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SeaView Cruises' latest round-up of cruise news features items from Holland America Line, Oceania Cruises, Ponant, AmaWaterways, Emerald Waterways and Fred Olsen Cruises.

Watch Oprah Winfrey christen Nieuw Statendam in live-streamed dedication on Saturday (2 February)

image Holland America Line is inviting fans from around the world to join in viewing the dedication ceremony of Nieuw Statendam by live streaming the event on Saturday (2 February) at 7pm GMT.
Those wanting to see the ship’s godmother, Oprah Winfrey, welcome Holland America Line’s newest addition to the fleet can watch at www.HollandAmerica.com/dedication or on the brand’s Facebook page.

Oceania Cruises uncorks exclusive Dom Perignon experience

image Oceania Cruises has unveiled an exclusive Dom Perignon dining experience at La Reserve on board Riviera and Marina. Six courses will be p[aired with a different expression and vintage of Dom Perignon’s acclaimed vintages.
“We worked with the team at Dom Perignon to pair the perfect champagnes with the perfect flavours and the outcome is spectacular,” says Oceania president Bob Binder.
Each Dom Perignon Experience, costing $295, is limited to 24 guests.
www.oceaniacruises.com

PONANT offers free WIFI on all of its ships
image PONANT is offering unlimited free WIFI to all passengers to help them stay in touch with friends and family at sea as well as on land. All guests will have free access to WIFI throughout the entire ship irrespective of their category of stateroom.
It is a key step in PONANT’s ship digitalisation process, as all digital services become more easily accessible and at no extra cost.
www.ponant.com

Julia Lo Bue-Said to become AmaWaterways’ first British godmother

imageAdvantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said will become AmaWaterways’ first British Godmother when she blesses the 102-passenger AmaDouro at the christening ceremony in Porto, Portugal, on 12 April .
“I am truly humbled to be AmaWaterways’ first UK Godmother,” said Lo Bue-Said, pictured left. “This honour comes during a milestone year as Advantage celebrates our 40th anniversary.”
AmaDouro offers 51 spacious staterooms, most with outside balconies to enjoy beautiful views of hills and vineyards along the UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley.
www.amawaterways.co.uk

Cruise the Mekong on Emerald Waterways’ new Emerald Harmony Star-Ship

Join Emerald Waterways’ new Star-Ship Emerald Harmony for a 15-day Majestic Mekong river cruise from £3,195 per person and experience a traditional Buddhist Monk ceremony in Cambodia, a tuk-tuk ride through the streets of Phnom Penh, and a visit to the unspoiled My An Hung village in Vietnam.
The cruise departs from Siem Reap and calls at Prek’kdam, Kampong Tralach, Phnom Penh (all Cambodia), Long Khanh, An Long, Hong Ngu, My An Hung, Sa Dec and My Tho, before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City (all Vietnam) for the flight home.
Prices include return flights, transfers, seven nights on Emerald Harmony, seven nights deluxe hotel stay, 14 shore excursions, seven EmeraldPLUS experiences, all tipping and gratuities, food and selected *drinks on-board and exclusive on-board events and experiences.
www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk

Double FREE on board spend on Fred. Olsen’s longest-ever Grand Voyage

image Enjoy a double FREE on board spend of up to £1,400 per person on Fred Olsen’s 168-night Grand Voyage on Boudicca, setting sail in October, if you book by 28 February.
Guests can choose to use it on award-winning shore excursions, food and drink or by enjoying Boudicca’s many facilities throughout the cruise.
www.fredolsencruises.com

Posted on 1st February 2019 at 12:34 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | AmaWaterways | Emerald Waterways | Fred Olsen | Holland America Line | Oceania Cruises |

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