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From new thrills to extraordinary bargains: 16 buzz-worthy cruise happenings

From new thrills to extraordinary bargains: 16 buzz-worthy cruise happenings

New ships, new destinations, unusual activities and some extraordinary bargains are part of the cruising buzz for summer and fall. Here's a look at what's happening:

New thrill attractions: Thrills have become a cruise ship staple, and on the world's newest, largest ship, Royal Caribbean's 5,500-passenger Harmony of the Seas, the rush comes courtesy of the Ultimate Abyss. Beginning later this month, daring riders can zoom on mats from the top of the ship to the Boardwalk neighborhood about 100 feet below.

Posh gets posher: Regent Seven Seas Cruises is billing its 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer, launching in July, as...

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