Windstar Cruises is going to lengthen and upgrade Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride in a massive project that will add 50 suites per ship, re-do all accommodations and expand dining choices, the spa, fitness center and pool deck. Further, a re-engining will make the ships far more fuel efficient while adding 4 knots to the cruising speed, opening new destinations for Windstar like New Zealand and Spitsbergen in the Arctic.
Finland's Meyer Turku cut steel for Carnival Cruise Line's first liquefied natural gas-powered ship, currently dubbed 'XL.' The 180,000gt vessel, which will be the first North American cruise ship to use LNG, has a new hull design and livery.
Virgin Voyages will offer more than 20 food venues aboard Scarlet Lady, from a lively Korean barbecue spot to a vegetarian eatery with meat 'add-ons,' a CBD-infused cocktail and a Drag Brunch.
Belize's long-awaited Stake Bank Cruise Port is a 'go.' The 25-acre island project just off Belize City will shorten the current long tender ride to Belize Tourism Village by providing berths for four cruise ships, plus expedited tours dispatch, beaches, a crafts market and retail, dining, cabanas, over-water bungalows and crew facilities.
Crystal Cruises plans a new supper experience on Crystal Serenity when the ship emerges from drydock on Nov. 10. The Stardust Supper Club combines Crystal's culinary standards and style with the glamorous vibe of a different era.
World-renowed designer Adam D. Tihany continues to expand his cruise portfolio by signing on as creative director for Cunard Line's 2022 newbuild.
The owner's suites on Oceania Cruises' 1,250-passenger Marina and Riviera are getting restyled with furnishings by Ralph Lauren Home.