Independence Of The Seas To Undergo Enhancement

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International has announced details for the upcoming revitalization of its 3,634-passenger Independence of the Seas in April 2013. The Southampton-based ship will receive a general refurbishment and new dining, entertainment and recreational enhancements as part of a major fleetwide upgrade programme.   Guests will soon be able to enjoy new dining options … Continue reading

New Itineraries From Costa Cruises For Winter 2013/2014

Italian cruise line Costa Crociere has unveiled new itineraries for the 2013/2014 winter season. Focusing on emerging markets together with popular destinations, highlights for the voyages include ports in the Canary Islands and North Africa, the Middle East, eastern and western Mediterranean, the Caribbean and South America.   Canary Islands, North Africa and Middle East … Continue reading

Silver Cloud Completes Dry Dock Refurbishment

Silversea Cruises has announced the completion of a major dry dock refurbishment and return to service for its luxury liner Silver Cloud. The 296-guest vessel was recently at Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard for stem-to-stern work overseen by renowned architect Giacomo Mortola.   With the objective to revitalize her interiors, the ship’s suites received new … Continue reading

Azamara Club Cruises Plans Fleet Refresh

Azamara Club Cruises’ 2 European boutique hotel-style ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, are scheduled to receive ship-wide facelifts to update facilities and improve the cruising experience for guests, including a striking new dark-blue hull profile.   Onboard renovations will see the bedding and veranda furniture replaced in the staterooms and suites, while the public … Continue reading

Silversea Cruises Unveils 2013 Voyages

Silversea Cruises has unveiled an extensive lineup of worldwide voyages for the 2013 cruise season. Its fleet of 6 luxury ships will offer more than 200 cruises, visiting more than 450 destinations across 7 continents, of which 32 ports will be new to the line, including Baie-Comeau, Chios, Portsmouth, Fanning Island, Fukuoka, Klaipeda, Liverpool, Port Arthur, … Continue reading