Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 6, 2015
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The effect that Paris’ recent terror attack has had on the region’s cruise industry is becoming clearer. Bookings have slowed, safety fears have led to cancellations, and river cruise security measures may soon be ramped up. But the main message seems to be: stay alert, but travel on! Click for details.
Princess@Sea, Princess Cruises’ now-fleetwide web app is being adopted by an increasing number of cruisers. Available on the app is a list of onboard activities, readout of guests’ stateroom account portfolios, itinerary and port information, dining menus, venue details and deck plans. Click to find out more.
Celebrity Cruises has just unveiled the new EDGE class, a series of ships intended to have “small ship itineraries with large ship amenities,” with the first debuting in 2018. On this auspicious occasion, TravelPulse cruise guru Jason Leppert has put together a primer on Celebrity’s vessel classes.
Business is booming for Viking Cruises. Its river cruise brand is ubiquitous in Europe, and it has changed the face of ocean cruising with the critically acclaimed Viking Star — and more oceangoing ships are on the way. We reveal what’s going on currently with the company, as well as plans for the future.
Royal Caribbean International has taken the cruise ship entertainment venue to the next level with Two70º, a multipurpose area aboard the newest Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. Not only does it provide a wide vista at the sterns of the ships, by night Two70º features shows that utilize innovative robotic arms and moving video screens. Click for details.
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