MSC Lirica To Shanghai In 2016

MSC Cruises has unveiled plans for the line’s first sailing to China, with the revitalized MSC Lirica calling in Shanghai on 1 May 2016 following a transcontinental repositioning sailing.   The ship, which will be fully renovated and stretched in November 2015 prior to deployment, will depart Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2016 on a … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2016/2017 Deployment, Unveils Asian Season

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, offering new destinations and ports for guests. Highlights include the line’s return to Asia, the return of the Norwegian Epic to North America and explorations of South America by sea.   Norwegian Star to Asia and Australia The … Continue reading

Now Open: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Hilton Worldwide’s luxury Waldorf Astoria brand marked its entry to the UAE with the opening of the new Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. Located 45 minutes from Dubai and offering sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf, the highly anticipated 346-room hotel is expected to offer refined luxury and sophistication to the emirate. Honouring regional culture … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean International Unveils 2014 European Deployments

*Update 27 March 2013 – Royal Caribbean International announced today that Oasis of the Seas will move to Europe for a short autumn season in 2014, marking the first time the ship has left Caribbean waters after entering service. Highlights of her deployment include an exclusive preview of the upcoming Quantum-class experience and special programs … 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