Archive for July, 2011

China, Asia-Pacific region beckon Voyager of the Seas

Saturday, July 30th, 2011
China, Asia-Pacific region beckon Voyager of the Seas

By Michael Coleman VENICE, Italy — July 30, 2011 – The largest cruise ship in the world, just a decade ago, is set to make a big splash in the world’s largest market. Voyager of the Seas, the globe’s most innovative cruise ship when it was launched in Nov. 1999 and which spawned the... »

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Voyager of the Seas dazzles a decade later

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Voyager of the Seas dazzles a decade later

By Michael Coleman VENICE, Italy, July 29, 2011 – Voyager of the Seas, a marvel of engineering, foresight and ingenuity, still shines bright just over a decade after her launch. Once the world’s largest cruise ship — it took three years and some 10 million man hours to build before it debuted in Nov.... »

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Follow us in the Mediterranean aboard Voyager of the Seas

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Follow us in the Mediterranean aboard Voyager of the Seas

By Michael Coleman Royal Caribbean’s 3,114-passenger Voyager of the Seas is in the midst of a 7-night roundtrip Mediterranean journey from Venice, Italy, this week. Just over a decade ago it was the largest cruise ship in the world. Today, five other ships within the Royal Caribbean fleet alone are larger, but Voyager at... »

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Celebrity Silhouette indulges the soul – ‘The Alcoves’ generating a buzz

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Celebrity Silhouette indulges the soul – ‘The Alcoves’ generating a buzz

By Michael Coleman HAMBURG, GERMANY, Friday, July 22, 2011 — Among the host of soul-stirring indulgences afforded passengers aboard the new Celebrity Silhouette, few compare to the luxurious cabana setting unveiled aboard the vessel here this week. The ship, like her sisters Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse, oozes sophistication and warmth, no easy task when... »

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New Ship Launch: Chic Silhouette sparkles

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
New Ship Launch: Chic Silhouette sparkles

By Michael Coleman HAMBURG, GERMANY: Thursday, July 21, 2011 — It may very well be Celebrity Cruises’ finest hour. Today, here in this industrial port city, the chic 2,886-passenger Celebrity Silhouette debuted, slightly overshadowing her impressive sisters — Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse – each launched in successive years since 2008. The new ship sparkles... »

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