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    Goa Cruise Ship Party in Budget | Goa Night Life | Just ₹500
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    Goa Cruise Ship Party in Budget | Goa Night Life | Just ₹500

    March 13, 2020

    We have come to Goa Cruise. [Nidhi showing the long queue to board the Cruise Ship] [Chota Bheem is welcoming us on the Cruise] [Just entered the Cruise Ship] [Upper Deck of Cruise Ship] [Photographing with Chota Bheem] Other Speedboats and Cruise. The dance is going on in the lower Deck and we came to the upper deck to enjoy the natural winds. [Chota Bheem dancing] [Beautiful River Mandovi Bridge Lighting] Fabulous lighting show in the adjacent cruise ship. Casino Ships over Mandovi River Goa. [Traditional Konkani Dance in the Cruise Ship] So ladies and gentlemen. Presenting an exclusive dance performance. This is how Goa celebrates. So presenting Konkani traditional dance before you. So clap with hands guys. [Claps and Applause from the audience] Alright, here we go!

    Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship| Iglu Cruise
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    Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship| Iglu Cruise

    March 12, 2020

    The second-largest Cunard cruise ship ever built, Queen Elizabeth takes her name from her illustrious forebears
    as she joins a great legacy of Cunard Queens. Cunard’s signatures find
    exquisite expression on board this regal ship. Your accommodation of choice is paired
    with a reserved table in the Magnificent two-tiered Britannia restaurant, intimate
    Britannia Club dining or the refined Queens grill and Princess Grill
    restaurants. Dance under the stars in the garden
    lounge inspired by the glass houses of Kew Gardens Unique to Queen Elizabeth is her games
    deck for a game of bowls or maybe croquet is more to your liking. Recalling the
    legendary veranda grill of past Cunard liners the fine dining alternative
    restaurant the Veranda offers contemporary French cuisine under the
    gourmet guidance of chef Zimmerman. Start your evening with a cocktail in the
    Commodore Club Take to the dance floor in the lively
    yacht Club. Evening dining events in the Lido restaurant offer authentic Asian,
    fine Mexican and traditional South American cuisine. Another Cunard first, the Queen Elizabeth
    Theatre Company performs classic drama and West End-style productions in the
    Royal Court Theatre. Queen Elizabeth makes regular visits to the Mediterranean and Baltic seas, Northern Europe, Norway’s fjords, New England, the Caribbean and the Canary Islands.

    Cruise ship with confirmed coronavirus cases docks in California
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    Cruise ship with confirmed coronavirus cases docks in California

    March 10, 2020

    -The Grand Princess has docked
    this afternoon in Oakland, California,
    at a commercial dock. The people that have contracted
    the coronavirus, 21 in all, they are being dealt
    with in proper isolation, working with health
    authorities in California. -Our intent is to
    basically disembark about half of the passengers
    on the boat today and the other half tomorrow. And everyone will be medically
    screened before they get off. If there’s any question
    about their physical health, they’ll be screened again
    more additionally and then they’ll be transferred
    to one of those quarantine sites in the United States —
    Travis Air Force Base, Miramar Naval Air Station,
    Lackland Air Force Base, and Dobbins Air Force Base
    in Georgia. The foreign passengers
    will be transferred — the Canadians will be
    taken back to Canada, and we’re working
    with the United Kingdom to return their passengers
    back to the United Kingdom. But we’re doing this all
    in cooperation and with the great support
    of the state of California, the city of Oakland, and with the support
    of the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security,
    and the US Coast Guard.

    How Waste Is Dealt With On The World’s Largest Cruise Ship
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    How Waste Is Dealt With On The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

    March 9, 2020

    This cruise ship is
    basically a floating city. And just like in a normal city, all its residents produce a lot of trash. But there aren’t any garbage trucks here to scoop it up and take it away. We’re at sea, obviously. And since waste can’t and shouldn’t just be dumped in the ocean, well, what do cruise
    ships do with all of it? This is something the industry’s been dealing with for years. Reporter: Carnival Cruise
    Line is coming clean about polluting oceans. Narrator: Princess Cruises
    was fined $40 million in 2016 for illegal dumping, and Carnival got hit with
    a $20 million fine in 2019 for disposing of plastic
    waste in the ocean. Stewart Chiron: Carnival
    Corporation’s issues really brought the need
    for better technology so that these ships can
    operate more efficiently. Narrator: Cruise lines have
    been working on systems to purify water and deal
    with waste inside ships. Chiron: Up until now, these types of options weren’t available. Narrator: All this new tech was built into Royal Caribbean’s
    largest and newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. The company says it’s
    a zero-landfill ship, which means it uses
    everything from recycling to water filtration to
    deal with its own waste. And this guy’s in charge of making sure no single water bottle is unaccounted for. Alex Mago: Welcome to
    waste and recycling center. Narrator: We’re down on deck two, a secret, crew-only area of the ship. Crew members check all
    the ship’s trash cans for recyclables and bring them down here for Alex’s team to handle. Despite being the only waste facility on this massive ship,
    it’s surprisingly quiet. Alex said the busiest
    time is in the morning, when things are unpackaged for the day. Mago: This is the waste
    streams that we have. Every waste stream has its
    own way of handling it. Narrator: There are
    separate teams to deal with each incoming recyclable: glass, cardboard, plastic, and metal. Mago: This is our incinerator room. So, we have two incinerators, one and two. This area is manned 24 hours a day. We have 10 crew members
    who are working here, five in the morning and
    five in the evening. Narrator: Crew members
    separate glass into colors: green, brown, and white. [glass clinking] Mago: This is the byproduct of it after we crush it. Narrator: They can process upwards of 13,000 pounds of glass for a weeklong cruise. All the small glass
    pieces are stored in bins until the ship docks. Plastic goes through
    this massive compactor. Even though the ship’s
    gotten rid of plastic straws, it still relies on bottled water because, for health and safety reasons, no cruise ship is allowed
    to have water fountains. So, every week, they crush about 528 gallons of water bottles. Mago: We are compacting
    the cardboard over there. Narrator: Throughout the
    day, cardboard is stacked up in this machine, called a baler. Once it’s full, it’s all
    compressed into bundles. And used aluminum cans, well, they’re sent through this baler. The machine squeezes
    them down into big cubes, which are then stored in a fridge just off the waste room. Mago: This area is actually for the items that can produce smell, the garbage. Narrator: And the smell
    could get pretty bad. The waste is stored for up
    to seven days at a time, until the ship docks back in Miami, where all the plastic, aluminum, paper, and glass go to recycling
    partner facilities. In 2018, Royal Caribbean recycled 43.7 million pounds of waste. And any rebates earned from
    these recycling programs go back to the employee retirement fund. The cruise line is hoping that it’s a nice incentive for employees
    to bring recycling down from their own crew cabins. So, what about things
    that can’t get recycled? For example, food. Every week, the ship loads up 600,000 pounds of provisions. But for the food that’s not eaten, well, the company had to figure out how to get rid of all of that, too. Each one of the ship’s restaurants and 36 kitchens has its own suction drain. Chefs and waiters keep food
    scraps in separate buckets. Then, once they’ve gotten enough, they place it all in this special drain. All the food waste ends up in one big pipe that runs through the entire ship. And that pipe leads to what’s known as the hydro-processor. Mago: Those pipes over there, so, this is where the food waste is passing through. This is being processed through here. Narrator: This machine
    has a bunch of tiny layers of mesh to break down the food. Mago: It’s being stored in our tank. We have two tanks of
    comminuted food waste. Narrator: And the final step? Incineration. Now, let’s talk about your toilet waste. Yep, we’re gonna go there. It’s all a part of the
    water-treatment system on board, controlled from the engineering room. Narrator: Water is divided
    into two categories: gray water, from sinks,
    laundries, and drains, and black water. That includes everything from the galleys and your toilets, including your urine. Narrator: The purification
    system purifies the water to a point above the US federal standard, which is almost safe to drink. Narrator: Anything that can’t be recycled or reused on board goes to what’s known as a waste-to-energy facility. Now, we didn’t get to
    see it for ourselves, but Royal Caribbean said “heat or gas from the waste is collected and converted to energy.” Chiron: It’s definitely
    within their best interests to be the most environmentally friendly, because it significantly can
    reduce the waste on board, the weight that they have
    to carry, the fuel usage, and it reduces their
    operational expenses as well. Narrator: And after one week at sea, the recycling gets cleared out, incoming provisions are brought on board, and the crew prepares the ship to start the process all over again.

    Norwegian Jade Cruise Ship Tour – Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Norwegian Jade Cruise Ship Tour – Norwegian Cruise Line

    March 8, 2020

    Unveiled in 2006, Norwegian Cruise Line’s 93,502 ton, 2,302 passenger Norwegian Jade is the second of four nearly identical “Jewel Class” ships that includes the Norwegian Jewel (2005), Norwegian Pearl (2006) and Norwegian Gem (2007). Norwegian Jade was constructed by Meyer Werft, the highly-acclaimed Papenburg, Germany-based shipyard that has built most of the ships in the current Norwegian fleet. The Norwegian Jade was originally commissioned for Norwegian’s NCL America subsidiary as its third Hawaiian-based vessel, the Pride Of Hawai’i. The Pride Of Hawai’i was christened in Los Angeles in a gala ceremony attended by longtime Hawaiian senator Daniel Inouye, who was instrumental in helping pass legislation to allow NCL America to register its ships in the United States. In time-honored seafaring tradition, a magnum of champagne was sent crashing into the ship’s hull. NCL America suffered from a number of startup issues, resulting in the transfer of two of its three ships back into the Norwegian fleet. After only 20 months in Hawaiian service, the Pride Of Hawai’i was renamed Norwegian Jade and placed in year-round European cruise service in early 2008. Like all ships in the Norwegian fleet, Norwegian Jade is distinguished by its unique hull art, a swirling jade-colored wave that “splashes back” nearly three hundred feet from the prow. Powered by MAN diesels that drive twin pods at a service speed of 25 knots, the 965 by 106 foot Norwegian Jade sports 15 decks and has a myriad of restaurants, lounges and amenities to accommodate the line’s “Freestyle Cruising” brand. It also boasts a “ship within a ship” complex of exclusive suites called the Courtyard Villa. The forward portion of the uppermost level, Deck 15 begins at the base of the radio mast. This is a view facing aft from Deck 15 overlooking the Deck 14 sun deck and midships pool area. The aft portion of Deck 15 begins atop the midships Courtyard Villa complex. The starboard side, shown facing aft, is for general passenger use. The port side of aft Deck 15 is for the exclusive use of Courtyard Villa suite guests and boasts posh wicker and cabana style seating. The forward portion of Deck 14, shown facing port, overlooks the bow and is sheltered from high winds by a full-length glass screen. Colorful murals adorn many of the ship’s bulkheads, as seen in this forward-facing view from the Deck 14 sunning terrace. From the Deck 14 sunning terrace, there is a fine view over the midships Waikiki Beach Pool area on Deck 12, which includes two pools (the forward one is exclusively for adults), a water slide and four hot tubs. The Courtyard Villa complex is in the background. Here is a forward-facing view over the Waikiki Pool area from the top of the Courtyard Villa complex. In addition to the pools, hot tubs and slide, there are chaise lounges for sunning, tables, chairs, beach umbrellas, poolside casino tables and a ping pong table. Inside the Courtyard Villa complex, there is a small wading pool reserved for occupants of the ten Courtyard Villas. Courtyard Villa occupants have their own cardio corner adjacent to the private pool. Overlooking the stern of the ship, there is bleacher-style seating adjacent to a large games court. Here is a forward-facing view through the games court netting towards the bleachers. Of the four ships in the Jewel class, Norwegian Jade and the earlier Norwegian Jewel are the pair without rock climbing walls. More sunning space can be found on Deck 13, encircling the pool area. On Deck 7, the Norwegian Jade has a full wrap-around promenade, which is ideal for jogging, shuffleboard, or just sitting in a deck chair and watching the sea roll by The 372-seat Spinnaker Lounge is one of the most eye-popping rooms aboard the Norwegian Jade. The observation lounge/cabaret showroom features whimsical seating and panoramic views along three sides from the vantage of forward Deck 13. With its yacht-inspired wood tones and blue “wave” carpet, the Spinnaker Lounge, shown here facing aft, is the venue for Norwegian’s once-per-cruise White Hot Night. Additional features include flat-screen televisions and pub games such as Foosball and darts. The Spinnaker Bar at the entrance to the Spinnaker Lounge features mahogany wood tones, riveted brushed steel and golf tee-style barstools. Just aft of the Spinnaker Lounge on the port side of Deck 13, there is a 24-seat Chapel for weddings and marriage vow renewals. On midships Deck 13 overlooking the pool area, there is the 56-seat Star Bar, which doubles as a daytime concierge lounge for suite and villa guests and an upscale evening cocktail bar that is open to all. Adjoining the starboard side of the Star Bar on Deck 13, the forward portion of Cagney’s Steakhouse is a demi-crescent-shaped space with full length windows overlooking the pool area. The aft portion of Cagney’s, shown facing starboard, is a rectangular space that is accessed from either side of midships Deck 13. Together with the forward section, the popular extra-tariff dining venue accommodates 168. Cagney’s is distinguished by its lemon-yellow leather seating and oversized mural of a metropolitan cityscape. Popular courses here include a 32-ounce Porterhouse steak for two, broiled Maine lobster, veal, lamb, grilled chicken and a selection of seafood. There is a $25 per person additional tariff and reservations are recommended. The Norwegian Jade’s Yin and Yang Health Spa is located on forward Deck 12. This is a view of the unisex relaxation area and thermal benches. The Yin and Yang Health Spa also has separate men’s and women’s sauna areas that adjoin the relaxation area. The many massages and treatments offered in the Yin and Yang Health Spa include teeth whitening. The Yin and Yang Health Spa has 22 treatment rooms, including one for couples. The Fitness Center is adjacent to the Yin and Yang Health Spa on the port side of Deck 12 and includes a well-equipped gym with cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. There is an aerobics room in the Fitness Center for spinning, Pilates, Yoga, step classes and kick boxing. The 24 seat SS United States Library is on the starboard side of Deck 12, just aft of the Yin and Yang Health Spa. Named for the 1952-built ocean liner that won the Blue Ribband for fastest Atlantic crossing, it features a large scale model of the ship and attractive 1950s inspired decor. The Library adjoins a card room and lifestyles room. On midships Deck 12 just aft of the pool area, the Tree Top Kids Club is a supervised facility with a play gym, movie theater, computer center and an arts and crafts area. Located on aft Deck 12, the Garden Cafe accommodates 468 guests inside with a separate kids area that seats 38. The casual-buffet dining venue still boasts its original Hawaiian-themed decor with tiki figures and a floral motif. At night, it takes on a more sophisticated ambience with candlelight and tablecloths. Well-situated action stations help keep Garden Cafe congestion at bay and feature freshly cooked and prepared-to-order foods in addition to pizza, fruit, soups, pasta, ethnic specialties, sandwiches, burgers, desserts, a salad bar and more. The al-fresco aft portion of the Garden Cafe seats an additional 240 guests with a view over the ship’s wake. Papas Italian Kitchen is a casual, 112 seat extra tariff ($10 per person) Italian restaurant that serves pizza, pasta and other popular dishes. Located on port Deck 12 next to the Garden Cafe, its specialties include Osso Buco and Lobster Ravioli. On Deck 11, the Norwegian Jade and her sisters feature an unusual Bridge Viewing Room that occasionally allows visitors to peer into the wheelhouse. Displays about the ship’s construction and engine room are an added highlight. The Norwegian Jade has a two deck atrium that spans midships Decks 7 and 8. In this aft-facing view from Deck 8, the reception can be seen on the lower level. In this forward-facing view of the Atrium from Deck 8, the grand staircase linking Decks 7 and 8 descends behind the 70-seat Aloha Bar, where coffees, iced coffee drinks and pastries are available. The large LED screen is used to broadcast news and sports events and can also be commandeered for Wii tournaments. On the port Deck 8 Atrium balcony, the 94-seat Blue Lagoon restaurant seats 94. Open 24 hours, the no-charge dining venue serves comfort food dishes like hamburgers, fish and chips, baked potato skins and other “diner” fare. The 144 seat Paniolo’s (Hawaiian Cowboy) Tapas and Salsa Restaurant is on the starboard balcony across from Blue Lagoon. The extra-tariff venue ($10 per person) features Tex Mex cuisine, hot and cold Tapas dishes and a tequila bar. The three-deck, 1,042 seat Stardust Theater is Norwegian Jade’s mainstage showroom, featuring Broadway-style revues, singers, comedians, magicians and other headline acts. Medusa’s Lounge is decoratively inspired by the jellyfish it is named for. Located on Deck 7, the 176-seat venue is both a nightclub and cabaret showroom. The three colorful “whatever rooms” that adjoin Medusa’s just happen to be equipped with state-of-the-art Karaoke equipment. The Jasmine Garden Asian Restaurant is a pan-Asian dining and bar complex on Deck 7 that features a Japanese/Thai/Chinese Restaurant. There is a $15 per person cover charge for dinner in the 108-seat main restaurant (shown here) and adjoining Sushi Bar. The complex of Asian restaurants and bars on Deck 7 are connected to Bar Central, a diverse district of watering holes on Deck 6, via an elegant Art Deco lobby and stairtower. An interactive Japanese dining nook, Teppanyaki, is located at the aft end of Jasmine Gardens on Deck 7. Seating 32, the $25 per person extra-tariff dining venue is the seagoing equivalent of Benihana, where the chef is the performer and the grill is his stage. At Teppanyaki, guests select their main course, be it fresh shrimp, meat or chicken, and watch as it is chopped, seasoned and grilled tableside. At Teppanyaki, guests select their main course, be it fresh shrimp, meat or chicken, and watch as it is chopped, seasoned and grilled tableside. Just aft of the Jasmine Garden on Deck 7, the Aloha Bar erupts from the lower level of the Atrium with its menu of Lavazza coffees and coffee drinks. If the volcano motif of the Aloha Bar isn’t definitive evidence of the Norwegian Jade’s original Hawaiian ancestry, the hand-blown glass hibiscus blossoms in the Atrium ceiling should be proof positive. Beyond the Atrium on Deck 7, the port-side passage doubles as an Art Gallery and 8-station Internet Cafe. The 7,000 square foot, department store-style Galleria Boutique is located on aft Deck 7. The Jade Club Casino is on Deck 6, just aft of the Stardust Theater and accommodates 367 guests. Games include slots, Blackjack, Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Texas Hold’em, Craps, Pai-Gow Poker, Baccarat and more. The upscale, extra-tariff ($20 per person) Art Nouveau-inspired French dining venue, Le Bistro, seats 116 guests on the port side of Deck 6. Le Bistro features silver plate cutlery, crystal stemware, linen napkins and distinctive butterfly-patterned Versace china chargers. Among the decorative highlights of Norwegian Jade’s Le Bistro is an original painting by Vincent Van Gogh loaned from the private collection of Tam Sri Lim Kok Thay, CEO of NCL’s co-parent company, Star Cruises. On certain sea days, Le Bistro is open for a gala, jazz-inflected brunch where live musicians perform favorite jazz and blues songs. A freshly-tossed Caesar Salad with optional shrimp or chicken is just one of many brunch specialties in Le Bistro. On Deck 6, adjacent to Bar Central and Le Bistro, there is a small lounge that was originally reserved for cigar smokers. Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar is located on Deck 6 at the foot of the grand staircase connecting Bar Central with the Jasmine Garden on Deck 7. Its French Art Deco-inspired setting takes a few decorative nods from the 1935-built transatlantic liner Normandie. Of the three watering holes in Bar Central, this 83-seat space is where one would gravitate for a favorite martini cocktail, caviar and, of course, a glass of champagne. The ceiling and bulkheads in the grand staircase linking Bar Central and the Jasmine Garden fuse colorful Art Deco glass panels with Asiatic lacquered paneling. Sandwiched between Magnum’s and Tankards in Bar Central, the 48-seat Mixers Martini and Cocktail Bar is an extremely attractive gallery with a view of the sea featuring maple-framed Art Deco seating and honey-wood tones. At the tail end of Bar Central on starboard Deck 6, Tankards Beer and Whiskey Bar features backlit artwork that represents famous whiskeys of the world The included-in-the-fare, 306-seat Alizar Restaurant is located on aft Deck 6. Taking its decorative palate from the neon blues, reds and purples of Mark Rothko, it features vividly backlit glass panels in a sleek, Midcentury Modern setting. Accessed from aft Deck 6, the soaring, included-in-the-fare Grand Pacific Restaurant seats 486. Its Gothic Art Deco interior is inspired by the first-class dining room of the Matson liner Malolo of 1927 that sailed to Hawaii from the U.S. West Coast. At the base of the grand descent leading to the Grand Pacific Restaurant, there is an imposing statue of Hawaii’s legendary King Kamehameha. The Grand Pacific is paneled in dark walnut burl and features imposing Art Deco ceiling lights and painted murals that are inspired by pre World War Two Matson Line menu covers. Throughout the Norwegian Jade, there are clues to the ship’s original Hawaiian heritage, including some beautiful reproductions of early 20th Century Hawaii-themed travel posters. This stairtower mural is taken from a brochure for the Los Angeles Steamship Company, which ran a liner service to Hawaii in the 1920s. At the top tier of Norwegian Jade’s accommodation, there are two 4,719 square foot Garden Villas that are among the most extravagant living quarters at sea. In addition to a spacious living room that overlooks the pool area, there is a private sunning patio with a hot tub and dining area. Garden Villas have three spacious bedrooms with king- or queen-sized beds and private bathrooms. In the Garden Villa Suites, one of the three bathrooms has a full bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. In addition to expansive living and separate dining rooms, four 1,195 square foot Owner’s Suites feature cherry-wood finished bedrooms with king-sized beds. 134 Mini Suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, sitting area with convertible double sofa and bathroom with shower and bathtub. Here is an outboard-facing view. This is an inboard-facing view of another 340 square foot Mini Suite, all of which have rich cherry wood finishing, mini-bars, tea and coffee makers and an Internet connection. Mini Suites have compartmentalized bathrooms, similar to those in the standard category cabins but with full tub and shower. 360 Balcony Staterooms feature two lower beds and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Measuring 243 square feet, they have a sitting area, rich cherry-wood finishing, mini-bars, tea and coffee makers and an Internet connection. Triple compartment bathrooms in Balcony, Ocean View and Interior Staterooms feature separate showers, sink and toilets. 243 Ocean View Staterooms measure 161 square feet and have two lower beds, sitting area and a picture window or porthole, rich cherry-wood finishing, mini-bars, tea and coffee makers, Internet connection and a bathroom with separate WC, shower and washstand compartments. 416 Inside Staterooms feature two lower beds, rich cherry-wood finishing, mini-bars, tea and coffee makers, Internet connection and a bathroom containing separate WC, shower and washstand compartments. They measure 143 square feet.