Written by on Friday December 5, 2014
Just because it’s December doesn't mean that there’s any shortage of news from the Cruise Industry. There are new ships on offer, some refurbishment and even the announcement of a brand new cruise line…
Regent reveals new ship launching 2016
Regent Seven Seas has revealed details of the Seven Seas Explorer – a ship they are calling “the most luxurious ship ever to grace the seven seas.” The ship is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and will be delivered in the summer of 2016 with the laying of the keel taking place in January. The ship will feature spacious public area, gourmet cuisine and a world class spa.
Voyager of the seas completes multi-million dollar refurbishment
Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas has been given $80 million dollars-worth of improvements following a month of refurbishments. Improvements include the addition of a skating rink, 3D cinema and a surf simulator to add to the entertainment options on board. Voyager of the Seas was launched in 1999 and is the namesake of the line’s Voyager class. It is largest vessel sailing from Australia.
Virgin Group announce the launch of new cruise line
Virgin has announced they will be joining the cruise industry with the launch a two-ship line called Virgin Cruises. Tom McAlpin, former president of Disney Cruise Line, has been installed as chief executive. The cruise line will be based in Miami but as yet no announcement has been made when the line will begin operations.
Celebrity have announced the launch of two new ships
Two new ships will be launched by Celebrity Cruises in 2018 and 2020 as part of the line's project EDGE. Few details are available but the ships will build on the innovations passengers can currently experience on board Millennium and Solstice Class ship. Each of the new vessels will carry 2,900 passengers and measure 984 feet long.