Video: Take a Virtual Tour of Quantum of the Seas!

Royal Caribbean has teamed up with self-confessed “tech geek”, TV presenter Jason Bradbury to take viewers on a virtual guided tour of its new ship, Quantum of the Seas. The video (above) showcases some of the standout features including the North Star, the bumper cars and 270 – the restaurant/theatre, which uses robotic screens and [...]

Video: Cunard’s Three Queens Arrive in Southampton for QM2′s Birthday Celebrations

Cunard celebrated the 10th anniversary of its flagship, Queen Mary 2 with the arrival of its three-ship fleet in Southampton this morning, and we were on hand for the event. QM2 and its sister ships — Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth — all left Lisbon and made the transit to Southampton together. The ships arrived [...]

Has Go Pro Use Gotten Out of Hand?

There’s no question that Go Pros – those small and lightweight cameras that attach to your hat, scuba mask, pole mount, kite, what have you – have revolutionized the way that people memorialize their vacation. On our member forums, we’ve seen some awesome videos that range from water slide antics to underwater snorkeling to on-the-beach [...]

Video: How Cunard Got That Awesome Shot

Last week, we posted this photo of Queen Mary 2′s Captain Kevin Oprey standing on teh bow of Cunard’s flagship on our Facebook page – and it quickly went viral. If you wondered how they managed it (we did), we’ve now got the video footage which shows you exactly how. Happy Friday!

Video: Street Runners Take On Cruise Ship

They’re back – and they’re better than ever. The 3RUN team which wowed the world last year – running and jumping all over Thomson Dream – have been brought back to show off the ship’s new home port of Jamaica. And this time they’ve teamed up with one of the few people who can give [...]

Video: Can a Cruise Ship Be Cut in Half?

You know the classic trick where the magician puts someone in a box, saws them in half and then puts them back together again? Well, have you ever seen the trick performed on a cruise ship? No, not during the magician’s act onboard … we mean it’s the ship itself! In the video above, the [...]

Video: Queen Mary 2 Celebrates 10 Years

Queen Mary 2 celebrates 10 years of service this year and to commemorate that fact, Cunard has put together a short ‘infographic’ video packed full of fascinating facts about the iconic liner. QM2′s carried more than 1.3 million passengers, as well as more than 2,000 dogs (QM2 is the only ship that offers a kennel [...]

Video: Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship Floats Out

  The “Countdown to Project Breakaway” is on, as you’ll see from the video above. Meyer-Werft, the shipyard where Norwegian Breakaway is being built, released this video from yesterday’s float-out of the ship, the first of two to be built in Norwegian’s Breakaway class.

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