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Allure Of The Seas Debuts In Europe After Extensive Revitalization

May 21, 2015 – Following an extensive 18-day drydock revitalization, Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas has returned to service with more suites and suite amenities, additional standard cabins, and new dining and shopping choices. New Dining With 18 distinct restaurants, Allure of the Seas amps up the flavor with a host of new [...]

Disney Cruise Line Returning to New York, Miami and Galveston in 2016

May 18, 2015 – Today, the Disney Magic arrived in New York City as part of a transatlantic crossing to kick off a summer season in Norway and Europe. Disney Cruise Line was in New York City to announce the Disney Magic will return to New York in fall 2016, with sailings visiting the Bahamas, [...]

Royal Caribbean 3-Day WOW Sale Celebration for Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015 – Royal Caribbean International today announced a special 3-day bonus offer to celebrate Mothers Day. U.S. and Canadian vacationers who make a new booking starting today through Sunday will receive up to $50 onboard credit for their cruise. Additionally, the Mothers Day onboard credit booking bonus is combinable with Royal Caribbean’s Celebrate [...]

Royal Caribbean Orders 4th Quantum-Class Ship

May 7, 2015 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft in Germany to order a fourth Quantum-class ship for delivery in 2019. “Today’s announcement is a reflection of the success of the first two Quantum-class ships,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and [...]

Windstar Debuts Second All Suite Power Yacht

May 7, 2015 – Yesterday at a christening ceremony in Nice, France, Windstar Cruises debuted Star Breeze, the second of the fleet’s three new all suite power yachts. The christening ceremony and pier-side champagne celebration marked the luxury yacht’s introduction to the Windstar fleet, and the start of its inaugural voyage through France, Monaco, and [...]

Carnival Corporation and Brands Donate $200,000 to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Nepal

May 6, 2015 — Carnival Corporation & plc teamed with several of its global cruise brands to pledge $200,000 to relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of April’s devastating earthquake. Carnival Corporation is working through Mercy Corps, the Disaster Emergency Committee and Save the Children to support on the ground teams distributing emergency supplies [...]

Actress Jill Whelan Named “Celebrations Ambassador” for Princess Cruises

May 6, 2015 – Actress Jill Whelan, known as one of the stars of The Love Boat television show, has been named “Celebrations Ambassador”for Princess Cruises, a role that has been created to help spread the message that special occasions become extraordinary when celebrated on one of the company’s cruiseships or in a spectacular destination. [...]

Princess Cruises’ Next New Ship to be Based in China Year Round

May 5, 2015 – Carnival Corporation & plc has announced that the new ship currently under construction for Princess Cruises will be based in China year-round when introduced in summer 2017. Based in Shanghai, the ship will be the first year-round international luxury vessel designed and built specifically for Chinese guests. The as-yet-unnamed ship is [...]

MSC Splendida Arrives at New Homeport of Hamburg

May 1, 2015 – MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, today celebrated the maiden call in Hamburg of MSC Splendida – the largest cruise ship to ever to call at Germany’s top cruise port. An indication of MSC Cruises’ increasing investment in the German market, and in Hamburg in particular, MSC Splendida is the first [...]

Princess Cruises Unveils 2016-2017 Americas Season

May 1, 2015 – Princess Cruises has announced its 2016-2017 Americas cruise itineraries including sailings to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, the West Coast and Canada & New England, as well as land and sea vacations. The array of cruise vacations departing from U.S. ports range from three to 28 days and go on [...]