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Archive for May, 2010

Norwegian Epic Is Sold Out For First Cruise – June 24 Atlantic Crossing From Southampton to NYC

May 27, 2010. As the excitement builds over the debut of the stunning new Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that its largest and most innovative ship is sold out for the June 24, 2010 seven-day transatlantic sailing from Southampton, England to New York City. The line has launched a wait list for those [...]

Royal Caribbean Announces Additional Summer 2011 Europe Cruises and Cruise-Tours

May 25, 2010. Royal Caribbean International announces 47 additional Europe cruises in 2011-12 aboard Splendour of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas, totaling 27 unique itineraries with calls at 30 unique ports in 12 countries. Sailing roundtrip from Venice, Splendour of the Seas will offer a new series of 10- and 11-night Greek Isles [...]

Princess Cruises Honored by Port of San Francisco for Environmental Efforts

May 24, 2010. Princess Cruises has been awarded several environmental awards recently, which demonstrates the cruise line’s committment to environmental concerns. The Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess and Star Princess have been named gold-level winners for the Port of San Francisco 2009 Cruise Ship Environmental Award. The award honors these ships for “outstanding record in safeguarding [...]

Cunard Line Unveils David Linley Artwork for the New Queen Elizabeth

May 20, 2010. Yesterday, in Chelsea near London, Cunard Line unveiled the stunning centerpiece for the Grand Lobby of the Line’s newest ship, Queen Elizabeth, debuting this fall. The artwork was specially commissioned to David Linley, son of the late Princess Margaret and the internationally famous photographer Lord Snowdon – and Her Majesty The Queen’s [...]

Royal Caribbean Enhances It’s European Shore Excursions

May 20, 2010. Royal Caribbean International is providing guests with more options to explore European destinations with new shore excursion program.  There now is the ability to make private tour arrangements as well as exclusive family-friendly tours.  Royal Caribbean also will be expanding its existing shore excursion services by nearly doubling the number of “Easy” [...]

Royal Caribbean: Falmouth, Jamaica, Will Open In 2011

May 19, 2010. Although Royal Caribbean had hoped their new port facility at Falmouth, Jamaica, would be ready when the Oasis Of The Seas debuted last year, it didn’t happen.  It wasn’t really close to coming true for various reasons. Today,  the cruise line announced that Falmouth will accept it’s first ship on January 7, [...]

Charleston Welcomes Carnival Fantasy To New Homeport

May 18, 2010. Earlier today Carnival Cruise Lines officially launched its new, year-round cruise schedule from Charleston when the Carnival Fantasy sailed into port under full maritime escort with all the regalia.  The ship will operate 5, 6, and 7 night voyages to The Bahamas and Key West.  In 2011, Carnival will also offer a [...]

MSC Announces Baseball, Big Band Theme Cruises For 2010-11 Caribbean Season

May 17, 2010. MSC Cruises has released the schedule for baseball and big band theme cruises for the 2010-2011 Caribbean aboard MSC Poesia. The MSC Poesia will sail roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale.  Cruise-only rates begin at $529 per person, double occupancy (government fees and taxes additional) and participation in the theme cruise activities is complimentary. [...]

Norwegian Epic Debuts Advance Online Ticketing For On-Board Entertainment

May, 17, 2010. As we have previously reported, the Norwegian Epic will have a pre-cruise online reservation system for featured on-board entertainment.  These include Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams & Dinner, Legends in Concert, The Second City Comedy Troupe, Nickelodeon™ Slime Time Live!, Breakfast with Nickelodeon™ and the Murder Mystery “Presumed Murdered.”   To reserve admission [...]

Carnival Elation Begins Cruising From Mobile, Alabama

May 14, 2010.  By Dave Beers. It started with the venerable, much loved Holiday.  Then a brief flirtation with the Carnival Fantasy.  Now Mobile’s newest cruise ship, Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation, will arrive at the Alabama Cruise Terminal on Saturday, May 15, to launch year-round four-, five- and seven-day western Caribbean cruises.   The [...]