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Disney Announces Plan For Two More Cruise Ships

March 3, 2016 – The Walt Disney Company announced plans today to build two additional cruise ships. The company has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The schedule calls for the new ships to be completed in 2021 and 2023. “We pride ourselves on the unforgettable vacation experiences […]

Pitbull Named Godfather Of Norwegian Escape

International Music Superstar to also Perform at Norwegian Escape Christening Ceremony October 6, 2015 –– Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that international music sensation Pitbull will serve as GODFATHER for its newest ship, Norwegian Escape. On Monday, November 9, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, will be the honorary Godfather and headline performer at Norwegian Escape’s […]

New Video Series Offers Behind-The-Scenes Look at Carnival Vista Construction

June 18, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line is taking a fun and engaging approach to showcase the construction of its newest “Fun Ship,” Carnival Vista, creating a series of monthly behind-the-scenes videos shot at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, where the 3,954-passenger vessel is being built.  The video can be viewed here. Host Peter Gonzalez […]

Carnival Corporation Enters into Strategic Partnerships to Add Nine Cruise Ships to its Fleet over a Four-Year Period Starting in 2019

March 26, 2015 – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to the company’s industry-leading fleet over a four-year period from 2019 – 2022. The shipbuilding agreements, which include options […]

Princess Cruises to Mark 50th Anniversary with Onboard Celebrations Throughout 2015

October 9, 2014 – The 50th anniversary of Princess Cruises will be especially memorable for guests cruising in 2015, as they will be treated to festive onboard celebrations including a themed menu, cocktails and entertainment. “We love helping our guests celebrate their many milestone occasions aboard their cruises, so to be able to mark our […]

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 […]