Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week

Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014

  • Costa Diadema, the brand-new flagship of Costa Cruises, left Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice and will reach its first port of Trieste on October 31. As “Regina del Mediterraneo” (“Queen of the Mediterranean Sea”), Costa Diadema will cruise from Savona on 7-day Mediterranean cruises…
  • Quantum of the Seas is now officially part of the Royal Caribbean International fleet – the handover from shipbuilder Meyer Werft complete. The high-tech, 4,180-passenger ship leaves Sunday for its trans-Atlantic cruise from the UK to its winter season homeport in Bayonne, New Jersey…
  • Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria ocean liner is debuting a new stage show, Hollywood Rocks, featuring iconic movie songs – from “Over the Rainbow” and “Singing in the Rain” to “The Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing, and an ABBA medley from Mamma Mia. Twelve dancers and four singers are in the cast, and, according to the line, the 45-minute production cost more than $300,000 to stage…
  • Disney Cruise Line will be back in San Juan as a homeport in 2016, Disney Wonder doing four 7-day Southern Caribbean sailings that include the new-for-Disney port of Martinique…
  • Famed Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be aboard Crystal Symphony next July for Crystal Cruises’ 25th anniversary President’s Cruise. Matsuhisa, who operates Silk Road on the two Crystal ships, will appear at events including omakase dinners ($250 per person) pairing sushi and other dishes with Champagne and rare sake.


— Fran Golden

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