Tuesday 29 November 2016

MSC Cruises Celebrates the 'Float-Out' of its Newest and Largest Cruise Ship Seaside

MSC Cruises celebrated the float out of its newest -- and largest -- ship MSC Seaside last week.
The 5,200-passenger megaship, which will launch in December next year, was floated out -- the first time the ship touches water -- at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
MSC Seaside -- which will be based year-round in Miami and sail Caribbean itineraries -- will be the first MSC ship to be christened outside of Italy, underscoring the line's commitment to the US market.
The 160,000-ton ship will be joined by a sister, MSC Seaview, in June 2018, with an option on a third in 2021.
Each ship has been especially designed for warm climes, and will feature an outdoor promenade filled with shops, bars and alfresco dining.

It also features a Miami-style beach condo design (pictured above), with more than three quarters of the cabins outside facing.
Each ship will have 463,000 square feet of public space, including panoramic elevators with sea views, suspended glass floors and, a giant aquapark.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, said: "This is another exciting milestone in our ambitious expansion plans as we see the second of our 11 next-generation ships entering the final stages of her construction.
"MSC Seaside has been specifically designed to provide our guests with a unique onboard experience in warmer regions and boasts one the highest ratio of outdoor space in the industry so that guests can enjoy a range of open-air activities such as dining and drinking al fresco, strolling along the promenade or simply taking in the beautiful sea views from the privacy of one of the many balcony cabins."
The float out is an important milestone in the construction of a cruise ship as it is the moment where the ship first floats on water when the dry dock is flooded and the ship is moved to a wet dock for the final phase of her construction. The exterior of the ship is complete and work moves to complete interiors, fixtures and fittings.

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Celebrity Cruises sailing from Dublin in 2018

Celebrity Cruises sailing from Dublin in 2018

Modern luxury cruise line Celebrity Cruises has become the first major cruise line to confirm sailings from Dublin commencing Summer 2018.
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Launching next week!
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Celebrity Cruises new Ship!

Construction began this morning on Celebrity Edge, the first cruise ship in Celebrity's new Edge Class, with a steel-cutting ceremony at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
The name of the second Edge-class cruise ship will be Celebrity Beyond.
President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, cut the first piece of steel. She was joined by Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Harri Kulovaara, executive vice president of newbuild and innovation for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Jean-Yves Jaouen, operations senior vice president for STX France; and Laurent Castaing, general manager of STX France.
Delivery of Celebrity Edge is expected in fall 2018. Celebrity Beyond is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020, and the third and fourth Edge-class ships are anticipated to launch in fall 2021 and fall 2022, respectively.

Issued 21st November 2016.

Thursday 3 November 2016

Friend's of the National Concert Hall Gala Reception 2nd November 2016

e-Travel.ie & Celebrity Cruises were delighted to sponsor the Friends of the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland Gala reception last night!!!!

Wednesday 2 November 2016

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