In case you missed it: Cruise in Oct
Caribbean close to full health
THE cruise sector in the Caribbean has demonstrated significant signs of recovery, with capacity now at “90% or greater” than it was 12 months ago, according to vice chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Adam Goldstein.
Some parts of the region’s cruise infrastructure were left devastated last year following a destructive hurricane season.
“Every port is back in operation receiving cruise ships and in some cases the situation is better than it was a year ago,” Goldstein said.
“Port infrastructure is in place everywhere except for one of the two coasts of Saint Croix which are not yet in service but everything else is in service,” he added.
AmaMagna reveals more secrets
APT and AmaWaterways have previewed more details regarding their new concept river cruise vessel AmaMagna.
A new promotional video was released, revealing the vessel will have multiple dining concepts on board, a heated Sun Deck swimming pool, a Zen Wellness Studio offering massage, hair and nail services.
The piece de resistance is a water sports platform at the rear of the ship that can unload a Sundowner boat for evening river excursions at no extra charge.
The 98-stateroom vessel will make her debut on the Danube on 5 May 2019.
Celebrity X Factor
CELEBRITY Cruises’ ship tailored for exploring the Galapagos Islands has recently emerged from a seven-day makeover in Panama.
Celebrity Xpedition re-joined the rest of the fleet, boasting a range of enhancements across her suites, staterooms and communal spaces.
Upgrades included faster wi-fi, a reinvigorated Beagle Grill restaurant, and the rollout of eXhale bedding in all suites.
“Celebrity Xpedition will transform the way our guests discover this amazing place and take our unrivalled Galapagos offerings to an entirely new level,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.