New Cruise Ship Launches in the Metaverse, United to Order 200 Planes from Boeing | This Week on PR Newswire

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists.  Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy.

PR Newswire Weekly Press Release Roundup - Digital Rendering of the Celebrity Beyond Resort Deck in the Celebrity Cruises 'Wonderverse'

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To help journalists stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a recap of some major stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

1. Celebrity Cruises Launches the World’s First Digital Cruise Ship Experience in the metaverse

Digital Rendering of the Celebrity Beyond Resort Deck in the Celebrity Cruises 'Wonderverse'

Source: PRNewsfoto/Celebrity Cruises

In an industry first, travelers will get to “see before they sail,” exploring a hyper-realistic, digital recreation of aspects of the newest ship in Celebrity’s transformational Edge® Series, Celebrity BeyondSM, complete with the ship’s artful and inspiring spaces, entertaining signature moments like Celebrity’s famous Martini Bar Flair Show, and the ability to visit top destinations that Celebrity sails to – from Alaska to the Caribbean and Europe to Asia.

2. The Legacy Continues as New Edition and The Black Promoters Collective Announce Their New Tour for 2023

“Few recording artists can attest to a superior 40-year career that stands the test of time, but New Edition can…We are excited about partnering with New Edition to further the legacy of the foundation they have already laid,” states BPC CEO Gary Guidry.

3. Mars Steps Into The Performance Nutrition Game With New SNICKERS® Hi Protein Bars

Mars Wrigley SNICKERS Hi Protein bar

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SNICKERS Hi Protein bars feature the same satisfying chocolate, caramel and peanut ingredients iconic to SNICKERS but now packed with twenty (20) grams of protein offering the nutritional profile consumers expect, with the taste they crave.

4. Amgen Inc to Acquire Horizon Therapeutics plc

The Acquisition values the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of the Company at approximately $27.8 billion on a fully diluted basis and implies an enterprise value of approximately $28.3 billion.

5. Americans Take a Break from Politics Over the Holidays, New Survey Shows

As we head into the holiday season and turn the corner into 2023, Americans are feeling pessimistic about the political divide and social media’s potential to threaten the nation’s democracy. The majority also expect political discussions to be excused from the family dinner table.

6. United Airlines Unveils Historic Order to Purchase Up To 200 New Boeing Widebody Planes

United Airlines plane

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The order for 100 new 787 Dreamliners – plus options to add 100 more – represents the largest widebody aircraft order by a U.S. carrier in commercial aviation history.

7. Resorts World Hudson Valley Grand Opening Set for December 28

Located in Orange County at the Newburgh Mall, just 60 miles north of Manhattan, RWHV will feature 50,000 square feet of gaming and hospitality space including 1,200 state-of-the-art slot machines and electronic table games, as well as the Resorts World Bet Sports Bar.

8. MasterClass Announces Famed Basketball Coach Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski to Teach Value-Driven Leadership

Mike Krzyzewski for MasterClass

Source: PRNewsfoto/MasterClass

In his class, Krzyzewski will demonstrate how to lead from any position on a team through motivation, communication, trust and teamwork.

9. Take a peek inside Santa’s $1.15M North Pole home on Zillow

With the holiday season in full swing, Santa is busy getting toys ready at his North Pole cabin and state-of-the-art toy workshop. The secluded property is now worth an estimated $1,154,137, according to Zillow®.

By visiting, Zillow users can get a firsthand look inside Santa’s home, and even take a 3D tour of the Elf Village. In addition, children can start following Santa’s Christmas Eve trek via the official NORAD Santa Tracker, right from Santa’s home detail page on Zillow, as he delivers presents around the world.

10. Garmin releases 2022 Connect Fitness Report

The 2022 Garmin Connect Fitness Report infographic

Source: PRNewsfoto/Garmin Ltd.

As leisure travel roared back in 2022, so did vacation-based activities such as resort skiing, scuba diving, sailing, and surfing. Skiing/snowboarding was the fastest growing Garmin Connect activity, up 143% year-over-year.

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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