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Archive for May, 2013

GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS’ MAY 31 SAILING CANCELLED – REPAIRS WILL BE DONE IN FREEPORT

MIAMI, May 27, 2013 – Royal Caribbean International announced today that the May 31, 2013 sailing of Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore, Maryland, will be cancelled to allow for repairs to damages sustained as a result of a fire.  Guests booked on the May 31 sailing will be provided a full refund of the […]

Grandeur Of The Seas Update #1

Grandeur of the Seas arrived in Freeport, The Bahamas, this morning at approximately 10:15 a.m. ET, with all 2,224 guests and 796 crew safe and accounted for. Royal Caribbean International’s President and CEO Adam Goldstein and a Guest Care team have arrived in Freeport to meet with guests. While en route to CocoCay, The Bahamas, […]

GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS ARRIVES IN FREEPORT, THE BAHAMAS, AFTER FIRE

MIAMI, May 27, 2013 – Grandeur of the Seas arrived in Freeport, The Bahamas, this morning at approximately 10:15 a.m. ET.  Grandeur of the Seas was en route to CocoCay, The Bahamas, when the ship experienced a fire in the mooring area in the aft of the ship at approximately 2:50 a.m. ET. The fire […]

Royal Caribbean Announces Itineraries for Quantum Of The Seas Inaugural Season

May 22, 2013 With more game-changing “firsts at sea” being introduced on Royal Caribbean International’s new Quantum class of ships, vacationers will be hard pressed to find another experience that delivers the “WOWs” like Quantum of the Seas. The cruise line known for introducing incredible signature on-board offerings, such as the rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, […]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES EXPLORER OF THE SEAS’ 2014 HOLIDAY SEASON

May 21, 2013. Royal Caribbean International today announced new Caribbean cruises for Explorer of the Seas from November 2014 through early January 2015. After eight consecutive years dedicated to the New York metropolitan area with year-round sailings from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J., Explorer of the Seas will redeploy to Port Canaveral, Fla., […]

Carnival Appoints Former U.S. Navy Admiral as Vice President for Nautical and Safety Operations

5/20/13. Carnival has completed another step in regaining safety credibility by appointing a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral who was a naval aviator, completed nuclear power training, and held several commands at various levels, to an executive position. Richard J. O’Hanlon, a former rear admiral in the U.S. Navy with nearly two decades of government […]

CARNIVAL SUNSHINE RETURNS FROM INAUGURAL 12-DAY VOYAGE FOLLOWING MASSIVE $155 MILLION MAKEOVER

May 17, 2013. Carnival Sunshine – which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new features and facilities – arrived today in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy. The unprecedented transformation added all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment features, along with […]

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE GOES ‘ON LOCATION’ WITH NEW PROGRAM TO IMMERSE GUESTS IN THE CULTURE AND ACTIVITIES UNIQUE TO EACH CRUISING REGION

May 15, 2013. From steel drum lessons in the Caribbean to tai chi on deck with a master in Asia, Holland America Line is bringing local culture and cuisine on board like never before through its new “On Location” program. The itinerary sets the scene for guests to indulge in localized experiences that make time […]

Princess Cruises Launches Balcony Bonus Sale with Free Upgrades to Balcony Staterooms

May 14, 2013. Beginning today, Princess Cruises passengers can treat themselves to one of the ultimate cruise luxuries – the private balcony – with a free upgrade during the company’s Balcony Bonus Sale. Throughout the May 14-20 sale, balcony staterooms on select cruise vacations are offered at the same sale prices as oceanview staterooms, giving […]

Windstar Cruises Introduces New Yacht and Voyage Collection

May 14, 2013. Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht-style cruising, announces the debut of its new all-suite yacht, Star Pride, and the 2014 Pride Voyage Collection. The new voyages open for sale today, and feature four new itineraries exclusive to the all-suite yacht, including Windstar’s new itinerary through the Black Sea. Star Pride’s nine distinctive […]