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Hilton Lake Como has a brand new rooftop bar

There are few places in the world as romantic and dazzling as Lake Como, and Hilton Lake Como has just unveiled a brand new location for you to sip sweet spirits and gaze over the […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 24 2023
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Hotel Castello di Reschio is opens for its third season with new experiences

Hotel Castello di Reschio three years ago converted itself from a 10th century castle into an extremely aesthetic hotel, and has just reopened for its third season. The new season comes bearing gifts, with a […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 24 2023
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MSC Cruises floats out its latest ship, the MSC Seaview

MSC Cruises has celebrated the float out of the MSC Seaview, its newest ship. MSC Seaview is the second of MSC Cruises’ Seaside generation of cruise ships, based on a highly-innovative prototype designed to bring guests closer to the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 24 2017
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Luxury ship Sea Dream I disabled by fire

A fire broke out onboard one of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships, rendering it entirely disabled. The Sea Dream I, built in 1984 and operated by SeaDream Yacht Club, caught fire on September 1 […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 5 2016
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MSC Cruises’ new offering

MSC Cruises has cut the first steel of its new generation of ships – the first of which being MSC Seaside – in Italy. MSC Seaside – at an estimated cost of £700 million (AUD$1,423,183,791) – will […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 23 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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Big cruise ship ban in Venice is back on

Large cruise ships will be banned from sailing down Venice’s lagoon as the Italian government goes ahead with plans to reduce water traffic in the city. Environmentalists have pushed for a ban on mass-market ships […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 11 2014
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Italian authorities uncover bone fragments on Concordia

Italian authorities are analysing bone fragments found in the Costa Concordia wreckage to determine whether they belong to 33-year-old Russel Rebello – the only victim whose body is yet to be recovered. Italy’s Civil Protection […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 11 2014
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Officials search for missing Costa Concordia waiter

Now that Costa Concordia has arrived at the scrapyard, officials have resumed searching for the missing body of a waiter who died when the ship sunk off the coast of Giglio in January 2012. Russel […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 29 2014