What has been happening this month in the world of cruise? Read on to discover why we are planning to cruise more than ever next year;  find out who is going to christen the latest Norwegian Cruise Line ship; and learn who else is revealing a hot new look…

More Brits planning to cruise next year

According to Cruise International, 10% of Brits are considering taking a cruise next year, which is double the number of those who took a cruise from August 2012 to August 2013.

So why the sudden jump in interest? Even though beach holidays and city breaks have traditionally been the UK’s favourite type of holidays, it could be that consumers are waking up to the other kinds of holidays available, including cruises. Are you one of them?

Miami Dolphins cheerleaders to christen Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that its newest ship, the Norwegian Getaway, will be christened by the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders in 2014.

The ceremony, which will take place on 7th February, will mark the start of a strong two-way partnership between the ship, whose home port will be in Miami, and the American football team. As the “Official Cruise Line” of the Miami Dolphins, Norwegian Cruise Line will give guests of the football team the chance to win a free cruise on the Norwegian Getaway, and the ship will host a selection of Miami Dolphin’s memorabilia for guests to browse in the on-board library.

Read more about the new ship in our Norwegian Getaway profile!

Costa Victoria emerges after refit

The newly upgraded Costa Victoria is expected to depart from Singapore on 11th November after an $18 million dry-dock makeover.

The multi-million dollar investment in the ship will ensure that passengers get an even better experience on board, with a revamped fashion boutique concourse, refreshed interiors and refurbished lounge areas, all finished with Costa’s unmistakable Italian style.

Fancy exploring the newly revamped ship for yourself? Find out more about the Costa Victoria on the ship’s profile page.

Do you plan do go on a cruise next year? Would you like to try out the new ships for yourself? Let us know your opinion on this month’s news stories in the comments below!

Images via Norwegian Cruise Line and Wikimedia Commons

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