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Norwegian Escape Keel Laid At Meyer Werft

September 19, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT today celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Escape at MEYER’s state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany. During the ceremony, block 35/41, the first of 86 blocks that will comprise the 164,600 gross ton vessel, was lifted into the covered building dock, officially marking [...]

Ovation Of The Seas To Join Quantum-Class As The 3rd Smartship

September 18, 2014. With the excitement building as the debut of the first “Smartship” Quantum Of The Seas approaches, Royal Caribbean International marked an important milestone today as the first piece of steel was cut marking the official construction start on the third Quantum class ship – Ovation Of The Seas. The steel cutting for [...]

Carnival Renews ‘Great Vacation Guarantee’ Through 2015

September 16, 2014 — Carnival Cruise Lines is renewing its Great Vacation Guarantee which provides guests an opportunity to receive a 110 percent refund, complimentary transportation home and a $100 shipboard credit on a future cruise if they are dissatisfied with their vacation for any reason. In the year since Carnival originally introduced the guarantee, [...]

Royal Caribbean & Make-A-Wish Partner To Offer Quantum Of The Seas Christening Cruises

September 16, 2014. By David Beers As the excitement builds for the coming debut of Royal Caribbean’s technological marvel Quantum Of The Seas, the cruise line and Make-A-Wish are offering a way for people to help this wonderful organization and also attend the ship’s christening ceremony and celebration cruise. You can now attend the ship’s [...]

Get Onboard Credits & Balcony Upgrades During “Norwegian Getaway Bonus Days Sale”

September 15, 2014. By David Beers 48 hour sales are popular and Norwegian is offering one starting tomorrow that offers great values and onboard perks on the stunning Norwegian Getaway, my favorite Norwegian Cruise Line ship. Norwegian Getaway Bonus Days are September 16-17, 2014. During that time, guests who book any seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailing [...]

Holland America Selects ‘ms Koningsdam’ as Name Of Pinnacle-Class Ship

September 15, 2014 — Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company’s rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an [...]

Princess Cruises Rolls Out “Seawitch” Craft Beer Series

September 15, 2014 – Princess Cruises is pouring a new craft beer to toast its upcoming 50th anniversary. The “Seawitch” West Coast IPA beer – playfully named for the company’s iconic logo – was developed exclusively for Princess Cruises, in partnership with award-winning Strike Brewing Company, and is the first in the line’s new series [...]

Holland America Has 9 Ships Doing Caribbean & Panama Canal Cruises in 2014/2015

September 12, 2014 – Travelers looking for an intimate, mid-sized cruise experience in the Caribbean have 126 itineraries to choose from during Holland America Line’s 2014-15 Caribbean season. Featuring nine of the line’s vessels sailing round-trip from either Fort Lauderdale or Tampa, the cruises span the Caribbean on eastern, western and southern routes, as well [...]

MSC Cruises Begins Two-Year $273 Million “Renaissance Program”

Sept. 10, 2014 – MSC Cruises today began the process of physically enlarging the MSC Armonia, the first of four ships in the line’s fleet to undergo the Renaissance Program. During an event at Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, the separated 14,000 ton bow of the MSC Armonia slowly advanced 30 meters away from her [...]

MSC Cruises 48 Hour Caribbean Blow-Out Sale On September 9 & 10

September 8, 2014. Treat yourself to a fall getaway cruise from Miami on the stunning MSC Divina, with great pricing plus a $100 credit off a future cruise. But you’ll need to act fast to take advantage of this exceptional pricing. Available for booking starting tomorrow – Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10 – [...]