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Friday Cruise News - 9th October 2015


 As the winter months close in rapidly, you might be starting to think about your next cruise and this week's cruise news might be helpful in making the decisions regarding what ship and which cruise line to sail away with. There have been two new announcements and an awards ceremony this week! Phew, I know, it has been quite an eventful one so we will try and condense it into here for your reading pleasures!

New Azamara Spa Suites With New Amenities

Earlier this week Azamara Cruises announced that two of their ships, the Azamara Quest and the Azamara Journey, will undergo revamps in early 2016. They will be introducing themes of elements into the ships; 

Earth – A muted colour palette of earth tones is being incorporated throughout our ships to evoke a serene, elegant, and warm sense of home. 
Water – Azamara’s new spa suites will feature rain showers with ocean views, double vanities, and outdoor Jacuzzi tubs overlooking the sea. 
Air – To freshly entice the senses, we’re introducing new open-air venues and experiences, including an Asian al fresco restaurant.
Fire – Sunrises and sunsets will be relished at the new outdoor Pool Grill & Bar, followed by dazzling nights in our completely revitalized entertainment areas.

Read more here.

Pitbull is Named Norwegian Escape Godfather

On Monday Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, aka Mr. Worldwide, has been giving the honour of being named Norwegian Cruise Line's newest addition - The Escape. He is a bit of a double whammy because this means that he can perform at the christening ceremony in Miami as well as being the honorary Godfather. 

Norwegian Escape will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami and features a multitude of innovative dining venues and entertainment offerings.

“Pitbull has been an excellent partner and great friend to Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president. “A Miami native, he epitomizes and contributes to the energy, excitement and local flavor that our ships so proudly embody and we’re excited to build upon our relationship and have him serve in this special role as Godfather to Norwegian Escape.”

Read more here.

Emerald Cruises Win Best River Cruise Line For Value

We'd like to congratulate Emerald Cruise Line on winning the 'Best For Value' award at the 2015 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards. Which is goof news for the cruise line that seems to be trending upwards, especially with its win of the 'Best New River Ship' title last year. said, 'Emerald Waterways has set itself apart by providing an innovative product for a reasonable price.' 

Read more here.


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