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Cruise Pulse: 4 Cruise Line Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 23-28

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Michael Isenbek | January 31, 2016

Cruise Pulse: 4 Cruise Line Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 23-28

The buzz is electric around Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, set to launch in May 2016 as the largest cruise ship in the world. Already boasting an impressive entertainment lineup, the company has just announced major family-friendly additions: the DreamWorks Experience and Adventure Ocean children’s programs. There will be plenty of real and virtual fun with familiar characters and plenty of surprises. Click for details.

The January-to-March Wave Season is a gold mine for deal-seeking cruisers, and the opportunities to save just keep pouring in. Costs for sailings going to the far reaches of Antarctica, the tropics and the rivers of Europe have been slashed. Click to find out specifics.

The SS United States will not be sold for scrap. Specifics for how this 54-year-old vintage cruise vessel — which still holds a trans-Atlantic speed record — has been saved will have to wait until Feb. 4, but word is the vessel may head back to its original homeport of New York to become a restaurant, hotel or some type of tourist attraction. Click to learn more.

TravelPulse cruise guru Jason Leppert presents a video review of Disney Cruise Line's wildly popular "Star Wars Day at Sea" theme. Get a behind-the-scenes look as explained by Dan Fields, executive creative director, Walt Disney Creative Entertainment.


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