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Port of Houston Loses Ships as Focus Turns to Asia

Aug 23 2015 07:00 PM

The Port of Houston is losing both of its home-ported ships next year, a victim of a growing focus by North American cruise lines on shifting deployments to Asia. Both Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises have announced 2016 schedules that do no...

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New Kids' Interactive Waterpark to Debut on the Harmony of the Seas

Aug 16 2015 07:00 PM

Royal Caribbean International will amp up the adventure when the cruise line debuts Harmony of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship and the first to feature Splashaway Bay, an interactive aqua park for kids. The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide a...

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Beam Aboard the First Official Star Trek Cruise with William Shatner

Aug 16 2015 07:00 PM

William Shatner will soon be taking fans where they've never gone before, to sea, hosting the first ever officially licensed Star Trek cruise. The Cruise will embark January 9, 2017, on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami. The six-day cruise is part of the...

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Next Boom for the Cruise Industry: China

Aug 10 2015 04:00 PM

In early 2014, the cruise industry was steaming ahead with few surprises. New ships were on the horizon, including Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, which was headed where most new ships from North American companies sail: the...

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Norwegian The Latest to Sail to Cuba

Aug 05 2015 06:20 PM

Add Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to the list of cruise companies moving fast to offer Cuba sailings.   The Miami-based parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas has applied for licenses from the U.S. Treasury...

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Cruise lines banning handshakes between passengers and crew

Aug 04 2015 07:00 PM

During a cruise, shaking hands with the captain is a small honor — the shipboard equivalent of shaking hands with the President of the United States.    Funny thing is, there may come a day when it’s easier to get a handshake from...

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Norwegian bringing new ship to Tampa port in 2016

Aug 05 2015 06:05 PM

A new cruise ship will sail into Tampa in 2016.   Norwegian Cruise Line is bring its 2,402-passenger, 965-foot Norwegian Jade to Port Tampa Bay in the fall of 2016, according to a release.   The ship, built in 2006, will replace Norwegian Sta...

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Norwegian Unveils Hull Art for the newest ship - Escape

Jul 29 2015 07:00 PM

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

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

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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