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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Norwegian Escape’s Signature Hull Art Comes To Life with Guy Harvey

July 28, 2015 – Famed marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey laid eyes upon his largest canvas to date for the first time this week – the hull artwork on the new Norwegian Escape, debuting this November in Miami. Currently being built in Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Escape is Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the [...]


July 27, 2015 – Kathie Lee Gifford—“Today” show host, original Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson and current brand partner with her GIFFT wine collection—today boarded Carnival Splendor in Manhattan to officially launch her GIFFT wine Pinot Noir Rosé. The new blend joins the GIFFT Red Blend and Chardonnay that were introduced fleetwide aboard Carnival’s ships earlier [...]

Princess Cruises Announces Exclusive Celebrity Chef Partnership with Curtis Stone

July 22, 2015 – Princess Cruises today announced a new exclusive partnership with esteemed restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author and television personality Chef Curtis Stone. This collaboration will serve up new culinary offerings designed by Chef Stone, dedicated to fresh flavorful cuisine, ultimately creating memorable experiences as guests travel the world. Internationally known, Chef [...]

MSC Cruises Launches New “MSC Voyagers Club” Loyalty Program

July 20, 2015– MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, announced today the launch of MSC Voyagers Club, the company’s new loyalty program, that provides increased benefits to members. MSC Voyagers Club replaces MSC’s former loyalty program, MSC Club, and is designed to reward MSC’s repeat customers and reinforce the company’s consistent commitment to [...]

Royal Caribbean Adding Waterslides, New Suite Class, Private Stop Enhancements

July 16, 2015 – Royal Caribbean had a burst of Twitter announcements last evening which, while short on details, gave a hint on where the cruise line is headed. Waterslides figure prominently in those plans with the announcement that Liberty Of The Seas will receive one during it’s overhaul in January 2016, which comes on [...]

Queen Mary 2 To Add Balcony Cabins, Single Cabins, and More Kennel Space

July 15, 2015 – As Cunard celebrates it’s 175 year history with the arrival in New York of its flagship, Queen Mary 2, the venerable cruise line has announced the next chapter of innovation and investment, introducing new designs and guest experiences to the world’s most iconic ocean liner. Queen Mary 2 will undergo an [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces À La Carte Specialty Dining

July 14, 2015 – Norwegian Cruise Line announced today the introduction of à la carte specialty dining at the line’s specialty restaurants, which will allow guests the flexibility to choose how many courses they wish to have during their meal. The new plan begins this October on the all-new Norwegian Escape, which will have 11 [...]

Celebrity Cruises Partners with Lifetime’s “Project Runway” Series

July 9, 2015 – A first for TV show “Project Runway” and the cruise industry, Celebrity Cruises has become the series first-ever cruise line partner. An episode of Project Runway, airing Aug. 20, 2015, will feature special guest and Celebrity President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, alongside co-host, mentor and Emmy Award-winner Tim Gunn. Viewers can [...]

Carnival Offering Exclusive Private & Customized Tours

July 13, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line has dramatically expanded its shore excursion offerings, adding exclusive new experiences and customized private tours, as well as new family-friendly enhancements, including fun complimentary beachside activities, value pricing and free tours in select ports for children under age five. The new options build upon Carnival’s position in the [...]

Carnival Corporation Granted U.S. Approval for Cruises to Cuba with new “fathom” Brand

July 7, 2015 – Carnival Corporation & plc , the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its [...]

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