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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Carnival Getting Third Vista Class Ship in 2019

Carnival Splendor Will Move To P&O Cruises Australia December 15, 2016- A new 133,500-ton cruise ship, which will be the third vessel in the company’s Vista class series, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in late 2019. The ship, under contract with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was originally designated for the P&O Cruises Australia brand. […]

Holland America Line Redefines Destination Immersion with Launch of ‘Explorations Central’

Interactive programming will change the way guests experience a destination December 14, 2016 — Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Deployments for 2018 and 2019

December 14, 2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line today announced its summer 2018 and fall/winter 2018/19 itineraries. The new itineraries are on sale now for all guests. Alaska he brand-new Norwegian Bliss, arriving in June 2018, will lead Norwegian’s 2018 Alaska fleet with her inaugural season to the region, offering seven-day voyages departing each Saturday from […]

Azamara Quest Adds Overnight Stay in Havana To March 21, 2017 Cruise

Azamara Club Cruises To Be 1st American Luxury Cruise Line To Visit Havana, Cuba December 9, 2016 – American travelers have long imagined what it would be like to salsa, mambo and rumba the night away in Havana’s many clubs or sit down for an authentic Ropa Vieja (shredded beef) and Moros y Cristianos (rice […]

Royal Caribbean Opens Bookings for Cuba Cruises

December 9, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International has released the dates of the first Cuba sailings for Empress of the Seas. The first visit to Cuba will be during a 5-night sailing departing Miami on April 19, 2017. The ship will then reposition to Tampa offering two itineraries with calls to Havana on April 30 […]

Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania & Regent Seven Seas Approved for Cuba Sailings

December 7, 2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH) today announced that it has received approval from the government of the Republic of Cuba to operate cruises to Cuba, beginning March 2017. All three of the company’s brands: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will offer U.S. travelers the […]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Approved For Cuba Sailings

December 7, 2016 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today announced that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba. The company said it plans to announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future. “Our guests have expressed real interest in having the opportunity to experience Cuba, and we […]

Holland America Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Half Moon Cay with New Lobster Shack, Island Upgrades

Our Favorite Bahamian Private Island Gets Even Better November 30, 2016 — In 2017, Holland America Line will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Half Moon Cay, its award-winning private island paradise in the Bahamas. To commemorate the event, the cruise line is introducing a new Lobster Shack eatery, as well as several island updates and […]

Carnival & IGT Award $100,000 Grand Prize for ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Spin N Sail Slot Promotion

November 29, 2016 – The final cruise in the year-long Wheel of Fortune® slot machines 20th anniversary sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line and IGT ended Nov. 16 and a grand prize winner has been named. Kenneth Gass of Sturgis, Ky., an avid cruiser with Carnival for more than 18 years, won the $100,000 grand prize […]

Carnival Vista Begins Year-Round Service from PortMiami

Six- and Eight-Day Itineraries Visit Spectacular Destinations in the Caribbean November 28, 2016 – PortMiami welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, when it arrived yesterday to kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean. To officially welcome Carnival Vista to its Miami homeport, Carnival […]