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Seabourn’s Fifth Luxury Ship, Ovation, Successfully Completes Final Sea Trials

Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Ovation, achieved another important maritime milestone with the completion of its final round of sea trials in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy. Seabourn Ovation departed the Fincantieri shipyard on March 14 for four days at sea, where a team of officers and engineers tested the ship’s technical and mechanical systems. Seabourn Ovation returned…

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Lindblad Expeditions Announces the National Geographic Endurance

National Geographic Endurance rendering. March 16, 2018.

Lindblad Expeditions, a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, and Ulstein Group, Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer, celebrate the keel laying of Lindblad’s first polar new build at the CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland.   The occasion marks a major milestone in the construction of the world’s most sophisticated expedition ship, and served as the official naming ceremony…

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Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam to Feature Artfully Inspired Accommodations

Nieuw Statendam cabin

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam is set to debut in December 2018; and when the ship sets sail from the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy it will feature distinct stateroom enhancements. The newest 2,666-guest Pinnacle-Class ship will have eight more staterooms than sister-ship Koningsdam, and all categories have been reimagined from top to bottom to showcase more thoughtful touches and…

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American Cruise Lines Names 2nd New Riverboat American Harmony

American Harmony exterior

American Cruise Lines announces American Harmony, the 2nd ship in its revolutionary Modern Riverboat Series. The Line began construction on American Harmony earlier this year, a sister-ship to the state-of-the-art American Song. A special sneak peek video tour of the ship’s interior and this remarkable series is available at American Song, the 1st ship in the series, makes its inaugural…

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Viking Cruises’ Fourth Ocean Ship Named in Shanghai

Viking Sun The Bund Shanghai

Viking® (www.vikingruises.com) today announced that its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun®, was officially named during a spectacular celebration on The Bund, in the heart of Shanghai. The ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day World Cruise from Miami to London, and its stop in Shanghai marks the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China. Viking Sun…

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First Look at Disney Cruise Line’s Next Ships

Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Cruise Line fleet has some of the most beautiful ships at sea and the three newest vessels setting sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 will be no exception. This first, early rendering depicts the magnificent exterior of the newest Disney ships that will elevate family cruise vacations to a whole new level. In keeping with the distinct Disney…

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Avalon Waterways Announces New Suite Ship and Suite Fleet for 2019

Avalon Waterways Panorama Suite

Travelers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways. Today, the award-winning river cruise operator announced plans to unveil a NEW Suite Ship in 2019. The NEW Avalon Envision marks the company’s 13th Suite Ship in Europe and 16th Suite Ship worldwide. Featuring the…

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Viking Enters Agreement with Fincantieri for Six Additional Ocean Ships

Viking Sky

Viking® (www.vikingruises.com) has announced a new agreement with Fincantieri that could see the delivery of six additional ocean ships by 2027. The new understanding expands Viking’s partnership with Fincantieri, raising the company’s total ocean ship order and options to 16 – the highest-ever for a shipyard from a single owner. The agreement for the six additional ships, which will be…

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Hurtigruten Launches the World’s First Hybrid Ship in Norway

Roald Amundsen ship

Recently, Hurtigruten’s first hybrid ship, the MS Roald Amundsen touched water for the first time during a ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. This celebratory launch marks a significant milestone in the construction of the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition ship. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of Hurtigruten’s two groundbreaking hybrid ships, custom built with green technology to…

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Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, Baltic, Iceland

Holland America Nieuw Statendam

Following an inaugural season island-hopping throughout the Caribbean, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic Ocean in late April 2019 and spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the summer. Offering an enchanting collection of seven- and 14-day itineraries to the Norwegian…

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