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Carnival Names Rose Parade Float

December 28, 2018

Rose Queen Louise Siskel smashed a confetti-filled bottle across the “bow” of the Carnival Cruise Line’s colorful ship-shaped float for the Rose Parade, officially naming the float “Come Sail Away.” After the event, guests also had the opportunity to help decorate the float and put on the finishing touches to bring the floral masterpiece to […]

Celebrity Edge Arrives in Puerto Rico

December 19, 2018

The Celebrity Edge made her maiden call to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, as the ship docked in San Juan.  To welcome the ship, port officials organized the “Festival del Encanto,” celebrating Puerto Rican heritage and customs, with pier-side dancing, music and other festivities.  Carla Campos, executive director of […]

MSC Armonia Arrives in Miami for First Sailing to Cuba

December 10, 2018

The MSC Armonia has arrived in Miami ahead of her first sailing to Cuba from South Florida. Starting on Monday, December 10 the MSC Armonia will begin sailing seven-night Caribbean itineraries year-round departing from Miami and calling at Montego Bay, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel, Mexico before arriving in Havana on Saturday and staying […]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Declares Dividend

December 4, 2018

The Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per common share payable on January 4, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 20, 2018.  “This move reflects the company’s continuing efforts to increase shareholder returns,” Royal Caribbean said, in a statement.

MSC Cuts Steel for 2021 Newbuild, Names it MSC Seashore

November 26, 2018

MSC Cruises today cut the first steel of MSC Seashore, the first of two MSC Cruises Seaside EVO-class ships currently on order at Fincantieri. At a ceremony held at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and Fincantieri’s Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Bono launched the first steel cut of the ship, […]

Princess Announces Eight Ship 2020 Alaska Program

November 13, 2018

Princess Cruises has announced its 2020 Alaska program, with eight ships and 11 different itineraries. The Golden Princess will debut a full season of 14-day Inside Passage voyages, sailing round-trip from Los Angeles with a visit to Hubbard Glacier. The Royal Princess will return  as the largest ship sailing in the Gulf of Alaska on the seven-day […]

Carnival Corporation Launches Cruise Joint Venture in China

November 6, 2018

Carnival Corporation today announced that its cruise joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will launch this week under the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited. The new China-based cruise company plans to operate its own fleet to serve Chinese cruise guests by the end of 2019.  CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited announced an […]

Royal Caribbean Opens Terminal A in Miami

November 2, 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruises officially opened its new Terminal A at PortMiami today. The terminal will serve as homeport to Royal Caribbean International ships such as the Symphony and Allure of the Seas. “Terminal A is an important milestone in the growth of the cruise industry in South Florida and underscores our commitment to Miami, where […]

Celebrity Eclipse to be Based in Melbourne

October 30, 2018

Celebrity Cruises is upping capacity in Australia as the Celebrity Eclipse will join the Solstice in the market for the 2020-2021 Australian cruise season, the company announced. The ship will homeport in Melbourne following a huge refit in Singapore in late 2020, as the Eclipse will undergo a drydock as part of the company’s Celebrity […]

Princess Announces Refreshed Menu at SHARE by Curtis Stone

October 24, 2018

Princess Cruises has announced a revamped menu at SHARE by Chef Curtis Stone.  The new menu, part of the six-course fine-dining experience, includes butter-poached chunks of Alaska King Crab and hard-roasted, double-boned Brown Butter Duroc Pork Chop. In addition, new “Crafted by Curtis” dishes on the main dining room menu are also rolling out fleetwide, the […]