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Queen Mary 2 to undergo major refurbishment in early summer 2016
Posted July 15, 2015
Queen Mary 2 will undergo an extensive 25 day dry dock refurbishment at the Blohm+Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany next summer, 27 May- 21 June 2016...read more
Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces À La Carte Specialty Dining
Posted July 14, 2015
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today the introduction of à la carte specialty dining at the line's signature specialty restaurants, providing guests the freedom to savor an array of tastes and gourmet dishes and the flexibility to choose how many courses they wish to enjoy during their meal...read more
Princess Cruises’ New Ship Begins Countdown to Summer 2017 Debut for China Year Round Cruising
Posted July 10, 2015
Carnival plc today marked the beginning of construction of Princess Cruises’ third new generation of ships with the official keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. As the keel – the bottommost part of the ship – was ceremoniously lowered into position, and shipyard officials celebrated the occasion with a traditional Chinese lion dance. This, yet-to-be-named ship, will be customized to appeal to the China market when it debuts in summer 2017...read more
IDA Introduces Flat-Rate Internet Plans
posted June 22, 2015
For a nominal flat rate fee, passengers can access popular social
media sites, including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp during
their cruise. n addition to the new, exclusive social media flat rate,
AIDA is also dramatically increasing the bandwidth onboard, and introducing
more packages...read more
n addition to the new, exclusive social media flat rate, AIDA is also dramatically increasing the bandwidth onboard, and introducing more packages...read more
Passengers can now select from customizable dining packages on NCL ships
posted Jun 11, 2015
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today the introduction of new Specialty Dining Packages that allow guests the freedom to savor an array of tastes and unique experiences at the line's signature specialty restaurants and the flexibility to choose the number of nights they'd like to dine for one set price. Norwegian guests sailing fleetwide from August 7* and beyond can enjoy a Specialty Dining Package ranging from three days to the length of their entire cruise, with pricing starting at $59 per person** for a three-day package when purchased online prior to sailing, providing cruisers with an excellent value...read more
Three Queens Meet In Liverpool
posted May 25, 2015
Queen Mary 2 (top), Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth on the Mersey against the backdrop of the Three Graces.
Photo Credit: James Morgan for Cunard
MSC Divina Returning to Europe in 2015
posted April 28, 2014
MSC Cruises is sending the MSC Divina back to the Mediterranean for the summer of 2015. According to the line this move is "a strengthening its commitment to serving the North American market with the deployment of the MSC Divina to the Mediterranean." Read more...
Asian Dining Venues Now Complimentary Across the Norwegian Cruise Line Fleet
posted by the Shipdetective on April 13. 2015
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that many of the line's popular Asian dining venues can now be enjoyed on a complimentary basis across the fleet...read more
MSC Sinfonia Completes Renaissance Program Overhaul
posted March 30, 2015
MSC Cruises announced that MSC Sinfonia left Genoa, Italy, on Friday, March 27, to resume service following ground-breaking enlargement and enhancement work at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy.
Disney Cruise Line to Sail First British Isles Itinerary in 2016
posted March 26, 2015
In summer 2016, Disney Cruise Line will debut a new 12-night
itinerary to the British Isles, including new ports-of-call in England,
Ireland, France and Scotland—where centuries-old castles set the scene for
adventures ashore. (Disney
In summer 2016, Disney Cruise Line will debut a new 12-night itinerary to the British Isles, including new ports-of-call in England, Ireland, France and Scotland—where centuries-old castles set the scene for adventures ashore. (Disney Cruise Line)
Comedic Magician Ben Seidman Chosen as Princess Cruises’ Entertainer of the Year
posted March 23, 2015
Guests aboard Crown Princess have voted and selected Comedic Magician Ben Seidman as Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year. Read more...
Queen Victoria Gets Upgrades
posted January 23, 2015
Queen Victoria set out from Southampton in tip-top form having just returned from an intensive 20 day refurbishment at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg ...read more
Norman Atlantic Fire
December 28, 2014
A fire broke out on the car deck of the Norman Atlantic while the ferry was traveling from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy. 10 people have been confirmed dead, 98 are still unaccounted for after the disaster. The cause of the fire was under investigation. The ferry is owned by Visemar Di Navigazione SRL and registered in Italy.
Grand Turk Cruise Center Upgrade Planned
Posted December 15, 2014
The government of Turks and Caicos approved a plan to
centralize vendors and tour operators with a facility with a taxi
dispatch center and tourist help desk. The plan also includes the funds to
for a permanent police presence at the beach areas and redevelopment of the
tourism booth in the cruise terminal. The project is expected to take two
years to complete.
centralize vendors and tour operators with a facility with a taxi dispatch center and tourist help desk. The plan also includes the funds to for a permanent police presence at the beach areas and redevelopment of the tourism booth in the cruise terminal. The project is expected to take two years to complete.
Freedom of the Seas Propulsion Problems
posted December 13, 2014
Freedom of the Seas is operating only with the port and starboard azipods resulting in a reduced top speed by 5 knots, with a new max cruising speed of 18 knots. Passengers will get less time in port but all ports will remain on the itinerary until the Freedom of the Seas goes for a scheduled dry dock session in January 2015.
Carnival Passengers Will Have New Port Call in 2015
Posted December 12, 2014
Amber Cove, an exciting new destination located in the heart of the Dominican Republic’s breathtaking North Coast, known as the Amber Coast, just outside the historical town of Puerto Plata – will welcome its first cruise ship when the Carnival Victory arrives on October 6, 2015, for a day-long call.
The visit by Carnival Victory is the first of 37 calls by eight different Carnival ships that will take place between October 2015 and April 2016.
Amber Cove will be a featured port on select sailings of Carnival Breeze, Carnival Glory, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Victory from Miami, Carnival Conquest from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Valor from Port Canaveral, Fla., and Carnival Fantasy from Charleston, S.C.
Celebrity Cruise Line Orders Two New Ships
posted December 4, 2014
The two 2,900-guest, 117,000-gross-registered-ton ships, developed under the project name EDGE will build upon the modern luxury experience of the brand’s Millennium and Solstice class vessels. At 984 feet long, 123 feet wide and 190 feet high, Project EDGE will deliver small ship itineraries with large ship amenities. "Our new class of ship will set the standard for premium world travel and deliver the next generation of modern luxury experiences that our guests know and love,” said Michael Bayley, president and chief executive officer of Celebrity Cruises. Delivery of the first ship is expected in Fall 2018, with the second vessel delivered in the early part of 2020.
Majesty of the Seas leaving the RCCL Fleet in 2016
posted November 21, 2014
Quantum of the Seas Arrives in Cape Liberty
posted November 10, 2014
RCI Takes Delivery of Quantum of the Seas
posted October 28, 2014
Royal Caribbean International took delivery today of the newest addition to the cruise line’s fleet, Quantum of the Seas, from Meyer Werft Yard. With Captain Srecko “Felix” Ban at the helm, the ship will begin her journey today to Southampton, U.K., where she will welcome her first guests on November 2, for a trans-Atlantic voyage to her home port of Cape Liberty Cruise Port, Bayonne, New Jersey.
RCCL Will Add Dynamic Dining Oasis Class Ships
posted October 2014
Royal Caribbean has recreated the original Oasis-class three-story main dining room into three distinct complimentary venues. Guests will enjoy menus of the new concepts beginning March 14, 2015. Guests sailing Oasis of the Seas prior to March 14, will enjoy the traditional dining room experience in the newly designed spaces. The Allure of the Seas is scheduled for refurbishment in May 2015.
ms Veendam Experiences Propeller Problems - Cruises Cancelled
Keel Laying for Norwegian Escape Celebrated
MSC Armonia in 11-week drydock for refurbishment
Carnival Victory cruise ship review by Shipdetective
Development of East Caicos Considered
Carnival Magic damages coral reef in Grand Cayman
Coast Guard Medevacs Woman from Oosterdam
Queen Victoria to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Refit at Blohm+Voss
Shipyard in January 2015
Original Love Boat Cast Will Be Godparents to Regal Princess.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Offers Free WIFI Beginning the First of the Year.
Carnival to build new port destination in Haiti.
CBP Issues New Customs Declarations Form, Features Expanded
Definition of Family Members. read more...
NCL first cruise line to offer All-Inclusive Packages for onboard services
Princess to Add New Ship to Fleet
Silversea to Host Rare Buccellati Exhibition
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Desmond Tutu
To Join Crystal Spring 2015 South Africa Voyage. read more...
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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