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Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Ways To Cruise The World - 7 New Ships Debut

7 New Ways To Cruise The World - New Ships Debut.

The Disney Dream, debuts Jan. 26, 2011: the third and largest ship in Disney
Cruise Line's family-oriented fleet, will carry as many as 4,000 passengers
on three- to five-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla., to the Bahamas.
Disney Cruise Line debuts the first-ever shipboard water coaster, AquaDuck,
an exhilarating high-speed flume ride featuring twists, turns, drops,
acceleration and river rapids. The Disney Dream carries on the spirit of
innovation with a cruise industry first for all inside staterooms. Magical
Portholes offer a "window" to the world with a real-time view outside the
ship. High-definition cameras placed on the exterior of the ship feed live
video to each Magical Porthole. The live video feed corresponds to the
stateroom location - either port or starboard and position on the ship, from
bow to stern.

Disney Cruises  Disney Dream  128,000 tons  4,000 passengers

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Magic, May 1, 2011:  a 3,690-passenger "fun
ship" that will make seven-, nine- and 12-day Mediterranean cruises May 1
through Oct. 16 before starting seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean
cruises Nov. 14 from Galveston, Texas.  Features include the
11,250-square-foot adults-only Serenity area; Seaside Theatre; a massive
"Cloud 9" spa; WaterWorks aqua park with a 303-foot-long, four-deck-high
corkscrew waterslide; and special family cabins designed to accommodate five
passengers. Onboard innovations will include a white-knuckle ropes course
suspended above Deck 12.

Carnival  Carnival Magic  130,000 tons   3,690 passengers

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Silhouette, debuting July 23, 2011: the newest
Solstice-class ship, the 2,886-passenger with a seven-night cruise from
Hamburg, Germany, to Rome, will introduce classes in pizza making -
including the dough toss - and a grill-your-own-steak option at its Lawn
Club Grill. She cruises Europe, then repositions for 12 - Night Eastern and
Southern Caribbean cruises out of Port Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey.

Celebrity Cruises  Celebrity Silhouette  122,000 tons  2,884 passengers

Seabourn's newest luxury yacht, the 225-suite Quest, debuts June 9, 2011:
The ship will make a three-day, pre-inaugural voyage round trip from Monte
Carlo on June 9. The 2011 itinerary includes a 36-day grand voyage from
Monte Carlo to Istanbul, Turkey, on June 12. Seabourn Quest's maiden season
will include seven-day Eastern Mediterranean cruises, operating alternately
between Athens and Istanbul, and Venice and Athens, as well as a seven-day
Black Sea voyage. On January 5, 2012, Seabourn Quest begins a 109-day World
Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice on a unique eastbound course via South
America, South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East,
and the Mediterranean.

Seabourn Cruise Line  Seabourn Quest  32,000 tons  450 passengers

Oceania new ship, Marina, debuts February 5, 2011: The 65,000 ton Marina is
more than twice the size of other Oceania vessels, and carrying a maximum of
1,258 guests in 629 staterooms. The new decor is more contemporary and
elegant than that of the current ships, with a grand lobby featuring design
accents by Lalique.The ship's inaugural schedule includes a 13-day Maiden
Voyage Jan. 22 from Barcelona to Miami, where inaugural activities are
planned. On Feb. 8, Marina departs on the first of two 18-day Panama Canal
transits that visit San Francisco or San Diego, both new ports for Oceania
Cruises. Marina operates a 12-day Caribbean cruise, round-trip from Miami,
departing March 16, before sailing along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and on to
Europe to begin her inaugural Mediterranean season.

Oceania Cruises  Marina  66,000 tons  1,258 passengers

Costa Cruises Costa Favolosa debuts July 2011:  the Costa Favolosa will be
114,500 GRT with a passenger capacity of 3,780. This will be the 16th ship
for the Costa Cruises fleet and it will be similar in size to the Costa
Pacifica which was launched in 2009. The Costa Favolosa is set to make her
debut on a three-day mini vernissage cruise departing from Venice on July 4,
2011, and calling at Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Koper (Slovenia).  This will be
followed by her grand inaugural cruise, which leaves Venice on July 7. This
10-day itinerary will visit Israel, Greece and Turkey with stopovers in
Bari, Corfu (Greece), Haifa (Israel), Izmir (Turkey) and Dubrovnik
(Croatia).  Throughout the 2011 summer season the Costa Favolosa will  offer
seven-day cruises from Venice and Bari to Olympia (Greece), Izmir and
Istanbul (Turkey), and Dubrovnik (Croatia).

Costa Cruises  Costa Favolosa  114,500 tons  3,780 passengers

Though it was introduced in mid December, this ship is really new for 2011:

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas debut December 12, 2010: The Allure
will sport the first GUESS store at sea, STARBUCKS as well as a new dining
concept exclusive to this ship - a Brazilian churruscaria restaurant and a
version of the Broadway musical, CHICAGO.  DreamWorks Animation┬« favorite
characters from Shrek®, Madagascar®, Kung Fu Panda movies entertain kids of all ages. The Allure of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship.

Royal Caribbean International  Allure of the Seas  220,000 tons  5,400
passengers

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