Thomson Cruises Begins Fleet Renewal With TUI Discovery

Thomson Cruises has launched its newest ship, TUI Discovery, beginning a fleet renewal process that will reduce the average age of its ships and offer an improved product. At a glittering ceremony in Palma, the former Splendour of the Seas was re-christened by godmothers and employees Mimi Kasomwoshi Ragui and Hazel Ceguera, with the night’s … Continue reading

China To Get Another Quantum-class Ship

In a sign of the growing significance of the Chinese cruise market, Royal Caribbean International has announced that its third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, will be homeported in Tianjin to cruise Asian waters.   Currently under construction in Germany and launching in April 2016, she will be the second newbuild committed by the … 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

Royal Caribbean Completes Legend Of The Seas Upgrade, Unveil Names For New Ships

It has been a busy week for cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, as the line shows off its newly-revitalized Legend of the Seas and revealed the ship names for the upcoming Project Sunshine newbuilds.   Royal Advantage for Legend of the Seas Emerging from a month-long, USD 50 million drydock in Singapore, the 2,074-guest Legend … Continue reading

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