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Royal Caribbean Offering “Ticket To Adventure” Sweepstakes for Harmony Of The Seas

April 21, 2016 – Royal Caribbean is offering a new contest to celebrate the debut of the stunning new Harmony Of The Seas. Harmony launches in May with a summer of Mediterranean sailings from Barcelona, Spain. In celebration of the ship’s European debut, and in anticipation of her U.S. arrival in November, Royal Caribbean kicks-off […]

Royal Caribbean Introduces ‘Multi-Day Adventures’

April 7, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International has unveiled the new Multi-Day Adventures program, which offers vacationers immersive two-day overnight explorations at select locations which are unique since they are done mid-cruise. The program will appeal to those vacationers who want more than the typical eight hours in a given port. Options include the Caribbean, […]

MSC Cruises Signs Letter of Intent for Up To Four New 200,000 Ton Ships

Ships To Use LNG Fuel April 6, 2016 – MSC Cruises just announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with STX France for the construction of up to four new LNG-powered cruise ships that will be more than 200,000 GRT. The four ships, the first one of which will be delivered in […]

New Video Series Highlights Carnival’s ‘Honor. Family. Fun.’ Military Family Program

Carnival Awards Vaughn Family Free Cruise While Carrie Underwood Invites Them to Private Concert APRIL 4, 2016 – Speaking as a military veteran as well as travel journalist, I can tell you that no cruise line does more to support military veterans and their families than Carnival Cruise Line. The company today released the first […]

Princess Cruises Continues Global Growth and Expansion with Two New Ship Orders

New Builds are the Fourth and Fifth Iteration of Royal-Class Vessels April 4, 2016 — Princess Cruises has reached an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new ships, entering into service in 2019 and 2020. The finalization of the contract follows the announcement late last year of a memorandum of agreement between […]

Holland America Takes Delivery of ms Koningsdam

New Pinnacle-Class features innovative venues, new experiences March 31, 2016 — Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam today, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first […]

7th ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Focuses on the Holland America Crew

Hotel Director Stan Kuppens talks about the importance of crew in a ship’s delivery March 23, 2016 – Holland America Line has released the seventh “Countdown to Koningsdam” video, which takes viewers to the shipyard for the arrival of several of the officers and crew. The short videos in the series were created to build […]

Princess Cruises debuts ‘Places to Sea’ Interactive Mobile Experience

Swipe Technology First of its Kind for Cruise Industry and Travel Planning March 22, 2016 – Princess Cruises debuted a new interactive mobile experience, “Places to Sea,” a swipe-to-like technology tool that takes users on a visual journey through exotic destinations, adventurous activities and culinary experiences to match them with a travel personality and cruise […]

Shows Announced for Ovation Of The Seas

New Shows Headline Royal Caribbean’s First Ship Built for China March 22, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International has pulled back the curtain on the entertainment lineup for the new Ovation Of The Seas, which debuts in April. Tech-focused Entertainment in Two70 Two70, is a multi-level great room that fuses entertainment and technology. With the integration […]

Royal Caribbean’s “Royal Genie” Offers a New Standard of Service For Suite Guests

March 17, 2016 – Royal Caribbean is in the final stages of readying it’s new Royal Suite Class program and a key part of it is the ‘Royal Genie’, which is exclusive to the high end Star Class suite categories – Loft Suites or higher categories. The Royal Suite Class will be available for sailings […]