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  1. I believe the last cruise ships built for speed were the twin ships built by Blohm and Voss for Royal Olympic Cruises in 2000/2001.Designed to sail at 28 knots, the 25000 tonne Olympic Voyager and Olympic Explorer sailed 7 night 3 continent round trips from Athens. Unfortunately, the lines first new builds and 9/11 bankrupted the company. They’re still sailing somewhere, but I can’t recall where.
  2. I suspect that the Sovereign is chartered by a travel company probably in Brazil that only sells in their their own market. In the 80’s and 90’s Regent Holidays (Transat I think) used to charter The Greek ships Triton and Bolero from one of the Greek lines for the winter season in the Carribean and sell them in Canada only with charter flights included to a Carribean departure port.
  3. Yes, executive chef Jordi Cruz has recently introduced a new Gala menu http://online.fliphtml5.com/tqui/mgyw/
  4. Choose a cruise line that few Americans ,especially very conservative ones would be unlikely to sail on. I have since 2004 when I sailed on a MSC ship that few US cruisers knew anything about. But I was wrong. A British couple we met onboard had your very same experience with some George W Bush supporters in pre-election mode. My five cruises on three different lines have had few Americans aboard. There are a few around,
  5. Hi Plato123: Try googling cruceros Pullmantur. Many online Spanish TA’s eg Logitravel, Nautilia etc have Spanish passenger reviews, although best of luck with the translation.
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