Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec 13, 2015
Photo courtesy of Holland America Line
The first sailing of Fathom, Carnival Corp.’s new cruise line dedicated to altruism and social impact, will take place in April 2016, and more details have been released. Click to find out what guests can expect when boarding the repurposed Adonia.
Already known for off-the-beaten-path programming, Hurtigruten is undergoing a major expansion in the next two years. In 2016 alone, the company plans to triple its Antarctica capacity, introduce an “extreme experiences” ship and refurbish four Norwegian Coastal Voyage vessels. Click to find out the rest of Hurtigruten’s ambitious plans.
With the highly anticipated debut of Holland America’s Koningsdam approaching, the company has released a video series previewing some of the initial itineraries and areas of the ship. Viewers are guided by knowledgeable cruise personnel throughout these in-depth “Countdown to Koningsdam” shorts — click to check them out.
Reflecting unprecedented growth in the luxury cruise market, Silversea Cruises has just laid the keel for Silver Muse, intended to be a sister vessel to flagship Silver Spirit. Planned to be slightly larger than the flagship, Silver Muse will have 298 suites with a capacity of 596 guests. Itineraries will include over 130 destinations in 34 countries across Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean. Click to find out more.
Be prepared to pay 20 percent more for your next pre-booked Disney cruise. The markup is for future cruise vouchers, basically an advance cruise deposit that can be made onboard without first selecting a specific sail date. Click for details.
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