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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Bookings Open For Holland America Line’s New ms Koningsdam

December 1, 2014 — Guests can now make bookings for the highly anticipated Premiere Voyage and Premiere Sailings of Holland America’s Line’s ms Koningsdam, due for delivery in February 2016. Open for reservations today, Dec. 1, the first sailings of the line’s new flagship will be one seven-day cruise followed by a six cruise series [...]

Norwegian Gem now outfitted with O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill and Sugarcane Mojito Bar

November 25, 2014 – As part of its Norwegian NEXT program, Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that Norwegian Gem now features popular guest eatery O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. First introduced on Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem is the second ship in her class to be outfitted with the 24-hour complimentary casual dining venue, which captures [...]

Norwegian Buys Ocean Princess For It’s Newly Acquired Oceania Cruises Brand

November 25, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd today announced a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises to purchase Ocean Princess for its newly acquired Oceania Cruises brand. The 684-passenger ship joins Oceania Cruises’ trio of award-winning sister ships Insignia, Regatta and Nautica. The new addition will be named Sirena. Upon delivery in March 2016, [...]

Holland America Line’s New ms Koningsdam to Feature New Single and Family Staterooms

November 25, 2014 — When ms Koningsdam debuts in 2016, the ship will feature Holland America Line’s first-ever purpose-built staterooms for families as well as single staterooms among its 1,331 guest accommodations (total capacity is 2,650). In addition, many familiar stateroom categories such as Neptune, Signature and Vista suites will be available in a wider [...]

Carnival Corporation Promotional Initiative For Its Nine Brands Offers Prize Of “Yearly Cruise For Life”

November 24, 2014 — Carnival Corporation & plc has opened its first-ever multi-brand marketing initiative, incorporating all nine of its leading global brands. As part of the marketing effort, Carnival Corporation will introduce the “World’s Leading Cruise Lines Marketing Challenge” – an interactive crowdsourcing program in which CEO Arnold Donald and celebrity emcee Cedric the [...]

Royal Caribbean’s Majesty Of The Seas Will Leave Fleet in 2016

November 21, 2014. By David Beers, Editor of CruiseReviews.com Royal Caribbean fans have been anticipating it for a while, but finally we have a date for the Majesty Of The Seas last cruise under the Royal Caribbean International banner. That date is April 29, 2016, when the ship that was once the largest cruise ship [...]

Quantum Of The Seas: Royal Caribbean Sets A New Standard In Contemporary Cruising (Part 2)

By David Beers, Editor of CruiseReviews.com November 20, 2014. This is part 2 of my review of Quantum Of The Seas. You can read part 1 here. Quantum Of The Seas is called the world’s first ‘SmartShip’ because of the abundance of new technology and innovations the ship features. One thing I noticed immediately is [...]

Norwegian Epic Will Get New Entertainment For Its 2015 European Deployment, With A Nod to Liverpool’s Iconic Cavern Club

November 19, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a new entertainment line-up for Norwegian Epic, the award-winning ship that will be based year-round in Barcelona, Spain, starting April 30, 2015. Two new Broadway shows will take the stage as headliners: Burn the Floor in April, 2015 and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The [...]

‘Premiere Sailings’ of Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam will be in the Mediterranean

November 19, 2014 — When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016 the ship will head to the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a seven-day Premiere Voyage and continue on a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings through early May 2016. The debut cruises will explore some of the region’s most popular [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd Completes Acquisition Of Prestige Cruises

November 19, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd today announced it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, the market leader in the upscale cruise segment and parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in cash and stock for a total transaction consideration of $3.025 billion, including the assumption [...]