This Week in Cruising, July 25

The MS Nordnorge was host to Hurtigrutens 134-hour live documentary that recently set a Gunness World Record. // (c) 2011 Hurtigruten

One of the biggest moments in cruise this week goes to Hurtigruten, who set the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Live TV Documentary” aboard their MS Nordnorge this month. Clocking in at 134 hours and almost six million viewers, Hurtigruten’s broadcast reached viewers in 148 different countries. Hurtigruten is also offering Hall of the Mountain King theme voyages on October 9 and 15.

Norwegian Cruise Lines revealed their Haven Suite Complex, which is to be installed aboard their two new Project Breakaway ships, as well as five of their current ships.

Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, the Celebrity Silhouette, set sail July 23 from Hamburg, Germany last week. The ship was christened by Michelle Morgan, President and CEO of Signature Travel Network. Images of the Celebrity Silhouette can be seen here.

The South Carolina Ports Authority unveiled the designs for their new terminal recently, which is to be installed alongside numerous changes made to the area. These changes were decided upon with the help of local feedback.

Lastly, MSC Cruises is offering Baseball Greats theme cruises for the eighth year. Each itinerary is hosted by former New York Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen, with unique athletes and coaches being featured on different itineraries from November 2011 to March 2012.

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