Silversea Cruises' newbuild, Silver Moon, completed sea trials in the Adriatic Sea in mid-August 2020. Now the vessel is getting ready to join her family. The Silver Moon's delivery is scheduled for October 30, 2020. Well, she's almost here.
Source: Silversea Cruises
In early September, Wonder of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean International's future addition, was floated out in France at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard. With a tonnage of over 228,000 GT and a capacity of more than 5,000 cruise lovers, Wonder of the Seas will become the new world's largest cruise liner. We remind you that she is set to operate in the Chinese market. She aims to start her career in 2022.
Source: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
In the meantime, another RCI's representative, Odyssey of the Seas, got a new hull livery. She is currently under construction at Meyer Werft shipyard and is getting ready for her debut in April 2021.
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On September 17, Seabourn Cruises celebrated the first steel cutting for the cruise line's second expedition vessel. The first one, Seabourn Venture, is already under construction and due to enter service in 2021. The second ultra-luxury expedition ship (yet to be named) is expected to start operations in 2022.
Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras departed on her sea trials on September 28, 2020 from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. She will spend ten days at sea and then return to the shipyard for final preparations. Mardi Gras will become the Carnival's largest representative and the first LNG-powered cruise ship in North America. The newbuild intends to offer sailings from Port Canaveral, FL beginning February 2021.
The next important cruise event took place at Fincantieri's Marghera (Venice) shipyard the very next day. The shipbuilder launched new ms Rotterdam for Holland America Line. Traditionally, the cruise ship got her coin for luck. Rotterdam is expected to join her fleet in July 2021.
On October 4, 2020, the Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze departed for sea trials after an extensive renovation. She became the first liner to undergo the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative. Star Breeze was added a new mid-section. The ship got 50 new suites, two new restaurants, an enlarged pool, and more.
Well, it is quite an impressive and inspiring news flash. Actually, there are many more good cruise news. And we believe that there'll be more and more. So focus on positive things and stay tuned!
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