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Caribbean Princess to set sail with top-deck family splash zone in June

The Reef Family Splash Zone on Caribbean Princess

Princess Cruises is introducing a new family-friendly, interactive top-deck area, The Reef Family Splash Zone, on its 3,140-guest Caribbean Princess. The enhancements will be available from June as the ship sails the Caribbean.
The Reef, above, will comprise water playground with a splash pool, assorted sprays and showers, and an interactive whale feature complete with running water from its tail, plus a
multi-generational game zone.
www.princess.com

Holly Willoughby to host MSC Belissima naming ceremony in Southampton

image The countdown to the he naming ceremony of MSC Cruises’ new flagship, MSC Bellissima, in Southampton on 2 March continues with the announcement that TV presenter Holly Willoughby will host the proceedings.
The ship, the largest to be launched in Southampton and being christened by Sophia Loren, pictured, will feature two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, and as part of the celebrations, the troupe will provide a taster of what lies in store for MSC Cruises guests on the ship.
The entertainment will then continue with a gala dinner followed by live music from Leee John, lead singer of the UK soul band Imagination.
www.msccruises.co.uk

Construction milestone for Odyssey of the Seas as first steel is cut

Odyssey of the Seas steel cuttinb

Royal Caribbean International marked an important milestone on 1 February as the first piece of steel was cut for its second Quantum Ultra Class ship at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The 27th ship in the global cruise line’s fleet is set to be named Odyssey of the Seas.
Set to debut in autumn 2020, Odyssey of the Seas will sail from the United States. Additional details on Odyssey will be revealed later this year.
www.royalcaribbean.co.uk

Sell-out Pandaw sends a third ship to India ship

With the safe arrival of the Katha Pandaw, left, in Kolkata last week by tug tow from Burma, Pandaw have announced that a third vessel, the 18-cabin Kindat Pandaw, will be heading to India this month to join her identical sister, the Kalaw, also sailing out this month.
With many departures sold out on both the seven-night Lower Ganges, from Kolkata to Farakka, and the 14-night Upper Ganges from Kolkata to Varanasi, the Kindat will be used to provide additional departures on both itineraries.
In 2020 Pandaw will expand operations to include the mighty Brahmaputra River and plans to offer river expeditions as far up stream as Dibrugarh.
www.pandaw.com

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