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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Norwegian Escape Christened by Pitbull in Larger Than Life Performance

November 9, 2015 – The new Norwegian Escape – Norwegian’s largest ship and the first in its Breakaway Plus Class – was christened today in a stunning ceremony worthy of her size and status. International music sensation Pitbull, who also served as GODFATHER for Norwegian Escape, thrilled fans and VIPs alike at the PortMiami pier […]

Anthem Of The Seas Stars On “Dancing With The Stars” TONIGHT on ABC TV!

November 9, 2015 – “Dancing with the Stars” couples Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson and Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold set sail on Royal Caribbean’s newest smartship, Anthem of the Seas. The celebrities were spotted taking a ride in the North Star, skydiving at RipCord by iFly, riding bumper cars in SeaPlex and catching a […]

Holland America Upgrading Suites & Adding New Amenities

November 2, 2015 – As part of a $300-million brand enhancement initiative, Holland America Line is planning enhancements to its top staterooms with new furnishings, décor, amenities and upgrades for all suites on the line’s Signature-, Vista- and R-Class ships. The first ships to undergo the suite transformation will be ms Eurodam and ms Oosterdam, […]

Holland America Line Collaborates with Software Platform Utrip to Offer the Highest Level of Cruise Vacation Personalization

Cruisers can more easily find the best itinerary and shoreside activities October 29, 2015 – Selecting the right cruise itinerary and then deciding what to do while in port can be daunting, but Holland America Line’s new collaboration with Utrip will give guests the most comprehensive and interactive personalized planning and discovery tool in the […]

Holland America Line Partners with AFAR Media to Bring Expert Destination Content to Guests and Travel Enthusiasts

Comprehensive new guides will detail hundreds of ports of call worldwide October 29, 2015 – Holland America Line is partnering with experiential travel expert AFAR Media to help cruisers dream, plan, choose and prepare for the perfect cruise vacation. Through the collaboration, AFAR will provide “Destination Guides” for all of Holland America Line’s ports of […]

BBC Earth and Holland America Line Partnership Announced

October 29, 2015 — Holland America Line is partnering with award-winning BBC Earth to bring world-class fun and factual entertainment onboard its fleet of premium ships. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming that is a signature of BBC Earth, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and natural world through groundbreaking concerts, films, shows, […]

Royal Caribbean International Lays Keel For 4th Oasis-class Ship

October 29, 2015 – The keel for Royal Caribbean Internationals’ fourth Oasis class ship was officially laid today at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. This marks an important milestone in the development of the ship, signifying the beginning of its physical construction. During the ceremony, a 1,000-ton block measuring 32-ft by 154-ft (10 […]

Review Of Carnival LIVE “Heart” Concert Cruise On Carnival Breeze

Wonderful Crew, Pleasant Ship, Good Food, and Heart LIVE on the ship! By Dave Beers, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2015 – We just returned from a 6-night western Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Breeze, which was part of the “Carnival LIVE” series of concert cruises being held at various ports on several ships. It was a remarkably […]

Princess Cruises Introduces The Salty Dog Gastropub

New Menu Developed in Collaboration with Former Executive Chef of Umami Burger Ernesto Uchimura October 28, 2015 – Princess Cruises is pairing gourmet small dishes inspired by pub favorites with craft beers, cocktails and wines with the debut of The Salty Dog Gastropub aboard Crown Princess. The menu offerings, including a signature burger, were developed […]

Carnival Miracle Going To China In 2017; Carnival Splendor Follows In 2018

October 28, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line today announced an initial commitment of two ships to the China market beginning with Carnival Miracle in spring 2017 followed by Carnival Splendor in spring 2018. Both ships will be based in China year round. Carnival Miracle is a notably spacious ship given its size and more limited […]

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