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More Vegemite, less noodles for Ovation’s Australian stay

Ovation of the Seas is on her way to Australia (with a few stopovers along the way) and will be arriving in December. At the official launch function this week Royal Caribbean’s president and CEO […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 15 2016
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Star Clippers names new ship

Star Clippers has announced the name of its new ship to be launched at the end of 2017. SPV Flying Clipper will be the world’s largest square rigger and the largest ship of its kind […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 31 2016
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First look inside Scenic Spirit

The brand new Scenic Spirit has taken its maiden voyage on the Mekong River. The 34-suite luxury vessel has the largest suites on the river and a host of plush extras like a swimming pool, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 4 2016
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Evergreen to add two new Star Ships to its fleet in 2017

Evergreen Tours has announced it will increase its river fleet to seven in 2017 with the launch of two new Star Ships – Emerald Liberté and Emerald Radiance. Liberté will sail France’s Rhone and Saone rivers […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 16 2016
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More than 10,000 beds for P&O Cruises in 2017

P&O Cruises will add another 2,000 beds to its fleet in 2017 when Princess Cruises’ Dawn Princess joins the line. The new ship will bring the total fleet to six with 10,750 beds available. The […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 9 2015
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Dawn Princess to join the P&O fleet

Carnival Australia announced today that Princess Cruises’ Dawn Princess will join the P&O Australia fleet in May 2017. At 77,000 tonnes and with a passenger capacity of 2,000, Dawn Princess will be the largest ship […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 8 2015
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Silversea orders largest ship

Silversea has placed an order for its new ship Silver Muse – and has booked reliable Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri to get the job done right. “We have always had a special relationship with Fincantieri, since my father ordered from […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 2 2015
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Viking’s new ship floats out

Viking Ocean Cruises’ second ship – the 930-passenger Viking Sea – floated out of Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard on Thursday last week. “The day that a new ship first touches water is always a special day, […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 29 2015
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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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Quantum of the Seas ready for sea trials

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas will touch water for the first time on Saturday as the line floats the ship out of the shipyard. The 4,180-passenger ship will float out of Germany’s Meyer Werft’s […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 8 2014
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Princess Cruises orders a new cruise ship

Princess Cruises is expanding its fleet, with a brand new ship scheduled to enter service in 2017. The 143,000-tonne ship will be built by Italian company, Fincantieri, and will have similar features and design to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 31 2014