Cruise News: KISS is ‘Kruising’ the Caribbean and Azamara is Cruising Around the World
Kiss Navy, unite! The head-banging rock band is bringing its iconic 1982 Creatures Tour back to life on The KISS Kruise VI, November 4-9, 2016. Guests aboard Norwegian Pearl will have a chance to witness rock royalty perform in the ship’s popular Stardust Theater. This rockin’ voyage will depart from Miami and will stop at Cozumel and Grand Cayman—where you can indulge in some Tortuga rum cake and dive at Palancar Reef in between exclusive photo sessions and activities with the band. Be sure to join the Kiss Kruise VI pre-sale to select your stateroom and show tickets early!
Pack your bags—and since this is a 102-night cruise in the making, we expect you’ll have quite a few. Azamara’s first-ever world cruise is setting sail in 2018, beginning its journey in Sydney, Australia on March 7th and ending in London on June 17th. That’s a total of 61 ports and 29 countries with stops at high profile events such as Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.
The cruise line was awarded these accolades in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Carnival Breeze was awarded ‘Best Cruise Ship for Dining’ for its diverse dining options--from family-style Italian restaurant Cucina del Capitano to Guy’s Burger, a collaboration with Food Network star Guy Fieri.
MSC’s two new cruise ships, MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside (entering service in June and December 2017, respectively), will be decked out in high-tech innovations offered by Samsung. From in-cabin HD TV’s to augmented reality mirrors and 360-degree digital experiences, the cruise line is expanding its technological capabilities in order to enhance the cruising experience for its guests.
Episode 3 of the series, which chronicles the construction of Holland’s newest ship, MS Koningsdam, focuses on the ship’s The World Stage main theater. This theater will include a 270 degree, two stories high LED projection screen with surround sound systems, as well as the capability to completely transform its ambiance to compliment various productions. Episodes 1 and 2 focused on the ship’s atrium and inaugural sailing seasons. Check out the newest episode below:
You’ll have to wait another ten months to sail to this 75-acre private port in southern Belize, but the wait will be worth it. Originally set to debut mid-next month, Harvest Caye will join the likes of Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s other private island in the Bahamas), in providing an exclusive Caribbean experience for Norwegian guests. The resort-style port of call will include private luxury cabanas, a private beach, a shallow lagoon for water sports and a variety of colorful flora and fauna for enhanced Western Caribbean flair (and killer photo-ops).
The results from Princess Cruises Sleep Survey suggest that 57% of Americans are making sleep a main priority in 2016. Sure, we could all use a few extra z’s, but the study confirmed that 61% of Americans would rather get a good night’s sleep than drop five pounds.
For those who don’t want to sacrifice a good night’s sleep while on vacation:
The Ultra Tranquility Bed will be in all staterooms and suites on Oceania’s newest ship, Sirena. While these custom-designed mattresses will initially be exclusive to Sirena, it will make its way to Oceania’s Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, and Riviera during upcoming drydocks.
The three-week renovation will include the addition of the vintage themed Alchemy Bar, the RedFrog Rum Bar, Guy’s Burger Joint (with complimentary burgers and fries) and the BlueIguana Tequila Bar with its laid-back Mexican vibe.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
KISS aren’t the only performers headed to sea. Check out other popular artists you can cruise with this year!