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Archive for March, 2016

Holland America Takes Delivery of ms Koningsdam

New Pinnacle-Class features innovative venues, new experiences March 31, 2016 — Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam today, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first […]

Norwegian’s Pride Of America Receives Bow to Stern Enhancements

March 29, 2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line’s US-flagged Pride of America returned to her homeport of Honolulu this Saturday, March 26, as a nearly new ship following a three and half week dry dock where she received ship-wide enhancements, including newly designed public spaces, brand new venues and refreshed décor in all staterooms. Pride of […]

Carnival Vista’s RedFrog Pub & Brewery To Feature Beers Made Onboard

Partnership with Concrete Beach Brewery March 28, 2016 — When guests on Carnival Vista raise a pint in the RedFrog Pub & Brewery, they will have a choice of three distinctly flavored hand-crafted beers brewed right on board in the first brewery at sea in North America. Carnival Vista’s RedFrog Pub & Brewery is the […]

7th ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Focuses on the Holland America Crew

Hotel Director Stan Kuppens talks about the importance of crew in a ship’s delivery March 23, 2016 – Holland America Line has released the seventh “Countdown to Koningsdam” video, which takes viewers to the shipyard for the arrival of several of the officers and crew. The short videos in the series were created to build […]

Princess Cruises debuts ‘Places to Sea’ Interactive Mobile Experience

Swipe Technology First of its Kind for Cruise Industry and Travel Planning March 22, 2016 – Princess Cruises debuted a new interactive mobile experience, “Places to Sea,” a swipe-to-like technology tool that takes users on a visual journey through exotic destinations, adventurous activities and culinary experiences to match them with a travel personality and cruise […]

Shows Announced for Ovation Of The Seas

New Shows Headline Royal Caribbean’s First Ship Built for China March 22, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International has pulled back the curtain on the entertainment lineup for the new Ovation Of The Seas, which debuts in April. Tech-focused Entertainment in Two70 Two70, is a multi-level great room that fuses entertainment and technology. With the integration […]

Ten Perfect CDC Inspections In A Row for Holland America’s ms Eurodam

Record 10th Consecutive Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection March 22, 2016 — Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam earned its 10th consecutive perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eurodam’s unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was held […]

Royal Caribbean Cancels First Six Sailings of Empress Of The Seas

March 18, 2016 – This morning, travel agents received notification from Royal Caribbean that the first six sailings of Empress Of The Seas have been cancelled. The following was provided to agents: I am writing to inform you that the March 30, April 4, April 7, April 11, April 16 and April 21 sailings of […]

Royal Caribbean’s “Royal Genie” Offers a New Standard of Service For Suite Guests

March 17, 2016 – Royal Caribbean is in the final stages of readying it’s new Royal Suite Class program and a key part of it is the ‘Royal Genie’, which is exclusive to the high end Star Class suite categories – Loft Suites or higher categories. The Royal Suite Class will be available for sailings […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals Harvest Caye Experiences

Will have Belize’s only cruise pier, expansive white sand beach, 15,000 sq. ft. pool, multiple dining options March 16, 2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line revealed today details on its new highly-anticipated Western Caribbean destination, Harvest Caye, Belize. This resort-style port of call, set to welcome guests in November 2016, will be the only port in […]