Main Dining Room - Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Nieuw Statendam is Holland America Line’s second Pinnacle-class ship, similar to its sister, Koningsdam, but with a few modifications. Built in Venice, launched in December 2018 and named in February 2019 by godmother Oprah Winfrey, the 2,666-passenger ship is aimed, the line claims, at ‘modern explorers, food lovers and music lovers’. This sums it up...

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Norwegian Bliss - Exterior view Many new ships are showstoppers, but Norwegian Bliss has groundbreaking features never before seen at sea. The wow-factor stretches across all 20 decks of this 4,004 passenger titan. This ship takes all the best elements of Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet and presents them in one amazing seaborne experience. For the young at heart it’s possibly...

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MSC Cruises - Managing Director As we prepare for the launch of MSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa, MSC Cruises are continuing to grow and expand their sensational fleet. We had the privilege of speaking with Managing Director, Antonio Paradiso on his insight and plans for MSC Cruises over the coming years. Tell us a little about MSC Cruises... MSC Cruises...

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Fred. Olsen Black Watch A true British favourite, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is one of the longest-established cruise lines in the world and has been refining the cruise experience for more than a century and a half. As a family-operated company, it is justly proud of its lineage and heritage as much as its success. The present Olsen & Company businesses began with...

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Chef serving a whole fish to diners in a restaurant on a Princess Cruises ship Princess Cruises is every inch the American sophisticate, priding itself on showcasing the good things in life in a more tasteful fashion than its brasher Stateside counterparts. In fact, this cruise line is something of a quiet revolutionary; debuting innovative features that inevitably flow out across the cruise industry to become the norm. Pacific Princess -...

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Humpback whale feeding in front of a cruise ship during an excursion We have all been there; on dreary coach trips accompanied by tedious guides who lead the way to rug or ceramic factories complete with overpriced showrooms where pushy sales staff wait to pounce. It is enough to make you jump overboard, but thankfully now you don’t need to. Cruise lines have begun phasing out such...

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