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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

3 New Artists Coming To The “Grammy Experience” Aboard Norwegian Getaway

April 15, 2014 – Norwegian today announced the next three exciting artists that will perform on board Norwegian Getaway’s GRAMMY® Experience at Sea: Sugar Blue, a GRAMMY-Award-winning harmonica dynamo; Carolyn Malachi, a GRAMMY-nominated soul-fusion artist; and Roddie Romero, a GRAMMY®-nominated Louisiana artist. When Sugar Blue joins Norwegian Getaway on April 12, 2014, he will dazzle [...]

Carnival Dream Begins Cruising From New Home Port Of New Orleans

April 14, 2014 – New Orleans’ largest year-round cruise ship, the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream, will depart on its inaugural six-day cruise from New Orleans this afternoon, further solidifying Carnival’s distinction of the port’s largest cruise operator with two ships carrying more than 400,000 passengers annually – the most of any cruise line. The special six-day [...]


April 2, 2014 – Royal Caribbean International today unveiled its Bahamas, and Southern and short Caribbean program for the 2015-16 seasons. Independence of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas will sail a variety of itineraries from the homeports of Port Canaveral on [...]

Zach Winningham Chosen as Princess Cruises’ Entertainer of the Year

April 1, 2014 – Passengers aboard Caribbean Princess have voted and selected vocalist Zach Winningham as Princess Cruises 2013 Entertainer of the Year. Four finalists were chosen from the hundreds of talented performers – comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts – who grace the Princess stages each year. During the cruise these top [...]

Explorer Of The Seas To Sail From Southampton In 2015; Adventure Of The Seas To Stay In San Juan

March 31, 2014 – Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas will sail its very first Europe season in summer 2015. The cruise line’s Adventure of the Seas, which was originally announced to homeport at Southampton, U.K., is being exchanged for Explorer of the Seas, which will take over three- to 16-night, roundtrip itineraries from [...]

Royal Caribbean Debuts New Era of Dining at Sea on Quantum-Class

“Dynamic Dining” to Feature Five New Distinct Main Restaurant Concepts, Next-Level Specialty Dining, Partnerships with World-Renowned Chefs, and Smart Reservations Tool NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 – Royal Caribbean International today revealed its next vision of dining at sea which will debut onboard the much anticipated Quantum-class ships. “Dynamic Dining” is a completely new culinary [...]

Disney Cruise Line Charts a New Course for Norway in 2015

March 25, 2014 – In summer 2015, Disney Cruise Line is charting a magical new course for northern Europe – exploring for the first time the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Plus, Disney Cruise Line is returning to the Baltic for all-new itineraries, including sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Russia. Bookings [...]

Carnival Splendor Will Offer Several Different Cruise Itineraries From Norfolk In 2015

March 20, 2014 – Carnival’s return to Norfolk will feature a lot of variety in cruise itineraries in 2015. Carnival Splendor will operate a series of two- to seven-day voyages, including a week-long cruise to Bermuda with three days in port. The 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is the newest and largest “Fun Ship” ever to operate [...]

First Steel Cut For Norwegian Escape

March 20, 2014 – The first piece of steel was cut at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany today for the construction of Norwegian Escape, the first of two new Breakaway Plus Class ships for Norwegian Cruise Line, set for delivery in fall of 2015. Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT executives watched as the first [...]

MSC Cruises Announces Two New Ships Will Be Built; Largest In Fleet

March 20, 2014 – MSC Cruises has signed a letter of intent with STX France to build two new ships, with an option for two additional vessels. “Growth and development have always been the characteristics that have defined MSC since the very beginning of our journey into the world of cruising. The launch of this [...]