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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Carnival Sunshine Rocks!

– Dave Beers, Editor-in-Chief I just returned from a 5-night cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, which covered a Bahamas itinerary, highlighted by a “Carnival LIVE” concert by the legendary rock band Boston. I had last cruised on Carnival in 2010, on the Elation, and that was much too long of a time between “Fun Ship” [...]

Carnival Pride Returns To Tampa In January/February 2017

August 26, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will return to the Port of Tampa to operate a series of five- to 14-day voyages in January and February 2017, providing consumers with an exciting variety of “Fun Ship” vacation choices from this popular Florida port. Carnival Pride has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation that [...]

Holland America Line Enhances ‘Flight Ease’ Air Booking Program with More Options and Easier Navigation

August 20, 2015 — Holland America Line added a new look and enhanced features to its air booking program, Flight Ease, making it more user-friendly for travel professionals to navigate, search and book flights. In addition to the new design, the functionality of the site is now more intuitive, allowing travel professionals to select departure [...]

Norwegian Escape Floats Out Of Building Dock

August 17, 2015 – Norwegian Escape, soon to be the largest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, was floated out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II on Saturday, August 15 in Papenburg, Germany, where the 164,600-ton ship has been under construction since September 2014. Beginning at approximately 9:15 AM local time, the 4,200 [...]

Harmony Of The Seas To Debut “Splashaway Bay” Aqua Park, Ultimate Abyss Water Slide

August 17, 2015 –Royal Caribbean International will amp up the adventure when the cruise line debuts Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship and the first to feature Splashaway Bay an interactive aqua park for kids. The Ultimate Abyss,the tallest slide at sea touting a 100 foot dramatic plunge, The Perfect Storm trio [...]

Azamara Club Cruises Unveils New App With 360-Degree Virtual Reality Experiences

August 14, 2015 – At Virtuoso Travel Week, Azamara Club Cruises launched its App boasting a cruise industry first by featuring a series of 360-degree virtual reality experiences. The video series, known as Azamara 3di and featured on the dedicated website, uses virtual reality technology to help immerse future guests in what it’s like [...]

Royal Caribbean Unveils Enhanced Shore Excursion Program

New Program Kicks Off With Weekend Sale Offering Free Excursions August 13, 2015 – Designed to meet every travel passion, Royal Caribbean International taps into what guests really want to do on their next vacation with an enhanced shore excursion program featuring exclusive new options. From playing five-on-five soccer in Spain to exploring Buddhist temples [...]

Royal Caribbean Unveils “Royal Suite Class” Perks

August 11, 2015 – Royal Caribbean International today announced the details of the Royal Suite Class, which has been the subject of much speculation for several months. The new program, still several months away from implementation, will consist of three tiers based on the suite category, and the top tier bears more than a passing [...]

Carnival’s Enhanced Internet Access & Social Media Packages will be Fleetwide by Early 2016

August 10, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line’s new social media Internet packages – which offer access to a variety of popular Web sites for a very affordable $5 a day – are now available on more than half of the line’s ships with fleetwide implementation scheduled by the first quarter of 2016. Additionally, the line’s [...]

Halloween At Sea: Disney Cruise Line style

August 5, 2015 – It’s no surprise to us that when it comes to doing it up big for fun events such as Halloween, Disney Cruise Line does it up to the max. The cruise line will treat guests sailing this fall to a wickedly good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish [...]

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