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The Future Of Cruising Is Here

Cruisers – brace yourselves – the future of cruising is here. This past week, Celebrity and Norwegian pulled back the curtain on their future fleet plans, perhaps heralding in a new era of cruise...

Renderings Leaked Of New Ship For Virgin Cruises

The cruise industry can hardly keep a secret anymore and today we learned even cruise lines that don’t technically exist aren’t exempt. Virgin Cruises, Richard Branson’s new cruise line, is set to make waves by...

The 6 Things I Loved Aboard Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas, the industry’s first “Smart Ship,” is unlike any other ship I’ve ever sailed aboard. As a new ship, Quantum of the Seas introduces a number of new innovations and features...

A Big Ship, Yet A Regal Difference

The cruise industry seems to be moving towards a “big ship” design. Ever since Voyager of the Seas debuted in 1999, the cruise industry has built larger and larger ships to both meet demand...

Meet Joe Farcus: An Exclusive Interview

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure and privilege to sit down with Joe Farcus at his studio in Miami, Florida. During my time at his studio, I had the chance to ask Joe...

3 Cruise Line Funnels Explained

Carnival Funnel For the full history behind Carnival’s funnel, skip ahead to 23:28 in my recent interview I conducted with Joe Farcus, the designer of the Carnival funnel. Costa Funnel Costa’s funnel features the colors...

Meyer Werft Begins Painting Norwegian Getaway’s Hull

As Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Getaway nears her delivery date, more progress is being made on her design both internally and externally. The Norwegian Getaway’s hull art, designed by David “LEBO” LeBatard, is beginning...

Royal Caribbean Will Reveal More On Quantum Class Soon

It seems as if Royal Caribbean is finally ready to reveal the Quantum of the Seas to the world. Earlier last week, Royal Caribbean quietly announced a special event in New York City on...

Royal Caribbean Names Project Sunshine Ships; Begins Construction

Royal Caribbean International took a major step this week in the development of the cruise line’s next generation of cruise ships when the first piece of steel was cut for the first of two...

Cunard’s Queen Victoria Turns 5

Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria celebrates her fifth anniversary today, as five years ago she departed on her Maiden Voyage from her homeport of Southampton – a day after being named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall...

Norwegian Getaway Hull Art Revealed

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that popular Miami modern artist and muralist David “LEBO” Le Batard has been commissioned to paint the signature hull artwork for Norwegian Getaway, launching in January 2014.  At an event...

Norwegian Getaway’s Hull Art To Be Revealed Tonight

Earlier today, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that they will be revealing the Getaway’s hull art later tonight. Norwegian posted, “In a few hours, we will reveal Norwegian Getaway’s hull artwork and the name of the famous...