On October 22, 2015, Norwegian Cruise Line officially took delivery of its newest and largest ship to-date: the 164,600 gt Norwegian Escape. Built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, Norwegian Escape is the first ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s new “Breakaway Plus” class of ships. Larger derivatives of 2013’s Norwegian Breakaway and her… [Read More]
The launch of Azamara Club Cruises back in 2007 came almost as a complete surprise. Originally intended to be part of the Celebrity Cruises fleet, the two ships that would come to form the backbone of the Azamara fleet were suddenly repainted and rebranded. Two former R-Class ships built for Renaissance Cruises, the Azamara Journey… [Read More]
Now is the time to plan a Norwegian Fjords cruise for 2016, as they do fill up rapidly, this being one of Europe’s most popular cruise destinations. The weather is cool, the scenery fascinating and there is a serenity that makes the Norwegian fjords a true nature lover’s experience. Norway is one of the world’s… [Read More]
Come along with me to explore the Greek island of Corfu, the second largest of the Ionian Islands, on foot, on bikes and by four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Sailing Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper in the Caribbean When most of us picture the Caribbean, we envision a row of mega-liners docked side-by-side in ports of call like St. Thomas or Philipsburg. To believe a few of the mainstream cruise lines, you’d think the average person is terrified of the ocean and is incapable of… [Read More]
Regent Seven Seas has been forthright and honest about it: The company fully intends to make its upcoming ship the most luxurious cruise ship afloat. The long-standing luxury line isn’t just going gunning for one particular ship; Regent wants to leapfrog Silversea, Seabourn and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, whose Europa and Europa 2 have held top-honours in… [Read More]
Cruise ships these days are a lot like iPhones: They’re out of date in six months. What’s more, plenty of fuss is made about the latest and greatest cruise ships to be introduced every year. Next year is no exception, with megaliners like Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista and Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas… [Read More]
Today is an important day in the history of ultra-luxury line Silversea and its forthcoming new flagship, the 596-guest Silver Muse. Today, bookings opened to the general public for her maiden season that will begin in the Spring of 2017. Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s chairman, remarked that, “We are creating the ultimate boutique ship at… [Read More]