Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

40 Marella Cruises’ fifth ship, Marella Voyager, will debut on 3 June 2023. The newly refurbished ship, which has previously sailed as Celebrity Mercury for Celebrity Cruises and Mein Schiff Herz for TUI Cruises, will accommodate 1,904 passengers across 952 cabins. Marella Voyager is designed to be a familyfriendly ship with pools, childrens’ clubs, a minigolf course, a Broadway Show Lounge and more. There will also be 10 onboard restaurants and 10 bars that will serve 150 new dishes including plant-based and meat-free options. 150 incredible and unique dishes while guests sail to some of Europe’s top destinations. The ship will offer family-friendly activities and itineraries in the Mediterranean between June and September 2023, before repositioning to the Caribbean during the winter season. Marella Voyager Ship spotlight MARKETWATCH Photo: Marella Cruises Princess Cruises will debut its newest and largest ship, Sun Princess, in early 2024. The 4,300-guest ship, which will be the first in the fleet to be powered by LNG, is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy. Sun Princess has been designed to reflect the ship’s Italian heritage with large public spaces for guests to relax, such as in its Piazza and The Dome. “With the new platform and size of Sun Princess, we’re uniquely able to refresh venues we know our guests love and expand upon, redesign and elevate them to the next level,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. “We know our sun-inspired designs will exceed expectations and elevate the entire Princess experience.” Read more about the upcoming vessel on page 78. New Princess Cruises ship to feature ‘sun-inspired’ spaces