In our second installment of Cruise News, we explore the arrival of luxury homes on cruise ships; a new deal signed by Norweigan and the chance to boldly cruise how no man has before.
Cruising Holiday Homes
We all know cruises tend to serve as somewhat longer escapes than most traditional holidays and that could be even more true with the arrival of permanent homes on Crystal Cruises. Following in the footsteps of The World, each ship will house 48 luxury residences that will rival even the best holiday home. Aimed at the second-home market, the homes are not currently on sale but won't set sail until 2018. The homes will bring ultimate style to it's guests with access to Michelin-star dining, a helicopter and even a submarine all available to ensure unforgettable getaways are all but guaranteed.
It's fair to say that if you're a fan of luxury cruises, then this might just be up your street.
To Boldly Cruise...
Trekkies everywhere rejoice! The first officially licensed Star Trek cruise has been unveiled! Set to take off in early 2017, the vessel will depart from Miami on a six day cruise. Star of the show William Shatner will take the helm as the cruise marks the 50 year anniversary of the Star Trek franchise. He'll be joined by a host of other cast members and Shatner expressed his delight at the announcement. “When I was told that this was the first authorized Star Trek cruise and part of the 50th anniversary celebration, I just knew that my participation would be something that our fans would enjoy. It should be a lot of fun," The cast will be involved in a string of activities throughout that will provide over 2,000 fans to interact with, and experience the show like never before.
Norweigan Cruises Deal Seattled
On Tuesday, the Port of Seattle commissioners unanimously voted in favour of a long-term lease to continue their affiliation with Norweigan Cruise Lines until the year 2030. The cruises will continue to operate out of Pier 66 and both parties will split a $30million in facility upgrades geared towards terminal improvements. The length of the deal is almost unheard of and really shows intent from both sides.