Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) said in response to its passengers who like their cups of tea with fresh milk it is planning to place four cows on board two of its ships complete with lush grass, supervised by two milkmaids. It said the line was waiting for approval from The Dairy Council that before proceeding which should be ready by April 1.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reported it has purchased a fleet of aircraft to support its extensive new worldwide fly-cruise programme.
Fred. Olsen’s new fleet of aircraft – the exact model and quantity of which have yet to be disclosed – are to be named along the same lines as Fred. Olsen’s cruise ship fleet, and will all start with the letter ‘B’. The first aircraft to be unveiled by Fred. Olsen is to be called ‘Bader’, as a tribute to Sir Douglas Bader, the renowned WW2 pilot.
Speculation that Fred. Olsen’s second aircraft is to be called either ‘Barbie’ or ‘Biggles’ following an online poll has not been confirmed. Pink will feature heavily in the livery the company said.
Fred. Olsen’s on board flight experience is expected to include a unique new seating configuration down the centre of the aircraft, and guests will be able to walk around the edge and enjoy the views, whilst being able to exercise at the same time – in keeping with the ‘promenade deck’ concept across Fred. Olsen’s cruise fleet.
Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean International has announced plans to push the boundaries of extraordinary even further with its fifth Oasis Class ship, Piste of the Seas - the world’s first ski resort at sea.
The ship, set to launch in 2021, will offer a truly unique way for holidaymakers to hit the slopes and is ideal for anyone torn between a ski or cruise break. A first of its kind, the ship will accommodate a full size ski resort complete with five real snow runs, a lift and après-ski restaurants, bars and spa.
And the snow facilities are just the ‘peak of experience’ said RCI. Wood panelled, family sized chalet-styled rooms will be adorned with faux fur throws to snuggle up after a day on the slopes.
And when sailing in the Med, 25 snow cannons will be required to keep the temperature of the piste below 2 Degrees Celsius and the snow level deep enough to ski on.
Finally, Celebrity Cruises said its Celebrity Escape, currently sailing with 120 crew and no guests, is being used exclusively to research new destinations and itineraries has discovered a previously unknown island 720 nautical miles south west of Bermuda.
The ship’s past escapades include test sailings in one of the world’s largest swimming pools at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile, and attempts to cruise between Southampton and New York in just three days.
Celebrity is inviting participants to come up with a suitable name for the new island. Anyone can submit their ideas via social media using the hashtag #IslandX.