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Archive for September, 2011

Princess Cruises 2012 Europe Program is Company’s Largest Ever

September 28, 2011. Whether it’s the timeless cities of the Mediterranean, the splendor of Scandinavia and Russia or the intriguing ports of the continent’s northern reaches, Princess Cruises passengers may have a hard time choosing from among next summer’s array of Europe sailings. In 2012, the line will offer more itineraries and capacity than ever […]

Disney Cruise Line Doubles the “Aloha” with Second Hawaiian Cruise – Disney Wonder Bound for the West Coast in 2012

September 22, 2011. Based on an overwhelming response to its first Hawaiian itinerary, Disney Cruise Line is adding a second Hawaii cruise to its 2012 schedule. The addition of a second Hawaiian voyage complements a diverse array of Disney Cruise Line itineraries departing from the West Coast, including cruises to the Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast […]

Princess Passenger Runs First-Ever Marathon at Sea to Aid Help for Heroes

September 22, 2011. Today cruise passenger Steve Eaton completed the world’s first-ever marathon at sea aboard Princess Cruises’ ship Grand Princess with a time of 5 hours, 16 minutes and 45 seconds. Eaton, 57, who is from Tamworth, UK has run 33 marathons in the past but this was a totally new experience which stemmed […]

Norwegian Spirit & Norwegian Jade To Receive Multi-Million Dollar Enhancements

September 22, 2011. Continuing the company’s commitment to continually enhance its fleet, Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that both Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade will enter dry docks this fall for multi-million dollar enhancements. Norwegian Spirit enters a 13-day dry dock on September 25, 2011 in Mobile, Alabama. The 2,018-passenger ship is receiving renovations including […]

1st Steel Cut For The Norwegian Breakaway

September 21, 2011. The first piece of steel was cut today at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany for the construction of Norwegian Breakaway, the first of two new Freestyle Cruising® ships for Norwegian Cruise Line, set for delivery in April 2013. The first plate of steel took four minutes to cut by a plasma torch […]

Carnival Corporation & PLC Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings

September 20, 2011. Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) reported net income of $1.3 billion, or $1.69 diluted EPS, on revenues of $5.1 billion for its third quarter ended August 31, 2011. Net income for the third quarter of 2010 was $1.3 billion, or $1.62 diluted EPS, on revenues of $4.5 billion. Carnival […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Rolls Out New Sushi & Sashimi Menu

September 16, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will now offer its popular sushi a la carte menu, currently available on Norwegian Epic, throughout most of its fleet starting today, September 16, 2011. The rollout does not include the Norwegian Sky. The extensive menu, which features sushi, sashimi, light appetizers and desserts, will now also […]

Norwegian Breakaway & Norwegian Getaway Selected As The Names For “Project Breakaway” Ships

September 13, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line (“Norwegian”) has selected the winning names for its two new Freestyle Cruising® ships: Norwegian Breakaway, launching in April 2013, and Norwegian Getaway, launching in April 2014. The names were selected as the culmination of its “Norwegian’s Cruising for Names” contest held in conjunction with national newspaper USA Today. Norwegian […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals More “Project Breakaway” Details

September 8, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line today unveiled the balance of stateroom designs, including The Studio, Spa Balcony, Spa Mini-Suite, Oceanview, Family Mini-Suite, and Inside staterooms for Project Breakaway, the company’s two new next generation Freestyle Cruising ships scheduled for delivery in April 2013 and April 2014. Similar to the Balcony and Mini-Suite staterooms revealed […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Selects Finalist Names For Project Breakaway Ships

September 7, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line has selected five finalist names in its “Norwegian’s Cruising for Names” contest held in conjunction with national newspaper USA Today. The contest that sought names for the cruise line’s two new next generation of ships scheduled for delivery in April 2013 and April 2014 received a record-breaking 230,000 entries […]