Written by on Friday January 16, 2015
2015 continues to bring a range of innovations to the cruise world with the announcement of a new app for cruisers, a new level of luxury and an old band playing on a special voyage.
Crosby, Still & Nash set to play Queen Mary 2
Cunard have announced that legends of rock, Crosby, Stills & Nash will be performing on board the Queen Mary 2 during a transatlantic crossing from 4-11 September. The trio will play three exclusive concerts during the voyage, performing their greatest hits from the last four decades. The concerts will be taking place on board the Cunard flagship as part of the company’s 175th anniversary celebrations.
Cruise on Fred. Olsen cruises without a passport
Fred. Olsen has announced that passengers will be able to step on board their ships without a passport on their ‘Around UK’ cruise. Instead passengers can offer an alternative form of ID including a driving licence or travel card. It is hoped that this will broaden the appeal of the cruise which visits ports including Liverpool, Newcastle and Falmouth.
Regent Seven Seas unveil the most luxurious cabin ever
Regent Seven Seas have unveiled a new penthouse suite which has been described as the most luxurious cruise cabin ever. The cabin can be found on board the Seven Seas Explorer which launches in July 2016. There are an incredible array of features within the suite including a sauna, spa, grand piano and even an outdoor garden. To stay in the cabin will cost £3000 per night.
Carnival Cruise Line launch on board app
Carnival Cruise Line are trialling a new app called Carnival Hub on board Carnival Breeze. The app provides passengers with a schedule of all the day-to-day events on the ship telling passengers what shows are on in the theatres and what’s available in the restaurant. Passengers need never get lost on board with searchable deck plans and can stay up to date with where they are at sea with estimated arrival and departure points for ports. The app will also include a chat feature allowing passengers to make plans and exchange messages. The app is expected to be rolled out on other ships should the pilot prove successful.