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cruise Cabins on board the Norwegian Escape, debuting in October. NEW SHIPS BULLETIN The cruise industry is booming and fleets are expanding, so we put together a list of some new cruise ships coming down the pipeline. deserae del campo carnival vista Debuting in spring 2016 is the largest ship in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet, the Carnival Vista. With a passenger capacity of 3,936, the Vista will offer Mediterranean itineraries to such countries as Spain, France, Croatia and Turkey. The Vista, arriving on U.S. soil in November 2016, features new suite accommodation classes like the Havana Cabanas with private patios for lounge chairs and a hammock; and located on a dedicated family zone area on Deck 2 is the Family Harbour suites, able to accommodate up to five guests. The Vista will also offer the adults-only Serenity retreat area; the Cloud 9 Spa with the line's first infrared sauna and hamman; Camp Ocean for kids up to 12; a Carnival Multiplex with an IMAX Theatre; and The Warehouse featuring video and arcade games. le lyrial PONANT's Le Lyrial is the fourth sister ship in this French line's series of signature yacht-style vessels offering expedition cruising to all seven continents. The inaugural season began this month with journeys to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean seas. Le Lyrial features 122 staterooms and suites, and 95 percent of suites include private balconies. The ship also features two restaurants, a bar lounge and 24-hour in-room dining service; a full-service SOTHYS spa; an outdoor pool with a bar; a library and a 250-seat theater for live entertainment, film screenings and presentations; and a fleet of expedition Zodiac boats outfitted with satellite tracking. Le Lyrial will sail on an 8-day Gourmet Cuisine in the Adriatic itinerary starting in Athens and winding through spots along the Dalmatian Coast with talented chefs and renowned sommeliers on board. The cruise, priced at $4,640 pp, sets sail on Aug. 15. american eagle The 150-passenger American Eagle is the newest paddlewheeler from American Cruise Lines designed to traverse the Mississippi River. The ship will offer 7-, 14- and 21-night roundtrip itineraries from Memphis to New Orleans; New Orleans to St. Paul; and St. Paul to St. Louis. Staterooms are spacious at over 300 sq. ft. and 93 percent of staterooms feature a private balcony. Other amenities include a top deck cafe, an outdoor putting green, seven lounges, guest lectures, and themed itineraries from the Civil War to cuisine. The American Eagle is offering an 8-day New Orleans Roundtrip Cruise (starting rates $4,450 pp; departing Oct. 24) stopping at ports of call along the Mississippi River that include New Orleans, Natchez, Vicksburg, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Oak Alley. holland's ms koningsdam A new ship in Holland America Line's Pinnacle Class is the ms Koningsdam, scheduled to set sail on its premier voyage in April 2016 from Italy. This 2,650-passenger vessel is introducing a few new firsts for the line's accommodation offerings with 32 specially designed staterooms for families and 12 new single, oceanview cabins. The family staterooms accommodate up to five guests, feature two bathrooms, and range from 222 to 231 sq. ft.; the new single cabins range from 127 to 172 sq. ft. Guests will also enjoy a may 2015 57 57-59 CR NewShips.indd 57 4/21/15 12:13 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2015

Editor’s Notes
Lodgings Take Comforts to New Heights
Exclusive Group Travel
What’s New in All-Inclusives
Riu Palace St. Martin
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa
Trinidad & Tobago Travel Agent Specialist Program
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Andalucia, Spain
Different Routes to Southeast Asia
The Guatemala Travel Experience
New Ships Bulletin
What’s New in Orlando
Orlando World Center Marriott

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