Oceania Cruises – Marina Cruise Ship Review

Marina Cruise Ship

One of the latest additions to the luxurious cruise fleet of Oceania Cruises is Marina. Together with its sister ship Riviera which made a debut in April 2012, Marina is considered the most stylish, gorgeous and sophisticated ship that was launched in the last 50 years. Marina is a real designer’s showcase of the finest and most elegant residential furnishings and designs. The magnificent and impressive Lalique Grand Staircase, the scintillating crystal chandelier at the center of the Grand Dining Room and the fabulously designed Owner’s Suite characterize the unique stateliness and elegance of the decorating theme that is carried out all throughout the ship.

Marina is a medium – sized ship, only 782 feet in length and 105 feet wide with 629 guest staterooms and suites...

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Quantum of the Seas – The World’s First Smart Ship

Quantum of the Seas

Last Wednesday Royal Caribbean unveiled its latest addition from a brand new Quantum class of cruise ships – Quantum of the Seas. This cruise ship has it all: virtual balconies, wristbands with radio frequency ID to enable customers to pay without physical form of money and the last but not least…. therobotic bartenders! Quantum of the Seas has been already named as the first smart ship in the world.

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Quantum of the Seas Data:
1,141ft in Length – Which equals 41 buses
136ft in Width
Cruising speed: 22 knots – 25mph
Gross tonnage: 167,800
Capacity: 4,180 to 4,905
Crew number: 1,500
Cabins number: 2,090
Port of Call: Port Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks.

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Dawn Princess – Cruise Ship Review


The newly refurbished Dawn Princess, a cruise ship owned by the Princess Cruises, operates out of Australia and travels to some of the most exotic and interesting destinations in the world that includes the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. It is a large ship with a small-ship’s intimate ambiance that offers its 1950 passengers a one- of- a- kind cruising experience – from the serene harmony of the Sanctuary, the outdoor for adults – only hideaway, to the family oriented Movies Under the Stars.

In the tradition of the Princess Cruises, Dawn Princess offers unequalled gourmet experience. Its chefs are true culinary artists that have been inducted in the highly esteemed Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society. Every menu served at the Dawn Princess are of the most superb creative cuisine with selections changed daily. Traditional dining on board Dawn Princess is presented in two dining rooms, the Florentine and Venetian Dining Rooms. While alternative dining venues serving wonderful local delicacies and gourmet choices are Sterling Steakhouse and Ultimate Balcony dining. For casual dining, guests have a choice of a 24-hour dining at the Horizon Court, La Scala Pizzeria, Patisserie, Balcony Grill for hot dogs, burgers, pies and the like. Afternoon is also served daily and a 24-hour room service is available.

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