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The Magic of Carnival cruise ship construction

By Matt Roseboom

By Michael Coleman Have you ever wondered how – even with the most-amazing of latest technologies – a modern-day cruise ship is constructed? It’s an enormous undertaking even for the world’s most popular cruise line. With less than seven months until its maiden voyage, the new Carnival Magic reached another construction milestone when it... »

Follow the Dawn Princess’ makeover online

By Matt Roseboom

Following the response to its unprecedented online Golden Princess Drydock Journal last month, Princess Cruises is again inviting cruise enthusiasts to go behind the scenes as Dawn Princess undergoes a similar makeover. Visitors to princess.com will be able to watch daily as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, plus adds two Princess... »

Photos: Norwegian Epic gets her funnels

By Matt Roseboom

Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship, Norwegian Epic, reached another milestone yesterday with the fitting of its two huge funnels at STX Europe in Saint-Nazaire, France. »

NCL Epic’s bow lowered into place at shipyard

By Matt Roseboom

Norwegian Epic’s construction, underway at STX Europe in St. Nazaire, France, celebrated a milestone in the early morning hours last Wednesday, April 9, when the ship’s bow was lowered into place. The bow, known as block 642, weighed 445 tons and measured 85 feet long, 108 feet wide and almost 30 feet high. The... »


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