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Princess Joins Other Cruise Lines in Canceling Tunisia Visits

Mar 23 2015 07:00 PM

Princess Cruises is joining the list of cruise lines canceling calls in Tunisia in the wake of Wednesday's terrorist attack.   The California-based company tells USA TODAY that a June 1 visit to the Tunisian capital of Tunis scheduled for the 3,08...

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MSC Cruises sending new ship to Miami

Mar 18 2015 11:00 PM

MSC Cruises has a lot of ships on order, but it's given one of them a name and is sending it to Miami.   MSC Seaside will debut in November 2017 and offer Caribbean trips year-round from a renovated dedicated berth at PortMiami. The 154,000-ton sh...

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Royal Caribbean to Have the Largest Ship to Alaska in 2016

Mar 19 2015 07:00 PM

A new era of giant cruise ships is about to arrive in Alaska.   Royal Caribbean has announced plans to send the 137,308-ton Explorer of the Seas to the 49th State in 2016 -- the first time a ship of its size has been deployed to the destination....

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Update: MSC Passengers Dead, Costa Passengers Missing Following Tunisia Terror Attack

Mar 18 2015 07:00 PM

The news from Tunis has turned even more tragic, as cruise ships making excursion stops in Tunis, Tunisia, Wednesday are reporting passengers dead or lost as a result of a gunman attack in the city. MSC Cruises is reporting that nine of its passengers...

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Costa Recalls Ships After Deadly Tunisia Terrorist Attack

Mar 18 2015 07:00 PM

The Costa Fascinosa departed Tunis, Tunisia, following the deadly attack on the National Bardo Museum, and 13 of its passengers did not return to the ship prior to departure, Costa Cruises said in a statement.   And MSC Cruises said Wednesday even...

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Carnival Sunshine Announces New Sailings from East Coast in 2016

Mar 17 2015 07:00 PM

Carnival Cruise Lines is all set to bring its Fun Ship 2.0 features and amenities to travelers across the East Coast in 2016.    The cruise line announced on Monday that it will offer 20 voyages ranging from two to 10 days from New York aboar...

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World's newest cruise ship heads to sea

Mar 15 2015 11:00 PM

The world's newest cruise ship has had its first taste of water, and is now taking a leisurely trip up the river.   Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas on Tuesday began its 20-mile trip up the Ems River from the Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenberg...

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Cruise line leaders have sights on Cuba

Mar 15 2015 11:00 PM

Cruise lines are looking to send their ships to Cuba as soon as general tourism is allowed, executives said Tuesday at the industry's biggest annual convention in Miami Beach.   Travel to Cuba has been loosened under new U.S. regulations, but it r...

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Princess Brings in Broadway Heavy Hitter Stephen Schwartz

Mar 14 2015 07:00 PM

With a growing demand for fresh entertainment onboard ships, Princess Cruises went right to the top and partnered with a three-time Oscar winner to develop new shows.   The partner? None other than Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked,...

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Royal Caribbean Announces 2016 Europe and Alaska

Mar 12 2015 07:00 PM

Royal Caribbean International today announced new 2016 Europe vacations, totaling eight of the region’s cruise ships that will sail from six European homeports and call at 80 destinations in 27 countries throughout the Mediterranean, Canary Islan...

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