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Carnival Cruises Unveils New Ad Campaign - The Fun Ones.

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Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new marketing campaign, “The Fun Ones,” that celebrates the playful spirit of Carnival’s guests, how they choose fun, and the unique bond they have with their fellow cruisers who are “shamelessly true to themselves.”

An evolution of the brand’s Choose Fun campaign that launched in 2018 and introduced Shaquille O’Neal as the company’s Chief Fun Officer, the Fun Ones, created in tandem with advertising agency of record Anomaly, showcases those guests who embrace life by being their most fun-selves on board.  
Combining vibrant imagery with tag lines like “The Fun Ones Plan for No Plans” and “Choose a Vacation as Fun as You,” the campaign conveys the everyone-is-welcome atmosphere that attracts nearly 6 million guests annually and how they make vacations more fun, while reminding viewers that when guests board a Carnival ship, they’re not sailing with strangers – they’re among friends.
This message is delivered in out-of-home elements along …

OFF TOPIC: New York City Department of Transportation Launches New Staten Island Ferry

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Off topic, In an effort to replace its aging fleet - the New York City Department of Transportation has ordered 3 new Staten Island Ferries.  Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, Fla reports that its Allanton shipyard last launched the SSG Michael H. Ollis, the first of three 320 ft Ollis Class ferries for the Staten Island Ferry Division of New York City’s Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). The launch took place in November 2019.

The ferry is named for Staten Island native Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, who was killed in Afghanistan on August 28, 2013, when he stepped into the path of a Polish officer, blocking him from the suicide vest of an insurgent who had raided Forward Operating Base Ghazni. Ollis was 24 years old.

 The three Ollis Class double-ended 4,500 passenger ferries, are being built to an Elliot Bay Design Group design.


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What Is There to Do And See In St. Georges Bermuda - Courtesy of Oceania Cruises.

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Oceania Cruises' who offers an upscale, high-end, luxury cruise experience from New York to New England, Canada, the Coastal United States and Bermuda has issued the top 5 attractions in St Georges Bermuda.

Oceania operates the Insignia which is one of only a few ships which are small and nimble enough to pass through the narrow entry into Bermuda's St Georges Bay.

Here are the 5 Top Attractions that Oceania Cruises has identified........

There are two reasons you’ll want to be on deck when you sail into St. George, Bermuda. First, it allows you to fully appreciate the intimate size of your Oceania Cruises ship, as the entrance to the port traverses a remarkably narrow inlet to access the harbor. Second, it’s gorgeous. The extensive coral reefs in surrounding waters create varying depths that manifest in every shade of blue you can imagine, and the rocky coastline rises to a lush green landscape of gentle hills speckled with pastel houses.


Needless to say, you’ll be eag…

Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen To Sail From New York to Central America And On To Antarctica

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Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen will visit New York as part of her re-positiong cruise from Atlantic Canada to the Antarctica. The Roald Amundsen will sail from New York, visiting US Coastal ports, the Caribbean and Central America - as she makes her way through the Panama Canal to spend southern hemisphere summer season in Antarctica.


The world's first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship and newest member of the Hurtigruten fleet, MS Roald Amundsen, was officially named in Antarctica on November 7, 2019.

The ceremony took place in Chiriguano Bay on Brabant Island - and instead of a traditional champagne bottle, godmother Karin Strand opted for a chunk of ice.

Hurtigruten specially designed MS Roald Amundsen for exploring some of the most spectacular waters in the world. Equipped with groundbreaking green technology, MS Roald Amundsen uses large battery packs to support her low-emission engines, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 20 percent.

MS Roald Amundsen made h…

Royal Caribbean to Restructure And Enhance Kids Program Fleet Wide.

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When Royal Caribbean re-introduced the Oasis of the Seas after her amplification, enhancements were made to the ship's Adventure Ocean's  youth programs. The most obvious change was the combing of the 6-12 year olds in a single group.

In addition, each age group will be renamed and have new activities, events and games/electronics  incorporated into the enhanced program.

Royal Caribbean is not providing many details at this point and is expected to roll out more information by the Spring.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas will begin sailing from Cape Liberty Bayonne, New Jersey in the Spring of 2020 and sail to Florida, and the Bahamas including the Perfect Day at Coco Cay.

Check back frequently for more information and updates to the enhanced kids program.


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Norwegian Cruise Line Increases Room Service Fees.

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Norwegian Cruise Line has raised the mandatory fee for all room service orders to $9.95 -- up $2 from $7.95.

The service charge is applied per order, and applies to all room service orders except continental breakfasts orders. Cruisers sailing in a Haven suite are exempted from the fee.
Norwegian first added the fee to room service orders in April 2015.


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Celebrity Cruises Increases Onboard Gratuities

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Starting January 6, 2020 passengers sailing on Celebrity cruise ships will be required to pay $1 more per person, per day, for gratuities.

The new per person daily amount (added automatically to passengers' bills if not prepaid) will be $15.50 (up from $14.50) per person, per day, for standard accommodations; $16 (up from $15) for Concierge Class and AquaClass rooms; and $19 (up from $18) for passengers staying in suites.


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