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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Princess Cruises Launches Regal Princess in Star-Studded Ceremony

November 5, 2014 – Princess Cruises, the cruise line made famous as the backdrop of the iconic Love Boat television series, christened its new Regal Princess today with a tribute to the show as all six of the original cast members served as the ship’s godparents, and were joined by 25 of the show’s past [...]

Holland America Partners with Marine Conservation Institute to Support Marine Protected Areas

November 5, 2014 — As part of its “Our Marvelous Oceans” partnership with Marine Conservation Institute, Holland America Line has created a new program that highlights and educates guests and crew about marine protected areas around the world. Developed with the team at Marine Conservation Institute, the program will educate guests and crew through on-board [...]

Princess To Offer “Discovery At Sea”

November 3, 2014 – Princess Cruises, one of the world’s best-known names in cruising, and Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer, today announced their collaboration to create Discovery At Sea, interactive onboard activities and shore excursions to entertain and delight families aboard Princess ships. The new Discovery [...]

Carnival Corporation Unveils High-Speed “WiFi@Sea” Hybrid Wireless Network

November 3, 2014 – Carnival Corporation & plc today unveiled the cruise industry’s first-of-its-kind hybrid wireless network – an enhanced high-speed service to eventually be rolled out to all 101 of its ships on all nine of its brands. Known as WiFi@Sea™, the network will integrate a combination of strategically located land-based antennas installed along [...]

Holland America’s 2015 Europe Season Has 8 Ships Sailing 62 Itineraries With 17 Overnight Calls

October 30, 2014 — Travelers looking to explore the history, culture and famous sights of Europe in 2015 have more options than ever before with eight Holland America Line ships offering sailings ranging from seven to 50 days. The 62 unique cruises highlight three new itineraries, four maiden calls and overnight visits to 21 of [...]

Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Gerry Cahill To Retire

October 30, 2014 – Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, announced today that he is retiring, effective November 30, after 20 years of service. Cahill, 63, has been CEO of Carnival Corporation’s largest cruise brand since 2007, growing the cruise line to 24 ships – the largest in the company’s fleet — [...]

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery Of Quantum Of The Seas

October 28, 2014 – Royal Caribbean International took delivery today of the newest addition to the cruise line’s fleet, Quantum of the Seas, from Meyer Werft Yard. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer attended the official signing ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany. With Captain [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line Named “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” For 2nd Consecutive Year

October 28, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line has been named “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. The 21st annual awards are voted on by travel professionals and consumers from around the globe and honor the world’s top travel companies for outstanding products and services. Norwegian, which has [...]

Norwegian Escape To Feature Legendary Miami Bar “Tobacco Road”

October 22, 2014 – In celebration of Norwegian Escape’s one year to launch milestone, Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road, will find a new home aboard the line’s newest and largest vessel. The acclaimed establishment, which was issued Miami’s very first liquor license, is closing its original [...]

Windstar Cruises Named “World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line” By Condé Nast Traveler

October 21, 2014 – Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Windstar recognized as #1 in the world in the Small Ship Cruise Line category. Windstar’s winning score of 90.065 also garnered the line the #2 spot among all of small, midsize, and large ocean-going cruise lines. [...]