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Europeans still think cruises are safe despite tragedy

Most Europeans still think cruises are safe despite the Costa Concordia shipwreck tragedy on January 13 that claimed 32 lives, according to a poll by cruise ship operator MSC published on Tuesday. The poll by the Interactive Institute of 2,524 people in France, Germany, Italy and Spain found that 78.5 percent of respondents considered cruises [...]

groupize launches online group travel website

If you’ve ever tried to book a hotel for a large event such as a wedding or a bachelor party, you’ll know the experience isn’t always pleasant. Head over to the booking sites of most of the major chains, for instance, and you’ll see that booking more than a couple of rooms gets complicated, especially [...]

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Louis Vuitton launches international film series

Louis Vuitton launched a new short film series February 22 hoping to capture the essence of different cities from across the globe in relation to gender. Hong Kong is the subject of the debut film, which presents the Asian destination as if it were a woman with appearances from students, various career women and rising [...]

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Princess Cruises: Introducing the new Royal Princess

Princess Cruises  has revealed further details on its new vessel Royal Princess, set to launch next year. The Royal Princess weighs in at 141,000 tons and can carry 3,600 passengers, making her slightly bigger than last year’s major debuts, the Disney Dream, Carnival Magic and Celebrity Silhouette. Princess has revealed more details about the atrium [...]

Costa Concordia cruiseship

Huge size of cruise liners a safety risk

Luxury liner Costa Concordia may be big enough to house swimming pools and restaurants, but its very size might have complicated evacuation and rescue efforts,. “What jumps out at me is the size of this liner,” said Jacques Loiseau, chairman of the French Association of Ship Captains. The association had regularly tried to draw attention [...]

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Royal Caribbean plans iPads for cruisers

Royal Caribbean‘s Splendour of the Seas is to become the first ship at sea to offer an iPad in every stateroom as part of a wider roll-out plan from the cruise line. The ship, which will emerge from dry dock November 25, is set to offer passengers use of Apple’s hot-selling device in order to [...]

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