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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Ovation Of The Seas Features $4.5 Million Dollar -11,000 Piece – Art Collection

April 11, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas is setting sail from Southampton, U.K. this week on her 52-day Global Odyssey visiting exotic ports of call from the Mediterranean to the Far East and beyond. Guests onboard Ovation will experience these ports while enjoying an 11,000-piece, $4.5 million dollar art collection that […]

Chinese Star Fan Bingbing Named Godmother of Ovation Of The Seas

April 12, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International today announced that internationally-acclaimed Chinese actress, Fan Bingbing, will be the Godmother for Ovation of the Seas. The announcement was made by Dr. Zinan Liu, President, Royal Caribbean International – China and North Asia Pacific, at a press conference at the Great Hall of People in Beijing. Bingbing […]

Carnival & Houston Texans Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Kicks Off with Special Mother’s Day Water Slide Race For Charity on Carnival Breeze With Texans Players DeAndre Hopkins and Brian Cushing April 11, 2016 – Carnival Cruise Line, Texas’ largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with the NFL’s Houston Texans, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the popular NFL franchise […]

Ovation Of The Seas Joins Royal Caribbean Fleet

April 8, 2016 – Royal Caribbean officially took delivery of its 24th ship, Ovation of the Seas, in a ceremony held today in Bremerhaven, Germany. RCCL Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer at the official handover ceremony. Ovation of the Seas is the […]

Royal Caribbean Introduces ‘Multi-Day Adventures’

April 7, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International has unveiled the new Multi-Day Adventures program, which offers vacationers immersive two-day overnight explorations at select locations which are unique since they are done mid-cruise. The program will appeal to those vacationers who want more than the typical eight hours in a given port. Options include the Caribbean, […]

MSC Cruises Signs Letter of Intent for Up To Four New 200,000 Ton Ships

Ships To Use LNG Fuel April 6, 2016 – MSC Cruises just announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with STX France for the construction of up to four new LNG-powered cruise ships that will be more than 200,000 GRT. The four ships, the first one of which will be delivered in […]

Carnival Triumph Arrives in New Homeport of New Orleans

ARRIVAL CELEBRATED WITH CHARITY EVENT ON BOARD BENEFITING FOUR LOCAL MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS April 4, 2016 – Carnival Triumph is now sailing from New Orleans and the cruise line and the Port of New Orleans today hosted an entertaining charity event with representatives from four local music organizations competing for $35,000 in donations to music charities. […]

New Video Series Highlights Carnival’s ‘Honor. Family. Fun.’ Military Family Program

Carnival Awards Vaughn Family Free Cruise While Carrie Underwood Invites Them to Private Concert APRIL 4, 2016 – Speaking as a military veteran as well as travel journalist, I can tell you that no cruise line does more to support military veterans and their families than Carnival Cruise Line. The company today released the first […]

Princess Cruises Continues Global Growth and Expansion with Two New Ship Orders

New Builds are the Fourth and Fifth Iteration of Royal-Class Vessels April 4, 2016 — Princess Cruises has reached an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new ships, entering into service in 2019 and 2020. The finalization of the contract follows the announcement late last year of a memorandum of agreement between […]

Holland America Takes Delivery of ms Koningsdam

New Pinnacle-Class features innovative venues, new experiences March 31, 2016 — Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam today, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first […]