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Archive for March, 2013

Norwegian Breakaway Completes Sea Trials

March 29, 2013. Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that the line’s newest and most innovative ship to date, Norwegian Breakaway, successfully completed her technical and nautical sea trials which took place off the coast of Norway and Denmark. Over the course of several days beginning on March 25, Norwegian Breakaway underwent a series of stringent […]

Princess Cruises Celebrates Float Out of Regal Princess

March 26, 2013. Regal Princess reached a significant construction milestone today when the Princess Cruises vessel was “floated out” at its building dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. A traditional ceremony marked the occasion as the ship met the ocean for the first time. Following the Italian shipyard’s custom, the float out of a […]

Oasis Of The Seas Headed To Europe In 2014 For Drydock & Brief Season Of Autumn Cruises

March 27, 2013. Royal Caribbean International today announced that the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship Oasis of the Seas will be sailing Europe for a short autumn season in 2014. Renowned worldwide for its award-winning Caribbean cruise vacations, Oasis of the Seas now will offer a sampling of its unrivaled Oasis-class experience in […]

Carnival Dream Returns To Service

March 23, 2013. The Carnival Dream resumed service today as it embarks guests for a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean. The ship underwent repairs earlier this week to address a malfunction in the emergency diesel generator. Emergency back-up power has been restored. Certification and clearance for the Carnival Dream to resume service has been received […]

Disney Cruise Line Introduces New Family-Friendly Port Adventures for 2013 Mediterranean Sailings

March 21, 2013. Disney Cruise Line invites families to explore the culturally rich and exotic locales of Europe with one-of-a-kind Port Adventures featuring exclusive Disney touches during its 2013 Mediterranean sailings. In preparation for the three-month season of European cruises, Disney Cruise Line worked with local tour operators to create excursions on the various Mediterranean […]


March 19, 2013. For the 2014 Alaska cruise season, Holland America Line will feature seven ships sailing exciting seven- or 14-day itineraries that stretch from the Inside Passage up to Glacier Bay and beyond. The line is shifting the 1,916-guest ms Oosterdam to the Glacier Discovery itinerary — between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seward, Alaska […]

Operational Review Causes Cancellation of Additional Carnival Triumph Cruises & First Two Cruises Of Carnival Sunshine

March 19, 2013. Carnival is implementing the first phase of its fleetwide operational review, which is focused on Carnival Triumph as well as Carnival Sunshine, which is currently undergoing a previously scheduled dry dock for a significant overhaul (the ship was formerly the Carnival Destiny). The company is going to enhance the operational redundancies and […]

Cunard Relaxes Dress Codes On Informal Nights

March 18, 2013. Cunard Line has renewed its commitment to the joy of dressing up aboard “The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World” with an update to its dress codes, while at the same time encouraging the loosening of ties on its less formal nights. Research with existing passengers and luxury travelers generally has […]

Windstar Cruises Announces Dreams of Tahiti Voyages Now Open for Sale

March 13, 2013. Windstar Cruises announces 2014 Dreams of Tahiti voyages open for sale. Wind Spirit, the line’s newly renovated 148-passenger sailing yacht, will sail seven-day voyages from the capital city of Papeete, Tahiti, beginning May 2, 2014, with stops through the Society Islands of Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea, Huahine, and Bora Bora. Dreams of Tahiti […]

Norwegian Getaway Brings New Entertainment Experiences To Miami

March 13, 2013. Norwegian Getaway will bring the excitement and allure of the Magic City to sea when she arrives in Miami in February 2014. At Cruise Shipping Miami today, Norwegian Cruise Line announced an all-new dining and entertainment experience, The Illusionarium. A first of its kind at sea, The Illusionarium will envelope guests in […]