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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 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 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 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 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 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 more

Three Queens Meet In Liverpool

posted May 25, 2015

Three Queens

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 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, 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 more


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