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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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Virgin Voyages builds rocky touch vessels

The Scarlet Lady is launched in April 2020. Virgin Voyages, based in Florida, is a joint venture between Branson's Virgin Group and Boston-based investment firm Bain Capital. The new shipping company has ordered three vessels for delivery between 2020 and 2022. First to launch is Scarlet Lady in April 2020. The style becomes…
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St. Thomas - pirate island that was once Danish

St. Thomas is an island we visited many times with various cruises in the Caribbean. The island was discovered 1493 by Christofer Columbus and was on 1600 century haunt of pirates. The island has also belonged to Denmark, which, however, sold St Thomas to the USA 1916. Today, the island is part of the US Virgin Islands and…
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Among the beach games and jewels at Grand Turk

Totally ortho-scared. The Caribbean Sea is like this turquoise! Anyway outside Grand Turk. :-) Photo: Heidi Rovén. Before spring all over take over here at home and everyone just has more nearby cruise waters in mind (like the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea) I was going to tell you the last thing about our stop on the Caribbean cruise we ...
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First private island in the Caribbean, guests' favorite stop

Volleyball at Great Stirrup Cay, press image NCL. When we Nordics cross in the Caribbean, most of us want to fulfill the dream of walking barefoot on a paradise island. We want to sunbathe, swim, have fun and just enjoy! That's why many shipping companies have hired or even created their own ...
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Royal Caribbean attracts children families with playful island in the Bahamas

The interest in traveling on cruises is great among families with children. As many as 50 percent are interested in going on a cruise with their children or young people, Royal Caribbean's survey shows 12 000 travelers. Every fifth passenger on Royal Caribbean's cruises last year was under 15 years. As…
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Norwegian Cruise Line opens school for the victims of the hurricane

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., with its subsidiaries Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, has been able to open a preschool and elementary school in the Dominican Republic with the help of the company's disaster relief campaign. It is the second school that is a direct result of the company's campaign "Hope Starts Here". Together…
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