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Symphony Of The Seas Completes Next Phase of Construction
                                           The newest member of Royal
                                           Caribbean International’s Oasis class
                                           of ships, Symphony of the Seas, is now
                                           one step closer to full completion as
                                           her April 2018 debut approaches. With
                                           the exterior now complete, Symphony
                                           of the Seas was floated out of her dry
                                           dock to begin the next phase of interior
                                           Symphony of the Seas will spend her
                                           inaugural summer season exploring
                                           the awe-inspiring destinations of the
                                           Mediterranean calling on ports in
                                           Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca,
                                           Spain; Provence, France; Florence/
                                           Pisa, Rome and Naples, Italy. She will
                                           then arrive in Miami early November to
                                           begin seven-night Eastern and Western
                                           Caribbean itineraries.
                                           Symphony of the Seas will claim the
                                           title of the world’s largest – and most
                                           adventure-filled – cruise ship, offering
                                           28 more staterooms than her newest
                                           sister ship Harmony of the Seas and
                                           encompassing 230,000 gross registered

                                                                                WHEN P&O Cruises' Pacific Explorer
                                                                                departed Sydney recently for
                                                                                Mooloolaba, Captain Roger Bilton had
                                                                                some unexpected guests arrive on
                                                                                the bridge- two inquisitive colourful
                                                                                lorikeets who had bypassed check-in
                                                                                and normal security procedures.

                                           12 Day Transformation

                                           The spotlight is shining on P&O Cruises’
                                           Pacific Eden following a multi-million
                                           dollar dry dock in Singapore. The
                                           55,820-tonne vessel has two newly
                                           refurbished entertainment venues – the
                                           two-storey Marquee Show Lounge has a
                                           stylish new look and feel with a dramatic
                                           black, white and emerald-green
                                           colour scheme, custom wallpaper and   HMS Queen Elizabeth
                                           unique artworks and The Dome has     Meets RMS Queen Elizabeth
                                           a contemporary nautical theme with   Cunard's RMS Queen Elizabeth met
                                           dark navy blue and white hues, drapes   HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time
                                           and soft lighting. Select mini-suites and   on Thursday, 6 July 2017 off the coast
                                           balcony cabins have been fitted with   of Scotland. The rendezvous of the two
                                           new carpets and outdoor furniture whilst   ships, that share the same name and
                                           the cinema, spa, gym and HQ and HQ   which were both christened by The
                                           Plus revitalised. In total, 11,000 square   Queen, took place in the Moray Firth
                                           metres of new carpet was fitted on the   off the coast of Scotland during Queen
                                           1500-guest ship.                     Elizabeth's 13-night tour of the British Isles.

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