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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov 15, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Michael Isenbek | November 15, 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov 15, 2015

This week’s TravelPulse on Board segment reviews Royal Caribbean International’s brand-new Quantum-class cruise ship Anthem of the Seas. How did the ship score in such crucial metrics as accommodations and dining? What might passengers feel is a “Pain in the Aft?” Click to find out

The latest “Cruise Insights” from TravelPulse’s Theresa Norton Masek talks about the bold expansion moves of Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises founder Tor Hagen. The company’s complement of Europe river ships will soon exceed 60 and Hagen’s eyeing the Mississippi…

MSC Cruises has just announced a partnership with wildly popular acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil. Two shows are being developed specifically for the cruise line to be performed on MSC’s upcoming Meraviglia-class ships.

This week, Genting Hong Kong unveiled “Dream Cruises,” the first-ever Asia-based premium cruise line brand. The first two ships are slated to debut a year apart in Nov. 2016 and 2017, and will feature two floors of uber-luxurious, roomy “Dream Suites.”

TravelPulse’s Jason Leppert went on the christening cruise for Norwegian Escape, the company’s largest ship to date. As revealed in his Instagram photo essay, he checked out the ship-within-a-ship Haven area, hung with godfather Pitbull and noshed on some fine vittles.


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