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Vantage Cruise Lines Announces First Small Ocean Cruising Ship

Vantage ship

Marking a major milestone in Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s history, Vantage Cruise Lines is expanding its fleet of world-class cruise ships with an intimately scaled ocean cruising ship, the Ocean Explorer, scheduled to launch in March 2021 for luxury global exploration. The Ocean Explorer’s sister ship, the Ocean Odyssey, is set to launch in 2022. For more information, the deck…

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Costa Cruises Celebrates Float-Out of Newest Ship, Costa Smeralda

costa smeralda ship

Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company and cruise operator, today celebrated the official float-out ceremony of its new ship, Costa Smeralda, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world. As part of today’s float-out ceremony, the new Costa flagship officially reached the sea…

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Virgin Voyages Sailings Now Open for Bookings

Beach Club at Bimini

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin announced today that Virgin Voyages is officially open for business, with the company’s first ship the Scarlet Lady, now open for bookings for her inaugural season with voyages departing from April 1 through October 25, 2020 now on sale. Will offer a cheeky and cheerful approach…

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Halong Bay Welcomes Its Most Luxurious Day Cruise Ever

Paradise Cruise

The creator of Halong Bay’s finest cruise experiences is charting new waters with the launch of a lavish day trip replete with private cabins, an onboard spa and cooking classes. Anticipating an influx of travellers after the opening of a new highway between Hanoi and Halong Bay and the new Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province, Paradise Cruise’s…

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Viking Takes Delivery of Sixth Ocean Ship

Viking Jupiter

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has taken delivery of Viking Jupiter®, the company’s sixth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On February 16, Viking Jupiter will be the first in Viking’s fleet to sail the Journey to Antiquities itinerary, a new itinerary sailing between Athens and Rome offering guests…

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Virgin Voyages Reveals Unique Cabin Design for First Ship, Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages Cabin night

Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry, has released itinerary details and cabin designs for the company’s first ship, Scarlet Lady. With four and five night voyages to the Caribbean, Sailors will set sail in sleek uber yacht style with Virgin Voyages’ patent pending cabin design featuring the Seabed, a completely new transformational bed that…

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Silversea Cruises Orders Three New Ships

Silver Muse

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Silversea Cruises have announced agreements to build three new ships for Silversea Cruises, the ultra-luxury and expedition cruise brand that recently joined the RCL family. Silversea signed a memorandum of understanding with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two new vessels in a new “Evolution Class.” The first Evolution-class ship is expected to deliver in 2022….

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National Geographic Venture Successfully Launches

National Geographic Venture Launch

Earlier this week, Lindblad Expeditions successfully launched the National Geographic Venture from Nichols Brothers in Freeland, WA as she took to the water for the first time. The vessel will welcome her first guests in San Francisco in late November. Following her launch celebrations in San Francisco, she will depart on two new and unique inaugural itineraries that explore the…

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