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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

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 [...]

Royal Caribbean Opens Bookings For Winter 2015-16 Caribbean Season, Offering Variety Of Sailings On Four Ships

March 19, 2014 – Royal Caribbean International today announced that Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas will sail the Caribbean from convenient Florida homeports for the winter 2015-16 season, which are now open for sale. The world’s largest and most innovative sister-ships Allure of [...]

Princess Cruises Announces Europe Schedules for 2015

March 13, 2014 – The timeless cities of the Mediterranean, the splendor of Scandinavia and Russia plus the intriguing ports of the British Isles and the continent’s northern reaches, will take center stage during Princess Cruises’ 2015 Europe season. Highlights of the just-announced season include growth in Northern Europe with the line’s newest sister ships, [...]

Princess Cruises Announces 2015 Alaska Cruise and Cruisetour Program

March 13, 2014 – Seven diverse Princess Cruises ships will sail throughout Alaska’s waters in 2015, on a program offering passengers the opportunity to explore the best of the state by both land and sea. New this season, Ruby Princess makes her Alaska debut, joining sister ship Crown Princess to offer cruises from Seattle. The [...]

Diamond Princess to Undergo Extensive Drydock Transformation

March 12, 2014 – To get ready for Princess Cruises’ second season of Japan cruising, Diamond Princess is undergoing an extensive drydock to add enticing new features designed to appeal to Japanese cruisers. During the $30 million-dollar refurbishment, the ship will receive an extensive new Japanese bath area – making it the largest such bath [...]

Norwegian Escape Will Homeport In Miami; Norwegian Unveils Extensive 2015/16 Itineraries

March 12, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that its newest and largest ship to date, Norwegian Escape, will homeport year-round at PortMiami, the cruise capital of the world, sailing an Eastern Caribbean itinerary. Along with the previously announced move of Norwegian Epic sailing year-round from Barcelona, the line’s 2015/16 winter deployment includes its [...]