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Details on Cunard’s Special Fashion Week Cruise Unveiled

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Cunard will see their flagship Queen Mary 2 set sail for New York Fashion Week this September, joined by undergraduates from the University of Westminster. The students are set to become the first in the world to showcase their collection on the official London Fashion Week schedule.

Undergraduates from the university’s Fashion Design BA Honors course will debut their Autumn Winter 2018/19 designs at London Fashion Week on Friday, February 16, 2018 before showing the collections onboard Queen Mary 2 from September 2-9, 2018. The University of Westminster is known for producing some of the most talented and creative fashion professionals in the business. Notable alumni include designer Vivienne Westwood; Michael Herz, Artistic Director at Diane von Fürstenberg; Stuart Vevers Creative Director at Coach; as well as Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer and president.

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Cunard’s Third Annual Transatlantic Fashion Week will play host to an impressive array of leading authorities during the annual voyage. Ensuring guests are taken on a journey through fashion history, Virginia Bates, fashion historian and friend to some of fashion’s best known names will be presenting her vintage collection in the most spectacular setting. She is best known for London’s “Virginia,” an emporium of vintage clothing and accessories that became a mecca for designers looking for inspiration, including Ralph Lauren and John Galliano. She will present a collection to guests, taking them back to an era of glamour and sophistication.

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Joining Virginia onboard the ship to New York City will be Richard Young, a renowned photographer to the stars. During Transatlantic Fashion Week he will give a presentation of his life and the famous people he’s photographed, display a photography exhibition in the Clarendon Art Gallery, host a Q&A, and more. Completing the lineup is fashion historian Colin McDowell, Editor of InStyle magazine Hal Rubenstein, International Fashion Consultant Gail Sackloff, and Jeremy Langmead – Brand and Content Director of MPORTER.com.

For more information on Cunard’s special Fashion Week voyage, visit cunard.com/m833. Learn about last year’s Fashion Week cruise here.

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June Special: Kids Sail Free to the Bahamas

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With summer around the corner, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has a special deal for families traveling with kids. Valid for all June cruises, those 16 and under will sail free if they’re staying in the same stateroom with two paying parents.

With the school year wrapping up and Father’s Day on June 17, it’s the perfect time for a quick escape to the Bahamas. Both of the line’s ships, Grand Classica and Grand Celebration offer a number of activities for guests on their way to the island. There are youth clubs divided by age, swimming pools, multiple dining options, a mini movie theater, mini rock climbing wall, a ball pit, and more.

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There’s also a number of shore excursions that families can take part in once they arrive, including snorkeling, a beach day, cruising the beach in an open-top Jeep, swimming with dolphins, parasailing, kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours, and more.

For more information, visit bahamasparadisecruiseline.com.

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Take Annual Photos on Cruise Ship

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The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have officially wrapped up their 2018 annual photo shoot, and this year a Miami-based cruise ship was the backdrop.

Over 20 of the cheerleaders sailed to the sunny Caribbean this month aboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Seaside, donning a number of clothing styles for the photos while capturing the ship’s iconic design. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Annual is set to be released at the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Show this fall.

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The cheerleaders also took part in photo shoot in ports along the way, including St. Maarten, San Juan, and Nassau. During the voyage, the cheerleaders engaged with guests throughout the cruise during a variety of activities, including at the sail away party, hosting youth cheer clinics, posing for photo ops, and doing special performances to entertain guests. To kick off the cruise, they provided a warm Miami Dolphins welcome by taking over the terminal with mascot “TD” to cheer guests into their vacation.

The annual photoshoot onboard MSC Seaside came on the heels of the Dolphins’ first ever Fan Cruise onboard the same ship in March. The voyage included football legend guests of honor including Kim Bokamper, Terry Kirby, Sam Madison, Nat Moore, Joe Rose and Patrick Surtain, for a week of themed activities. The team will be hosting their second cruise in 2019.

The Miami Dolphins and MSC Cruises are in the midst of a three-year partnership, which resulted in the Fan Cruise. It will be hosted annually over the next three years.

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Carnival Horizon Makes Inaugural Call in Canadian Port

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Carnival Cruise Line’s brand new Vista-class ship Carnival Horizon made her first-ever call in Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday.

The day was a welcome change for cruise passengers; it was the first port stop after six days at sea crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean. Ship officers as well as local officials held a traditional plaque ceremony in the Library onboard, where a plaque was given to the ship by the Port of Halifax and other tokens were exchanged, including a model of the ship given to the port by Carnival Cruise Line.

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Carnival Horizon is the sister-ship to Carnival Vista, which pioneered a number of new concepts for Carnival including the SkyRide bicycling attraction and the Dreamscape LED sculpture in the atrium. Some of Horizon’s unique new features include a sit-down barbecue smokehouse and brewery as well as a Cat in the Hat themed WaterWorks water park.

Click here for a video of the ship headed into the Port of Halifax.

Click here for our article on all of the free food found aboard Carnival Horizon.

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