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Inside Voyager's big makeover

Voyager of the Seas has emerged fresh from her US$97-million makeover with her new Perfect Storm waterslides, an additional 72 new inside and balcony staterooms, and a revival of all the older rooms.


A major section which has undergone a refreshment is the Windjammer Restaurant. Communal long tables have been added to encourage guest interaction.


Thanks to guest feedback, the Captain’s Table has been moved to a central location at the top floor, offering top tier guests a more prestigious dining experience.


For suite guests, the Diamond Lounge is a quiet area away from the crowd. The relocation allows guests to easily make their way to the Main Dining Room and the shows afterward.


The new kids' Adventure Ocean room colourful with plenty of space to run around and comes equipped with all the latest gadgets like Nintendo switches. The teens’ area on deck 12 is a cool “hidden” hangout too, with a pool table, snazzy lounge area and tons of video games.


Whilst she’s been transformed, she still retains the same feel as before, and those who have sailed with before will definitely feel at home.

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Princess Cruises unveils 2021 itineraries for Europe

• The line releases the 2021 itineraries for Europe and it features five Medallion Class ships sailing the Mediterranean, British Isles, Scandinavia and & Russia, Norway, Iceland and Transatlantic crossings.


The line’s new ships, Enchanted Princess and Sky Princess will be sailing these regions with Crown Princess, Island Princess and Grand Princess, with 180 departures on 63 unique itineraries to 108 destinations in 31 countries.


Every ship will feature the new OceanMedallion, the gadget that helps guests sailing with Princess, order drinks and food from anywhere on the ship, get access to their cabins and more.


The itineraries also feature overnight stays in St. Petersburg, Russia; Cork, Ireland and Alta in Norway. The ships will also have chances to stay in port longer at certain cities with late-night departures on select itineraries, maximising time to explore 30 ports in total.


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The world's longest rollercoaster on Dream Cruises

• The world’s longest roller coaster at sea will be the centrepiece of the first-ever theme park at sea on Asian luxury cruise line Dream Cruises’ Global Dream.The theme park named Dream Park at the Pier is featured on the line’s first 9,000-passenger Global Class ship, debuting early 2021. The “Space Cruiser” 300 metre roller coaster track is the longest at sea and goes up to speeds of 60km per hour.


The Space Cruiser seats two riders per vehicle and the driver rider is also able to control the speed of the carts. The line also says that riders will get to experience the feeling of flying over the sea during the ride.


The first theme park at sea also feature other attractions like bouncy obstacle course Bounce Activity Park, a trampoline park Jump!, bungee trampoline Shark Bay, surf simulator Wipe Out. Guests can also turn into a human gyro at Cosmic Chaos, fly in the arms of Kranky Kraken the octopus, race in mini karts at Little Dreamers Ride and more.

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Norwegian Spirit’s new makeover

• No detail has been overlooked in the $100 million makeover of the Norwegian Spirit, with a sleek new spa, 14 new venues and an exclusive new adults only retreat.


The Spirit, which will sail in Asia next year, will feature 14 new venues, additional staterooms and a sleek, expanded spa.


Mandara Spa will double in size to nearly 7,000 square feet and include a relaxation room with heated loungers, a new Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and water therapy experience.


Spice H2O is an adults-only retreat with a daytime lounge featuring two new hot tubs and a dedicated bar, which will transform into an after-hours entertainment venue.


Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar will also be a popular new addition, as well as the new complimentary dining venues including the 24-hour eatery, The Local Bar & Grill, an additional main dining room, Taste; the all-day dining outlet, Garden Café; the Great Outdoors Bar; and Waves Pool Bar.

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Has this ship found the answer to seasickness?

• If cruising to the Antarctic has always been top of your bucket list but you dread battling the stomach-churning high seas of the Drake Passage, then Aurora Expeditions may be your answer.


The line has just launched its innovative expedition ship, Greg Mortimer equipped with a cutting-edge prow designed to cut through choppy waves and keep the ship steady in the roughest seas, the usual cause of sea sickness.


It is the first passenger vessel in the world with an Ulstein X-Bow technology, an inverted bow design that enables the ship to pierce waves with much greater stability than a traditional bow.


The novel-shaped X-Bow absorbs the force of the waves more consistently and drastically improves the steadiness of the journey.


The technology also makes the vessel more fuel efficient and minimises the vibrations and disruptions to marine life, the company said.

NEWS


Inside Voyager's big makeover

Voyager of the Seas has emerged fresh from her US$97-million makeover with her new Perfect Storm waterslides, an additional 72 new inside and balcony staterooms, and a revival of all the older rooms.


A major section which has undergone a refreshment is the Windjammer Restaurant. Communal long tables have been added to encourage guest interaction.


Thanks to guest feedback, the Captain’s Table has been moved to a central location at the top floor, offering top tier guests a more prestigious dining experience.


For suite guests, the Diamond Lounge is a quiet area away from the crowd. The relocation allows guests to easily make their way to the Main Dining Room and the shows afterward.


The new kids' Adventure Ocean room colourful with plenty of space to run around and comes equipped with all the latest gadgets like Nintendo switches. The teens’ area on deck 12 is a cool “hidden” hangout too, with a pool table, snazzy lounge area and tons of video games.


Whilst she’s been transformed, she still retains the same feel as before, and those who have sailed with before will definitely feel at home.

Princess Cruises unveils 2021 itineraries for Europe

• The line releases the 2021 itineraries for Europe and it features five Medallion Class ships sailing the Mediterranean, British Isles, Scandinavia and & Russia, Norway, Iceland and Transatlantic crossings.


The line’s new ships, Enchanted Princess and Sky Princess will be sailing these regions with Crown Princess, Island Princess and Grand Princess, with 180 departures on 63 unique itineraries to 108 destinations in 31 countries.


Every ship will feature the new OceanMedallion, the gadget that helps guests sailing with Princess, order drinks and food from anywhere on the ship, get access to their cabins and more.

The itineraries also feature overnight stays in St. Petersburg, Russia; Cork, Ireland and Alta in Norway. The ships will also have chances to stay in port longer at certain cities with late-night departures on select itineraries, maximising time to explore 30 ports in total.

The world's longest rollercoaster on Dream Cruises

• The world’s longest roller coaster at sea will be the centrepiece of the first-ever theme park at sea on Asian luxury cruise line Dream Cruises’ Global Dream.The theme park named Dream Park at the Pier is featured on the line’s first 9,000-passenger Global Class ship, debuting early 2021. The “Space Cruiser” 300 metre roller coaster track is the longest at sea and goes up to speeds of 60km per hour.


The Space Cruiser seats two riders per vehicle and the driver rider is also able to control the speed of the carts. The line also says that riders will get to experience the feeling of flying over the sea during the ride.


The first theme park at sea also feature other attractions like bouncy obstacle course Bounce Activity Park, a trampoline park Jump!, bungee trampoline Shark Bay, surf simulator Wipe Out. Guests can also turn into a human gyro at Cosmic Chaos, fly in the arms of Kranky Kraken the octopus, race in mini karts at Little Dreamers Ride and more.

Norwegian Spirit’s new makeover

• No detail has been overlooked in the $100 million makeover of the Norwegian Spirit, with a sleek new spa, 14 new venues and an exclusive new adults only retreat.


The Spirit, which will sail in Asia next year, will feature 14 new venues, additional staterooms and a sleek, expanded spa.


Mandara Spa will double in size to nearly 7,000 square feet and include a relaxation room with heated loungers, a new Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and water therapy experience.


Spice H2O is an adults-only retreat with a daytime lounge featuring two new hot tubs and a dedicated bar, which will transform into an after-hours entertainment venue.


Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar will also be a popular new addition, as well as the new complimentary dining venues including the 24-hour eatery, The Local Bar & Grill, an additional main dining room, Taste; the all-day dining outlet, Garden Café; the Great Outdoors Bar; and Waves Pool Bar.

Has this ship found the answer to seasickness?

• If cruising to the Antarctic has always been top of your bucket list but you dread battling the stomach-churning high seas of the Drake Passage, then Aurora Expeditions may be your answer.


The line has just launched its innovative expedition ship, Greg Mortimer equipped with a cutting-edge prow designed to cut through choppy waves and keep the ship steady in the roughest seas, the usual cause of sea sickness.


It is the first passenger vessel in the world with an Ulstein X-Bow technology, an inverted bow design that enables the ship to pierce waves with much greater stability than a traditional bow.

The novel-shaped X-Bow absorbs the force of the waves more consistently and drastically improves the steadiness of the journey.

The technology also makes the vessel more fuel efficient and minimises the vibrations and disruptions to marine life, the company said.