O, The Oprah Magazine Editors Join New York Times Bestselling Author, Psychologist and Sound Therapist on Holland America Line’s Alaska Cruise

Guests on the Aug. 11, 2018, O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise to Alaska aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam will be joined by five of the magazine’s editors and Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, author and international speaker; Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author; and Sara Auster, sound therapist, meditation teacher and artist.




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Hurtigruten Announces Single-Use Plastics Ban by Summer 2018

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten has announced that it will ban all unnecessary single-use plastic as of July 2, 2018 including the removal of plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids, and plastic bags from all Hurtigruten ships. The goal is to become the world’s first plastic-free shipping company.




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Iona to enter UK and not Bermuda registry

P&O Cruises' IonaIona, the first of two 180,000 gross ton newbuildings for P&O Cruises from Meyer Werft in Germany, is likely to enter the UK registry rather than that of Bermuda, where six of the seven present ships of the company are registered. (cruisebusiness.com)




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Costa Cruises Continues To Renew Its Fleet: 43% Capacity Growth By 2021

Artist impression of the Costa Venezia (Courtesy of Costa Cruises)Costa Cruises is continuing to expand and renew its fleet of ships flying the Italian flag. At Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, construction has begun on a new 135,500-ton ship with 2,116 cabins, due for delivery in 2020. Like its twin Costa Venezia, it will be designed specifically for the Chinese market.




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New P&O UK Ship Named Iona

P&O Cruises today revealed Iona will be the name of its LNG-powered 5,200-passenger newbuild. The ship will debut in Southampton in spring 2020, making it the biggest vessel to sail out of the UK at 183,900 tons. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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