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This week in cruise news...


CDC Ship Sanitation Ratings Updated. New ships added.

NCL follows suit and bans smoking on balconies, effective November1, 2014. read more...

Costa Concordia scheduled to be towed away Monday, July 21, 2014 after successful refloat procedure.


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Cruise News Headlines

Disney Cruise Line was named Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line

and Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families by Travel + Leisureread more...

Travel + Leisure readers have voted Crystal Cruises

the “World’s Best” Large-Ship. 

Carnival changes smoking policy effective October 9, 2014.


Concordia Refloat Operation to Begin July 14, 2014.


New promotion from Carnival Cruise Line offers discounts for Military Personnel

through July 13, 2014.

Coral Conservation in the Caribbean

posted June 5, 2014

A new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) offers hope of reversing the trend of degrading Caribbean corals. read more...

Holland America Line’s ms Volendam to Add 21 Lanai Staterooms and Mix Bar

posted June 2, 2014

When Holland America Line’s ms Volendam completes dry-dock in December 2014, the ship will feature 21 new exclusive lanai staterooms, the contemporary bar area Mix and updated bathrooms in all suites and select other stateroom categories. Read more...

RCCL Plans Oasis IV

posted June 2, 2014

During the keel-laying ceremony for the third Oasis-class ship at STX in St. Nazaire, France, Royal Caribbean announced that a fourth Oasis-class ship is planned. The keel laying, during which a 1,000-ton block was lifted by crane into the building dock, marks the beginning of the physical construction of Oasis III.

Disney Cruise Line Returning to Hawaii, West Coast and Galveston in 2015

posted May 19, 2014

In the fall of 2015, Disney Cruise Line is returning to popular destinations and home ports for limited-time engagements. Two Hawaii cruises, a return to the West Coast with departures from San Diego and a Galveston, Texas homecoming make up a season of special sailings.  Read more...

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