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Princess Cruises Completes Fleetwide Rollout of “The Sanctuary”

October 31, 2011. With the snip of a ribbon aboard Sapphire Princess, Princess Cruises marked the completion of a three-year project to add the line’s signature “pocket of tranquility” – The Sanctuary – across the line’s fleet. The popular adults-only retreat is now available to passengers on 14 of the line’s ships (small ships Pacific […]

Cunard Announces Details Of Queen Mary 2 Refit

October 27, 2011. Cunard Line has released details of the planned refit of the company’s flagship Queen Mary 2, in preparation for her eighth birthday in January 2012. With major refurbishments and redesigns of carpets, curtains, bedcovers and linens, and other enhancements, a luxury cruise vacation will be even more appealing aboard the grandest ocean […]

New Princess Cruises Station Debuts on Pandora Internet Radio

October 28, 2011. To offer passengers a unique way to get away from their everyday routine – whether or not they’re on a cruise – Princess Cruises has launched its own radio station on Pandora Internet radio. A first in the cruise industry, the new Princess Cruises Radio (www.princess.com/radio) features three musical options – the […]

Norwegian Gem To Feature Nickelodeon Family Programming

October 27, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon today announced the expansion of their exclusive partnership, extending the popular family entertainment and programming from two to three ships with the addition of Norwegian Gem, beginning in February 2012. Nickelodeon-themed family events, shows and activities were first introduced in April 2010 on Norwegian Jewel and in […]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN ANNOUNCES WINTER 2012-13 SEASON FOR INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS

October 26, 2011. Independence of the Seas is returning to America! Royal Caribbean International is bringing the Freedom-class ship back to Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for the winter 2012-13 season. Vacationers will have a choice of three Freedom-class ships offering a variety of exciting Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, conveniently sailing from Port […]

SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS ENTERS NAVANTIA SHIP YARD FOR FIVE WEEK REVITALIZATION

October 26, 2011. Royal Caribbean International’s Splendour of the Seas enters into the Navantia ship yard in Cadiz, Spain to begin a five-week long, $35 million dry dock where she will receive an array of new amenities. The revitalizations are part of the Royal Advantage – the line’s commitment to offer vacationers the world’s most […]

Princess Cruises to Feature Largest Australia and New Zealand Deployment of Any North American Cruise Line in 2012-13

October 26, 2011. Featuring the largest Australia deployment of any North American line in the region, Princess Cruises’ 2012-13 season of “Down Under” cruising offers intriguing new routes, a special solar eclipse cruise, a new cruisetour to the Outback, and more sailings to New Zealand than any other line. In total, four ships – Diamond […]

Windstar Cruises Includes Complimentary Soft Beverages

October 25, 2011. Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, will include complimentary soft beverages on all voyages starting this December. Windstar’s complimentary soft beverages include bottled water, sparkling water, sodas, fresh juices, milk, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, […]

Three New Music “Legends” To Debut Aboard Norwegian Epic

October 24, 2011. Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the next three “Legends” to perform as part of Legends in Concert on board Norwegian Epic beginning Saturday, November 5, 2011 when the ship returns to Miami, Florida. The tribute artists are performing as some of the world’s most recognized entertainers – Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler and […]

Keel Laying for Royal Princess Marks Construction Milestone

October 20, 2011. A significant construction milestone occurred today when the keel for the new Royal Princess was laid in the building dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. As the keel – the bottommost part of the ship – was ceremoniously lowered into position, Princess Cruises and shipyard officials marked the occasion with […]