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Friday Cruise News Headlines: 20 February 2015

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This week brings news of many new things in the world of cruising. There are new shows on Anthem of the Seas, new classes in Oceania’s cookery, a brand new cruise port in the Dominican Republic, and brand new cruising options for the UK from Princess.

Princess Cruises to expand UK cruise options in 2016

Princes Cruises will introduce a range of new cruises departing from Southampton in 2016. The main headline voyage is a 48-night cruise from Southampton to Sydney in September 2016. Other offerings include a three night sampler cruise in April, as well as round Britain Cruises. Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess will sail from Southampton while Pacific Princess will divide its time between Dover and the Greek Islands.

Read More at Travel Weekly

New shows coming soon to Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas is the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet and so it seems fitting that it’s getting an all new entertainment offering. It was already announced that the Queen musical We Will Rock You would be one of the musical offerings and this will be joined by The Gift, an original Royal Caribbean production that combines, music and illusion. The headline show in the Two70 venue will be another original production - a multimedia show titled Spectra’s Cabaret’ starring Maestro and his Agents of Rhythm.

Read More at Cruise Capital

Oceania Cruises to offer new classes in the Culinary Center

A range of new classes will launch on board Oceania ships Marina and Riviera from April 2015. New classes include a two-day immersion program which will focus on the gastronomic delights of Chef Jacques Pepin. These classes will include a competitive element as teams attempt to better one another. There were also be a number of regional options available which will showcase specialities from destinations around the world including Peru, Morocco and the Pacific Northwest.

Read More at Travel Pulse

Carnival to welcome guests into the new Amber Cover port

Guests will be welcomed to Carnival Corporations new Amber Cove port in the Dominican Republic from October 2015. This facility cost $85million and includes two berths able to accommodate the largest ships on the ocean today. The port offers passengers an opportunity to explore the Amber Coast and opens up further itinerary options in the Caribbean. The port is located strategically close to Cuba so could open up opportunities to explore this region as relations between the island country and the US thaw.  

Read More at Breaking Travel News

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