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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 [...]

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 [...]

MSC Cruises Orders Two New Ships: “Unlike anything that exists on the market today”

May 22, 2014 – MSC Cruises has signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of two new cruise ships, with an option for a third vessel. The new prototype will be named “Seaside” and will be the largest cruise ship ever built by Fincantieri. Its innovative features will make it unique in the shipbuilding [...]

NORWEGIAN ASKS FANS TO HELP SELECT NAMES OF NEW SHIPS

September 10, 2013. Norwegian Cruise Line today launched the “Norwegians Name Their Ships” contest asking fans in five countries to help select the names for the line’s two new Breakaway Plus class ships. From now through September 24, 2013, Norwegian’s Facebook fans in the United States, Canada*, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom have the [...]

Sun Princess Begins Dramatic Drydock Transformation

August 9, 2013. Sun Princess has begun an extensive $30 million transformation that will refurbish and enhance the Princess Cruises ship. During the two-week makeover, the vessel will receive a sparkling new atrium with Princess’ signature International Café, a new sushi and seafood venue, an updated Horizon Court buffet, and a refreshed Lotus Spa. Interested [...]

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE FIRST MAJOR CRUISE LINE TO ADHERE TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR SEAFARERS

July 31, 2013. Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it is the first major cruise line to be certified in and in compliance with the requirements of the International Labor Organization’s Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 that provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers, including Norwegian’s more [...]

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES FEATURED ON TRAVEL CHANNEL’S TRIP FLIP

April 29, 2013. Carnival Cruise Lines will be featured in an upcoming episode of the popular Travel Channel series, Trip Flip. During the show, a couple from Austin, Texas, is surprised with a six-day cruise on the line’s newest ship, Carnival Breeze, and whisked away to the balmy Caribbean. Hosted by professional fun-seeker, comedian, and [...]

Carnival Announces Fleetwide $300 Million Dollar Enhancement Program for Operating Reliability and Guest Comfort

April 17, 2013. Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), today announced that it has implemented a program to significantly enhance emergency power capabilities, introduce new fire safety technology, and improve the level of operating redundancies across its entire 24-ship fleet. This enhancement program will cost more than [...]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL REVEALS GROUNDBREAKING QUANTUM-CLASS SHIPS

April 16, 2013. Building on a legacy of more than 40 years of innovation and creative design, Royal Caribbean International today unveiled first details of the next generation of cruise vacations – Quantum cruising. The Quantum class of ships will take a dramatic leap forward, introducing more game-changing “firsts at sea” such as a skydiving [...]

Quantum Of The Seas Promises To Set A New Standard For Cruiseship Innovation

April 16, 2013. At a press event in New York this morning, Royal Caribbean unveiled the Quantum Of The Seas in a fun presentation featuring the ship’s Godmother Kristin Chenowith. And once again, Royal Caribbean has raised the bar for cruise ship innovations, with several stunning announcements. Quantum Of The Seas is still 18 months [...]