The Marella Explorer Class – Norwegian Bliss Becomes Largest Cruise Ship To Transit Panama – This Week’s Voyage: m.v. Sirena

THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COMBY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 14th May 2018

Marella Explorer

The 1,924-berth Marella Explorer was built as Celebrity’s Galaxy and later became TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 1

As the first of two sister ships delivers this week to TUI UK’s Marella Cruises, we have a look at the original Celebrity Cruises trio of Century, Galaxy and Mercury. Elsewhere, the Norwegian Bliss has today set a record for largest cruise ship to transit the Panama Canal. And Oceania’s Sirena offers an interesting Calfornia itinerary for December 2019

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AIDA Orders Third LNG Ship – Riviera To Add Two River Cruisers And Titan One – This Week’s Voyage: Norwegian Bliss Transatlantic

The Cruise Examiner for 5th March 2018

Norwegian Bliss

The 4,004-berth Norwegian Bliss, seen here completing at Meyer Werft, Papenburg, enters service next month

Carnival Corporation last week ordered a third mega-cruise ship from Meyer Werft in Germany. One of nine LNG-powered ships, she will join the AIDA fleet in 2023. Elsewhere, UK-based river cruise lines Riviera and Titan will be adding another three ships in 2018-19. And for this week’s voyage we have a look at Norwegian Bliss’s maiden Transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York in April.

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