AmaLea Joins AmaWaterways
Aug09

AmaLea Joins AmaWaterways

One of the leading European river cruise companies expands its fleet

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Carnival Horizon Debuts with New Innovations
Jun28

Carnival Horizon Debuts with New Innovations

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Carnival Horizon, was officially named on May 23 by godmother Queen Latifah in a christening ceremony held at the New York Cruise Ship Terminal in Manhattan.  On May 24, the ship began offering her summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean sailings from New York. Starting September 22, she will reposition to Miami to offer six and eight-day Caribbean cruises year-round. As the...

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Caribbean Whirl on Adventure of the Seas
May17

Caribbean Whirl on Adventure of the Seas

Sailing in the Caribbean provides diverse options thanks to a wide variety of cruise itineraries along with sailings from different departure cities. Last fall’s horrific back-to-back hurricanes, with Hurricane Maria following Hurricane Irma, did, however, damage some of the islands. Other Caribbean islands didn’t fall into the way of the hurricane’s path. Cruise lines had to alter some itineraries but have been returning to some...

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December 2018 debut of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam
Mar28

December 2018 debut of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

Set to launch in December 2018, the ms Nieuw Statendam will be Holland America Line’s second Pinnacle-class ship. A sister ship to the ms Koningsdam, the Nieuw Statendam reflects the company’s evolution. After cruising roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean in winter and early spring months, she will then cross the Atlantic Ocean and offer Northern Europe and Mediterranean cruises during summer and fall. These provide great...

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Symphony of the Seas – Revolutionary New Firsts
Feb01

Symphony of the Seas – Revolutionary New Firsts

Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Symphony of the Seas, is set to launch in March 2018, bringing some firsts as well as acclaimed features found only on Royal Caribbean’s ships. Symphony of the Seas is debuting earlier than originally planned, so she now has three additional sailings. Her first is a pre-inaugural, five-day cruise from Barcelona on March 31. With new restaurants and entertainment venues, a re-imagined...

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MSC Seaside Makes Her Debut
Jan11

MSC Seaside Makes Her Debut

MSC Cruises’ most innovative ship to date abounds with dazzling features

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Cruise Lines Help Hurricane Victims
Oct16

Cruise Lines Help Hurricane Victims

Cruise industry provides aid to storm-ravaged areas and rescues stranded vacationers The recent back-to-back, high-intensity hurricanes have battered the U.S. Gulf Coast and several islands in the Caribbean. Starting with Hurricane Harvey, then Hurricane Irma and most recently Hurricane Maria, these areas went through some traumatic situations, from extended loss of power and lack of supplies to airport closures and major damage to...

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Crystal Rhine Class Ship Debuts
Oct03

Crystal Rhine Class Ship Debuts

The expansion of Crystal Cruises continues. On August 20, the Crystal Bach, the first of Crystal’s four newbuild Rhine Class river ships, was christened in Rudesheim, Germany.

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