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Norwegian Unveils Hull Art for the newest ship - Escape

Jul 29 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Norwegian Cruise Line

The newest upcoming ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Escape, passed another construction milestone when it unveiled its new hull art from marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey.   Currently being built in Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Esc...

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Costa announces world's highest capacity cruise ships

Jul 28 2015 10:55 PM | Jason in Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises has announced plans to build the “next generation” of cruise ship, placing an order for what will be the two largest passenger vessels in the world based on total capacity.   With over 2,600 guest cabins apiece, each ship...

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Royal Caribbean Ship Catches Fire

Jul 28 2015 10:50 PM | Jason in Royal Caribbean

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship had a fire on board, forcing the passengers to go into their emergency drill positions.   The fire started as the ship, called the Freedom of the Seas, was pulling into a Jamaican port, according to the company's spok...

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Another Cruise Line Announces Sailings to Cuba

Jul 28 2015 10:50 PM | Jason in Port News

Add Pearl Seas Cruises to the list of companies touting voyages to Cuba.   The small-ship line on Monday announced plans for seven- to 10-night sailings to the island nation out of Florida in spring 2016.   The trips will take place on the li...

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The Truth About Cruise Insurance

Jul 28 2015 10:45 PM | Jason in Articles

When you buy a cruise your travel agent or the cruise line will likely give you a pitch to buy cruise insurance to cover your vacation. The agent gets commissioned, and cruise lines view insurance as a profit area. A big selling point will likely be th...

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Norwegian to Introduce a la Carte Specialty Dining

Jul 21 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line said most of its alternate dining venues will move to a la carte pricing rather than cover charges starting next year.   The line is introducing a la carte pricing on the Norwegian Escape, due in November, for three of its sp...

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Kate McCue Becomes First American Female Cruise Ship Captain

Jul 13 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Cruise News

For the first time in the cruise industry – and in Celebrity Cruises' history – an American female will take the helm of a mega-ton cruise ship.   San Francisco native Kate McCue will command Celebrity Summit, saili...

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Carnival Adds Family-Friendly and Personalized Shore Excursions

Jul 13 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line announced this week that it has extensively expanded its shore experiences, now featuring personalized private tours, family-friendly excursions, free activities and more.     The cruise line is now offering “Only-O...

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Carnival CEO: Cuba Cruise Will Not Be “Typical”

Jul 08 2015 09:15 PM | Jason in Carnival Cruise Line

A day after Carnival cruises announced it will be sailing to Cuba, the CEO of the company speaks out about the historic change between the island nation and the U.S. and what to expect in their new voyage.   Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald says t...

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Carnival to become first US cruise company to visit Cuba since 1960s

Jul 08 2015 09:15 PM | Jason in Port News

The weeklong cruises will be aboard the Adonia, which carries 710 passengers, during which the vessel is not allowed to stop at other counties   Starting in May, Carnival Corporation plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation,...

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