2014 is coming to a close and as we all enjoy the festive season with mulled wine and mince pies, we can’t help but look back. What a fabulous year it was for the cruise industry. The innovative ship Quantum of the Seas took to the water for the first time (one for the history books), new ships came, historic ships bade us a fond farewell, cruise entertainment soared to a new level and the stars battled it out on board for that mirror ball trophy in Dancing with the Stars: At Sea.
But, the excitement doesn’t end there and we still have enough time to squeeze some fun announcements in before we celebrate the start of a new year. With that in mind we bring you the last cruise news round-up for 2014 – we see the first snapshots of the highly anticipated Seven Seas Explorer from Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Norwegian Cruises earning the title of the ‘World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line’ at the World Travel Awards, and MSC announcing the introduction of their new theme cruises in 2015. Want to know more? Read on…
Regent Seven Seas unveil first visual of Seven Seas Explorer
This month Regent Seven Seas revealed the first ever image of the lines newest ship, the Seven Seas Explorer. Regent Seven Seas, who have been named the world’s top rated cruise line by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, say they have dedicated themselves to building the most luxurious ship ever created. As a leading cruise provider, they have a reputation for providing 6* cruises that offer once in a lifetime opportunities.
The Seven Seas Explorer is set to join the fleet in 2016. The ship will include sophisticated designer suites, exquisite dining venues, an incredible spa and awe-inspiring public areas for guests to enjoy. The aim is for the ship to feature the best of everything including impeccable service and a truly unique, classic and timeless design. Find ship images and developments on their dedicated website. Not that we are wishing 2015 away, but we really can’t wait to see this ship once it’s completed in 2016!
Norwegian Cruise Line honoured as ‘World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line’
Norwegian Cruise Line was recognised as the ‘World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line’ at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala on the 7th of December. In addition to this, the company kept their title as ‘Europe’s Leading Cruise Line’ for the seventh year in a row. Travel agents and customers across the globe judge the awards and honour travel companies for outstanding service.
Norwegian’s fleet have a variety of exciting itineraries sailing guests from the Caribbean to the Mexican Riviera. Whether you fancy a trip to Miami, Alaska or Europe – Norwegian Cruise Line’s offer a full range of cruises to suit your needs.
MSC announce theme cruises
MSC Cruises recently announced that one of their most sophisticated ships, the MSC Divina, will be offering cruise goers a series of diverse themed cruises for the Winter/Spring season of 2015. Choose from a Post-New Year Extravaganza in January, a Valentine’s Day celebration cruise in February or step back in time on the Songs of the 60’s cruise in April. Their wildly popular Baseball Greats cruise will also be taking to the seas in both February and March for exciting adventures filled with story-telling sessions and baseball trivia games.
What’s been your favourite cruise industry development of 2014? Tell us in the comments box below.
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