch of MSC Bellissima began with the new MSC Cruises flagship to be named in Southampton, UK on 02 March 2019.
With a maximum capacity of 5,686 guests and gross tonnage of 171,598, MSC Bellissima will be the biggest ship to be named in Southampton and will certainly live up to her name meaning “most beautiful” by offering guests a beautiful and memorable cruise experience.
Not one but two cruise ships are to take shelter at the Port of Poole in Dorset as Storm Bronagh moves towards the United Kingdom.
The storm will develop across Wales and south-west England during the late hours of 20 September 2018, before moving eastwards during the 21 September, bringing gusts of wind up to 65mph in places.
Saga Cruises has announced that its first ever new-build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, will be named in its home port of Dover on 05 July 2019.
The boutique luxury cruise ship will be the first cruise ship to be christened in Dover for more than a decade, following the completion of stages 1&2 of the £250 million redevelopment of Dover Western Docks.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that its second Edge-class ship, Celebrity Apex which is due to launch in April 2020, will debut in Southampton.
The ship which is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France will also be christened in Southampton.
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.
The Royal Air Force Red Arrows performed a stunning aerobatic display above the Cunard fleet off the coast of the Isle of Wight in the Solent on 10 August 2018.
The cruise line’s iconic flagship Queen Mary 2 and her sister ships Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth met in Southampton for the first time in three years.
P&O Cruises has announced that its new flagship, Iona which is set to launch in 2020 will cruise to the Norwegian Fjords during its inaugural season.
Iona is the largest cruise ship ever specifically designed for the British cruise market. The vessel will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) making it the most environmentally friendly ship ever built for P&O Cruises.
Cunard Line has announced that the Royal Air Force Red Arrows will be completing a smoke fly over its Three Queens in the Solent on 10 August 2018.
The cruise line’s three iconic ships, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and the flagship Queen Mary 2 will all be docked in Southampton. The ships are scheduled to depart their berths at Southampton from 17:30 on wards.