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The 1998-built Disney Magic will be getting a new grand atrium lobby, a children’s area with Marvel super heroes, an expanded spa and a three-story water thrill side. These are just some additions planned during a more than four-week ‘reimagineering’ drydock this autumn at Navantia Shipyard.

National Geographic Explorer to undergo three week technical work at Lloyd Werft

Lindblad Expedition’s 112mtr long National Geographic Explorer is due to arrive at Lloyd Werft tomorrow for a first visit to the Bremerhaven facility.

 

During its revitalization late this year, Navigator of the Seas will be getting the ‘virtual balconies’ revealed as a new feature for Quantum of the Seas, according to Adam Goldstein, president and ceo of Royal Caribbean International.

Ship shape and Bristol fashion for CMV

Cruise and Maritime Voyages reports using the Bristol Cruise Terminal at Avonmouth for turnarounds has ‘exceeded expectations'.

Celebrity Constellation gets another dose of Solsticizing

Celebrity Constellation, the first Millennium-class ship to be ‘Solsticized’ in 2010, entered a scheduled drydock for a second round in Celebrity Cruises’ $140m initiative to add Solstice-class features.

The more than $300m in extra measures Carnival Cruise Lines is layering on to boost the reliability of technical systems and, in the event of a power loss, passenger comfort, will take place in stages on a ship-by-ship basis, Gerry Cahill told Seatrade Insider on Wednesday, while also stressing that blackouts are very rare.

Carnival Cruise Lines said it is pouring more than $300m into expanding emergency power capabilities, adding the latest fire safety technology and boosting operating redundancies fleetwide. The efforts are intended to prevent a recurrence of the Carnival Triumph incident that has dogged the company since February and sparked intense industry scrutiny in Washington.

First pair of renovated Space-Ships start operations for Scenic Cruises

Scenic Cruises has introduced two of its five Space-Ships that spent the winter being almost completely rebuilt. The revamped Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire have started their 2013 season cruising in Europe.

 

Italy court considers charges for Concordia captain, five others

An Italian court on Monday began hearing prosecutors’ arguments for charging Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino with manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.

ALMACO continues refurb cooperation with Star Cruises

ALMACO Group’s cooperation with Star Cruises in the modernization of the cruise line’s fleet continued with the recent refurbishments of SuperStar Aquarius and Star Pisces at Hong Kong United Dockyards in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong.

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