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Friday Cruise News Headlines: 19 December 2014

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Bookings open for Britain's first cookery school at sea

There are plenty of innovative activities to enjoy on board P&O’s Britannia but perhaps the most intriguing is the The Cookery Club, the first cookery school at sea. The club, which is run collaboration with top TV chef James Martin, is now open for booking on P&O’s cruise personaliser site where guests can book activities three months before their ship departs. James will be travelling on a number of cruises throughout the year including the ship’s maiden voyage.

Read More at Foodepedia

Costa Classica to be renamed following refit

Following a $28million revitalisation, Costa Classica is returning to the Costa Fleet as the Costa neoClassica. It joins the Classica lineup alongside the Costa neoRomantica and Costa neoRiviera. The refurbishments began in November and involved a renovation of the cabins, public areas and engines. The neoClassica’s first voyage will be a 25-day voyage departing from Italy.

Read More at CruiseandFerry

New features unveiled for Norwegian Escape

NCL’s new cruise ship Norwegian Escape launches in November 2015, sailing itineraries exclusively in the Caribbean departing from Miami. At 164,600 tonnes it will be the biggest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and, as you would expect, it has some big features to match. Perhaps the highlight is the biggest ever water park at sea which will feature an all new racing slide. There’s also  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle miniature golf course and an expansive ropes course.

Read More at Travel Pulse

Carnival Announces New Ship orders

The Fincantieri ship yards in Italy have been chosen to deliver two new cruise ships for Carnival Corporation & plc; one for Holland America and the other for Carnival Cruise Line. The ships are yet to be named but both will become sister ships to vessels currently under construction at the yards with Holland America’s joining Koningsdam in the fleet and the Carnival ship will match the Carnival Vista.

Read More at Port News

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