Holland America’s New Ship Is Where Traditional Meets Contemporary

Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 10:01 pm    

Koningsdam—Holland America Line’s newest and largest ship—has a decidedly modern feel without sacrificing traditional cruise ship luxuries. Form follows function, so the Koningsdam succeeds in blending both familiar and fresh aesthetic aspects to create a luxurious experience.

Koningsdam differs from Holland America Line’s previous ships because it is light and spacious; pale woods and bright spaces of Koningsdam’s interior replace dark woods of earlier ships. Other changes include a lighter color scheme for towels, as well as a transition from oil paintings to black-and-white photographs. The addition of curved ribs to the ship reflects an appreciation for musical themes, a central aspect of Koningsdam’s appeal.

The ship also does not fall short on entertainment. Classical musicians of the Lincoln Center soothe, while Memphis-trained singers featured in the B.B. King Blues Club delight passengers. LED screens 2 stories high and 250 feet long ensure nobody misses the incredible live song-and-dance production.

Dining establishments complement the elegant design and spectacular entertainment of the Koningsdam. Upon request, passengers receive private bottles of quality wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle vineyards, Cold Creek, and Canoe Ridge Estate. Hands-on classes and demonstrations contribute to the urban feel of the ship. The Culinary Art Center presents five-course meals and unlimited wine. Between the amazing dining experience, incredible live entertainment, and intricate design of Koningsdam, the ship guarantees a comfortable and sophisticated ambiance to the satisfaction of its passengers.

Louis A. Vucci P.A. understands that you go on a cruise to have a carefree and relaxing break. However, accidents can still happen on vacation, and occasionally the cruise ship company’s negligence makes accidents more likely. If you sustained an injury because of a cruise company’s irresponsibility, call our offices at (786) 375-0344 for the compensation you deserve.


Extravagant Luxury Cruise Line Caters to Nation’s Wealthiest

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 10:49 pm    

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has unveiled the most opulent luxury cruise ship that you are likely to find on the seven seas. The aptly named Regent Seven Seas Explorer makes no effort to hide its multi-million dollar amenities set to create an exorbitant cruise experience that is, thus far, unprecedented. The ship is complete with a 542 person wait staff—roughly equivalent to one crew member for every 1.4 guests—ready to attend to its 750 passengers’ every whim. Drinks are refilled with lightning speed, most suites are equipped with a marble shower stall and tub, and menu items include a lobster, caviar, foie gras, and escargot spread under a $200,000 chandelier.

Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian, calls the ship a trophy: “This ship was built for 1-percenters.” The 2,400 pieces of fine art that adorn the walls amount to just over $7 million and are highlighted by a 6,000-piece crystal chandelier. When building the ship, Del Rio gave designers and contractors free reign to create the most indulgent cruise experience ever heard of. While the soft budget for the ship was $450 million, Del Rio admits that money was no object and the cruise line exceeded their budget by an amount they were unwilling to reveal.

The high-class ship is a departure from the usual, recreation-centered cruises offered by Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian. The ostentatious cruise experience is meant to “create wows” and serves as a response to the increased demand set by the booming luxury cruise industry. As it stands, more luxury cruise ships are expected to come to fruition in the future, with all major cruise lines having at least one on order.

The refined, cultural experience offered by cruise ships is relaxing, but can sometimes be marred by unanticipated injury or illness. If you have suffered an accident on a cruise ship, don’t hesitate to contact the well-versed cruise ship injury lawyers at Louis A. Vucci P.A. to recoup your losses from the cruise line that is accountable. Reach out to us by calling (786) 375-0344 to speak to a member of our legal team today.


Regent’s Explorer allows guests to cruise in style

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 7:37 pm    

A new addition to the fleet of Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the Seven Seas Explorer, a massive and beautiful luxury cruise ship.

The Explorer features six restaurants, offering a variety of creative entrees, and one café. On the different decks you can find a pool, two hot tubs, putting greens, a bocce court, jogging track, and theater that performs nightly shows, a lounge that features music, a small casino, a well-stocked library, a cardroom, and of course, shuffleboards. Canyon Ranch Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments including scrubs, wraps, baths, and massages. Also featured at the spa are a thermal suite with a sauna, as well as steam and cold rooms. Suites on the ship are spacious and many include balconies, bath tubs, showers, and walk-in closets. The overall ambiance of the ship is elegant and cool with a very spacious feel. With a crew member for every 1.4 guests, it is easy to get the attention you need.

Unfortunately, luxurious amenities are not the case for all cruise ships. When the number of crew members is low and guest needs are not attended to, incidents are more likely to occur and injuries can happen. If you are injured on a cruise ship, contact Louis A. Vucci P.A. at (786) 375-0344. Our team is ready to help you get the money you deserve.


Royal Caribbean Launches High-Tech New Cruise Ship

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 8:53 pm    

Royal Caribbean recently unveiled the newest addition to its Oasis Class fleet: the Harmony of the Seas. The ship spans 10 stories and contains seven unique neighborhoods for passengers to explore. The idea behind the ship’s sprawling design is to avoid guests congregating in a single area. The Harmony contains an array of attractions, from a carnival-themed Boardwalk with a carousel to a Central Park area with a full range of specialty restaurants. With seven different areas embodying seven different themes, guests feel more compelled to move around.

This idea was put to the test on the ship’s preview trip. The ship was at capacity, but still many guests were surprised to learn that more than 6,000 other passengers accompanied them onboard. The ship attracts this number by trying to provide something for everyone. Zip-lining and a trip down the multilevel slide might appeal to more adventurous-minded passengers, while seeing one of the many new theatrical productions may appeal to others. Harmony showcases a variety of entertainment options, including a comedy show, an ice skating show, an acrobat and diving show, and an adaptation of “Grease” that blends together the Broadway musical and the 1978 movie.

One of the ship’s main selling points is the unique bar area that seems straight out of a science fiction movie. Robotic bartenders take orders form tablets placed around the bar. They then mix drinks from a full range of bottles that hang from the bar’s celling. The ship also features WOWbands, wristbands created to lessen the need for room keys. The bands come in a range of colors and can complete any key card task short of turning on the lights in your cabin.

The increased automation onboard the Harmony is designed to match the utmost ease of use that guests have become accustomed to. With new technologies such as these also comes new problems. With fewer human staff onboard to resolve these issues, the chance of misconduct and injury can also increase. If you suffer an injury on a cruise ship and would like legal assistance, then seek the legal assistance of the cruise ship injury attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344.