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Cruise Pulse: 5 Cruise Line Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 2-8, 2016

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Michael Isenbek | January 10, 2016

Cruise Pulse: 5 Cruise Line Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 2-8, 2016

Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Carnival Corporation has just upped the number of new ship deliveries slated for 2016-2020 to an astounding 17. Two newbuilds are being constructed for Costa Asia and one each for Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia. The Costa Asia vessels will be deployed in China, one of the world’s most notable up-and-coming cruise markets. Click for more details regarding the new ships.

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled a new campaign, urging guests to “Feel Free.” Regimented cruise travel is out the window, and as Meg Lee, Norwegian Cruise Line's senior vice president and chief marketing officer says, the “Feel Free” concept “speaks to the experience that is uniquely offered and delivered aboard Norwegian ships: our promise that guests should be free to vacation on their terms." Click to find out the perks of this promotion, and view a video spot featuring Pitbull.

There are a thousand details that need to be addressed when hosting passengers on a cruise ship, and bed linens definitely make the list. On the occasion of Princess Cruises’ fleet-wide bedding update initiative, we have compiled a list of major cruise line specialty bedding options. Click to find out who provides a superlative slumber at sea.

It has just been announced that “the world’s most luxurious ship” will have culinary excursions exclusive to the ship. The highly-anticipated Seven Seas Explorer from Regent Seven Seas Cruises will be conducting these Gourmet Explorer Tours, which are partnerships with Michelin-starred chefs and local culinary experts. They will take place in haute cuisine locations across Europe. Click for details.

“Wave Season” is upon us — the first quarter of the year in cruise industry lingo. And with it comes a truckload of cruise deals from all the major companies. Save on staterooms, get free upgrades, onboard credits, a plethora of perks, and more. Click for the complete list.


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