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Weekly Digest: Middle East Cruises, Cruise Ships for Sale, Norwegian Bliss Record, Cruise Ship Cut in Half, and Great News

5 minutes read • May 18th, 2018
Dear friends! It's time to remember what we were talking about last week!

Middle East Cruises: Breathtaking Tour of Oriental Fairytale

What do you imagine when thinking of the Middle East cruises? Deserts, camels, beautiful mosques, unique architecture, Bedouin, oriental sweets. Yes, all of it is about the Middle East. However, this charming destination means even more. How about the world’s tallest buildings and largest malls, bazaars you will never leave empty-handed, antiquities and treasures, fantastic beaches, and exciting activities? Well, we can continue this list endlessly but it would be much better to see what we’re talking about.

Middle East Cruises
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates
©  Public Domain/Pixabay

Renovated Independence of the Seas Becomes Even More Family-Friendly

Renovated Independence of the Seas cruise ship arrived to her new homeport, the welcoming city of Southampton, on May 12, 2018. The liner has just completed a multi-million-pound refurbishment, and she is even more family-friendly now.

Independence of the Seas cruise ship
Silver Muse is Going to Get Another Sister, Silver Dawn, in 2021

Silver Muse is going to get another sister ship. Silversea Cruises has just ordered one more luxury cruise liner, Silver Dawn.  This name sounds so romantic, doesn't it?

Silver Muse sister ship Silver Dawn
Norwegian Bliss Passes Through the Panama Canal and Becomes a Record Holder

May 14th was an exciting day not just for Norwegian Bliss but for the entire industry. Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest addition passed through the Panama Canal for the 1st time and became the biggest cruise liner to transit this waterway.

Norwegian Bliss
Photo courtesy of NCL

UPDATE. Cruise Ships for Sale: Pullmantur Cruises

Dear friends, it’s time to continue our research. Today we’re going to check several cruise ships for sale that look pretty similar to Pullmantur Cruises’ representatives.

Pullmantur cruise ships for sale
MS Monarch Funnel by Pjotr Mahhonin/Wiki/CC BY-SA 4.0

Cruise Ship Cut in Half: Exciting Video of Cruise Liners Extension

Recently, the whole cruise world was watching with bated breath quite an unusual refurbishment. After all, it isn’t every day that you see a cruise ship cut in half. Yes, we’re talking about the Silversea Cruises’ representative, Silver Spirit that has just left drydock after a 2-month refurbishment.
We were so impressed by the process of the ship extension that we decided to check several more stories about the cruise liners that were lengthened.

Balmoral cruise ship
©  Public Domain/Pixabay

Virgin Voyages Shares Interior Design Renderings During Live on Facebook

It’s been a long time since Virgin Voyages unveiled a “ship tease” and held a keel laying ceremony on October 31, 2017. We believe the company has been working hard all these months to surprise cruise lovers once again.  Well, it’s time.
Last week, Virgin Voyages were live on Facebook with their next great design reveal.

Virgin Voyages cruise ship
VIP Deck designed by Tom Dixon
Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages

Sky Princess Will Spend Her Inaugural Season in the Caribbean

Great news for all Princess Cruises’ fans! The company announced the inaugural season program of its upcoming Sky Princess, and you can already book a sailing on her. Get ready for the sunny Caribbean!

Sky Princess
Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

Stay tuned and have a good week ahead!

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