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Friday Cruise News Headlines: 27 March 2015

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This week there's news of new ships from Carnival Corp, new venues on board Norwegian Star and a popular cruise line departing from the UK for the first time. 

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch to begin sailings from Liverpool

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch will begin sailing from the Pier Head Cruise Terminal in Liverpool offering a number of itineraries from 31 March 2015. Fred. Olsen will be offering 15 cruises departing from this North Western port with the first being a 13 night voyage to the Canary Islands. Other highlights include a 25-night cruise exploring the Adriatic and Venice departing on April 2015 and 14-night “Merseyside to Montreal fly cruise”

Read more about upcoming Fred. Olsen voyages

Norwegian Star returns to service following refit

Following two weeks in dry dock, Norwegian Star returned to service with significant enhancements and new venues. New venues include O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, which offers good pub food in a relaxed setting, and the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet’s first Five o’Clock Somewhere Bar which serves margaritas and other boat drinks. Brazilian Steakhouse Moderno Churrascaria has been moved to Deck 13 and Asian fusion restaurant Ginza has evolved into a complimentary venue. Other enhancements include updates to the Casino and a new touchscreen signage system.

Read more at Travel Daily News

Disney Cruise Line to sail first UK cruises

Disney Cruise Line will sail from the UK for the first time from summer 2016 including a 12 night voyage of the British Isles departing from Dover. Disney Magic will take in stops in the Highlands of Scotland, Dublin and the Channel Islands.  Other European ports of call in this summer season include the Norwegian Fjords, Greek Isles Iceland and destinations around the Mediterranean.

Read More at Disney Parks blog

Carnival Corporation place huge order for new cruise ships

Multinational cruise operator Carnival Corporation & plc have placed a huge order for nine cruise ships to be delivered between 2019 and 2022. These will be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and Fincantieri in Italy. There is no announcement on which of Carnival Corp. many brands will be adding to their fleets but it thought that they will serve both existing and emerging markets such as china. Carnival Corp. is the largest cruise operator in the world and is the parent company of nine brands including Carnival Cruise Line, Seabourn, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises.

Read more at Travel Pulse

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