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The Top Cruise Stories of the Decade
12/30/2019
The Top Cruise Stories of the Decade

The Top Cruise Stories of the Decade

During this past decade, the cruise ship orderbook grew from 27 ships on order in 2010 to more than 110 ships entering 2020. Not only is the current orderbook a record, it also contains more different ships than ever before from 9,000 to 100 passengers, from contemporary and mass market ships to ult...

The Top New Ships of 2019
12/29/2019
The Top New Ships of 2019

The Top New Ships of 2019

The year saw an introduction of a record-breaking 24 new ships from the 100-guest Celebrity Flora to the 4,888-guest MSC Grandiosa. Costa Smeralda The Costa Smeralda was the first ship to enter service for Costa in Europe since the Costa Diadema in 2014. Based on Carnival's XL platform, the vessel i...

Ritz-Carlton Set to Provide Bailout Package to Barreras Shipyard
12/28/2019
Ritz-Carlton Set to Provide Bailout Package to Barreras Shipyard

Ritz-Carlton Set to Provide Bailout Package to Barreras Shipyard

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Oaktree Capital are poised to save Barreras shipyard in Spain in order to ensure the delivery of the 298-guest Evrima, according to Spanish media reports and other sources familiar with the situation. Spanish media reported that the cruise operator is working wi...

The Top Cruise Stories of 2019
12/28/2019
The Top Cruise Stories of 2019

The Top Cruise Stories of 2019

1. New Ships Two dozen new ships entered service in 2019, a record for new ships and berth introductions globally. Among the highlights was the MSC Bellissima, pictured above, which joined the global fleet in March. 2. Cruise lines Step Up Following Hurricane Dorian Cruise operators raced to help th...

Last Minute Winter Getaways with Fred. Olsen
12/27/2019
Last Minute Winter Getaways with Fred. Olsen

Last Minute Winter Getaways with Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced that it still has a number of last-minute deals for guests booking cruises departing in January and February 2020. "From a five-night European city break – with fares from as little as £629 per person – to island-hopping Caribbean adventures, there is boun...

The Top Shipbuilding and Fleet Stories of 2019
12/27/2019
The Top Shipbuilding and Fleet Stories of 2019

The Top Shipbuilding and Fleet Stories of 2019

A look at the top shipbuilding and fleet stories of 2019: 1. Star Breeze Lengthening Underway in Palermo for Windstar Windstar cut its Star Breeze in half at Fincantieri, the first of three ships set to be lengthened in a $250 million initiative at Palermo. 2. Royal Caribbean Orders Sixth Oasis-Clas...

#TBT Operated by SeaDream Yacht Club since 2002, the SeaDream I was built as the Sea Goddess I in 1984. Before joining i...
12/26/2019

#TBT

Operated by SeaDream Yacht Club since 2002, the SeaDream I was built as the Sea Goddess I in 1984. Before joining its current cruise line, the vessel sailed for Sea Goddess Cruises, Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line.

Genting Announces Sale and Leaseback Deal for Crystal Endeavor
12/26/2019
Genting Announces Sale and Leaseback Deal for Crystal Endeavor

Genting Announces Sale and Leaseback Deal for Crystal Endeavor

Genting Hong Kong has announced a sale and leaseback deal for the new Crystal Endeavor for a total price of 350 million euro. The interest rate was reported at 7 percent. Genting will sell the ship to SNC Endeavor Leasing, which is wholly-owned by Cafi Hester and Doumer Finance, both part of Crédit...

The Top Deployment and Cruise Experience Stories of 2019
12/26/2019
The Top Deployment and Cruise Experience Stories of 2019

The Top Deployment and Cruise Experience Stories of 2019

A look at the top deployment moves and cruise experience stories of 2019: 1. Royal Caribbean Opens Perfect Day At CocoCay The new attraction represents a $250 million transformation of the line's private island in The Bahamas, including new waterslides, a hot-air balloon and the Caribbean's largest ...

The Top Expedition Cruise Stories of 2019
12/25/2019
The Top Expedition Cruise Stories of 2019

The Top Expedition Cruise Stories of 2019

A look at the top expedition cruise market stories of the year. 1. Expedition Cruise Market: 8,500 New Berths Between 2019 and 2023, 41 new expedition ships will be delivered from 17 cruise operators, introducing over 8,500 berths to the market and easily doubling 2018 capacity. 2. Hurtigruten to Ad...

Free WhatsApp for Holland America Crew
12/24/2019
Free WhatsApp for Holland America Crew

Free WhatsApp for Holland America Crew

Holland America Line is giving crew free WhatsApp access across its fleet in time for the holidays. Holland America Line also launched Crew Self-Service (CSS), which gives crew members free access to their personal employment information. “Our crew members are at the heart of our operation, and we...

Crystal Endeavor in the Water at MV Werften
12/24/2019
Crystal Endeavor in the Water at MV Werften

Crystal Endeavor in the Water at MV Werften

The Crystal Endeavor touched water for the first time at MV Werften as the 200-guest luxury expedition ship was launched from the yard's building hall successfully. The ship is set to be delivered in January and will start revenue service in Japan in August following a series of private charters and...

12/23/2019
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages

Only 💯 days to go before Scarlet Lady sets sail on her Maiden Voyage. Let the countdown begin 🙌

After All-Nighter, Carnival Glory Patched and Cruising
12/23/2019
After All-Nighter, Carnival Glory Patched and Cruising

After All-Nighter, Carnival Glory Patched and Cruising

The Carnival Glory has sailed on her Christmas cruise from New Orleans after an all-night effort to repair damage to the ship following a collision in Cozumel with the Carnival Legend on Friday. Crews worked through the night to enclose the aft dining room which took the brunt of the damage, removin...

Bahamas Paradise Offers 'Unbeatable' Wave Season Promo
12/23/2019
Bahamas Paradise Offers 'Unbeatable' Wave Season Promo

Bahamas Paradise Offers 'Unbeatable' Wave Season Promo

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line today announced its wave season offer for 2020, which will feature a host of discounts for travel advisors, according to a press release. Available now for sailings through June 30, 2020, advisors can offer clients the chance to escape to Grand Bahama Island or Nassau wh...

De Hoop Celebrates 130 Years
12/23/2019
De Hoop Celebrates 130 Years

De Hoop Celebrates 130 Years

Shipyard De Hoop has celebrated its 130th year of what it called “designing, engineering and building custom-built vessels, meaning no standard processes, but endless potential for customization.” The Dutch yard was founded in November 1889 in Lobith-Tolkamer, on the Rhein near the German border...

Phoenix Releases 2021 Program
12/23/2019
Phoenix Releases 2021 Program

Phoenix Releases 2021 Program

Phoenix Reisen has issued its new 260-page Seereisen 2021 brochure covering the cruises of the Amadea, Amera, Artania, Albatros and Deutschland. New destinations include Sandane in Norway, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden; Tristan da Cunha in the South Pacific; Guaymas, Mexico; Chuuk, Micronesia; Beppu, Japan...

Fred. Olsen Launches RIB Seaside Expedition Adventure
12/23/2019
Fred. Olsen Launches RIB Seaside Expedition Adventure

Fred. Olsen Launches RIB Seaside Expedition Adventure

As part of its in-house offerings to guests, Fred. Olsen Cruises has launched an extra-activity: the Rigid Inflatable Boat's (RIB) Seaside Expedition Adventure. The first RIB seaside adventure was launched on the Braemar's call to Scarborough, Tobago. "This seaside adventure was designed by Fred. Ol...

Carnival Glory
12/21/2019
Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory

The Carnival Glory will be repaired during her turnaround day in New Orleans on Dec. 22, according to a statement from Carnival Cruise Line following the Friday collision between two of its ships. "The ship is on its way to New Orleans and will dock tomorrow morning to operate your cruise. With the ...

Tersan to Finish Havila Newbuilds
12/21/2019
Tersan to Finish Havila Newbuilds

Tersan to Finish Havila Newbuilds

Two Havila Kystruten newbuilds will be towed to Tersan shipyard in Turkey from Barreras in Spain, where construction has been stopped due to financial difficulties at the shipyard. The company previously cancelled its deal with Berreras in November. Tersan is already building two of the four Havila ...

Fiann Paul to Share His Experiences on A&K Arctic Cruises
12/21/2019
Fiann Paul to Share His Experiences on A&K Arctic Cruises

Fiann Paul to Share His Experiences on A&K Arctic Cruises

Icelandic athlete Fiann Paul will be sharing his experiences as Explorer-in-Residence on Abercrombie and Kent’s Arctic cruises in 2020, the company said in a statement. Starting off the season is Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear (Jul 31-Aug 14, 2020) which explores the Svalbard...

Michelin-Star Chef Nick Nairn Creates Signature Dish for the Spirit of the Rhine
12/21/2019
Michelin-Star Chef Nick Nairn Creates Signature Dish for the Spirit of the Rhine

Michelin-Star Chef Nick Nairn Creates Signature Dish for the Spirit of the Rhine

Celebrity chef Nick Nairn, the youngest Scotsman to receive a Michelin star, has announced that he will create a signature dish for the Spirit of the Rhine’s a la carte restaurant. The vessel is Saga's newbuild river ship set to debut in 2021. He will also host show-cookery demonstrations during t...

Fridtjof Nansen Delivered
12/20/2019
Fridtjof Nansen Delivered

Fridtjof Nansen Delivered

Hurtigruten took delivery of its second newbuild in 2019 as the company was handed the 530-guest Fridtjof Nansen at Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik Norway on Friday. Following successful sea trials in November, the ship was finished ahead of schedule. On Friday, the shipyard's flag was lowered from the ve...

12/20/2019
Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral

PRE-CHRISTMAS CRUISE: Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas pulls away from Cruise Terminal 1 at the Port on Friday for a Bahamas cruise. The Mariner is set to return on Dec. 23.

Terminal Puerto Coquimbo S.A
12/20/2019

Terminal Puerto Coquimbo S.A

En TPC Coquimbo, hoy viernes 20 de diciembre recibimos al crucero NORWEGIAN STAR, nave de 294 metros de eslora, arribó con más de 2 mil pasajeros y 1.056 tripulantes, estará hasta las 17 horas en el Sitio 1 de #CoquimboPuertoLindo. #SomosTPC

Carnival Corp. 2020 Outlook
12/20/2019
Carnival Corp. 2020 Outlook

Carnival Corp. 2020 Outlook

Carnival Corp. 2020 Outlook main: Carnival Corporation provided adjusted earnings guidance for 2020 on today’s Q4 and year-end earnings call from $4.30 to $4.60 per share, compared to 2019 adjusted earnings of $4.40 per share. Carnival President and CEO Arnold Donald said that he expects cruise re...

Carnival Legend and Glory Collide in Cozumel
12/20/2019
Carnival Legend and Glory Collide in Cozumel

Carnival Legend and Glory Collide in Cozumel

Two Carnival Cruise Line ships collided this morning in Cozumel, Mexico as the bow of the Legend came into contact with the stern of the 2003-built Glory, leaving visible damage to the latter vessel (pictured above). Video: Winds were thought to be the cause of the collision between the ships. More ...

Streamlining at Vard
12/20/2019
Streamlining at Vard

Streamlining at Vard

Streamlining at Vard main: Fincantieri is moving to streamline its VARD subsidiary, concentrating shipbuilding activities at three core yards. According to a spokesperson, in order to increase VARD’s cost efficiency and to secure a stable workload in the Norwegian part of the Group in the years to...

Carnival Corp. Reports Q4 and Full Year 2019 Earnings
12/20/2019
Carnival Corp. Reports Q4 and Full Year 2019 Earnings

Carnival Corp. Reports Q4 and Full Year 2019 Earnings

Carnival Corporation announced financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended November 30, 2019 and provided an outlook for the full year and first quarter 2020. Key Highlights: Full Year 2019 U.S. GAAP net income of $3.0 billion, or $4.32 diluted EPS, for the full year 2019, compared ...

Princess Cruises Sails Longest Taiwan Season in 2020
12/20/2019
Princess Cruises Sails Longest Taiwan Season in 2020

Princess Cruises Sails Longest Taiwan Season in 2020

Princess Cruises Sails Longest Taiwan Season in 2020 main: Princess Cruises has announced that the Majestic Princess will be homeporting for a six-month season in Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan in 2020. This is the longest season that the Majestic Princess will be based in Keelung. The ship will offer 38 ...

Holland America Promotes 2020 Alaska Program
12/20/2019
Holland America Promotes 2020 Alaska Program

Holland America Promotes 2020 Alaska Program

Holland America Promotes 2020 Alaska Program main: Holland America Line will sail the 2,650-passenger Koningsdam to Alaska in 2020, which will see seven Holland America ships to Alaska between April and September, including the Eurodam, Maasdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Volendam and Westerdam. Cruises sa...

Carnival Mardi Gras Delayed
12/20/2019
Carnival Mardi Gras Delayed

Carnival Mardi Gras Delayed

Carnival Mardi Gras Delayed main: Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it has been informed by officials at the Meyer Turku shipyard that delivery of the Mardi Gras will be delayed and is advising booked guests and travel advisors that the first revenue sailing of the ship will be Nov. 14, 2020...

Aurora Expeditions Launches New Website
12/20/2019
Aurora Expeditions Launches New Website

Aurora Expeditions Launches New Website

Aurora Expeditions has launched a new website which will help users access the company's best deals and create bespoke experiences. The cruise line announced that the new website, operational from December 20, is "fact-packed and more user-friendly, with real-time availability, pricing, promotions, ...

Fred. Olsen Builds River Product
12/20/2019
Fred. Olsen Builds River Product

Fred. Olsen Builds River Product

Founded in the mid-19th Century, Fred. Olsen was building on a remarkable legacy when it launched into riverboat cruising in 2018. The company’s ocean-going vessels are small enough to take in a bit of the Seine in France, and the Guadalquivir on the way into Seville, but had never had a truly ded...

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