Written by on Friday February 6, 2015
It’s been another busy week in the cruise industry with the announcement of a fourth Oasis-class ship and a new terminal being built in London.
Royal Caribbean Starts Building Fourth Oasis-Class Ship
In 2009 Royal Caribbean launched Oasis of the Seas and its legendary features revolutionised cruising. The cruise line subsequently delivered a sister-ship, Allure of the Seas, the following year and the vessel is currently the largest at sea.
This week Royal Caribbean announced the fourth Oasis-class ship, which will join Oasis, Allure and an as as-yet-unnamed vessel, in 2018.
New terminal will bring cruise ships to heart of London
Thanks to a new passenger terminal being built in London, the city will soon be able to play host to larger cruise ships. The terminal is set to open in 2 years’ time in Greenwich, but due to the geography of the River Thames, the port won’t be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships such as the Oasis-Class or the under-construction Carnival Vista.
Hurtigruten Announces Special Vikings-Focused Autumn Tour
For something a bit different, Hurtigruten has announced that they’ll be offering a Viking-themed cruise. The 12-day Voyage of the Vikings sets sail in September and will allow guests to immerse themselves in Viking history, with lectures from Viking expert Gareth Williams of the British Museum and the option to participate in a Viking Feast excursion!