American Cruise Lines names 2nd new riverboat American Harmony

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce American Harmony, the 2nd ship in its revolutionary Modern Riverboat Series. The Line began construction on American Harmony earlier this year, a sister-ship to the state-of-the-art American Song.  A special sneak peek video tour of the ship’s interior and this remarkable series is available at https://vimeo.com/258981154 American Song, the 1st ship in the series, makes its inaugural cruise October 6th, 2018 on the Mississippi River. Just last week, one of …

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Queen Latifah Named Godmother of Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah – Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur – has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon. Latifah will participate in the ship’s official naming ceremony as well as a special “Lip Sync Battle: Horizon” showcase that is part of the line’s authentic shipboard reproduction of the hit Paramount Network series.  The event will be held during an invitation-only overnight gala onboard Carnival …

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Construction has begun on the 2nd modern riverboat in the American Cruise Lines’ series

American Cruise Lines has announced that construction has begun on the second modern riverboat in the series of five. The second riverboat is the sister-ship to state-of-the-art American Song, the first modern riverboat available in the U.S., which will make its inaugural cruise on the Mississippi River this October. The Line’s commitment to building only new ships has given it a decided advantage in the U.S. market, where most other companies refurbish older ships which do not …

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying Milestone For Inaugural Luxury Yacht

In accordance with longstanding maritime tradition, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated the milestone keel laying of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. Representing a unique first for a luxury hotel operator, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brings the brand’s legendary service to the seas with a bespoke yachting experience and today, drew one step closer to its anticipated launch in Q4 2019. “We are delighted to commemorate this milestone as we …

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrates keel laying milestone for inaugural luxury yacht

Construction Milestone Brings The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection One Step Closer to the Launch of its New Groundbreaking Fleet One of my favorite hotel chains is the Ritz Carlton.  We have enjoyed many nights at several of their hotels, including, St. Thomas & Grand Cayman in the Caribbean with idyllic beaches, Cancun one of our favorites too.  South Beach, a fantastic warm swimming pool in the heart of action, Naples, a beautiful porch to idle away some time, …

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Lindblad Holdings, Inc. signs agreement for building of world’s foremost expedition vessel

Lindblad Expeditions, a global leader of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein to build the world’s foremost expedition ship.The new vessel will be built in Ulsteinvik, Norway and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in subsequent years. The state-of-the-art polar vessel has been designed as the ultimate expedition …

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises names their new ultra luxury ship that is set to launch in 2020

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced the name of its new ship, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020. The second Explorer-class, all suite ship will be named Seven Seas Splendor.  This will be a sister ship to the Seven Seas Explorer, renowned as the most luxurious ship ever built with her launch in 2016. “The naming of a ship is an important milestone in maritime tradition and it is my pleasure to announce that …

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Cunard to add fourth ship to its fleet

Luxury cruise brand Cunard today announced it is adding a fourth ship to its fleet. This investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally. Carnival Corporation & plc – the world’s largest cruise company and parent of the Cunard brand – has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, to build a new ship that will join the Cunard fleet in 2022. The as yet unnamed ship will join …

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National Geographic Quest departs on inaugural voyage

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Quest, the line’s first new build in the history of the company, commenced her inaugural voyage July 29, 2017 as she set sail from Juneau.  The most state-of-the-art expedition ship designed and purpose-built in the US, she departed with very excited guests for an 8-day expedition exploring Southeast Alaska. Sven Lindblad, CEO and President of Lindblad Expeditions, commended the team on the achievement, “You all must feel a deep sense of pride and …

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MSC Meraviglia christened June 3, 2017, officially joining the MSC Cruises fleet

MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia was christened June 3, 2017 in a glittering ceremony by international screen legend and godmother of all of MSC Cruises’ ships, Sophia Loren. At 171,598 GRT and with guest capacity of 5,714 (4,488 at double occupancy), MSC Meraviglia is the biggest ship to be built by a European ship owner, MSC Cruises, and also the biggest ship to come into service in 2017. MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line …

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