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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Norwegian Brings Extensive New Rotating Menus To The Fleet – Plus A Chocoholic Night!

July 21, 2014 – Guests setting sail with Norwegian Cruise Line this summer and beyond will have more choices and flexibility in the line’s complimentary dining venues. These new offerings are a further development of the Norwegian NEXT program, focused on bringing “new enhancements, experiences and transformations” across the fleet, with the goal of elevating [...]

Carnival’s Fundraising For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Surpasses $5 Million

July 15, 2014 – Through a variety of innovative fundraising activities, Carnival Cruise Lines has raised more than $5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the hospital’s many lifesaving pediatric cancer research and treatment programs. In addition to its Care to Play: Carnival for St. Jude Kids shipboard fundraising campaign, the cruise line [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two New Breakaway-Plus Class Vessels

July 14, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GmbH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 164,600 gross tons and include 4,200 passenger berths. “Norwegian Breakaway [...]

Carnival To Feature “Cigar City Brewing” Craft Beers On All Florida-based Ships

July 14, 2014 — Capitalizing on the growing popularity of craft beer in the U.S., Carnival Cruise Lines has entered into an exclusive agreement to offer Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing’s craft beers on all of its Florida-based ships. Cigar City’s Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale and Invasion Pale Ale will be available on 13 Carnival [...]

MSC Cruises Becomes The First To Offer 24/7 Pediatric Telemedicine

July 11, 2014 – Those cruising with children can take comfort in knowing that MSC Cruises has become the first cruise line in the world to offer guests a 24/7 multilingual pediatric telemedicine service on board, through a partnership with the Giannina Gaslini Institute, in Genoa, Italy, a world-class center of excellence in pediatric medicine. [...]

Carnival Revises Smoking Policy & Increases Automatic Gratuity Amounts

July 8, 2014. Carnival Cruise Lines rolled out some policy changes this morning in a letter to their travel partners. Starting on October 9, 2014, the cruise line will join most other mainstream lines in prohibiting smoking on stateroom balconies. Those caught violating the policy will be charged a $250 cleaning fee. The ticket contract [...]

MSC CRUISES DONATES $4.1 MILLION DOLLARS TO UNICEF

June 30, 2014 – MSC Cruises has donated more than $4.1 million to UNICEF, the United Nations agency that fights for the rights of children around the world, during a handover ceremony at MSC Cruises’ Geneva headquarters. MSC Cruises and UNICEF joined forces in 2009 under the “Get on Board for Children” initiative, which encourages [...]

Carnival Freedom Receives Extensive Makeover & Debuts Four New Production Shows

June 27, 2014 – Carnival Freedom has emerged from an extensive multi-million dollar makeover with four brand new production shows that blend live performances with towering LED screens showcasing spectacular staging and special effects. The ship also received the Funship 2.0 upgrades which added several bars and dining venues. The latest in the line’s high-tech [...]

Holland America Line Returns to Bermuda in Summer 2015 with Seven-Day Roundtrip Boston Voyages

June 19, 2014 – Holland America Line is returning to the pink sands and pastel-colored skyline of Bermuda on seven-day cruises aboard ms Veendam. Sailing roundtrip from Boston, Mass., six departures will sail in May, June and July, and feature three days and nights at Hamilton, the country’s capital known for its gorgeous beaches and [...]

Holland America Line is featuring a new “Experience the Game of Thrones” shore excursion at Belfast, Northern Ireland

June 11, 2014. Holland America Line is featuring a new “Experience the Game of Thrones” shore excursion at Belfast, Northern Ireland, offering guests a behind-the-scenes look at many of the locations where the hit show is filmed. The tour begins at Castle Ward, which fans know as Winterfell, and travels to Audley’s Castle – a [...]