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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 28, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Michael Isenbek | November 28, 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 28, 2015

TravelPulse is onboard to review Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape, the company’s first Breakaway Plus-class ship. Cruise guru Jason Leppert was most dazzled by the triple-decker Haven ship-within-a-ship complex that contains the best suites on the ship. What other onboard wonders await? Click to find out.

Holland America Line is sprucing up its image, and spearheading this renewal is the launch of the brand-new MS Koningsdam in April 2016. However, there’s no waiting until the vessel is complete to pull back the curtain. Inaugural cruise director Johnathan Rogers is hosting a video series that previews various areas of the ship.

When inland waterway icon Viking River Cruises branched out into oceangoing vessels with Viking Star, the result deviated a bit from the norm. While the ship lacks some of the bright, flashy features seen on other liners, shore excursions and cuisine stand out from the pack. Click here for details.

Let’s face it, a cruise ship experience is pretty darned magical as is — but there’s always room to boost it up a little more. We’ve got a group of tips to maximize enjoyment on Disney Dream — covering cabin choices, theater seating and can’t miss attractions. Click to find out more.

Carnival LIVE has begun — a series of Caribbean sailings where the cruise line rocks passengers’ socks off with full-to-bursting lineups in such genres as classic rock, country pop and R&B. Click for the inside scoop about performances by Martina McBride and Styx


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