Monthly Archives: May 2014

Carnival ramps up exhaust gas cleaning plans

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Carnival Corporation has outlined plans to significantly increase installations of its industry-first exhaust gas cleaning technology to more than 70 vessels. The expansion covering over 70 per cent of its entire fleet represents an increase from the 32 ships announced in September 2013. Carnival Corporation is investing as much as $400 million to design, build and install the systems, being used for the first time in the restricted space found on cruise ships. The systems will enable Carnival Corporation to …

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Carnival brings Sprit-class ships to West Coast

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Carnival Miracle will be one of the ships to deploy on the West Coast of the United States Carnival Cruise Lines has made two exciting enhancements to its West Coast cruise operations, deploying two Spirit-class ships featuring a variety of Fun Ship 2.0 innovations as well as a huge number of balcony staterooms. The new deployments include Carnival Miracle introducing year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera departures from Long Beach, beginning in October 2014, and Carnival Legend operating the line’s Alaska program …

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Norwegian Cruise Line to further enrich guest experience

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across the fleet. The goal is to elevate the guest experience, building on the success of the line’s two newest ships: Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. Norwegian NEXT encompasses ship revitalisations, dining enhancements, new experiences in entertainment and guest activities and expanded dining/entertainment reservation periods, along with innovations in technology, new tropical destinations and the line’s continued commitment to the environment. Through to 2015, the company has plans to revitalise a number of vessels, including Norwegian Jewel, that just re-entered …

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Princess Cruises launches new 3,560-guest ship

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The newest ship to join the Princess Cruises fleet, Regal Princess, arrived in Venice today to welcome guests on its maiden voyage. Regal Princess is sister ship to Royal Princess, which was launched last year by HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge. The new ship, the 18th in the Princess Cruises fleet, has: –  Capacity for 3,560 guests–  1,780 staterooms–  17 decks–  1,346 crew–  16 bars and restaurants including three dining rooms–  A luxury spa and fitness centre The ship also …

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The beautiful game sets sail this summer

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With the FIFA World Cup 2014 just around the corner, sports fever is gripping the nation and, whether watching from the comfort of your own stateroom or getting involved on board, cruise lines are ensuring their passengers won’t miss out on the big game action. Live coverage of FIFA World Cup matches will be screened on board many of the major cruise lines such as Crystal Cruises, Cunard and P&O Cruises. Celebrity Cruises will also be offering guests viewing parties …

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Southampton welcomes back Royal Caribbean for summer cruise season

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Southampton welcomes back Royal Caribbean for summer cruise season Independence of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas cruise ship, two of Royal Caribbean International’s most activity packed ships have arrived back in Southampton this month to embark on their 2014 summer seasons for the second year running. The return of the ships underscores the company’s commitment to the UK and Southampton market, which will grow further with the arrival of the most technologically advanced ship ever, Anthem of the …

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One year until Anthem of the Seas arrives in UK

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This week marks the one year to go milestone to the launch of Royal Caribbean International’s newest and most technologically developed cruise ship ever to be based from the UK View the Original article

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More ships & new itineraries coming for Viking River Cruises in 2015

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and two unique vessels for the Elbe River. Next year will also see the launch of two new itineraries highlighting the Rhine River. The announcement comes directly on the heels of Viking’s world record-setting christening last month of 18 vessels across four countries in five days and will bring the company’s total fleet size to 64 river vessels in 2015. “When we started this company 17 years ago, we had two cell phones and no money, but we knew there …

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Norwegian Epic to sail from Southampton in 2015

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Norwegian Epic to sail from Southampton in 2015   Norwegian Cruise Line announced Norwegian Epic has added two sailings to and from Southampton in 2015, marking the first time that the ship has visited the port since the inaugural celebration in June 2010. Norwegian Epic will sail one six- and one seven-night Iberian Peninsula itinerary. Norwegian Epic to sail from Southampton in 2015 The ship’s six-night sailing will depart Barcelona on September 20th 2015 and arrive in Southampton on September …

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Successful start to 2014 season on Columbia River for American Cruise Lines

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American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com) announced today that Queen of the West’s 2014 season on the Columbia and Snake Rivers is off to a successful start. Currently on its third sailing of the year, the 120-passenger paddlewheeler has 31 more sailings scheduled through November. Prior to entering service again, Queen of the West received numerous upgrades, which include elegant new dining room furniture, a new bar in the Paddlewheel Lounge, all new furniture in the Lewis & Clark lounge, and a …

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