Celebrity Equinox at Meyer Werft shipyard

Steady as she goes – a cruise ship conveyancing

March 11th, 2010 in Cruising by Sarah Lee 4

There’s a fair few cruising posts on this blog this week, but with Celebrity Eclipse winding its way down the River Ems right now I couldn’t resist mentioning it here. Last year I went on the same journey (known in the cruise world as a conveyance) on Eclipse’s sister ship Celebrity Equinox.

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One of NCL's fabulous carpets, Garden Cafe

NCL Jade's magic carpets

March 9th, 2010 in Cruising by Sarah Lee 1

I grant you – this is a pretty unusual post. Some might even say bonkers. But I just had to share the joy that is Norwegian Cruise Lines’ interior decor.
On a recent cruise aboard NCL Jade I couldn’t help but take photos of the many wild and exuberantly patterned carpets throughout the ship.

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Norwegian Jade's bridge

View from the bridge

March 9th, 2010 in Cruising by Sarah Lee 0

One of the great things about being a travel journalist is that sometimes you’re admitted to places few travellers get access to. One of these is the bridge of a cruise ship. I’m lucky enough to have been on the bridge of three ships now and it is a great experience – a chance to see what goes on while cruisers are relaxing on the sundeck.

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Aboard Norwegian Jade

NCL Jade – a whistle-stop tour

March 8th, 2010 in Cruising by Sarah Lee 0

Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) ship Norwegian Jade is currently running itineraries from Barcelona to Morocco and the Canaries. I’ve just come back from a trip aboard Jade, here’s my fleeting tour of its main public areas (Blue Lagoon restaurant, the atrium/lobby, pool area — complete with performer Pablo Rodriguez, and pool bar).

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