Monthly Archives: July 2014

Costa Concordia prepares for final journey

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Stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia is preparing to makes its final journey as authorities in Italy prepare to tow the vessel away for scrapping. Following a painstaking process to re-float the ship over a period of month, Concordia will now be towed to Genoa to be broken up for scrap. The removal of the ship has been one of the largest ever maritime salvage operations. Concordia struck a reef off the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, …

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DFDS Seaways brings gourmet cuisine to high-seas

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Award-winning ferry operator DFDS Seaways has created a tasty new tapas style menu in the a la carte Blue Riband restaurant onboard King Seaways, which sails between Newcastle and Amsterdam. The delicious new menu draws inspiration from Spanish tapas dishes as well as influences from other European cuisine, creating a menu designed to tempt the taste buds of our passengers. New additions to the menu include Spanish-style albondigas (spicy meatballs), which are now offered alongside firm favourites such as homemade …

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Royal Caribbean brings Google Street View to Allure of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean has announced it is changing the way how people plan their holiday by working with Google to be the first cruise line to launch Google Maps Business View using Google’s Street View technology onboard the world’s largest and innovative cruise ship Allure of the Seas. By highlighting Royal Caribbean International’s new Street View technology on Allure of the Seas, agents can now provide consumers with an immersive and interactive experience when they are searching for a holiday. View …

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Cunard Line readies for James Taylor performance on Queen Mary 2

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Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band during the 27 August 2014 Transatlantic Crossing. The legendary American artist will appear aboard Queen Mary 2 on the heels of his successful summer tour, earning accolades from the Orange County Register, The Seattle Times and other press. Iconic songs such as View the Original article

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Jamaican vibes for Clipper Round-The-World Yacht Race close

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Jamaica is set to bring a party atmosphere to St Katharine Docks this weekend (12-13 July) as the island marks the close of the 2013/2014 Clipper Round-the-World Yacht Race and bids farewell to the crew of Jamaica’s yacht, ‘JAMAICA Get All Right.’ On 12-13 July, an area of St Katharine Docks in London will be transformed into a ‘mini Jamaica’ to welcome the return of the ‘JAMAICA Get All Right’ crew into London. The celebrations have been arranged by the …

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Costa Concordia refloating operation begins

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Authorities in Italy have begun the delicate task or refloating the Costa Concordia in what is being described as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history. The vessel hits rocks off the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The wreck was hauled upright in September 2013 but is still partially submerged in the water, resting on six steel platforms. The next stage of the operation will see air pumped into tanks attached …

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Viking Cruises floats out Viking Star

23 10 Share14th Jul 2014 Viking Cruises has released a new online video highlighting the inaugural float out ceremony for its first ocean ship View the Original article

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P&O Cruises new ship to host first British cookery school at sea

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When the doors of the country’s newest cookery school, The Cookery Club, open next March on Britannia, Britain’s largest cruise ship, it will offer the most comprehensive schedule of classes for all ages and abilities as it travels the world. Run in consultation with James Martin and featuring the other P&O Cruises Food Heroes Marco Pierre White; Atul Kochhar; master patissier Eric Lanlard and cheese expert Charlie Turnbull, The Cookery Club will have 24 state of the art stations for …

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Norwegian Cruise Line orders two new vessels from Meyer Werft

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Two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships will be built by Meyer Werft Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it has reached an agreement with Meyer Werft of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 164,600 gross tonnes and include 4,200 passenger berths. View the Original article

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Norwegian Cruise Line orders two new ships

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Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GMBH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 164,600 gross tonnes and include 4,200 passenger berths. View the Original article

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