Cruise News: New Entertainment and Dining at Sea
Photo Credit: Disney Cruise Line
The ever-popular animated film is making its theatrical debut at sea. "Frozen, a Musical Spectacular" will be available exclusively onboard Disney Wonder. Anna, Elsa and friends will be taking the stage starting November 10, 2016 on cruises sailing out of Galveston, Texas. From the chilly lands of Norway (fun fact: that's where the film takes place) to the high seas, here's a peek of the magic that goes into bringing Frozen to life on stage.
The cruise line is expanding its partnership with Margaritaville by rolling out two new Margaritaville at Sea venues on board Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway. The venue will launch on board Getaway on September 18 in the former Flamingo Grill, and on October 9 on board Breakaway in the former Uptown Grill. Margaritaville at Sea is currently featured on Norwegian Escape.
Dance and fitness lovers, this one's for you.
The five-night Zumba cruise will set sail from Miami, FL on April 23, 2017 on board Navigator of the Seas. More than 50 celebrity Zumba fitness instructors will be on board to provide daily Zumba-themed classes (Zumba creator himself, Beto Perez, will also be on board to host master classes). Plus, guests can enjoy some beachside R&R in between classes with stops in Nassau, Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico. Clear some dance space in your living room and watch the fun unfold below:
And it's their biggest one yet. While fleet-wide updates have yet to be released, here are a few ships we know will start undergoing refurbishment this year:
- Silver Wind, scheduled for a dry dock in October, will receive updated furniture and technology upgrades like interactive TV's and on demand movies. The ship will also receive new flooring in dining venues La Terrazza and Main Restaurant.
- Silver Discoverer, will also go into dry dock in October and is expected to receive significant updates to the public areas on board. Dining venue The Restaurant will receive a fresh color palette, while the pool grill area will receive new furniture. The Discoverer lounge will also go from breakfast venue to a more lounge-friendly space and the Explorer lounge will boast new furniture and AV technology.
- Silver Whisper will undergo her refurbishment at the end of this year. The world cruise ship is set to receive aesthetic updates such as emperor marble flooring in the bathrooms and new tiles in the pool area. Dining venues The Restaurant and La Terrazza will receive updated flooring. Two satellite antennas will also be added in an effort to improve internet speeds and interactive TV experiences on board.
Stay tuned to Cruise News for more updates.
RANDOM, BUT COOL
Well, sort of.
A 45 ft. long helium balloon replica of Holland America Line's newest ship cruised the streets of downtown Seattle on July 30 during the Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade. Koningsdam's helium doppleganger required 30 employees to parade her around the city, but she's every bit as grand as her ocean-based counterpart:
Photo Credit: Holland America Line