Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 29, 2016
- Crystal Cruises has unveiled a patriotic 14-day fall voyage aboard Crystal Serenity that visits more than a dozen iconic American sites, including the U.S. Capitol Building and White House; Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, which inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner”; battlefield at Gettysburg; and Charleston’s Old Exchange, where George Washington greeted citizens and where the Declaration of Independence was first read. The voyage also takes Caribbean destinations before returning home on November 8 – election day.
- River operator Scenic is redesigning its France-based ships for 2017, with upgrades including two new 510-square-foot suites, larger wellness centers, a vitality pool, reducing the number of cabins per guest from 84/167 to 78/155 (while keeping the same crew count for even greater personal service), and a cooking emporium for tailored cooking classes.
- Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its newest Vista-class ship will be named Carnival Horizon. The 133,500-ton vessel will carry 3,934 passengers following its delivery in March 2018.
- Carnival also hosted the first “Summertime Beer-B-Que” at 620 Loft and Garden in New York with food celebrity Guy Fieri serving up samples of Championship Pork Butt, Blue Ribbon Chicken, Mac Daddy Mac n’ Cheese, and Scratch-Made Cole Slaw, as well as craft beers including Concrete Beach, Coney Island Brewing Co., Cigar City, Heavy Seas, and Sierra Nevada, as well as Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red. The open-air, free-of-charge Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, which debuted on Carnival Magic earlier this year, is also featured on the new Carnival Vista, and will be featured on Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream next year.
Photos: Crystal Cruises, Diane Bondareff/AP Images/Carnival Cruise Line
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