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Costa Fortuna: the ship of the ocean liners

Costa Fortuna was the first Destiny class ship to be built for Costa Cruises and entered service in November 2003. At the time, her size of more than 100,000 tons was undoubtedly part of the new category of sea giants. Today the size seems less impressive, but certainly this brings advantages for lovers of medium sized […] Read more

Msc Bellissima: elegance and avant-garde

It is not so much the sheer size of the Msc Bellissima that amazes us, because we are already used to these big ships, but how this enormity has been made to feel harmonious, elegant, and comfortable. The ship weighs more than 170 thousand tons, and can host more than 7000 people, between passengers and […] Read more

Aida Nova: a floating resort

Aida Nova is a Hyperion class ship built in 2018 by Meyer Werft for Aida Cruises. In the German shipyard the design of the twins Aida Prima and Aida Perla has been slightly modified and on board there are some different characteristics. Aida Nova is a large floating resort, full of attractions of all kinds, […] Read more

Discovering Costa Venezia

The latest arrival of Costa Cruises is a ship in the Vista class dedicated to the famous Venetian city: Costa Venezia. Built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone, it was delivered on February 28th, 2019 and baptized in Trieste with an exciting show by the Italian Air Force aerobatic demonstration team. Costa Venezia is dedicated to the […] Read more

Celestyal Olympia: a ship for the Aegean Sea

The story of Celestyal Olympia, a ship of Celestyal Cruises‘ fleet, is quite long. The ship entered in to service in 1982 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, with the name Song of America, and operated mostly in the Caribbean until 1999 when it became part of Sun Cruises and was renamed Sunbird. From 2004 until 2012 […] Read more

Msc Magnifica: a Msc Cruises jewel

This fourth Musica-class cruiseship, Msc Magnifica, is known to be one of the most beautiful ships of Msc Cruises. Just under 100,000 tons, it was built in 2010 in the French shipyard STX in Saint Nazaire. The interior decoration is elegant and cozy, played on warm and enveloping tones, with a good distribution of environments […] Read more

Carnival Splendor: not only…Fun

Built for the Carnival Cruise Line in 2008 by Fincantieri, Carnival Splendoris derived from the Concordia class, with only some minor modifications made. It can be classified as a big ship owing to its capacity for 3700 +passengers and a little more than 113 thousand tons of tonnage. It is, however, not as gigantic as some […] Read more

Nieuw Statendam: the evoution of Holland America

On November 29, 2018, Fincantieri delivered Nieuw Statendam, the second ship of the Pinnacle class, twin of Koningsdam, for Holland America Line. Just over 2600 passengers, 99500 tons; it’s a large ship, but with a human-like character. It is distinguishable by the elegance of the premises, perfectly combined with the most modern innovations. Nieuw Statendam […] Read more

Azamara Journey: excellence on a human scale

The story of the Azamara Journey began in the late 1990s when Renaissance Cruises ordered 8 R-Class ships. The future Journey, built at the French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazare, was named R-Six when it was launched in the year 2000. After a brief transfer of ownership to the Invest Cruise Company, it […] Read more

Msc Meraviglia, a jewel of Msc Cruises

Msc Meraviglia is the last ship launched by Msc Cruises on June 3, 2017 in Le Havre and it represents the first of a series of 11 units that will widen the fleet by 2026. The numbers in Msc Meraviglia are impressive: 171,598 tons of gross tonnage, 315 meters in length, 43 in width, 19 bridges, […] Read more

Luxury and comfort: Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore was built by Fincantieri for Seabourn, taking up the basis of the previous classes’ project but increasing the maximum number of passengers on board, and upgrading the tonnage to 40350 tons. Encore has an extra bridge compared to the Odissey class ships and some common areas have been expanded. The small size, 600 […] Read more

Riviera, the unmistakable style of Oceania

In service since May 2012, Riviera is a medium-sized ship, capable of accommodating up to 1,250 passengers in 625 cabins. Alongside with Marina, also O-Class, it represents the most modern generation of the Oceania Cruises fleet. The on-board atmosphere is characterized by elegance, created by a combination of sophisticated environments but also by an informal […] Read more

Costa NeoRiviera, the charm of the classic

Real giants navigate our seas and the tendency of the cruise market seems to go more and more towards large units. However, today there is still a part of the market that, frightened by this enormity, or too in love with the true relationship with the sea, prefers medium-sized ships, without caring for avant-garde entertainment […] Read more

Waves, wind, sails: we get on board of Star Flyer

Bigger isn’t always better. Luxury and modernism are a new aspect of sea navigation, but they often neglect the true sense of sailing and take us away from the sea, the wind, the thrill of the waves. Yet, opportunities that give us all of this still exist; one of these is definitely Star Flyer. Sailing […] Read more

Le Lapérouse, modern sophistication

Have you sailed this cruiseship? Make your Review on Cruising Journal ! Just imagine yourself living on an incredible Yacht with all types of services and amenities at your disposal, in refined yet accessible surroundings, sailing to unique destinations around the world. Le Lapérouse, a new addition to the Ponant fleet, is all this and much […] Read more

Aida Prima, innovation and quality

Have you sailed this cruiseship? Review it on CruisingJournal ! The numbers of the AidaPrima are those that we now identify with the larger cruise ships. Sixteen decks out of 18 are accessible to the passengers; 12 restaurants (a surface area of 5840 square meters dedicated to food services on board!), 18 bars and lounges, 3 […] Read more

Symphony of the Seas, a city on the Sea

Have you cruised this Ship? Review it now on CruisingJournal! Describing Symphony of the Seas is not so easy. It’s not just its incredible size (over 228 thousand tons for over 362 meters in length), but the number of rooms and attractions you’ll find on board that will impress you. A real floating city where […] Read more

Oceania Cruises: The call of the…Sirena

Have you sailed this cruiseship? Review it now on CruisingJournal! It’s pretty hard to resist the call of Sirena, the last ship added to the fleet of Oceania Cruises. Elegance, class and fine cuisine are just some of the main strengths you will notice once on board. Just under 700 passengers, served by an helpful […] Read more

The Magic of Sailing: Royal Clipper

Once upon a time,  sailing was the rule and the blowing wind moved the world. Today, however, sailing is something old-fashioned and a magical experience which does not seem to belong to the contemporary world. But with Star Clippers, sailing the world while enjoying the silence of the sea can still be pleasant and fun. […] Read more

The Charm of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is a cruiseship built by Fincantieri and launched in 2007 for Cunard Line. In 2017, ten years after its launch, it underwent major restyling partially renovating the spaces and equipping the ship with state-of-the-art equipment. During the drydock period in Palermo, 43 Britannia Club cabins were added as well as an exclusive restaurant […] Read more

Silver Muse: The Class on the Seas

The new cruiseship project designed for Silversea began with the launch of the Silver Muse a 40,700-ton unit that can carry 596 passengers. As for the Silver Spirit in 2009, Fincantieri was called to build the Silver Muse as well as a second twin ship that will soon be completed. The Silver Muse has eight passenger […] Read more

Between Knights and Cow-boys: the Crown Princess Magic

The Crown Princess, a Grand-class ship built by Fincantieri in 2006, turned 12 this year but she certainly carries her age well both from a general maintenance point of view to the up-to-date layout of the rooms and the onboard facilities. Its size, just over 113 thousand tons and 288 meters in length, makes it […] Read more

A big, beautiful Yacht: Le Lyrial

Ponant is synonymous with small, elegant, intimate ships, as well as adventure and discovering unique places around the world. Le Lyrial is a cruise ship built by Fincantieri in 2015: 10,700 tons in weight, 142 meters in length and 18 meters wide. The 132 cabins that can accommodate less than 300 passengers make the ship […] Read more

Another giant was born: Msc Seaview

All the numbers you need on the Msc Seaview, the second Seaside-class ship built by Fincantieri, are those of a sea giant and they no longer seem to surprise us: 5331 is the maximum capacity of passengers housed in 2067 cabins and served by a crew of 1482 people. The challenge faced by Msc Cruises […] Read more