Author Archives: Heidi Roven

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Ocean Cay - from industrial island to organic paradise

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Arrival Plaza (sketch). I have long been interested in the private islands of the shipping companies. A couple of occasions I have also written newspaper articles about them, and of course I have also visited several of these islands. One of the newest private islands is the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, created by MSC Cruises.…
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Better late than never: Norwegian Edge is soon ready

The result of Norwegian Edge on Norwegian Spirit. Press photo. Huh ?! Norwegian Edge? If they have gone crazy, there is already an Edge ship! Celebrity Edge! Calm calm calm :-) Although it sounds like it is not a ship we are talking about. Norwegian Edge is a quality-enhancing program within the Norwegian Cruise Line ...
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Which NCL-ship has the most beautiful chandelier?

I'm aboard Norwegian Breakaway. Photo: Annica Nicklasson. I remember when Norwegian Breakaway came 2013. I was on board an inaugural cruise even then, and was impressed by a lot. Among other things, 678 Ocean Place, part of the ship surrounded by bars and restaurants - and with a large staircase in the…
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Shows on Norwegian Encore; from Beatles to Kinky Boots

The entertainment at Norwegian Encore is colorful, fun and emotionally charged - here there is plenty of everything from 60's music to the award-winning musical Kinky Boots. In this post I thought about telling a little about all this and sharing what I had to experience during my short time on board then…
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Original Degas drawings at sea - a grand art experience

The walk on deck 6 in the ship sparkles and impresses. MSC Grandiosa is the new flagship from MSC Cruises and has just been launched in Hamburg under the pomp and standing, and Godmother is once again Sophia Loren who gave extra star glow to the lavish celebration. Seafun is currently on board…
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Royal Caribbean launches new Quantum Ultra vessel

For the first time, Royal Caribbean International launches a ship of the Quantum Ultra class - the Odyssey of the Seas - in North America. The high-tech vessel, which will become the company's 27, will have its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during the winter season. The premiere tour is scheduled for autumn 2020. During the autumn of 2020 it will be possible for…
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