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  • kasigo2526
    Sep 18

    It'll be a big day for the cruise world as Royal Caribbean's record-breaking Symphony of the Seassails with paying passengers for the first time.   The 228,081-ton vessel — the largest cruise ship ever — is departing Barcelona Saturday evening on a five-night voyage to Italy that features stops in Naples and Civitavecchia, the port for Rome.  Designed for vacationers who love big, bustling mega-resorts, Symphony is built on the same platform as Royal Caribbean's 22-month-old Harmony of the Seas, the previous size leader in cruising. But it eclipses its sibling by more than 1,000 tons and offers several new features. Why we love giant cruise ships like Symphony | Yes, an even bigger sister to Symphony is on the way | Preview the year's hottest new ships Among the additions are a first-of-its-kind, two-deck-high family suite with a slide between floors, a revamped Boardwalk amusement area, a new laser tag attraction and a new-for-Royal Caribbean seafood restaurant. Symphony also has more cabins than Harmony.  FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn First look: The Ultimate Family Suite on Symphony of the Seas Fullscreen � �The Ultimate Family Suite on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas features two bedrooms and is chock full of fun zones.  Royal Caribbean International Next Slide29 PhotosFirst look: The Ultimate Family Suite on Symphony of the Seas Symphony can hold up to 6,680 passengers and sails with a crew of 2,200, meaning that on busy weeks it could be home to nearly 9,000 people. Symphony has been under construction since early 2015 at the giant STX France shipyard in St. Nazaire, France — the same shipyard that built Harmony. Built at a cost of more than $1 billion, it was delivered to Royal Caribbean in St. Nazaire on March 23 and has spent the past week re-positioning to Barcelona. Symphony will spend its first few months sailing in the Mediterranean out of Barcelona before moving to Miami to operate cruises to the Caribbean.  For More You Can Check: Cryptocurrency Animation Video
  • kasigo2526
    Apr 2, 2018

    which, on its maiden voyage from Barcelona in March 2018 became the largest passenger ship ever built – is about five times the size of the Titanic . At 362 metres long, you could balance it on its stern and its bow would tower over all but two of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers. Owned and operated by Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean, it can carry nearly 9,000 people and contains more than 40 restaurants and bars; 23 pools, jacuzzis and water slides; two West End-sized theatres; an ice rink; a surf simulator; two climbing walls; a zip line; a fairground carousel; a mini-golf course; a ten-storey fun slide; laser tag; a spa; a gym; a casino; plus dozens more shopping and entertainment opportunities. To put it another way, Symphony of the Seas might be the most ludicrously entertaining luxury hotel in history. It just also happens to float. Picture a cruise ship. You’re likely imagining crisped-pink pensioners bent double over shuffleboard, cramped cabins, bad food and norovirus. And, once upon a time, you’d have been right. But in the last decade or so, cruise ships have gone from a means of transport to vast floating cities with skydiving simulators ( Quantum of the Seas ), go-karting ( Norwegian Joy ), bumper cars ( Quantum again) and ice bars ( Norwegian Breakaway ). Restaurants offer menus designed by Michelin-starred chefs. As a result, the cruise industry is experiencing a golden age, boosted by millennials and explosive growth in tourists from China. More than twenty-five million people set sail on a cruise liner in 2017. “Most people’s idea of a cruise is ‘Oh God, I’m going to be packed in with five thousand people I don’t want to talk to and getting bored out of my tree,” says Tom Wright, founder of WKK Architects, who has worked on cruise ships and land hotels. “In fact, it’s like going to a hotel that just moves magically over night.” (As one cruiser I met on Symphony ’s fan page put it, “We get to see five destinations, and I only have to unpack once.”) For More You Can Check: Token sales advertising campaign
  • kasigo2526
    Apr 2, 2018

    Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in America, is starting to make a splash on the high seas. The sport, hugely popular in active-retirement communities in Arizona and Florida, is now offered on all 14 Holland America ships. And the line’s newest ship, Nieuw Statendam, which debuts in December, will feature the game as well. Other cruise lines, including Princess and Regent Seven Seas, also have added pickleball to some of their ships. Pickleball is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis and badminton. Paddles are made of wood or composite materials. The ball resembles a wiffleball. The sport can be played with two or four players, although doubles is far more common. Pickleball was invented in the 1960s in Washington state but only recently has seen a huge growth in popularity. It now routinely attracts more players than tennis in age 55 and older housing developments. The USA Pickleball Association, which is headquartered in Surprise, Ariz., calls it the fastest growing sport in North America. Erik Elvejord, Holland America’s director of public relations, says adding pickleball to the company’s ships was a no-brainer “because of many requests we were getting from guests.” As an avid pickleball player myself, I was pleasantly surprised to see “meet for a game of pickleball” in the daily program on a recent 14-day Asian cruise on the Holland America Volendam. I quickly ventured up to the ship’s sports deck where Holland America had retrofitted a court that had been used for mini-tennis. The costs for the cruise line were minimal — put some yellow lines on the court, buy paddles and balls, and lower the net a few inches. The courts are surrounded with netting to keep stray balls from landing in the ocean. For More You Can Check: Smart contract technology example