From new expeditions and ships to the arrival of a Royal Princess and a new player in the market — here are the latest happenings from the cruise world.
Vidanta Cruises enters luxury cruising
Vidanta, Grupo Vidanta’s luxury vacationing brand, has announced its entry into cruising. Its first ship, Vidanta Elegant, will welcome members and guests aboard later this year, with its first voyage in the fall of 2019. This endeavour further distinguishes Grupo Vidanta as the only provider of luxury accommodations in Mexico operating both on land and sea.
“A revolutionary new approach to cruising”
“Vidanta is proud to bring a revolutionary new approach to cruising,” said Iván Chávez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta.
“We have built a legacy 45 years in the making based on the extraordinary luxury and personalised service offered by our resort vacations. Now we’re extending that legacy to the open sea while utilising our unique perspective as a Mexican company to give access to the hidden gems of the coastline and rarely offered transformative cultural experiences.”
A Royal Princess arrives in LA
At the Port of Los Angeles, a Royal Princess arrived – that is, the 3,560-guest Princess Cruises ship – to take travellers to sought-after destinations including the Mexican Riviera, the California Coast and Alaska.
Royal Princess sails weekly to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles (San Pedro) now through 27 April, then sails north to Vancouver for a season of Alaska cruises exploring The Great Land before returning to Los Angeles in September where the ship will homeport for six months, continuing cruises to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera and the California coast.
Silversea’s Expedition World Cruise 2021
The general sale of Silversea’s Expedition World Cruise 2021 has begun, unlocking a selection of deep travel experiences in 107 destinations.
Silversea’s Silver Cloud will depart Ushuaia, Argentina, on 30 January 2021. Over 167 days, the ice-class crossover ship will open up experiences for guests in 30 countries across six continents, covering a total of 39,000 nautical miles.
Spectrum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas, has arrived.
As the first of the Quantum Ultra Class ships, the state-of-the-art vessel features virtual reality experiences in the Sky Pad and custom juice drink creations crafted by robots at the Bionic Bar. Additionally, the Suite Club accommodations offer exclusive amenities like private dining rooms, lounges and a Solarium. There’s also a private 3D cinema in the brand new Ultimate Family Suite.
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