The $100m OceaniaNEXT initiative is designed to elevate every facet of the guest experience aboard Oceania Cruises' quartet of 684-passenger R-class ships.
When Nieuw Statendam joins the Holland America Line fleet in December, the ship will showcase the evolution of design that was introduced with Koningsdam, the first Pinnacle-class ship. Nieuw Statendam’s musical design and 'artfully inspired' finishing blend the line's past, present and future and are showcased in a trio of videos on hollandamerica.com.
Princess Cruises shared the first look at a previously announced new feature on 2019's Sky Princess—two Sky Suites that have the largest balconies ever offered by the line and are centrally located on the top decks to provide a view of the Movies Under the Stars screen.
Perhaps the most innovative feature of Emerald Waterways' newest Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony—to navigate the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia beginning in August 2019—is its clever design. Unlike most similar-sized Mekong vessels, it can access the center of Ho Chi Minh City, so travelers will disembark right into the action instead of needing to travel in by motor coach.
Virgin Voyages' innovative approach to well-being for sailors (passengers) is called ‘Vitamin Sea,' an ideology inspired by the oceans and their importance in the health of the planet and everyone's daily lives.
Le Lapérouse, the first ship in Ponant's new Explorers class, has the sleek, super-yacht look of the existing fleet, but is slightly smaller and sports a unique feature: Blue Eye, a multi-sensory underwater lounge.
Iona's centrepiece will be a stunning Grand Atrium with panoramic sea views, framed by glazed walls stretching three decks high, while a glass SkyDome atop the ship will provide a new home for entertainment, a 'hidden' nightclub and boutique cinema. And a foodie market, gastropub and laid-back cocktail lounge will be among the many new dining and drinking options.
The world's three leading cruise ports—PortMiami, Port Canaveral and Port Everglades—are building dazzling terminals for a leap into the future.