Holland America Offers
Most Diverse Caribbean
Season to Date
For anyone planning a Caribbean
cruise, Holland America should definitely be on their top
five list. Between October this year and April 2015 the cruise line will
offer more options in this region than any other premium cruise line.
Cruise lovers will have no less than 126 different itineraries to select
from, with nine Holland America ships offering round-trip sailings
from either Tampa or Fort Lauderdale.
These cruises will cover the whole of the Caribbean on a variety of
southern, western and eastern routes and will include partial transits
of old favourite the Panama Canal. During the course of these
journeys the cruise line's ships will visit 30 different ports. Between
October this year and April next year, ms Prinsendam and ms
Amsterdam will each depart on one December vacation cruise in the
Caribbean, while the ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam, ms Noordam, ms
Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam, ms Ryndam and ms Zuiderdam
will offer regular Caribbean departures.
All departures from Fort Lauderdale will include a call at the cruise
line's internationally awarded private island in the Bahamas, Half
Moon Cay, which is renowned for its diverse shore excursions, pristine
beaches, child-friendly activities and exclusive beach cabanas. In total
the ships will offer 21 different 6-, 9-, 10- and 13-day itineraries, which
can be combined into longer Collectors' Voyages.
The cruise line's executive VP of marketing, sales and guest relations,
Richard Meadows, said: "With our elegant mid-sized ships and wide
variety of on-board activities, Holland America Line is a leader in the
Caribbean's premium cruise market."
Royal Caribbean Announces Name of Its
Third Quantum Class Cruise Ship
Thursday the 18th September was a memorable day for Royal
Caribbean in more than one respect. Firstly, the steel cutting ceremony
for its third Quantum class ship took place at the Meyer Werft
shipyard in the German city of Papenburg; secondly, the cruise line
used the opportunity to announce that the newcomer will be called
Ovation of the Seas.
Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, the company's first two
Quantum class ships, are still under construction at the same shipyard.
The former will begin sailing from New York this autumn, while the
latter will start offering cruises from Southampton next spring.
Ovation of the Seas will have a gross tonnage of 167,000 and her
delivery has been scheduled for autumn 2016. Similar to her sister
ships, Ovation will boast amenities such as robotic bartenders in the
ultra-modern Bionic Bar; Roboscreens in the one-of-a-kind Two70
entertainment venue; an engineering masterpiece called the North Star,
which will transport passengers
over 300 feet above the sea;
the biggest entertainment and
sports complex on board any
cruise ship, featuring roller
skating, bumper cars and more;
and Royal Caribbean's most
spacious and high-tech cabins in
history, including the first-ever
Virtual Balcony cabins, which
offer panoramic real-time vistas
of the sea and ports of call right
from the heart of interior cabins.
Just to say a BIG thank you for arranging
our holiday to Lake Como, Venice and
cruise on Splendour of the Seas.
The whole experience from start to
finish was very professionally managed
by yourself and the team at Jetline.
The two hotels were perfectly located
and the two transfers were excellent. I
would like to personally thank you for
all your assistance and we would have no
hesitation in booking with you again.
We have booked a number of Cruises in
the past, however, this is the first time we
have had such EXCELLENT Customer
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Paul Frost visiting the construction of
Anthem of the Seas in Germany