Exciting things coming to the Cruise Industry.

The cruise industry has grown significantly in the last 20 years, many things are coming to cruise ships that if it was mentioned to me then I wouldn’t have believed it. First like indoor Sky Diving, Thrill theaters, bumper cars and roller skating rinks. So…

 

Booking a cruise during a highly anticipated movie premier? No worries Carnival Vista has you covered. Carnival Cruise Line is breaking a majorCarnival-Vista-iMax mile stone by partnering with IMAX theaters and bringing the very first IMAX at sea. The at sea theater will have a 3 story screen, expanding through deck 7, 8, and 9 and seating for 187 guest. Cruisers will be able to see new as well as old titles while at sea. Imax at sea will be located in Carnival Vista Multiplex which serves as the lobby for Thrill Theater and IMAX. The Muliplex will be equipped with a concession stand 4 ticket kiosk where you can purchase your tickets and a waiting lounge to wait for the nest show to begin. Ticket prices for the movies are as follows

Hollywood movies:

  • 12.95 USD per movie per adult
  • 9.95 USD per movie, per child (12 years old and younger)
  • 9.95 USD per movie, per Senior (66 years old and older)

Classic Adventure Films

  • 5.95 USD for all ages

 

MSC Cruise Line is braking barriers by rapidly growing in the North American and Caribbean Markets. Currently MSC has 1 ship in North America based out of Miami, MSC Divina. Due to the fast booking of this ship MSC has decided to dedicated a whole class of new build ships to the North American Market called Seaside. Seadide class will consist of 2 new build, one in 2017 and the other 2018, with a option for a third in 2021. These ships are different because they are being built to resemble the condos of Miami. This isn’t the only ground breaking features MSC is offering coming out with, on their new Vista class ships they will be offering a indoor 2 story amusement park. Not much is known about this amusement park at the moment but when the first Vista class ship, MSC Meraviglia, debut in may 2017 it is expected to be a jaw dropper.

 

This isn’t all from MSC, the cruise line announced that it will be developing a 95 acre Bahamian island called Ocean Cay for 200 million USD. The island will have 6 private beaches consistent of 11,400 feet of space, a zip line that will send you roaring across the island and several bars and restaurants. MSC states that a major attraction of this island will be the night life, where guest can see live music and entertainment at a 2000 seat amphitheater on the island. All ships calling into this port will depart at 11:55 PM. This private island is special because it is the largest private development in the Caribbean by any cruise company ever.  View Pictures of Ocean Cay Marine Reserve at the bottom of this page. To learn more about MSC and stay up to date on the latest news join this Facebook group by click Here.

 

It should be no shocker that Royal Caribbean International would be mentioned here. Royal Caribbean is known for their “WOW” factor and UA1providing many industry first. On their newest Oasis class ship, Harmony of the Seas, Royal will be adding water slides which is a first for them. Now this is not the industry changing feature coming to this mega-ship. Royal Caribbean will be adding a 10 story dry slide called The Ultimate Abyss to the ship. The slide will start at the back of the ship on deck 16 just near the flow rider surf machines and end on deck 6 on the boardwalk. Guest will climb onto a specialized mat at more than 150 feet above sea-level and plummet more to deck 6 at 9 mile per hour with spontaneous audio effects within each tunnel create a multi-sensory thrill for daring guests willing to test their mettle while traversing 216 feet through the one-of-a-kind slide duo. To see more artist renderings of the Ultimate Abyss look below.

 

 

Ocean Cay Bahamas: You can click on pictures to enlarges them. Just press the back button to come back to article and view more.

 

Harmony of the Sea Ultimate Abyss: You can click on pictures to enlarges them. Just press the back button to come back to article and view more.

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