Ahoy there! Get ready to set sail on a journey filled with exciting news from the cruise industry.
From renovations to new ships and thrilling excursions, there’s a lot happening in the world of cruising.
Hurtigruten is giving their mid-1990s-built ships a makeover, while Royal Caribbean has brought Anthem of the Seas to its new homeport in New Jersey.
Silversea Cruises is taking bookings for their new flagship, Silver Muse, and Seabourn is offering kayaking adventures in Antarctica.
Plus, Celebrity Cruises recently hosted a fabulous LGBT community celebration.
Let’s dive into all the latest cruise news!
- Hurtigruten is renovating four of its mid-1990s-built ships with a modern Scandinavian design inspired by voyage scenery.
- Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas has arrived in Bayonne, New Jersey, and has placed an order for a fifth Quantum-class ship.
- Silversea Cruises’ new flagship, Silver Muse, is now accepting bookings for its maiden voyage from Monte Carlo to Nice.
- Seabourn offers kayaking excursions in Antarctica, allowing guests to explore the scenery and wildlife at sea level.
Hurtigruten’s Renovation Initiative: Upgraded Ships With New Interiors
I’m really impressed with Hurtigruten’s renovation initiative. They are upgrading four mid-1990s-built ships with new interiors and furnishings. The upgraded ship designs reflect a modern Scandinavian aesthetic, inspired by the beautiful voyage scenery.
The renovation timeline for each ship is expected to take a little over three weeks. The MS Polarlys has already been completed by February 2, followed by the MS Kong Harald on February 7. The MS Nordkapp is set to be finished by April 19, and the MS Nordnorge by November 18.
The progress of the Hurtigruten renovation is remarkable. It’s exciting to see the new furnishings and improvements being made to enhance the passenger experience.
Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas: New Homeport and Fifth Ship
Arrived in Bayonne, New Jersey to begin sailings from new homeport of Cape Liberty, and a fifth Quantum-class ship has been ordered to be delivered in fall 2020.
The arrival of Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas in Bayonne, New Jersey has had a significant impact on Cape Liberty. Since its arrival, the ship has become a popular choice for many passengers looking to embark on their cruise adventures. The state-of-the-art facilities and amenities onboard the Anthem of the Seas have made it a preferred choice for travelers.
With its new homeport in Cape Liberty, the ship has brought a boost to the local economy and has increased tourism in the area. Additionally, Royal Caribbean has recently placed an order for their fifth Quantum-class ship, which is set to be delivered in fall 2020. This expansion further solidifies Royal Caribbean’s commitment to providing exceptional cruise experiences for their guests.
Silversea Cruises’ Silver Muse: Bookings Now Open for Flagship
Bookings are now open for Silversea Cruises’ flagship, Silver Muse. I can’t wait to experience the luxury and elegance of this 286-suite ship on its maiden voyage from Monte Carlo to Nice.
The Silver Muse offers an unparalleled level of comfort and sophistication. With spacious suites and world-class amenities, it promises to deliver an exceptional experience. Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or new to the world of luxury travel, this is an exciting opportunity to embark on a truly unforgettable journey.
The maiden voyage will take guests to stunning destinations such as Barcelona, Valletta, Amalfi, and Sorrento. It’s a chance to explore these incredible places while enjoying the unparalleled luxury of the Silver Muse.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to book your spot on this magnificent cruise ship. Reserve your place now and prepare to be whisked away on the Silver Muse maiden voyage.
Seabourn’s Ventures by Seabourn: Kayaking Excursions in Antarctica
Exploring Antarctica’s stunning scenery and wildlife at sea level is an adventure that Seabourn’s Ventures by Seabourn kayaking excursions offer, led by qualified guides and launching from the ship’s fold-down watersports marina. Here are four reasons why these kayaking experiences in Antarctica with Seabourn are a must-do:
Up-close encounters: Get up close and personal with Antarctica’s incredible wildlife, including penguins, seals, and whales, as you paddle through the icy waters.
Unparalleled views: Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica’s landscapes from the unique vantage point of a kayak. Glide past towering icebergs and pristine glaciers for an unforgettable experience.
Intimate groups: With small group sizes, you’ll have the chance to fully immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Antarctica without the crowds. Enjoy a peaceful and intimate journey.
Expert guidance: Seabourn’s qualified guides are experienced in navigating the Antarctic waters and will ensure your safety while providing fascinating insights into the region’s history, geology, and wildlife.
Embark on Seabourn’s adventure excursions and create memories of a lifetime in the remarkable wilderness of Antarctica.
Celebrity Cruises’ LGBT Community Celebration: Soirée With Special Guests
Attended the European-themed soirée aboard Celebrity Eclipse in New York City, where I enjoyed a special guest appearance by fashion designer Christian Siriano. The event was a vibrant celebration of the LGBT community, filled with excitement and support.
The soirée showcased the inclusive and welcoming nature of Celebrity Cruises, as well as their commitment to diversity. Alongside Christian Siriano, there were other special guests, including Broadway talent Lauren Patten, who delivered a captivating performance.
The cuisine served at the event was expertly crafted by Celebrity’s Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher, adding a delicious touch to the evening. Not only was this soirée a delightful experience, but it also served a meaningful purpose, as the proceeds from the event went towards benefiting The LGBT Community Center’s youth programs.
Latest Cruise News: Renovations, New Ships, and Excursions
While reading about the latest cruise developments, I was fascinated by the initiative taken by Hurtigruten to renovate their mid-1990s-built ships with modern Scandinavian designs.
This renovation project, named New Arctic Interior, includes upgrading four ships with new interiors and furnishings that reflect the beautiful voyage scenery. The work is expected to take a little over three weeks for each ship, with MS Polarlys completed by Feb. 2, MS Kong Harald by Feb. 7, MS Nordkapp by April 19, and MS Nordnorge by Nov. 18.
In other news, Royal Caribbean International has announced the arrival of their newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, in Bayonne, New Jersey. They have also placed an order for a fifth Quantum-class ship to be delivered in fall 2020.
Additionally, Silversea Cruises’ new flagship, Silver Muse, is now open for bookings, with its maiden voyage set to depart from Monte Carlo to Nice on April 20, 2017. The ship will call on Barcelona, Valletta, Amalfi, and Sorrento.
Lastly, Seabourn is offering Ventures by Seabourn kayaking excursions for guests to explore Antarctica’s scenery and wildlife at sea level. These excursions will be launched from the ship’s fold-down watersports marina and will be led by qualified guides. Seabourn Quest will return to Antarctica for its third season on Nov. 29, 2015, with a series of voyages between Valparaíso, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Did It Take for Each of Hurtigruten’s Four Mid-1990s-Built Ships to Complete Their Renovations?
The renovations for Hurtigruten’s mid-1990s-built ships took a little over three weeks for each ship. The MS Polarlys was completed by Feb. 2, MS Kong Harald by Feb. 7, MS Nordkapp by April 19, and MS Nordnorge by Nov. 18.
When Did Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas Arrive in Bayonne, New Jersey?
Anthem of the Seas arrived in Bayonne, New Jersey to start sailings from Cape Liberty. The ship’s arrival process was smooth and efficient, allowing passengers to begin their cruise experience without any delays or complications.
What Is the Itinerary for Silversea Cruises’ New Flagship, Silver Muse, on Its Maiden Voyage?
On its maiden voyage, Silversea Cruises’ new flagship, Silver Muse, will sail from Monte Carlo to Nice on April 20, 2017. The itinerary includes stops in Barcelona, Valletta, Amalfi, and Sorrento, showcasing the ship’s luxurious amenities and features.
When Does Seabourn Quest Return to Antarctica for Its Third Season of Kayaking Excursions?
Seabourn Quest will return to Antarctica for its third season of kayaking excursions. The popularity of these excursions has grown, and I can’t wait to experience the stunning scenery and wildlife up close.
Who Were the Special Guests at Celebrity Cruises’ LGBT Community Celebration on November 9, 2015?
The special guests at Celebrity Cruises’ LGBT community celebration on November 9, 2015, were fashion designer Christian Siriano and Broadway talent Lauren Patten. The event also featured cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher.
In conclusion, the cruise industry is abuzz with exciting updates and new offerings.
Hurtigruten is revamping its ships with stunning Scandinavian-inspired interiors.
Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas has found a new homeport and has ordered a fifth ship.
Silversea Cruises’ flagship, Silver Muse, is now open for bookings.
Seabourn is offering thrilling kayaking excursions in Antarctica.
Lastly, Celebrity Cruises hosted a memorable LGBT community celebration.
With all these developments, the cruise industry is sailing towards new horizons, like a ship navigating uncharted waters.
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