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Archive for June, 2011

Royal Caribbean To Introduce ‘Art On Royal’ Fleetwide

June 29, 2011. Royal Caribbean International is relaunching the cruise line’s art program with the one-of-a-kind Art on Royal. The new exclusive program expands the breadth of onboard art-inspired events, with tours, seminars and auctions. Art on Royal integrates the entire onboard collection aboard Royal Caribbean’s fleet of the world’s 22 largest and most innovative […]

Norwegian Unveils Balcony & Mini-Suite Designs For New Builds

June 21, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line (“Norwegian”) today unveiled the first look at its new balcony and mini-suite stateroom designs for Project Breakaway, the project name for the company’s two new next generation Freestyle Cruising ships scheduled for delivery in April 2013 and April 2014. Each of the 144,017 gross ton vessels will have approximately […]

Cayman Islands Sign Memorandum With Chinese Company To Build Cruise Ship Docks

June 17, 2011. Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush has has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese firm to build cruise ship docks and expand other port facilities on Grand Cayman. The areas affected include George Town, Spotts, and The Turtle Farm in West Bay. The deal is with China Harbour Engineering Company and […]

Carnival Releases Latest Edition Of ‘Towel Creations’ How-To Guide For Making Towel Animals

June 16, 2011. Carnival Cruise Lines’ “towel animals” – whimsical terry cloth creatures that greet guests as they return to their staterooms each evening – are an iconic element of the “Fun Ship” vacation experience. For guests who want to make their own towel animals at home, Carnival has published its latest edition of Towel […]

Holland America Announces Changes To Smoking Rules

June 15, 2011. Today is a busy day for Carnival Corporation & plc cruise brands when it comes to smoking rules. Joining Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line has announced a change is being made to the shipboard smoking policy on all of its ships effective for sailings departing on or after […]

Carnival To Restrict Smoking

June 15, 2011. Carnival Cruise Line joined Princess today in announcing restrictions on smoking aboard their ships. In the first phase, effective today public cigarette smoking will be allowed only in Carnival’s dance clubs, designated smoking areas in the casino and on open decks, and in the jazz clubs on (Carnival) Destiny, Triumph, Victory, Spirit, […]

Princess To Prohibit Smoking in Cabins and on Verandahs

June 15 2011. Princess Cruises has announced that smoking will no longer be allowed in passenger cabins or on balconies, effective on all sailings departing after January 15, 2012. The new policy reflects changing customer preferences and the move around the globe – from North America to Europe – to further restrict areas where smoking […]

Holland America Line’s Culinary Council Dishes Set To Debut This Summer

June 15, 2011. This summer, tantalizing new dishes from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council will begin to be featured on the main dining room menu of the line’s 15 ships. The six Culinary Council chefs are each providing recipes for signature dishes and desserts that showcase their expertise and specialties. Culinary Council members include […]

Carnival Miracle To Offer Year-Round 8 Night Caribbean/Bahamas Cruises From NYC

June 15, 2011. Carnival Cruise Lines will launch a year-round program of eight-day cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas from New York beginning in April 2012 – the line’s first year-round sailings from that port. On this schedule, Carnival Miracle will offer three uniquely different eight-day itineraries that visit a diversity of beautiful islands throughout […]

Radiance Of The Seas Delivers ‘The Royal Advantage’ Following Most Extensive Revitalization To Date

June 14, 2011. After a 21-day refit, Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas reemerged from one of the most extensive revitalizations of the cruise line’s approximately $70 million Royal Advantage enhancements program for 2011. The new variety of dining concepts, entertainment options, children’s programming and technology advancements originally introduced to industry-wide acclaim aboard Royal […]