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Princess Cruises Offers Sought-After Zumba Classes Fleet-wide

May 31, 2011. ‘Zumba Fitness’, the exhilarating dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious choreography, is rolling out to the entire Princess Cruises fleet. Since December, passengers on many Princess ships have been joining in the hip-shaking fun with complimentary classes taught by licensed Zumba instructors. The classes quickly became among the most [...]

Camp Carnival “Night Owls” Late-Night Children’s Programming Being Introduced On All Carnival Ships

May 31, 2011. Camp Carnival Night Owls – featuring fun-filled children’s parties offering a full schedule of late-night activities and premium giveaways, along with nightly babysitting services – is being rolled out on all 23 Carnival Cruise Lines ships. Perfect for when parents want some much-needed “me” time, Night Owls further bolsters Carnival’s distinction as [...]

Royal Caribbean International to Resume Calls to Japan This August

May 30, 2011. In view of the stabilization of the situation in Japan and the recent lifting of travel advisories on Japan by countries such as Singapore and China, Royal Caribbean International plans to deploy its cruise ship Legend of the Seas back to Japanese ports-of-call starting with Okinawa on August 1, following its Hong [...]

Princess Welcomes Guide Dogs for the Blind Group

May 27, 2011. Sea Princess recently hosted a group of 25 new graduates from Guide Dogs for the Blind and their owners for the day in San Francisco, to familiarize them with how Princess Cruises can accommodate visually impaired travelers and their canine companions. The group was able to enjoy a tour of the ship [...]

Holland America Line’s ms Maasdam Completes ‘Signature Of Excellence’ Upgrades

May 26, 2011. Holland America Line’s ms Maasdam recently completed a stem-to-stern, multimillion-dollar Signature of Excellence dry dock at Freeport, Bahamas, April 24. Also completing dry-dock refurbishments in April were ms Eurodam, ms Volendam and ms Veendam. The 1,258-guest Maasdam’s added facilities and features included new stateroom furnishings and bathroom upgrades; Canaletto, a complimentary Italian [...]

Carnival To Operate Schedule Of Canada Cruises From Boston, New York, and Norfolk In 2012

May 26, 2011. For the first time, Carnival Cruise Lines will operate an extended schedule of voyages from Boston with a series of round-trip four- and five-day eastern Canada cruises aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory beginning in June 2012. Carnival will be the only cruise line offering short cruises from Boston to the Canadian Maritimes. [...]

Norwegian Epic Cruise To Be A Prize On The CBS Game Show “The Price Is Right”

May 25, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest and most innovative ship, Norwegian Epic, will be a featured prize on the longest-running game show in television history. “The Price Is Right,” hosted by Drew Carey, will offer a cruise aboard the stunning ship as part of Travel + Leisure’s Travel Week. The episode will air on [...]

Radiance Of The Seas Begins Dry-Dock Period; Will Receive Many Enhancements

May 23, 2011. Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas entered the Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, today to start her 22-day dry dock. The ship will receive a variety of enhancements including a Samba Grill, Giovanni’s Table, Park Café, Boardwalk Dog House, Izumi, as well as 15 new staterooms.

Norwegian Dawn Receives Major Enhancements

May 23, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line is continuing with the major upgrades to the line’s ‘older’ vessels. Given that NCL has the newest fleet in the cruising industry this may sound funny, but the line is committed to keeping their ships up-to-date and innovative. The latest news is that Norwegian Dawn is undergoing a multi-million [...]

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Disney Fantasy Guest Experiences

May 19, 2011. The Disney Fantasy, the new Disney Cruise Line ship set to debut next spring, will bring to life many of the innovative features guests love on the recently launched Disney Dream including AquaDuck — the world’s first shipboard water coaster. But new design elements and guest experiences will give the Fantasy an [...]