Porthole Cruise News Briefs
Oct. 23, 2015
* This morning, NPR’s The Takeaway news magazine show took an in-depth look at the efforts to bring the S.S. United States back into service. The trans-Atlantic liner still holds speed records for crossing the ocean, which she broke in the 1950s, and maintains a reputation for luxury that is well remembered even today.
* American Cruise Lines has announced the construction of a new coastal cruise ship. The yet-to-be-named vessel will be built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, and is due to be completed in January 2017.
* Sublime with Rome is ready to “Light Up The Pacific” for three nights aboard Carnival Inspiration with rock, reggae, and hip-hop pals Dirty Heads, Yelawolf, Matisyahu, The Expendables, Sticky Fingers, and PASSAFIRE. The cruise departs Long Beach on September 30, 2016, sails to Ensenada, Mexico, and returns on October 3. All bands will be playing multiple sets, as well as participating in cruise activities such as pool games, casino tournaments, movie nights, Q&As, and more.
* Cunard Line is celebrating the first “Transatlantic Fashion Week” with a 7-night theme cruise set to arrive in global style capital New York the day that New York Fashion Week 2016 begins. Hosts aboard Queen Mary 2 include British design legend Dame Zandra Rhodes CBE, fashion historian Colin McDowell, “Queen of Connections” Gail Sackloff OBE, and Fern Mallis, who founded New York Fashion Week. Besides mingling with the hosts, guests will be granted a glimpse of Rhodes’ collections and designs from the postgraduate students of The Royal College of Art.
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