MS INSIGNIA, OCEANIA CRUISES
Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

MS INSIGNIA, OCEANIA CRUISES

MS Insignia is the lead ship of the R class of cruise ships built for Renaissance cruises. She is now owned by Oceania Cruisesas part of its Regatta Class of ships, but recently sailed for Hapag-Lloyd as the Columbus  She was built in 1998 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. NazaireFrance for Renaissance Cruises as MS R One. On December 11, 2014,  crew members died in a fire that broke out in the engine room when the ship was docked in St. Lucia.

General characteristics

Class and type:

Tonnage:

Length:180.45 m (592.0 ft)[3]

Beam:25.73 m (84.4 ft)

Draught:5.95 m (19.5 ft)

Decks:9 (passenger accessible)

Installed power:

Propulsion:2 propellers

Speed:18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Capacity:

  • 684 passengers (lower berths)
  • 824 passengers (all berths)

Crew:400

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CRYSTAL SYMPHONY, CRYSTAL CRUISES
Aug
17
7:00 AM07:00

CRYSTAL SYMPHONY, CRYSTAL CRUISES

Crystal Symphony is a cruise ship owned and operated by Crystal Cruises. She was built in 1995 at Kværner Masa-YardsTurku New ShipyardFinland.[1] She is the sistership of Crystal Serenity .

Crystal Symphony was ordered in December 1992 and entered service in May 1995.

The ship was refitted a second time in 2006. This process, which cost USD 23 Million, was the largest refit ever for Crystal Cruises. During this refit, Crystal employed over 750 external workers to join the existing 545 crew to ensure a timely completion. The refit was done in BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair in NorfolkVirginia.

In 2009 Crystal Symphony underwent a third refit costing US$25 million. The refit was completed at Boston Ship Repair's South Boston Dry dock

General characteristics

Tonnage:51,044 GT

Length:238 m (781 ft)

Beam:30.18 m (99.02 ft)

Draught:7.59 m (24.90 ft)

Decks:

  • 12 decks
  • 8 decks passenger accessible

Installed power:

  • Six Wärtsilä-Sulzer diesel engines
  • 25,260 kW (33,880 hp) (combined)

Propulsion:Diesel-electric; two shafts

Speed:

  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) (service)
  • 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) (maximum)

Capacity:922 passengers

Crew:545

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MS ASUKA II, NYK CRUISES
Jun
11
7:00 AM07:00

MS ASUKA II, NYK CRUISES

MS Asuka II (飛鳥II) is a cruise ship owned and operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. She was originally built by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, as Crystal Harmony for Crystal Cruises. In 2006, Crystal Harmony was transferred from the fleet of Crystal Cruises to that of Crystal's parent company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and entered service under her current name.[1] As of February 2009, she was the largest cruise ship in Japan.

General characteristics

Type:Cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:241 m (790 ft 8 in)

Beam:29.6 m (97 ft 1 in)

Draught:7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)

Decks:8

Installed power:

  • Four MAN diesel Engines
  • 32,800 kW (combined)

Speed:21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)

Capacity:960 passengers

Crew:545

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SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR
Jun
10
7:00 AM07:00

SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR

Seven Seas Navigator is a luxury cruise ship operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She entered service for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises in 1999. Ninety percent of her cabins have their own private verandas.[2] She has no sister ships. The hull was constructed by former USSR (Russia) as a satellite tracking ship.[3] The hull was purchased by RSSC and the superstructure was finished by Mariotti Yards, Italy.

General characteristics [1]

Tonnage:

Displacement:17,338[clarification needed]

Length:170.69 m (560.0 ft)

Beam:24.8 m (81 ft)

Height:39 m (128 ft)

Draft:7.3 m (24 ft)

Depth:12.3 m (40 ft)

Decks:13 (8 passenger decks)

Installed power:4 × Wärtsilä 8L38

Propulsion:Two controllable pitch propellers

Speed:19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)

Capacity:490 passengers

Crew:340

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SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR

Seven Seas Navigator is a luxury cruise ship operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She entered service for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises in 1999. Ninety percent of her cabins have their own private verandas.[2] She has no sister ships. The hull was constructed by former USSR (Russia) as a satellite tracking ship.[3] The hull was purchased by RSSC and the superstructure was finished by Mariotti Yards, Italy.

General characteristics [1]

Tonnage:

Displacement:17,338[clarification needed]

Length:170.69 m (560.0 ft)

Beam:24.8 m (81 ft)

Height:39 m (128 ft)

Draft:7.3 m (24 ft)

Depth:12.3 m (40 ft)

Decks:13 (8 passenger decks)

Installed power:4 × Wärtsilä 8L38

Propulsion:Two controllable pitch propellers

Speed:19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)

Capacity:490 passengers

Crew:340

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NORWEGIAN BLISS, NORWEGIAN CRUISES
May
18
8:00 AM08:00

NORWEGIAN BLISS, NORWEGIAN CRUISES

onstruction started on 28 October 2016. She is part of the Breakaway Plus class of cruise ships, and is the sister ship to Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy. The Norwegian Joy had been provisionally designated as the Norwegian Bliss, before being renamed and redesigned for the Chinese market. A first section was launched on 10 June 2017.

Norwegian Bliss has an overall length of 325.90 m (1,069.2 ft), moulded beam 41.50 m (136.2 ft) and maximum draft 9.00 m (29.53 ft). The ship has gross tonnage of 168,800 GT and deadweight of 11,700 DWTNorwegian Bliss has 20 decks, 2,038[7]staterooms and capacity for 4,000 passengers.[8] More than 80% of the rooms have seaview, while 40% of them have own balconies. There will be returning features that the Joy and Escape have combined including an aqua park, go-karts, laser tag, Food Republic, Los Lobos (On the Dawn), Ocean Blue from the Getaway, and Cagney's.

General characteristics

Class and type:Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:325.90 m (1,069.2 ft)

Beam:41.50 m (136.2 ft)

Draught:9.00 m (29.53 ft)

Installed power:

  • 2 × MAN B&W 14V48/60CR
  • 3 × MAN B&W 12V48/60CR

Speed:22.5 knots (42 km/h) (cruising)

Capacity:3,994 lower beds

Crew:2,100

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MS AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
May
17
7:00 AM07:00

MS AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

MS Amsterdam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. She is the fourth and last ship of the Rotterdam class (R class), which includes MS RotterdamMS Volendam, and MS Zaandam. She was co-flagship of the line along with her sister ship MS Rotterdam.

As with RotterdamAmsterdam features a multi-million dollar art collection. This includes a three-story, fully functional Astrolabein the main atrium which took over 15 years to design.

During the summer, Amsterdam sails around Alaska; during the winter, she makes grand voyages around Asia, Australia/New Zealand & South Pacific. She also sails an around-the-world grand voyage round-trip from Ft. LauderdaleFlorida.

Fuel consumption of 140 tons (39,500 gallons) of fuel per day at 21 knots speed

General characteristics

Class and type:Rotterdam class (R class) cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:237.0 m (777.6 ft)

Beam:32.25 m (105.8 ft)

Draught:8.1 m (27 ft)

Decks:12 decks

Deck clearance:26.7 m (88 ft)

Ramps:1

Installed power:37,500 kW

Propulsion:Diesel-electric; two ABB Azipod units (15.5 MW each)

Speed:25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)

Capacity:1,380

Crew:647

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REGATTA, OCEANIA CRUISES
May
15
12:00 AM00:00

REGATTA, OCEANIA CRUISES

MS Regatta was built by Renaissance cruises as an R class cruise ship, she is owned and operated by Oceania Cruises where she is part of their Regatta Class[3] She was built in 1998 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. NazaireFrance for Renaissance Cruises as R Two. Between 2002 and 2003 she sailed as Insignia before receiving her current name.

General characteristics [1]

Class and type:

Tonnage:

Length:180.96 m (593.7 ft)

Beam:25.46 m (83.5 ft)

Draught:5.95 m (19.5 ft)

Decks:9 (passenger accessible)[3]

Installed power:

Propulsion:2 propellers[3]

Speed:18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Capacity:

  • 684 passengers (lower berths)
  • 824 passengers (all berths)[3]

Crew:386[3]

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CELEBRITY INFINITY, CELEBRITY CRUISES
May
11
6:00 AM06:00

CELEBRITY INFINITY, CELEBRITY CRUISES

GTS Celebrity Infinity is a Millennium Class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises. It was launched in 2001 as Infinity, and renamed Celebrity Infinity in 2007. During the summer cruising season, it cruises Alaska, and during the winter cruising season, South America; including ChileArgentinaPanama, and Uruguay.

General characteristics

Class and type:Millennium-class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:964.6 ft (294.0 m)

Beam:105.6 ft (32.2 m)

Draft:26.3 ft (8.0 m)

Decks:12

Installed power:Two General Electric gas turbines

Propulsion:Two Rolls-Royce Mermaid azimuth thrusters

Speed:24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)

Capacity:2,170

Crew:999

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CRYSTAL SYMPHONY, CRYSTAL CRUISES
May
9
7:00 AM07:00

CRYSTAL SYMPHONY, CRYSTAL CRUISES

Crystal Symphony is a cruise ship owned and operated by Crystal Cruises. She was built in 1995 at Kværner Masa-YardsTurku New ShipyardFinland.[1] She is the sistership of Crystal Serenity .

Crystal Symphony was ordered in December 1992 and entered service in May 1995.

The ship was refitted a second time in 2006. This process, which cost USD 23 Million, was the largest refit ever for Crystal Cruises. During this refit, Crystal employed over 750 external workers to join the existing 545 crew to ensure a timely completion. The refit was done in BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair in NorfolkVirginia.

In 2009 Crystal Symphony underwent a third refit costing US$25 million. The refit was completed at Boston Ship Repair's South Boston Dry dock

General characteristics

Tonnage:51,044 GT

Length:238 m (781 ft)

Beam:30.18 m (99.02 ft)

Draught:7.59 m (24.90 ft)

Decks:

  • 12 decks
  • 8 decks passenger accessible

Installed power:

  • Six Wärtsilä-Sulzer diesel engines
  • 25,260 kW (33,880 hp) (combined)

Propulsion:Diesel-electric; two shafts

Speed:

  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) (service)
  • 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) (maximum)

Capacity:922 passengers

Crew:545

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CORAL PRINCESS, PRINCESS CRUISES
Apr
30
7:00 AM07:00

CORAL PRINCESS, PRINCESS CRUISES

Coral Princess is a cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises line. The vessel, along with sister ship Island Princess, was launched in 2002. Coral Princess and Island Princess are the only two Panamax ships operated by Princess Cruises.

During summer months, Coral Princess's main itinerary consists of 7-day Alaskan cruises from Vancouver, Canada to Whittier, Alaska, USA. During fall, winter and spring, the Coral Princess runs 11-day Panama Canal partial-transit cruises with stops in Cartagena, ColombiaColon, Panama, either Ocho Rios, Jamaica or Grand Cayman (alternating cruises), Limon, Costa Ricaand Oranjestad, Aruba, with Fort Lauderdale, Florida as its turnaround port.

General characteristics

Class and type:Coral-class cruise ship

Tonnage:91,627 GT

Length:294 m (964 ft)

Beam:32 m (106 ft) (waterline)37 m (122 ft) (bridge wings)

Height:62 m (204 ft)

Draft:8.2 m (27 ft)

Decks:16

Installed power:Two Wärtsilä 16V46C diesel enginesGeneral Electric LM2500+ gas turbine

Propulsion:Combined diesel-electric and gas (CODLAG)Two shafts; fixed pitch propellers

Speed:22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)

Capacity:1,970 passengers

Crew:900

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SEVEN SEAS MARINER, BY REGENT
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

SEVEN SEAS MARINER, BY REGENT

Seven Seas Mariner is a cruise ship operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises (formerly Radisson Seven Seas Cruises). She was the first all-suite, all-balcony ship in the world, and was awarded "Ship of the Year" in 2002 by Ocean and Cruise News. Also, she was the first to offer dining by the famous Le Cordon Bleu of Paris in one of the onboard restaurants. Her staff to guest ratio is 1 to 1.6.

In 2009, Seven Seas Mariner made the news when it rescued an around-the-world-sailor from a crippled sailing yacht west of New Zealand

General characteristics

Type:Cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:216.1 m (709 ft)

Beam:28.3 m (93 ft)

Draught:21 ft (6.4 m)

Decks:8

Speed:20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)

Capacity:700 passengers

Crew:445

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EURODAM, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES
Apr
26
6:00 AM06:00

EURODAM, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES

MS Eurodam is a Signature class cruise ship for Holland America LineEurodam is the 80th ship to enter Holland America's service and, at 86,700 tons and carrying 2,104 passengers, she is the largest Holland America Signature class ship, along with her sister MS Nieuw Amsterdam.[4] She also has dynamic positioning abilities using three 1.9 MW bow thrusters and two 17.6 MW aft mounted Azipods. Total electrical power generation is 64 MW by six diesel generators.[6]

General characteristics

Class and type:Signature class cruise ship

Tonnage:86,273 GT

Length:935 ft (285.0 m)

Beam:105.8 ft (32.2 m)

Draft:8 m (26 ft)

Decks:11 passenger decks

Installed power:

Propulsion:Diesel-electric; two ABB Azipod units

Speed:

  • 23.9 knots (44.3 km/h; 27.5 mph) (max)
  • (22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)

Capacity:2,104 passengers

Crew:929

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MS ZAANDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

MS ZAANDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

MS Zaandam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of ZaandamNetherlands near Amsterdam. She was built by Italy’s Fincantieri in Venice, and delivered in 2000. Zaandam is part of the 'R-Class' and a sister ship to MS VolendamMS Rotterdam, and MS Amsterdam.

General characteristics

Class and type:Rotterdam class (R class) cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:237 m (777.56 ft)

Beam:32.3 m (105.97 ft)

Decks:10 decks

Propulsion:Diesel powered

Speed:23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)

Capacity:1,432 passengers

Crew:615

Notes:[5]

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CELEBRITY INFINITY, CELEBRITY CRUISES
Apr
23
6:30 AM06:30

CELEBRITY INFINITY, CELEBRITY CRUISES

TS Celebrity Infinity is a Millennium Class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises. It was launched in 2001 as Infinity, and renamed Celebrity Infinity in 2007. During the summer cruising season, it cruises Alaska, and during the winter cruising season, South America; including ChileArgentinaPanama, and Uruguay.

The ship boasts a two-story dining room, called the Trellis Dining Room. It also has a two-story theater called the Celebrity Theater. After being renovated in 2011, the ship has acquired many new features that are on the Solstice class ships, such as Cafe al Bacio or Bistro on Five. Other things added were an updated Oceanview Cafe, new carpets and decoration, as well as a wine restaurant called Cellar Masters. The whole Grand Foyer was redone and the ship was renamed Celebrity Infinity.

 

General characteristics

Class and type:Millennium-class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:964.6 ft (294.0 m)

Beam:105.6 ft (32.2 m)

Draft:26.3 ft (8.0 m)

Decks:12

Installed power:Two General Electric gas turbines

Propulsion:Two Rolls-Royce Mermaid azimuth thrusters

Speed:24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)

Capacity:2,170

Crew:999

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NIEUW AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Apr
22
8:00 AM08:00

NIEUW AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

MS Nieuw Amsterdam is a Signature class cruise ship for Holland America LineNieuw Amsterdam is the 81st ship to enter Holland America's service and the second largest Holland America ship to date.

Holland America Line took the option on building this new sister ship for Eurodam for the 2010 cruising season.[5] She was completed and she sailed on her first set of sea trials on 16 May 2010.[6][2]

The ship was christened by Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Venice, Italy on July 4, 2010 before embarking on its maiden voyage from Venice on July 5, 2010. [7]

From November to March the ship visits the Mediterranean and from April to October the ship operates week long cruises from Vancouver to Alaska and return. [8]

General characteristics

Class and type:Signature class cruise ship

Tonnage:86,700 GT

Length:285 m (935 ft)

Beam:32 m (105 ft)

Decks:11 passenger decks

Installed power:64 MW MaK M43C diesel-electric

Propulsion:Azipod

Speed:

  • 23.9 kn (44.3 km/h; 27.5 mph) max
  • 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)

Capacity:2,106 passengers

Crew:929 crew

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NORWEGIAN PEARL, NORWEGIAN CRUISES
Apr
20
8:00 AM08:00

NORWEGIAN PEARL, NORWEGIAN CRUISES

Norwegian Pearl is a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line, launched in 2006, sailing itineraries primarily around Alaska and the  Caribbean.

Construction began October 3, 2005, and Norwegian Pearl was floated out of the Meyer Werft Shipyard covered building dock on October 15, 2006. She then spent a couple of days in the Netherlands where workers and their families could spend some time on board.

Norwegian Pearl during her middle stages of construction in PapenburgGermany on 13 August 2006.

On November 30, the ship stopped in Southampton, England, to celebrate her entry into service. She made her first voyage with paying passengers on December 2, from Southampton to Miami, Florida, where the ship was based for her first season. Rosie O'Donnell is Norwegian Pearl'sgodmother. The christening ceremony took place in Miami's Port of Miamion December 16, 2006

General characteristics

Class and type:Jewel-class cruise ship

Tonnage:93,530 GT

Length:965 ft (294.13 m)

Beam:106 ft (32.31 m)

Draft:27 ft (8.23 m)

Decks:15

Installed power:5 × MAN 12V48/60B[3]

Propulsion:

Speed:25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)

Capacity:2,394 passengers

Crew:1,099

 

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ISLAND PRINCESS, PRINCESS CRUISES
Apr
15
7:00 AM07:00

ISLAND PRINCESS, PRINCESS CRUISES

For the original Princess Cruises liner with this name, see MS Island Princess (1971).

Island Princess is a cruise ship for the Princess Cruises line. She is the sister ship to Coral Princess and together they are the only Panamax ships in Princess's fleet together with their R Class vessels. She was constructed at Chantiers de l'Atlantique

General characteristics

Class and type:Coral-class cruise ship

Tonnage:91,627 GT

Length:294 m (964 ft)

Beam:32 m (106 ft) (waterline)37 m (122 ft) (bridge wings)

Height:62 m (204 ft)

Draught:7.9 m (26 ft) [2]

Decks:16 (12 for passengers)

Installed power:Two Wärtsilä 16V46C diesel enginesGeneral Electric LM2500+ gas turbine

Propulsion:Combined diesel-electric and gas (CODLAG)Two shafts; fixed pitch propellers

Speed:21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)[2]

Capacity:1,970 passengers [2][3]

Crew:900[2]

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REGATTA, OCEANIA CRUISES
Apr
13
8:00 AM08:00

REGATTA, OCEANIA CRUISES

MS Regatta was built by Renaissance cruises as an R class cruise ship, she is owned and operated by Oceania Cruises where she is part of their Regatta Class[3] She was built in 1998 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. NazaireFrance for Renaissance Cruises as R Two. Between 2002 and 2003 she sailed as Insignia before receiving her current name.

General characteristics [1]

Class and type:

Tonnage:

Length:180.96 m (593.7 ft)

Beam:25.46 m (83.5 ft)

Draught:5.95 m (19.5 ft)

Decks:9 (passenger accessible)[3]

Installed power:

Propulsion:2 propellers[3]

Speed:18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Capacity:

  • 684 passengers (lower berths)
  • 824 passengers (all berths)[3]

Crew:386[3]

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MS MARINA, OCEANIA CRUISES
Apr
13
7:00 AM07:00

MS MARINA, OCEANIA CRUISES

MS Marina is an Oceania-class cruise ship, which was constructed at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yards in Italy for Oceania Cruises. The Marina is the first in a duo of cruise ships, and was followed by the MS Riviera in May 2012, the option for the third ship was declined. The ship was named in Miami by Mary Hart on February 5, 2011.

General characteristics

Class and type:Oceania-class cruise ship

Tonnage:66,000 GT[1]

Length:782 ft (238.35 m)

Beam:105 ft (32.00 m)

Draught:24 ft (7.32 m)

Installed power:diesel-electric

Propulsion:2 controllable pitch propellers

Speed:20-knot (37 km/h; 23 mph)

Capacity:1,252 passengers (double occupancy)

Crew:780 crew

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CELEBRITY INFINITY, CELEBRITY CRUISES
Apr
11
6:00 AM06:00

CELEBRITY INFINITY, CELEBRITY CRUISES

GTS Celebrity Infinity is a Millennium Class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises. It was launched in 2001 as Infinity, and renamed Celebrity Infinity in 2007. During the summer cruising season, it cruises Alaska, and during the winter cruising season, South America; including ChileArgentinaPanama, and Uruguay.

General characteristics

Class and type:Millennium-class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:964.6 ft (294.0 m)

Beam:105.6 ft (32.2 m)

Draft:26.3 ft (8.0 m)

Decks:12

Installed power:Two General Electric gas turbines

Propulsion:Two Rolls-Royce Mermaid azimuth thrusters

Speed:24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)

Capacity:2,170

Crew:999

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WESTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Apr
2
8:00 AM08:00

WESTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

MS Westerdam is a Vista Class cruise ship owned by Holland America Line. She is the third ship of the class to be operated by the line, as well as being the third ship to bear the moniker Westerdam. It is sister to MS OosterdamMS Zuiderdam, and MS Noordam. The prefixes of the four ships' names represent the four directions of the compass in Dutch.

The Westerdam was christened on 25 April 2004 in Venice, Italy by Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk.[1] As with all Vista-class ships, Westerdam is equipped with a CODAG power plant and an Azipod propulsion system, and eighty-five percent of her staterooms have ocean views and sixty-seven percent have balconies. The theme of her art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Halve Maen (Half Moon), and various sculptures and statues are displayed throughout the ship. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt.[2] In April 2007, as part of Holland America Line's "Signature of Excellence" program, modifications to the ship were done to add 34 staterooms, as well as modifications to several public areas of the ship.

General characteristics (as built)

Class and type:Vista class cruise ship

Tonnage:81,811 GT

Length:936 ft (285.3 m)

Beam:105.8 ft (32.2 m)

Decks:11 passenger decks

Propulsion:Diesel-electricABB Azipods

Speed:

  • 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum)
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)

Capacity:1,848 passengers

Crew:800

General characteristics (following April 2007 refit)

Tonnage:82,500 GT

Capacity:1,916 passengers

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NORWEGIAN SUN, NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

NORWEGIAN SUN, NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

Norwegian Sun is a Sun class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. She entered service in 2001 in a dual christening ceremony at the Port of Miami with Norwegian Star. She was constructed at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany. Beginning October 2010, she was homeported at Port Canaveral, later Miami, Florida.[1]

orwegian Sun is the third and final ship of this design. She was preceded by Norwegian Sky (entered service in 1999, relaunched as Pride of Aloha in 2004); and Costa Victoria of Costa Cruises (entered service in 1996). NCL defines both Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky as Sun class ships.

General characteristics

Class and type:Sun class cruise ship

Tonnage:78,309 GT

Length:848 ft (258.47 m)

Beam:123.1 ft (37.52 m)

Draft:26 ft (7.92 m)

Decks:13

Speed:23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)

Capacity:1,936 passengers (2,400 max)

Crew:906

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OOSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

OOSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

MS Oosterdam is a cruise ship of Holland America Line, a division of Carnival Corporation. As the second addition to Holland America's Vista class of ships, Oosterdam is sister to MS NoordamMS Westerdam, and MS Zuiderdam. The ship's name is derived from the Dutch translation for the eastern compass point, and is pronounced "OH-ster-dam."

The ship has been alternating fall/winter cruises along the Mexican Riviera and summer in Alaska. In fall 2011 she visited Hawaiifor the first time.[4] However, after January 2012 Holland America dropped Mexico's west coast, in part due to safety concerns there in connection to the Mexican Drug War and in part due to the depressed cruise market in Southern California; the Oosterdam will shift to HawaiiAustralia, and the South Pacific.[5]

General characteristics

Class and type:Vista class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:290 m (950 ft)

Beam:32.25 m (105.8 ft)

Draught:7.9 m (26 ft)

Decks:11 passenger decks

Installed power:

Propulsion:

Speed:

  • 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum)
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)

Capacity:1,848 passengers

Crew:812 crew

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WESTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

WESTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

MS Westerdam is a Vista Class cruise ship owned by Holland America Line. She is the third ship of the class to be operated by the line, as well as being the third ship to bear the moniker Westerdam. It is sister to MS OosterdamMS Zuiderdam, and MS Noordam. The prefixes of the four ships' names represent the four directions of the compass in Dutch.

The Westerdam was christened on 25 April 2004 in Venice, Italy by Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk.[1] As with all Vista-class ships, Westerdam is equipped with a CODAG power plant and an Azipod propulsion system, and eighty-five percent of her staterooms have ocean views and sixty-seven percent have balconies. The theme of her art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Halve Maen (Half Moon), and various sculptures and statues are displayed throughout the ship. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt.[2] In April 2007, as part of Holland America Line's "Signature of Excellence" program, modifications to the ship were done to add 34 staterooms, as well as modifications to several public areas of the ship.

General characteristics (as built)

Class and type:Vista class cruise ship

Tonnage:81,811 GT

Length:936 ft (285.3 m)

Beam:105.8 ft (32.2 m)

Decks:11 passenger decks

Propulsion:Diesel-electricABB Azipods

Speed:

  • 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum)
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)

Capacity:1,848 passengers

Crew:800

General characteristics (following April 2007 refit)

Tonnage:82,500 GT

Capacity:1,916 passengers

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AZAMARA QUEST
Feb
28
7:00 AM07:00

AZAMARA QUEST

Azamara Quest is an R-class cruise ship that entered service for Azamara Cruises on October 24, 2007. She was built in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises as R Seven. Following the collapse of Renaissance Cruises in 2001 she was laid up for two years, until chartered to the Germany-based Delphin Seereisen as Delphin Renaissance.

In 2006 she was sold to the Spain-based Pullmantur Cruises and renamed Blue Moon. She sailed for Pullmantur until 2007 when she was transferred to Azamara Cruises.

General characteristics [1]

Class and type:R-class cruise ship

Tonnage:30,277 GT[2]

Length:181.00 m (593 ft 10 in)

Beam:25.46 m (83 ft 6 in)

Draft:5.95 metres

Depth:5.95 m (20 ft)[2]

Decks:11 (9 passenger decks)[3]

Propulsion:two propeller shafts and two fixed propellers

Speed:18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Capacity:686 passengers[4]

Crew:408

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NORWEGIAN STAR, NORWEGIAN CRUISES
Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

NORWEGIAN STAR, NORWEGIAN CRUISES

Norwegian Star is a Dawn-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).[3] Ordered by and intended for Star Cruises, it was originally named SuperStar Libra before being transferred to NCL. Norwegian Star is a Panamax cruise ship; its 294-meter-length (965 ft) and 32.2-meter-beam (105.6 ft) nears the limit for ships transiting the Panama Canal.

Norwegian Star was built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in PapenburgGermany. Construction began on Norwegian Star in 2000 and was completed in mid-2001, with the ship put into service later that year. Originally circumnavigating the Hawaiian Islandssince its introduction, Norwegian Star was moved to the Pacific Coast of North America in 2004.

General characteristics

Class and type:Dawn-class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:294.13 m (965 ft)[2]

Beam:32.2 m (105.6 ft)[2]

Draft:8.2 m (27 ft)[2]

Decks:15

Installed power:

  • 4 × MAN B&W 14V48/60
  • (4 × 14,700 kW)

Propulsion:

Speed:24.6 knots (45.6 km/h; 28.3 mph)

Capacity:2,348 passengers

Crew:1,031

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WESTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES
Feb
13
8:00 AM08:00

WESTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES

MS Westerdam is a Vista Class cruise ship owned by Holland America Line. She is the third ship of the class to be operated by the line, as well as being the third ship to bear the moniker Westerdam. It is sister to MS OosterdamMS Zuiderdam, and MS Noordam. The prefixes of the four ships' names represent the four directions of the compass in Dutch.

General characteristics (as built)

Class and type:Vista class cruise ship

Tonnage:81,811 GT

Length:936 ft (285.3 m)

Beam:105.8 ft (32.2 m)

Decks:11 passenger decks

Propulsion:Diesel-electricABB Azipods

Speed:

  • 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum)
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)

Capacity:1,848 passengers

Crew:800

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NORWEGIAN STAR, NCL
Feb
8
8:00 AM08:00

NORWEGIAN STAR, NCL

Norwegian Star is a Dawn-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).[3] Ordered by and intended for Star Cruises, it was originally named SuperStar Libra before being transferred to NCL. Norwegian Star is a Panamax cruise ship; its 294-meter-length (965 ft) and 32.2-meter-beam (105.6 ft) nears the limit for ships transiting the Panama Canal.

Norwegian Star was built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in PapenburgGermany. Construction began on Norwegian Star in 2000 and was completed in mid-2001, with the ship put into service later that year. Originally circumnavigating the Hawaiian Islandssince its introduction, Norwegian Star was moved to the Pacific Coast of North America in 2004.

General characteristics

Class and type:Dawn-class cruise ship

Tonnage:

Length:294.13 m (965 ft)[2]

Beam:32.2 m (105.6 ft)[2]

Draft:8.2 m (27 ft)[2]

Decks:15

Installed power:

  • 4 × MAN B&W 14V48/60
  • (4 × 14,700 kW)

Propulsion:

Speed:24.6 knots (45.6 km/h; 28.3 mph)

Capacity:2,348 passengers

Crew:1,031

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COSTA LUMINOSA, COSTA CRUISES
Feb
1
7:00 AM07:00

COSTA LUMINOSA, COSTA CRUISES

MS Costa Luminosa is a cruise ship, owned and operated by Costa CrociereCosta Luminosaentered service on May 5, 2009. The ship's design is a hybrid, taking the best elements of Spirit-class and Vista-class cruise ships. A sister ship, Costa Deliziosa, was launched in February 2010 and is based on the same design. Costa Luminosa departed CivitavecchiaItaly on June 3, 2009, on her 13-night maiden voyage, with ports of call in SavonaSt. TropezBarcelonaLisbonLe Havre and Amsterdam.

General characteristics

Class and type:Hybrid design based on the Vista and Spirit class cruise ships

Tonnage:

Length:294 m (965 ft)

Beam:32.3 m (106 ft)

Decks:12

Speed:22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph)

Capacity:2,260 passengers

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