Being a Travel Pixie at Our Laughing Place Travel, I get asked the question “Is Disney all that you sell?”. The answer to that questions is no. We actually sell all sorts of travel, including all cruise lines. While we do specialize in Disney travel, our goal is always to provide the best concierge service for any vacation.
Starting in 2016, several new ships will be floating out of the shipyards giving everyone exciting new boats to explore. I’m going to share some of these new upgrades with you. Maybe it will inspire the traveler in you!
ROYAL CARIBBEAN will be unveiling their LIBERTY OF THE SEAS, from Galveston TX in March. Newly added are 26 Panoramic Ocean View staterooms with floor to ceiling glass walls plus an additional 53 staterooms. The ship will also have, all new, Sabor Restaurant (Mexican), Giovanni’s Table (Italian) and R Bar with an upscale 60’s vibe.
For those of you who love a thrill, Liberty is launching “Perfect Storm”. This is a collection of water slides that includes the Cyclone and Typhoon racers plus Tidal Wave, the first boomerang slide at sea. They have also built a new adult-free interactive kids’ aqua zone with cannons and geysers.
In April, JEWELL OF THE SEAS will enter dry dock and receive new dining venues, Royal Babies & Tots Nursery, Forty-two new staterooms and two-bedroom family cabins. The Jewel will also have Vroom fast Internet, along with other updates.
MAJESTY OF THE SEAS will get an update in April, including Vroom Internet, a poolside movie screen, family whirlpools and interactive water park for the kidos. The EMPRESS OF THE SEAS, which left RC several years ago is making it’s come back this spring.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE has nine ships that will be renovated between now and 2018. NORWEGIAN DAWN will receive the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill and Perry King Pub. NORWEGIAN EPIC and GEM have just completed their dry dock. PRIDE OF AMERICA, which sails intra-Hawaii will be updated this month. NORWEGIAN SUN will start its renovation in spring. In 2017, SPIRIT, SKY and PEARL will be headed to dry dock, followed by JADE in 2018.
The CARNIVAL INSPIRATION has just completed a major face lift. The ship, which was already wildly popular, now boasts Buy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, Alchemy Bar and the Cherry on Top candy shop. CARNIVAL FANTASY will be updated this month and VALOR will be heading for upgrades in spring.
On the premium cruise side, CELEBRITY SUMMIT, the second of the Millennium class, will emerge mid March with updated Suite Class. They will also have a full transformation of the Normandie restaurant to the Tuscan Grille. They have also upgraded the solarium area, added the Rooftop Terrace and a large outdoor film screen.
HOLLAND AMERICA will be spending $300 million on it’s fleet. The suites on all Rotterdam, Signature and Vista classes will receive new carpet, decor and furniture. For all of you techies, they are adding USB outlets to suite headboards for an easy recharge.
PRINCESS CRUISES has just completed dry dock on RUBY PRINCESS, EMERALD PRINCESS and CORAL PRINCESS. The SUN will be completed in April. The upgrades include Share restaurant, by Curtis Stone, his first, at Sea.
Of course, my favorite cruise line, DISNEY CRUISE, is still sailing from their many ports. Along with the US ports, Port Canaveral, Miami, Galveston, New York and San Diego, Disney also sets sail from Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dover (England), San Juan and Vancouver. Disney is well known for their top of the line entertainment, awesome food and fantastic excursions. The extensive itineraries will tickle your fancy whether you are looking for a short, 3 night jaunt to the Bahamas or a 14 night Panama and 14 night Transatlantic. Remember, they have the only fireworks at sea!
When you’re ready to start looking for a cruise, just come to our query page. Let us know which one of the awesome cruise lines that you are interested in and we will start your magical journey. The best part is that our services are at no charge to you!