NewsBrief: Costa Expands neoCollection, Royal’s New WiFi, & Two More Ships For Viking

Costa Classica To The neoCollection

Beginning in December, the Costa Classica will join the neoCollection, following an extensive renovation and a renaming. The neoClassica will be the third Costa ship to enter the neoCollection fleet, sailing alongside the¬†Costa neoRomantica and Costa neoRiviera.¬†The renovation will focus heavily on the ship’s interior spaces, which will each be completely reconfigured and redesigned. The neoCollection is a special sub fleet of Costa, featuring three ships that¬†offer longer “slow cruising” itineraries to unique destinations with beautiful natural scenery and exciting cultural attractions.

Oasis & Allure Join (And Almost Surpass) The Age Of Technology

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis and Allure of the Seas now offer internet speeds comparable and even superior to speeds found ashore. The investment in a new internet delivery system now allows Royal Caribbean’s two largest ships to offer guests the most superior internet speed in the cruise industry. The new internet speeds are delivered via mid-orbit satellites to special antennae recently installed aboard both ships. The new internet speeds will allow Royal Caribbean guests sailing aboard Oasis or Allure to perform internet tasks not possible on other ships, including downloading videos and posting videos to Facebook. A new pricing plan for the advanced internet is currently in development.

Viking Christens Two More Ships In Portugal

Today, Viking River Cruises welcomed two more ships into the Viking fleet. The two newest members of the 50+ ship fleet,¬†Viking Hemming and Viking Torgil, both accommodate 106 guests and will soon offer sailings along Portugal’s¬†Duoro River. The christening of the two new ships mark the 17th and 18th ships Viking has christened this past week. Earlier this week, Viking broke their own world record by christening 16 new Longships¬†in 24 hours.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.