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Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Winning Couple for Cooper River Bridge Run 2011 Wedding

February 28, 2011. Charleston residents Andy Cook and Tina Berwanger have been chosen as the winning couple in Carnival Cruise Lines’ Race to the Altar contest and will receive the FIRST ever Cooper River Bridge Run wedding in Marion Square – a FIRST for Charleston, a FIRST for the Run, and a FIRST for Carnival! [...]

Carnival Splendor Resumes Service After Lengthy Repairs From Fire At Sea

February 18, 2011. After completing repairs in a San Francisco dry dock facility and successfully undergoing sea trials, the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is now en route to its homeport of Long Beach, Calif., where it will resume its year-round schedule of seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises Feb. 20, 2011. On this route, the ship departs the [...]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN BRINGS HISTORY BACK TO LIFE AT HISTORIC FALMOUTH JAMAICA

February 17, 2011. Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas today became the first ship to call at Historic Falmouth port. Situated between the popular cruise ports of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Historic Falmouth is the first-ever thematic cruise port and is also a convenient gateway for guests to embark on more than 60 [...]

NORWEGIAN FIRST IN THE CRUISE INDUSTRY TO BE AWARDED TRAVEL + LEISURE DESIGN AWARD

February 17, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line is the first in the cruise industry to be honored by Travel + Leisure, the popular guide for world travelers with the largest audience of any travel magazine, with its distinguished Design Award. The recipients of the seventh annual award represent the best new examples of design in a [...]

Princess Cruises Chefs Take Home Culinary Prizes At Bacardi Bartender and Chef Cruise Competition

February 16, 2011. Thanks to creative use of red snapper and deep-fried sushi, two Princess Cruises chefs have taken first place in two culinary categories at the Sixth Annual Bacardi Bartender & Chef Cruise Competition. Pacific Princess Executive Chef Antonio Cortese received top honors in the “Heart Healthy” category for his Red Snapper Mojito, while [...]

American Cruise Lines Welcomes Wave Season 2011

February 16, 2011. American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), a leader in small ship cruising, announced record sales at the start of what it is predicting will be a strong Wave Season. Each of the past five weeks has broken previous company sales records. “We predicted significant sales growth this year and have yet to be disappointed,” [...]

Princess Cruises Ships to Broadcast Historic Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

February 14, 2011. The highly anticipated Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be televised live on Princess ships on April 29. Passengers will be able to follow along with full coverage of the pomp and majesty of the historic wedding through BBC World’s broadcast of the event. Not only can passengers follow [...]

Disney Fantasy Moves a Step Closer to Reality During Keel Laying Ceremony

February 11, 2011. Today, Disney Cruise Line celebrated the keel laying of the Disney Fantasy at the Meyer Werft shipyard. This is the second of two newly-designed ships that take the family cruise experience to all new heights. Sister ship to the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, entered service on Jan. 26, 2011. The keel laying [...]

Royal Caribbean Signs Letter of Intent to Build New Generation of Ships

February 11, 2011. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. has signed a letter of intent with shipyard Meyer Werft to build the first of a new generation of Royal Caribbean International cruise ships. Developed under the code-name “Project Sunshine,” the new vessel design incorporates new and exciting features that take advantage of the best of Royal Caribbean’s [...]

Grand Princess to Undergo Dramatic Transformation During Spring Drydock

February 10, 2011. The most significant transformation ever of a Princess Cruises ship will occur this spring aboard Grand Princess. During a 24-day makeover the ship, which was the prototype for the line’s “Grand Class” vessels, will undergo a remarkable renovation to receive many of Princess’ trademark features introduced since the ship’s 1998 debut including [...]