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Uniworld Confirms Four More “Super Ship” River Cruise Rebuilds For 2021



Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection  (logo)Luxury river cruise line Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced four more of its European river ship fleet will be transformed into “Super Ships”. The four ships — River Empress, River Duchess, River Princess and River Queen, all sister ships with 130 passengers currently — will have new restaurants, new suites and “more luxury finishes”, said Uniworld CEO Ellen Bettridge. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Hurricane Humberto Forces Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes



(1 p.m. EDT) — Carnival Cruise Line has rerouted two ships away from Bermuda due to Hurricane Humberto, a Category-1 storm that is slowly making its way toward the island. The storm, which has sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, is about 710 miles away from Bermuda and is expected to approach the north side of the island Wednesday night — possibly as a major hurricane. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Christina Aguilera Surprise Performance at London Fashion Week party to celebrate Virgin Voyages’ new high-fashion uniforms designed by Gareth Pugh




Christina Aguilera Performs at the Virgin Voyages and Gareth Pugh in London, England (Xtina Daily)

Last night Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, setting sail in April 2020 revealed their game-changing crew uniform capsule collection designed by maverick British fashion designer Gareth Pugh. This collection is yet another way Virgin Voyages is shaking up the industry and making their own rules.

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Townsville selected by Australian Cruise Association as the 2020 Conference Venue



The Australian Cruise Association (ACA) announced that it will hold its 24th annual conference and AGM in Townsville, Queensland, in September 2020. The successful bid by Townsville Enterprise Limited, Townsville City Council and the Port of Townsville was supported by Tourism Events Queensland.

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New Inaugural Program For Costa Smeralda




Construction of the Costa Smeralda, the new flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, is continuing at the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Feb.2019)Costa Smeralda, the first Costa Cruises ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will now commence her inaugural program of cruises on November 30, 2019 as a result of delays in her construction which mean that she cannot be delivered on the date originally agreed.

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‘We were hoping for a local buyer’: Land sold to cruise line, but what they’ll build remains a mystery




Norwegian Cruise Lines paid $20 million for a plot of land on Juneau’s downtown waterfront last week, but what they intend to do with it remains unknown. The announcement of the sale only happened Monday, with Norwegian spending $7 million more than the next highest bidder, Royal Caribbean, in the sealed bid process. (juneauempire.com)

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