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Seafarers’ House to Honor Royal Caribbean’s Michael Bayley

February 13, 2018

Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, has been selected as the recipient of Seafarers’ House International Golden Compass Award for 2018, according to a statement.  The award is given each year to those who have achieved distinction in the maritime world, those whose vocation or avocation has been the sea, or those […]

Carnival Adds More Agent Events

February 9, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line has announced it is offering travel agents the opportunity to participate in more than 75 ship inspections and Seminar at Sea events in 2018 as part of the line’s “Travel Agents Rock” program, according to a statement. Registration is now open on Carnival Passport, the line’s training portal that houses all of […]

Silver Cloud Launches Photo Academy in Antarctica

February 2, 2018

Silversea Cruises has introduced its new “My Photo Academy” on sailings to Antarctica aboard the Silver Cloud, utilizing the ship’s new Photo Studio as a hub for the multifaceted enrichment program. With landscapes and wildlife as the backdrop, Silversea stated that guests will have the chance to elevate their photographic prowess by learning how to […]

Carnival Miracle Starts Year-Round Cruises from Tampa

January 29, 2018

The Carnival Miracle kicked off a year-round program of seven-day cruises from Tampa this past weekend, doubling the line’s capacity at the port, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement. The Carnival Miracle joins the Carnival Paradise which operates year-round four- to eight-day voyages from Tampa to the Caribbean and Cuba. Together, Carnival Miracle and […]

P&O Orders New Ship for 2022 Delivery

January 26, 2018

Carnival Corporation today announced it had signed a shipbuilding contract for a second next-generation cruise ship for its P&O Cruises brand with Meyer Werft that is scheduled to be delivered in 2022. The new order marks the 95th ship on the global cruise ship orderbook set to be delivered between 2018 and 2026. Similar to a P&O […]

Royal Caribbean Reports Q4 and Full Year 2017

January 24, 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruises reported 2017 US GAAP and adjusted earnings of $7.53 per share — beating the its own Double-Double EPS target and the mid-point of previous guidance by $0.75 and $0.16, respectively.  In addition, the company announced that 2018 adjusted earnings are expected to be in the range of $8.55 to $8.75 per share, according […]

New Cruise Ships of All Sizes for 2018

January 22, 2018

Sixteen new ships will be delivered this year, the biggest year for new ship deliveries since 2001, when 17 ships hit the market. This year will also mark a diverse one for ship deliveries, starting with the gigantic, high-tech 5,400-passenger Symphony of the Seas being built at STX France and extending to the unique 300-guest […]

Princess Boosts Vietnam Capacity

January 22, 2018

Princess Cruises announced it will boost guest capacity in Vietnam by over 40 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, citing local demand. In 2017, Princess Cruises carried over 58,000 guests on 22 sailings to Vietnamese ports such as Phu My, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Cai Lan. In 2018, Princess Cruises’ six ships – Majestic […]

Construction Starts on Crystal Expedition Ship

January 15, 2018

Steel was cut today at MV Werften for the new Crystal Endeavor, a luxury expedition yacht. Compared to previous renderings, the ship now sports an updated exterior look (pictured above). Delivery is now scheduled for 2020, according to the shipyard. Employees and guests watched as the flame cutter was launched by Genting Hong Kong Chairman […]

Celebrity Edge to Debut Early

January 8, 2018

The construction process of the new and innovative Celebrity Edge is going so well that the Miami-based cruise line is adding a number of new sailings as the ship will make her debut ahead of schedule from STX France. Celebrity has added four three-night Bahamas aboard the 2,900-passenger ship, scheduled for Nov. 21, Nov. 24, […]