Written by on Friday June 5, 2015
June has arrived and the British summertime continues to bring the rain but there are plenty of great cruise deals out there to take you away from it all. Throughout this period the cruise industry is working hard to improve their offerings and so we bring you news of a new offering from Carnival, upgrades on board some boutique ships and a brand new ship for the ocean’s tall ship specialists.
Carnival Corporation to launch new cruise brand
While it had previously been announced that P&O’s Adonia would be spending summer 2016 within the Caribbean, it’s now been redeployed as a key part of a new line from Carnival Corporation called fathom. This new brand has a unique offering focusing on impact travel. Rather than enjoying a luxurious escape to new destinations, fathom provides the opportunity to help others and work to create a social impact. Starting in April 2016, Adonia will begin operating cruises departing from Miami to Amber Cover in the Dominican Republic and will receive intensive training for two days before volunteering for a further three days in projects such as building water-filtration systems or teaching English.
Pan-Asian restaurant to feature on Seven Seas Explorer
Regent Seven Seas continue to create a stir as new features are revealed for its luxurious liner, Seven Seas Explorer. This week they have a unveiled a new addition to their line-up, Pacific Rim, an upscale Pan-Asian restaurant with a design and menu inspired by a variety of Asian cultures. Design firm RTKL have been charged with decorating the space which will feature lotus-shaped windows offering ocean views as passengers dine.
Azamara Club Cruise ships to undergo upgrades this winter
Following the summer season, both ships in the Azamara Club Cruises fleet will undergo major upgrades. Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest each carry 686 guests will be fitted with new venues and the existing spaces will be enhanced with every corner of the ship gaining a new look and feel including restaurants and the on board spa. Journey will enter dry dock in January 2016 while Quest will receive its upgrades in April 2016.
Star Clippers announces new vessel
A new vessel is set to join the tall-ship fleet of Star Clippers. This will be the largest ship of the line and will carry 300 passengers with more than 6,350 square meters of sails. The ship is based on France II, the largest square rigger ship ever built which launched in 1911 and will replace Royal Clipper as the biggest vessel of its type afloat. Amenities on board include three pools, a library, and a watersports platform. The ship has yet to be named but will be launched in the second half of 2017 with bookings expected to open next year.