New Cruise Ships for 2018: Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas at Night

Debuting in spring next year, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is set to be the ‘world’s largest cruise ship’. Gargantuan in scale, this 230000GT vessel spans 16-decks and carries a whopping 5,535 passengers. Bringing together the very best of Royal Caribbean’s tried-and-tested cruise experience, Symphony of the Seas also introduces some new and exciting features. Based on the […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018

Eden Magic Carpet

2018 promises many exciting new cruise ships. Here are our top picks: Seabourn Ovation Seabourn introduce Ovation in 2018. Sister to the stunning Encore, this new ships offers the same pleasing design and first-class service, along with some new developments. Read our full preview here. Nieuw Statendam In December 2018 the latest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, is due to […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn, known for their small-scale luxury ships, brings Ovation to the water in May 2018. Sister to the highly-regarded Encore, this new ship is also designed by world-renowned Adam D. Tihany who is synonymous for his elegantly crafted, seductive aesthetics. The increased capacity of 600 passengers, in all-suite accommodation, is off-set by an extra deck and expanded […]

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New cruise ships for 2018 – Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge

Touted as ‘the cruise ship of the future’ Celebrity’s Edge certainly boasts enough innovative and impressive features to support this claim, so far. This immensely popular cruise line, which offers luxury without elitism or snobbery, hasn’t introduced a new class of ship for a decade … so excitement is building. Not only is Edge taking to the […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Viking Orion

VIKING ORION FLOATOUT

Viking’s newest cruise ship Orion, set to debut in July 2018, will be the fifth 930-passenger ship for this world-leading ocean cruise line. Previously referred to as the Spirit, the Orion was re-named in honour of the ship’s Godmother and former NASA astronaut, Dr. Anna Fisher, along with the legendary constellation we all recognise so well in our […]

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River cruising for Millennials: U by Uniworld innovates with a fresh perspective

U by Uniworld B

As far as Millennials are concerned, the image of river cruising hasn’t attracted many to the winding waterways of Europe … until now. A ‘tester’ cruise in October successfully brought a hand-selected crowd of youngsters together to dip-their-toes in this particular travel niche, usually more likely to be enjoyed by their grandparents. U by Uniworld’s […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss, due to launch in April 2018, will be one of the largest cruise ships in the world. As the third in the successful Breakaway-Plus class, this 4000 passenger ship will debut in Alaska before moving to the Caribbean for winter. As well as sharing the best features of sister ships, Escape and Joy, there will […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Holland America Line: Nieuw Statendam

Nieuw Statendam

This elegant cruise line combines a strong nautical heritage with 21st century design and first-class service. In December 2018 the latest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, is due to embark upon its inaugural voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Key West and Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island in the Bahamas. The 2,650 passenger ship, which is […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Hurtigruten: MS Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen, launching in 2018, is one of two hybrid cruise ships on order from leading exploration cruise line, Hurtigruten. Pioneering a more sustainable approach to cruise travel, the MS Roald Amundsen is designed by Rolls Royce and currently in construction at the Kleven shipyard in Norway. The hybrid technology, which cuts emissions by sailing with electrical […]

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Radar: Shetland’s Lerwick closes for the season – with high hopes for 2018

Norwegian Jewel visits Shetland

Despite the inclement weather conditions of 2017, cancelling 10% of Lerwick’s planned cruise calls, this busy Northern Scottish port has enjoyed a bumper year. On Wednesday 27th September, Norwegian Jade (sister ship to the Norwegian Jewel pictured above) made the final call for the season, as part of her transatlantic voyage to New York via […]

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Silversea World Cruise 2019: A Tale of Tales

Silver Whisper

A world cruise is arguably the ultimate travel experience. Crossing oceans, rounding capes, visiting the great cities and ticking off continents is, for many people, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Silversea’s Tale of Tales in 2019 promises to be one such epic voyage: 132 blissful days onboard the ultra-luxurious Silver Whisper, travelling from San Francisco to London, […]

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Scenic Eclipse: Countdown to Launch

Eclipse Antartctica

Billed as ‘The World’s First Discovery Yacht’ the Scenic Eclipse promises to bring something very unique to the ocean cruising experience when it launches in August 2018. This intimate, ultra-luxury ship will carry no more than 228 guests (200 in the Arctic and Antarctica) with an almost 1:1 staff ratio . The 114 private verandah […]

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