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MSC Cruises Takes Ownership Of The Magnifica

February 25, 2010. In ceremonies at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Cruises officially took ownership of its newest ship, MSC Magnifica, as the French flag was lowered and the flags of Italy and MSC Cruises were raised. Jacques Hardelay, general manager of STX Europe, formally handed the ship over to MSC Cruises’ [...]

‘UNIQUELY UNORDINARY’ DINING VENUE DEBUTS ON CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

February 24, 2010. Welcome To Qsine! The world’s top-rated restaurants are often showplaces for art and design, and beginning April 26, in-the-know food followers can experience a new venue whose cuisine is an engaging combination of both. But they won’t find it through MapQuest, and their GPS will find it tough to track, too…since it’s [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Winter/Spring 2011/2012 Schedule. Tampa And Rome Added As Home Ports

February 23, 2010. Line will visit Israel for the first time in more than 10 years; expands Caribbean offerings and extends sailings in Hawaii Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that its 2011/12 winter/spring deployment includes two new seasonal homeports: Tampa, Florida and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, marking the first time Norwegian has initiated voyages from these [...]

Cunard Line Appoints Queen Elizabeth Senior Officers

February 23, 2010. Cunard has announced the other senior officers who will be aboard the new Queen Elizabeth when it enters service this coming October.   Captain Christopher Wells was previously named as Master of the Queen Elizabeth.   Others named are: Robert Howie, Hotel Manager Scottish-born Robert Howie brings almost 25 years of experience – on [...]

Princess Introduces New “A la Carte” Alaska Cruisetours this Summer

February 19, 2010. Affordable New Cruisetour Options Offer More Flexibility and Extra Time at Denali Princess Cruises is introducing four new “A la Carte” Alaska cruisetour options for this summer’s season, offering more affordable and flexible options for independent-minded travelers.  These new cruisetours spend an extra day at one of the Denali-area Princess lodges, and [...]

Royal Caribbean To Double Their Capacity on Australia Cruises In 2011

February 18, 2010. World’s most innovative cruise holiday company to operate two ships out of Australia Add Australia to the list of world ports gaining cruise ships while other countries (as in the U.S.) will see fewer ships sailing from their ports. Royal Caribbean International will homeport two ships in Sydney starting October 2011: Rhapsody [...]

Cunard Welcomes Filmmakers Dori Berinstein and Judd Ehrlich on 29 April Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing

February 18, 2010. In association with Cunard’s partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, which included the sponsorship of the 2009 World Documentary Feature competition and recognition as the 2009 Official Cruise Line of the Tribeca Film Festival, the iconic ocean liner company welcomes acclaimed documentary filmmakers Dori Berinstein and Judd Ehrlich on the 29 April [...]

Carnival Corporation & plc Signs Memorandum Of Agreement For Two Ships For the Princess Cruises Brand

February 17, 2010. Carnival Corporation & plc has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of two 3,600-passenger cruise ships for its Princess Cruises brand.  The agreement is subject to execution of a definitive contract, financing and other customary closing conditions. The new ships – which will have an all-in [...]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCES DAILY RESERVATIONS FOR MY TIME DINING GUESTS

February 16, 2010. New Online Reservation System Enhances Guest Dining on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Vacation Ease the burden of making your My Time Dining reservations by doing them on-line before you cruise!  Read the details here: Royal Caribbean International today announced Daily Reservations, an online reservation system for guests enrolled in the My Time [...]

NORWEGIAN EPIC: SEA TRIALS A TRIUMPHANT SUCCESS

February 15, 2010. 121 days until Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship is delivered Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest and most innovative ship to date, returned from her first successful sea trials on Sunday, February 14, 2010, after four days of sailing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.  During the sea trials, 300 technicians [...]