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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Carnival Enters Multi-Year Partnership As The Official Cruise Line Of The Dallas Cowboys

July 24, 2014 – Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas’ largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the legendary NFL franchise and expanding the cruise operator’s already wide-ranging commitment to the Texas market. Carnival, which will homeport a third year-round ship in Galveston next [...]

Carnival To Feature Series Of 10 to 12 Day Cruises From Galveston & San Juan In Winter 2015

July 22, 2014 – Following strong consumer response to Carnival Triumph’s first-ever longer length voyages from Galveston and San Juan, the cruise line has added three new 10- to 12-day cruises departing in winter 2015 and visiting beautiful and exotic destinations throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. Additionally, Carnival Magic will offer a [...]

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 [...]