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Norwegian Escape Floats Out
Posted August 15, 2015
Norwegian Escape, with her signature hull artwork designed by famed marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, was floated out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II on Saturday...read more
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
AIDA 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...read more
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 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