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River vs Ocean Cruise: Which Should I Choose?

While an ocean cruise is just the ticket for many people, for a first time cruiser it’s good to consider whether that is the right option for you. River cruises are growing in popularity and hold many delights that set them apart from your traditional ocean cruise. The possibilities really are endless, and by narrowing down whether to go for a river cruise or an ocean cruise you’ll be much better served to ensure that your next cruising experience is [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:33:57+00:00August 6th, 2018|Thornton's Cruise World|

Queen Victoria to Get $40 Million Upgrade

Cunard Line announced the Queen Victoria will drydock this May at Fincantieri for a $40 million refit that will take a full month at Fincantieri. According to the company, the areas of focus will include the introduction of Britannia Club balcony staterooms and dining for the first time, with a dedicated new restaurant, as well as the refreshing of all Britannia staterooms. In addition, the ship’s majestic Grand Suites and Deck 8 aft Penthouse Suites will be completely redesigned, and [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:33:58+00:00May 18th, 2017|Thornton's Cruise World|

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Announces First River Cruise Programme, Debuting April 2018

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today [Wednesday 17th May 2017] announced the launch of its new dedicated cruise programme by river boat, unveiled in its new ‘European River Cruising by Fred. Olsen' brochure. Fred. Olsen River Cruises is now offering European river cruise holidays, between 5th April and 3rd November 2018, on board 156-guest river boat, Brabant, to go on general sale from 26th May 2017. Fred. Olsen will be operating its new river cruise programme – taking in some of Europe’s most beautiful [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:33:58+00:00May 18th, 2017|Thornton's Cruise World|

Cunard Line Launches 2019 Winter Program

Cunard Line today announced its 2018-2019 winter program, through May 2019, calling the deployment its "Oceans of Discovery" cruise program which includes a cruise to Alaska. According to Cunard, this will be the first time that the current fleet will have traveled to Alaska, and the first time that the cruise line will have ventured there in over 20 years. From January to May 2019, the Queen Mary 2 and her sisters Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will call at [...]

By |2017-03-17T12:45:10+00:00March 17th, 2017|Thornton's Cruise World|

Celebrity Unveils Edge-Class Ships

Celebrity Cruises showed off the first look at what is it calling the transformational Celebrity Edge, with large staterooms, the ship-climbing Magic Carpet platform and stunning suites set a new standard for ship design. The ship debuts next December in Ft. Lauderdale. “Celebrity Edge is one of the most exciting, innovative and transformational ships I have ever been involved with," said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “The new features and refined design will establish a [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:34:00+00:00March 17th, 2017|Thornton's Cruise World|

Norwegian reveals new artwork for Norwegian Bliss

Continuing its tradition of featuring original artwork on its ship’s hulls, Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the signature art designed by one of the world’s premier marine life artists, Wyland, for its upcoming new ship Norwegian Bliss, which will cruise to Alaska beginning in June 2018. Entitled “Cruising with the Whales,” the engaging and beautiful art prominently features a stunning image of a mother humpback whale and her calf as the centrepiece of the design, signifying the beauty of Alaska [...]

By |2019-03-08T10:34:02+00:00January 18th, 2017|Thornton's Cruise World|

MSC Cruises breaks ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

  MSC Cruises has this week broken ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Located south of Bimini in The Bahamas, the island is set to become a natural paradise exclusive to MSC Cruises guests as of November 2018. A comprehensive landscaping plan will see more than 80 indigenous Caribbean trees, grasses, flowers and shrubs, returning to their lush natural habitat. The development of the marine reserve is part of MSC Cruises’ unprecedented multi billion investment plan, which includes the [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:27:48+00:00January 18th, 2017|Thornton's Cruise World|

More Details Revealed on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch Refurbishment

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Black Watch will emerge from a 26-day dry dock refit at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg next week with a host of sparkling new features. The refurbishment will see Fred. Olsen create more public spaces and refresh all cabins, restaurants, bars and loung-es, while promising to retain the ship's intimate and traditional style. Here's what you need to know about the ship's refit. Cabins The ship's 423 cabins are a focus area of the [...]

By |2016-12-12T16:41:25+00:00December 12th, 2016|Thornton's Cruise World|

Cruise & Maritime Voyages to Offer Itineraries from Wales for the First Time in 2017

Cruise & Maritime Voyages will offer itineraries departing from Wales for the first time ever in 2017 -- a move that is sure to strengthen the country's steadily growing cruise sector. The no-fly cruise specialist has revealed that the 800-passenger Marco Polo will offer a series of cruises depart-ing from Cardiff, including Norwegian Fjords and Spain, Portugal & France voyages; plus a special summer Gardens & River Seine cruise from the port. The 1,400-passenger Magellan will meanwhile offer three sailings [...]

By |2016-12-12T16:41:25+00:00December 12th, 2016|Thornton's Cruise World|

Royal Caribbean and Azamara To Begin Cuba Service Royal

Royal Caribbean Cruises today announced that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba. The company said it plans to announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future. "Our guests have expressed real interest in having the opportunity to experience Cuba, and we look forward to bringing them there," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "Our discussions with our travel partners indicate that Cuba is [...]

By |2016-12-12T16:41:25+00:00December 12th, 2016|Thornton's Cruise World|
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