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Merger on the Potomac: Alexandria cruise ship operator acquired [24.05.2016]

“Our tour, taxi and charter expertise in the Washington, D.C. area is complementary to Entertainment Cruises, and we are looking forward to further expanding our operations and investing in our vibrant communities,” said Potomac Riverboat president ...

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World's biggest cruise ship embarks on maiden voyage [24.05.2016]

Harmony of the Seas, which cost almost £800-million to build and weighs 227 000 tons sailed past the Isle of Wight on its way to the Netherlands on the four-night cruise. The huge ship, which it is claimed burns 1 147 gallons of fuel an hour ...

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Extreme seas: 7 outrageous cruise ships attractions [24.05.2016]

Gone are the days when shuffleboard and marathon bingo games were the most exciting things to do on a cruise ship. Now water parks and, in some cases, entire theme parks are coming along for the ride. The experiences range from the serenely tranquil to ...

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World's biggest cruise ship arrives in Rotterdam [24.05.2016]

The world's biggest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas arrived in Rotterdam on Tuesday for a short stop-over. The ship, owned by cruise line Royal Carribean International, was built in France for over €1bn. The ship, which can take almost 7,000 passengers ...

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Akaroa 'tired and trampled' by cruise ships [24.05.2016]

Cruise ships visiting Akaroa Harbour have paid the Christchurch City Council more than $2.3 million in fees during the past four years, but Bank Peninsula residents and groups say that is not enough. They want the fees increased and the money put ...

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Norfolk cruise ship terminal to be named for Pete Decker Jr. [24.05.2016]

Today at 4, Mayor Paul Fraim will announce that the city will rename the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center after Decker. “We've not forgotten his legacy,” Fraim said. “We think this is appropriate given how much Pete loved Nauticus and the ...

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The World's Largest Cruise Ship Is Basically Its Own City [24.05.2016]

As the world's largest cruise ship, HOTS made its debut sail this past weekend from Southampton to Rotterdam. The colossal vessel measures 216 feet wide and 1,187 feet in length. That makes it 164 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower's height, according ...

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Life Aboard 'Harmony of the Seas,' the World's Largest Cruise Ship [23.05.2016]

Walking the length of a vessel the size of Harmony of the Seas, the world's newest and largest cruise ship, takes more than five minutes even at a brisk pace, and the way is fraught with distractions. Onboard for a preview sailing ahead of her May 29 ...

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Freerunner runs riot on world's biggest cruise ship [23.05.2016]

Star Wars actor and professional freerunner Pip Anderson was given the run of the world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, which last week completed its maiden voyage in Southampton. The Royal Caribbean ship cost $1.5billion (£1million), is 1 ...

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Taking the Kids -- to Cuba on the first US cruise ship to sail here in more than 50 years [23.05.2016]

That was true for all of the passengers aboard Adonia, the first ship in a new Carnival brand called Fathom, which is devoted to immersive and impactful travel. There were 16 Cuban-born Americans on board, some returning for the first time, some who ...

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