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News Briefs – P&O Cruises builds largest British ship, SuperStar Gemini becomes floating hotel….

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 26, 2018

    • P&O Cruises has contracted for a new “green-cruising” ship which, on completion, will be the largest cruise ship built for the British market. The 5,200-passenger vessel will be built at Meyer Werft and delivered in 2022 as a sister ship to another P&O Cruises vessel currently underway and due in 2020. Both will use environmentally friendly LNG (liquefied natural gas) as fuel.
    • Jimmy Buffett is bringing Margaritaville to Nassau. Beginning in mid-2019, visitors to the Bahamian capital will be able to experience Margaritaville at The Pointe, a 6-acre, $250 million development including an open-air shopping area, movie theater, bowling alley, outdoor stage for live performances, cascading pool, kid’s club, marina, and private beach with cabanas. There’ll also be One Particular Harbour luxury residences, a St. Somewhere spa, LandShark water park, JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, and Margaritaville Restaurant.
    • Carnival Corporation is expanding its Spanish-language television programming to Telemundo, bringing its world-travel show The Voyager with Josh Garcia to the “Mi Telemundo” Saturday-morning block as El Viajero con Josh Garcia. The deal builds on the company’s recent partnership with Spanish-language network Univision, where Carnival’s prime-time show La Gran Sorpresa attracted over 1.3 million viewers for its premiere.
    • Asian line Star Cruises will be transforming SuperStar Gemini into a floating hotel for Chinese New Year, welcoming guests to Sanya Phoenix Island, “the Dubai of the Orient,” from February 7 to 16, 2018. Guests can enjoy a romantic Candlelight Valentine’s Day Dinner at Sea, a Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner at Sea, and world-class arts and magic performances, including the stage production Circus, as how by Spanish magician Ezker Emparanza, and comedy by Thai Cher impersonator Fabulous Chan.
      SuperStar Gemini Circus, on SuperStar Gemini

Photos: P&O Cruises, Star Cruises (x2)

 

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