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  • Lead Story
    Norwegian reported in advanced talks to buy Prestige Cruises
    Meyer Werft
    Norwegian president and ceo Kevin Sheehan, right, takes delivery of Norwegian Getaway earlier this year from Meyer Werft's Bernard Meyer
    Norwegian reported in advanced talks to buy Prestige Cruises

    Norwegian Cruise Line may be close to acquiring Prestige Cruises International, the parent of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in a deal valued at about $3bn, Reuters reported Sunday.

    Rumors that such a deal was in the works have been quietly circulating in recent months.

  • Featured Story
    V.Ships' Giorgi takes on additional Fraser Yachts role

    V.Ships honorary president Roberto Giorgi has been appointed executive chairman of Fraser Yachts, replacing Fabio Ermetto who will become the chief commercial officer of Benetti, the Azimut|Benetti Group’s flagship megayacht division.

  • Featured Story
    Why Quantum is being called a game-changer

    Touring Quantum of the Seas at Meyer Werft this week, top retailers were wowed.

  • Featured Story
    Micro-bubble system helps Quantum to whopping 20% efficiency gain on Oasis

    Quantum of the Seas will have a giant 20% leap in fuel efficiency per available passenger day over Oasis and Allure of the Seas through myriad initiatives including an innovative air lubrication system. The ship will ride on a carpet of drag-reducing micro-bubbles that, at speed, is expected to cut fuel consumption a net 7% to 8%, according to Harri Kulovaara, evp maritime for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

  • Featured Story
    Quantum's Two70°—called coolest, most challenging and more costly than Song of Norway

    Royal Caribbean entertainment vp Nick Weir calls it the coolest room at sea. For evp maritime Harri Kulovaara, it has been the most difficult design of his career. And chairman and ceo Richard Fain told Seatrade Insider Quantum of the Seas' innovative Two70°—the enormous aft lounge with 270-degree ocean views that mingles robotics and super-high-definition projections with human aerial acrobats— is the most expensive room Royal Caribbean has ever built. It was, in fact, more costly than the company's first cruise ship, the $13.5m Song of Norway.


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