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Italian Fincantieri to build a new cruise ship to Cunard

Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy will to build a new ship for the luxury cruise brand Cunard. The ship will join the Cunard fleet in 2022. The new 113,000 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage) ship will carry 3,000 guests. The new cruise ship will be the 249th ship to fly the Cunard flag since the company’s founding in 1839.

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Queen Mary 2 hosted Transatlantic Fashion Week

Luxury cruise line Cunard flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 arrives in New York after the second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week brought together some of the most glamorous names in the fashion industry. The crossing, which left Southampton on August 31, 2017, included seven days of runway shows, inspiring talks, glamorous dinners and exclusive unveilings from fashion icons and leaders.

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Spotlight on river cruising at Seatrade Europe

river cruiseslSeatrade Europe - the leading trade event for the European cruise and river cruise industry – has put the spotlight on river cruising as part of the discussions at this important industry event running at Hamburg Messe until Friday 8 September 2017.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be launching a ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion on all new bookings made between 6th September and 18th October 2017 inclusive, on 50 selected sailings in 2018. This complimentary drinks package gives Fred. Olsen guests the chance to take advantage of a wide range of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks on board, all day, every day, all within the cruise price!

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The new trend: Europe’s river cruises

Europe's river cruise industry continues its growth path, with 1.36 million cruise passengers sailing on Europe's rivers in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year. Almost 39 percent of last year's guests came from the US and Canada.

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Photo Competition: Win A Seven Night Cruise For Two!

Variety Cruises has announced that they will once again be holding a photo competition for passengers that travel aboard their vessels in 2017. All you need to do is sending your high-resolution photos to the company. See details below.

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Americans forget how to sleep

bed vacationLeading up to National Relaxation Day on August 15, Princess Cruises has released the results of its eighth annual Relaxation Report, which has revealed that when it comes to relaxation and sleep, many Americans are in need of a wakeup call.

Cruise ship arrivals increase in Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco announces a massive increase in the number of new cruise ship arrivals throughout 2017. The city’s port is expected to welcome 32 ships this year, versus 18 for 2016, a 78 percent increase.

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AmaWaterways names Filomena Andre as Godmother of its Newest Ship

Filomena AndreAmaWaterways announced that highly-respected travel industry leader Filomena Andre will serve as Godmother of its newest European ship, AmaLea. Andre will “bless” the 154-guest ship alongside AmaWaterways’ executive team during a Christening ceremony in Vilshofen, Germany in May 2018.

New Duty-Free Stores opens at Singapore Cruise Center

DFS dutyfree SingaporeCruiseCenterDFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has unveiled its updated duty-free stores at Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC). For the first time, SCC consolidated a number of its existing duty-free concessions across six categories including wines, spirits and tobacco, beauty and confectionary into a single contract.

Cunard welcomes same-sex couples

cunard celebrationCunard has welcomed its first booking by a same-sex couple following a recent Supreme Court ruling enabling same-sex marriages in Bermuda, where Cunard’s fleet of ships is registered.

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