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 The Viking Sea christening on the Thames/Courtesy Viking Cruises
The Viking Sea christening on the Thames/Viking Cruises

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… In London, Gammel Opland aquavit and a Viking battle-axe were used to christen the second ship in the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet, the Viking Sea. The 930-passenger ship became the largest ever... Read More

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 Sirena / Courtesy of Oceania Cruises
Sirena/Oceania Cruises

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. The MV Adonia, operated by Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand, sailed from Miami to Havana this week making history as the first ship to travel the route in decades. The 704 passengers... Read More

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 Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas & Orangutans / copyright Orangutang Foundation International
Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas & Orangutans/Orangutan Foundation International

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Silversea‘s passengers will no doubt go ape over renowned scientist and conservationist Biruté Mary Galdikas, who is lecturing on the 120-passenger Silver Discoverer in October. Galdikas is famous for her... Read More

 Courtesy of Holland America Line
Courtesy of Holland America Line 

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Carnival Corporation’s new do-good cruiseline, Fathom, officially launched this week amid controversy. The line’s 704-passenger MV Adonia set sail from Miami to the Dominican Republic with a shipload of folks signed... Read More

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An aerial view of MSC Preziosa
MSC Preziosa/MSC Cruises

It’s almost impossible to walk away from a mega-sized cruise ship and not be impressed. These massive floating resorts/amusement parks/shopping malls carry thousands of guests at any given time, and the shear amount of labor, food, and fuel it takes to power one is mind-boggling. We recently set sail on the... Read More

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Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… England’s Stonehenge and Alaska’s Icy Strait Point — site of one of the longest zip lines in the world — are among the new itineraries just announced for Disney Cruise Line... Read More

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new boaty
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… No, this is not an April’s Fools joke: Royal Caribbean asked James Hand — the 26-year-old who named the UK’s now-infamous polar research vessel Boaty McBoatface — to come up... Read More

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    Rendering of RedFrog Pub and Brewery on Carnival Vista
    Rendering of RedFrog Pub and Brewery/Carnival Cruise Lines

    Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Craft beer lovers will have something new to crow about on the 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista, Carnival Cruise Line‘s soon-to-debut largest-ever ship. The ship’s real onboard brewery will handcraft beer in partnership... Read More

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      A blue-footed booby
      Blue-footed booby/Fran Golden

      Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Attention, blue-footed booby fans! Celebrity Cruises is adding a 16-passenger catamaran and a 48-passenger ship as part of its acquisition of Galapagos tour operator Ocean Adventures. The small ships will explore... Read More

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      New Disney Ships/Disney Cruise Line
      New Disney ships/Disney Cruise Line

      Here’s what’s new in cruising this week, and how it could impact your next trip… Can’t get enough of politics in this election year? Cunard will offer a forum for passionate discourse at sea — a Fourth of July cruise on the Queen Mary 2 headlined by political heavyweights Mary... Read More

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        The Carnival Valor
        Carnival Valor/Flickr/Chris Gent

        Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Carnival Cruise Line has beefed up its optional, all-inclusive CHEERS! Beverage program. Those who pay upfront for their drinks can now indulge in cocktails, cognacs, specialty whiskeys, and other spirits costing... Read More

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          Buffalo mozzarella on board Costa Cruises
          Buffalo mozzarella/Costa Cruises

          Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Burning up the Internet this week may just be the ultimate bad-boy party cruise — a fist-pumping, boozy adventure hosted by Gronk (New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski). The... Read More

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          A rendering of Titanic II's grand staircase
          Rendering of grand staircase on Titanic II/Blue Star Line

          Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… The “Ship of Dreams” is sailing again — sort of. Blue Star Line and Clive Palmer, an Australian businessman, are announcing that a full-size replica of the Titanic — Titanic II — will set... Read More

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          A rendering of the S.S. United States, which Crystal Cruises hopes to restore
          Rendering of SS United States/Crystal Cruises

          Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… In the category of everything that’s old is cool again, luxury line Crystal Cruises is promising to try to bring back a classic: the SS United States, once known as “America’s... Read More

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          Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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          Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Concerns about the Zika virus is growing, and we’re happy to see that cruise lines have their passengers backs. Several lines like Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean have instituted policies in... Read More