Monthly Archive: June 2011

MSC Opera Ship Visit

If you are on Facebook, I suggest you like MSC Cruises, Or follow them on twitter. MSC have been arranging tours onboard the MSC Opera, and they are telling you about them through Facebook &...

Book Review : Selling the Sea

Since our last book review ‘Wind Star : The Building of a Sailship’ went down so well, and was included on the Windstar Blog, I thought I would do another one, This time I am...

Project Breakaway

Well the hype of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Project Breakaway appears to have hit a peak today, with CruiseCritic interviewing NCL CEO Kevin Sheehan about what might and might not be carried over from Norwegian Epic. You...

A re-invented Princess.

The original Royal Princess has re-emerged as Artania for the German Market under operator Phoenix Reisen. The vessel appears to have had a significant makeover with addition balcony cabins being added. The ship was...

The Oasis. The Royal. And The Halo.

On the 3rd March 2009 Royal Caribbean stock was low, in fact very low at $5 a share. This was during the construction of the worlds largest cruise ship, The Oasis of the Seas....

EOSEAS – A concept worth thinking about?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkFFLMTkNks] This isn’t a new concept, its been around since 2009, but I think it is an interesting one, and one I would like to discuss. The design is by STX Europe and...

Too Many Ships?

Royal Caribbean’s announcement that Voyager of the Seas will be moving it to Asia next year, instead of to the Med has been widely reported in the Cruise Press, as the vessel is by far the largest vessel to...

An Epic Idea?

Norwegian Epic : My Secret Love. Norwegian Epic is an interesting vessel, and I think it provides an interesting concept which other cruise lines may try to copy with upcoming vessels. Overshadowed by Royal Caribbean’s huge...

P&O for Britain

P&O has ordered a new cruise ship for Britain, the largest ever ordered specifically for the UK market. Developed from american sister line Princess the as yet un-named ship is a sister ship to...