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Archive for 'Cruise Ship News'

Holland America Selects ‘ms Koningsdam’ as Name Of Pinnacle-Class Ship

September 15, 2014 — Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company’s rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an [...]

Princess Cruises Rolls Out “Seawitch” Craft Beer Series

September 15, 2014 – Princess Cruises is pouring a new craft beer to toast its upcoming 50th anniversary. The “Seawitch” West Coast IPA beer – playfully named for the company’s iconic logo – was developed exclusively for Princess Cruises, in partnership with award-winning Strike Brewing Company, and is the first in the line’s new series [...]

MSC Cruises Begins Two-Year $273 Million “Renaissance Program”

Sept. 10, 2014 – MSC Cruises today began the process of physically enlarging the MSC Armonia, the first of four ships in the line’s fleet to undergo the Renaissance Program. During an event at Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, the separated 14,000 ton bow of the MSC Armonia slowly advanced 30 meters away from her [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd Aquires Prestige Cruises – Adds Regent Seven Seas & Oceania Cruise Brands

September 2, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (“Norwegian Cruise Line” or “Norwegian,” (NASDAQ: NCLH)) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prestige Cruises International, Inc. (“Prestige”), the market leader in the upscale cruise segment and parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in cash and stock [...]

Royal Caribbean To Add ‘Dynamic Dining’ To Oasis Of The Seas

August 27, 2014. In a Twitter post this morning, Royal Caribbean announced that when Oasis Of The Seas enters the shipyard for overhaul this coming fall, it will be modified for the Dynamic Dining concept. The cruise line said Dynamic Dining would not go live on the ship until March 2015. Guests sailing on the [...]

Keel Laid for Holland America Line’s New Pinnacle Class Vessel

August 26, 2014 – Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on Aug. 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The 99,500-gross-ton ship is scheduled for delivery in February 2016. [...]

Princess Cruises Unveils “The Night Sky Lounge” Aboard Regal Princess

August 26, 2014 – A new, cool nighttime experience will debut on Regal Princess in November, enabling guests to enjoy a chic and contemporary outdoor nightclub under the stars. The Night Sky Lounge will debut in November when the ship begins her inaugural Caribbean season. The top-deck Retreat Pool will transform into the new Night [...]

Quantum Of The Seas To Offer Unprecedented Technology For a ‘Hassle Free’ Cruise Experience

August 25, 2014 – Tech-savvy cruisers will be wowed by Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which incorporates unprecedented levels of technology to amp up their vacation experience. “Cruise vacations have a romantic past – but they also have a lively, adventurous, state-of-the-art future,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal [...]

Carnival To Offer 10 to 14 Night Cruises From Baltimore

August 20, 2014 – For the first time, Carnival Pride will operate a series of 10- to 14-day Caribbean cruises round-trip from Baltimore and one-way between Baltimore and San Juan featuring some of the region’s most breathtaking destinations, as well as new five-day Bermuda cruises and unique six- and eight-day Caribbean/Bahamas voyages, beginning in October [...]

MSC Cruises Offering Grand Voyage & Special Wine Theme Cruises This Fall

August 18, 2014 – MSC Cruises is offering special fall cruise departures featuring a Grand Voyage that explores the capitals of Europe and South America and a series of themed “On The Wine Routes” cruises. Grand Voyage of MSC Magnifica The 20-night Grand Voyage of MSC Magnifica departs Hamburg (Germany) November 8, 2014, and includes [...]