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Article posted: 3/3/2013 6:00 AM

Cruises focus more on food, families, attractions

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Vacationers aboard the Carnival Breeze enjoy sunbathing at sea while viewing a movie at the Carnival's Seaside Theatre, a lido deck poolside 270-square-foot LED screen offering concerts, sporting events and other programming.

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Guests aboard the Carnival Breeze celebrate their team's victory during a giant rendition of Operation during "Hasbro, The Game Show," where vacationers are part of a pretend television show through a series of larger-than-life productions.

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Guests relax in an adults-only areas aboard the Carnival Liberty.

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Teens on the Carnival Breeze play basketball in the ship's expansive SportSquare, an open-air recreation complex that also features a suspended ropes course, mini-golf, jogging track, ping-pong, pool, and foosball tables.

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The Reflection Suite bathroom on Celebrity's new Reflection ship is an all-glass shower that extends over the edge of the ship with a wraparound veranda and special glass so you can see out, but not in.

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The hull of the Norwegian Breakaway features the unmistakable pop art of Peter Max, with Lady Liberty's face and a city skyline anchoring the brightly colored design.

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A couple enjoys a champagne brunch at Remy, the adults-only restaurant on Disney's Fantasy and Dream ships.

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Cruise trends as the 2013 season gets under way are shaping up to include a bigger focus on multi-generational groups, more specialty food offerings and continued efforts to wow passengers with new onboard firsts like an aquapark, a glass walkway and a vertical garden.
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    • Vacationers aboard the Carnival Breeze enjoy sunbathing at sea while viewing a movie at the Carnival's Seaside Theatre, a lido deck poolside 270-square-foot LED screen offering concerts, sporting events and other programming.
    • Guests aboard the Carnival Breeze celebrate their team’s victory during a giant rendition of Operation during “Hasbro, The Game Show,” where vacationers are part of a pretend television show through a series of larger-than-life productions.
    • Guests relax in an adults-only areas aboard the Carnival Liberty.
    • Teens on the Carnival Breeze play basketball in the ship’s expansive SportSquare, an open-air recreation complex that also features a suspended ropes course, mini-golf, jogging track, ping-pong, pool, and foosball tables.
    • The Reflection Suite bathroom on Celebrity’s new Reflection ship is an all-glass shower that extends over the edge of the ship with a wraparound veranda and special glass so you can see out, but not in.
    • The hull of the Norwegian Breakaway features the unmistakable pop art of Peter Max, with Lady Liberty’s face and a city skyline anchoring the brightly colored design.
    • A couple enjoys a champagne brunch at Remy, the adults-only restaurant on Disney’s Fantasy and Dream ships.
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