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

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

Transformed Rhapsody Of The Seas Returns To Service

Royal Caribbean International’s Rhapsody of the Seas has returned to service following a month-long drydock refurbishment in Singapore that the line describes as a complete transformation. Built in St. Nazaire, the 14-year old vessel is one of the line’s oldest ships and receives venues that have been introduced on newer Royal Caribbean ships.   Cabins and Dining … Continue reading

Splendour Of The Seas, Queen Mary 2 To Undergo Enhancements

With the latest generation of cruise ships boasting increasingly novel and interactive facilities, cruise lines are rapidly moving to upgrade older vessels to remain competitive and maintain a consistent offering within their fleets. 2 major cruise lines, Royal Caribbean International and Cunard, this week revealed details of upcoming refurbishments to their ships. The 70,000-GRT Splendour of … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Unveils 2012 European Deployment

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International unveiled its 2012 Europe cruise deployment earlier this week, becoming the latest cruise line to raise capacity in the fast growing region. In total, the line will have 12 vessels sailing European waters on itineraries ranging from 3 to 16 nights, calling at 101 ports in 34 countries, including maiden visits to Arhus, Kenes and Klaksvik. … Continue reading