2013 brings with it more opportunities to set sail on a cruise – and this year there are several brand new cruise ships to consider as your base for your cruise holiday as well.
Norwegian Cruise Line is launching the Norwegian Breakaway this year, promising an experience like no other. With a range of stunning features, its most notable addition is Rock of Ages, live performances of the hit musical on board every cruise. You can also visit its Jazz and Blues Club for something a little more laid back. The Norwegian Breakaway will be sailing from Rotterdam to Southampton on 28th April 2013 and then from Southampton to New York (7 day cruise) on 30th April. Based in New York NCL will then offer itineraries from the Big Apple to The Bahamas, Florida, The Caribbean and Bermuda.
Not strictly a new ship, The Carnival Sunshine is the result of an eye watering $155’000’000 refit given to the Carnival Destiny. Boasting a stunning atrium, the Redfrog Pub (just one of the bars available) and the Cloud 9 Spa for true relaxation on the waves, the new 3’000 passenger ship is set to launch in April this year. And if the luxurious surroundings are a little too much for you to handle, you can get fit with their range of activities instead, including the ropes course and challenge. For Summer 2013 Carnival Sunshine will offer Med itineraries from Venice and Barcelona.
Spring will see the luxurious MSC Preziosa launch into action, boasting an infinity pool, a futuristic disco and several themed bars. You can also look forward to enjoying the on board Aurea spa and opt to eat at the all day buffet if you don’t want to be constrained by time. The MSC Preziosa will offer an “adult only sanctuary” known as the Top 18 Exclusive Solarium which features premium deck space and stunning sea views, dedicated spa service, bar menu and complimentary fruit skewers.Those with children will love every feature of the aqua park designed especially with them in mind too. MSC Preziosa which has a passenger capacity of 3959 passengers offers Med cruises from Genoa.
The new AIDA Stella is to be launched by AIDA Cruises in March this year. AIDA ships rank highly on sport and fitness facilities, as well as spa facilities, and they stand out for their eye catching smiles painted on the front of each ship. The stella is sure to be no different, and since it is brand new it is bound to exceed the expectations even of those who are familiar with the brand. MS AidaStella boasts 1097 cabins, 7 restaurants and 12 bars.
Which new ship are you looking forward to seeing most?
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