CARNIVAL FASCINATION will go into drydock in September for
35 days of extensive renovations, Carnival Cruise Lines said. The
2,052-passenger ships multi-million-dollar refit will include
putting a nine-hole miniature golf course on the Sun Deck; adding a
Cafe on the Way patisserie and coffee shop on the ships Promenade
Deck; and enhancing the childrens program with a 1,600 square-foot
Childrens World play area. The ships spa will be renovated with new
treatment rooms and updated exercise equipment, and all staterooms
and suites will get flat-screen TVs and new decor. A new art
gallery, an atrium bar and a redesigned Internet cafe are included
in the plans.
DISCOVERY launched a Black Sea cruise itinerary, the first
in the lines 81-year history. Called Istanbul and the Black Sea,
the 11-night trip includes seven days on the 90-passenger Le Levant
and four nights in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Ceylan InterContinental
hotel. The Le Levant calls at ports in Bulgaria, Romania, the
Ukraine and Turkey. The trip costs $5,990 per person and will
depart in July and August, 2007.
EASYCRUISE announced a new Caribbean
itinerary that will include the islands of St. Maarten, St. Barts,
Anguilla, St. Kitts/Nevis and Antigua. The sailings start Dec. 8 on
the ship EasyCruiseOne and are priced at $17 per person, per day.
The ship will spend three weeks being renovated before it heads to
the Caribbean; it will be refitted with a new cafe, bar and
restaurant, and windows will be added to nearly sixty
CRUISES will return to Costa Rica this winter, offering
seven-day cruises along the countrys Pacific coast on the
148-passenger Wind Star. There will be fifteen roundtrip sailings
out of Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, and the ship goes to one stop
outside of Costa Rica, in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. In most
ports of call, the Wind Star will anchor and passengers will be
tendered to shore. The vessel sails in Costa Rica from December to
March. Fares start at $1,749 per person.
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