Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 28, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 28, 2016

  • This week, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAluna served as a floating fashion runway in New York City. Supermodel Jessican Minh Anh presented her J Autumn Fashion Show, featuring designs from houses in Peru, Lebanon, Poland and around the globe, on the ship’s sun deck with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.
  • The tender port of Papetoai on the Tahitian island of Moorea has opened a new wharf dedicated to cruise ship passengers. The facility includes covered premises for local arts and crafts, activities, shore excursions and on-island transportation.
  • Emerald Waterways has announced their first LGBT river cruise, the 8-day LGBT Danube Explorer itinerary. Special guests on the Budapest-to-Nuremburg voyage include Britain’s Gaydio Breakfast Show radio hosts Chris Holliday and Emma Goswell, who will be broadcasting live from the ship for three days.
  • Fathom is celebrating the difference their first 13 social-impact sailings have made to the lives of people in the Dominican Republic. Cruisers planted 16,000 seedlings, produced 730 clay water filters, installed concrete floors in 40 homes, provided approximately 17,500 hours of interaction with English-language students, and cleaned enough cocoa to manufacture 109,000 chocolate bars.
  • Princess Cruises has debuted its new livery, first seen on China’s Majestic Princess (盛世公主号), in the United States. The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess showed off the new iconic logo-based hull art on arrival into Ft. Lauderdale on October 22.

Photo: AIDA Cruises

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