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Seabourn Ovation is one step closer to her April launch

The new Seabourn Ovation is a step closer to launching with the cruise line confirming their latest vessel has just completed her first round of sea trials. She’ll debut in April 2018 and will have […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 22 2018
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Cruise lines continue to call at Barcelona despite terror attacks

In the wake of the horrific attack in Barcelona where a van mowed down pedestrians on Las Ramblas, major cruise lines have said they will continue with city visits. Barcelona is a major port for […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 18 2017
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European cities move to ban cruise ships

The debate about tourism and preservation has caused friction in many historical European cities, with local residents concerned that huge influxes of tourists will destroy their city. Most recently, activist groups in Venice in Italy, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 17 2017
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Carnival to build second Barcelona port

Carnival Corporation has signed a deal to build and operate its second private cruise terminal in Barcelona. The €30 million (more than AU$45 million) deal for one of the busiest cruise ports in the world is set […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 29 2015
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MSC Cruises starts construction on first megaship

MSC Cruises has laid the first steel for its new Vista generation of megaships during a ceremony in Saint-Nazaire in France. The MSC Meraviglia which will be able to carrying up to 5,700 guests, is […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 21 2015
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MSC’s wine-themed cruises around the Med

MSC is delighting cruisers’ palates at sea, with the launch of three wine-themed cruises. The seven-night ‘On The Wine Routes’ cruises on MSC Splendida departs from Genoa, Italy on 2 and 9 November and 14 […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 14 2014
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Windstar christens luxury yacht, Star Pride

Seabourn Pride officially became Star Pride yesterday, as Windstar christened the first of its three new luxury yachts. The line purchased the ship along with Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend from Seabourn Cruise Line last […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 6 2014
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Cruise lines respond to Venice’s large ship ban

Major cruise lines will start to replace their larger ships out of Venice next year. This follows a decision by an Italian court to suspend the ban until a hearing in June this year. The […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 20 2014
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9 best repositioning cruises

Thinking of a relaxing holiday? Maybe a cruise? Want to save a few dollars but avoid getting on and off on a daily basis? Then a repositioning cruise is probably for you. What is a […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 28 2014
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Allure to Europe

The world’s largest ship is leaving the Caribbean for the first time and heading to Europe. After five years of being based in Fort Lauderdale, Allure of the Seas will sail to Europe in May […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 6 2014
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More than a little ray of Sunshine unveiled for Carnival

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced additional features aboard Carnival Sunshine in the biggest ship makeover the line has ever seen. Entering a 49-day dry dock in Italy next year, the makeover will cost the line USD$155 million […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 13 2012