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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Norwegian Cruise Line Fuels Cuba Momentum
Aug22

Norwegian Cruise Line Fuels Cuba Momentum

The interest in cruising to Cuba continues to grow as many cruise lines now offer sailings to this Caribbean island long off-limits to American travelers. In May, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sky made her maiden call to Havana, Cuba. The Norwegian Sky sails weekly with four-day roundtrip cruises between Miami and Cuba. And now the Norwegian Sun, homeported in Port Canaveral starting May 2018, will also offer new cruise options to...

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AmaKristina – Innovation and Inspired Luxury
Jul06

AmaKristina – Innovation and Inspired Luxury

Groups can travel Europe’s rivers in style onboard AmaWaterways’ newest entry.

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Norwegian Bliss –New Entertainment, Features Onboard
May15

Norwegian Bliss –New Entertainment, Features Onboard

Norwegian Cruise Line’s third Breakaway-class ship, the Norwegian Bliss, is set to debut in late spring 2018. Accommodating 4,000 guests, the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss will be 1,082 feet in length. Purpose-built for Alaskan cruising, Norwegian Bliss will have her inaugural summer season in Alaska. She’ll then be seasonally homeported in Miami. With new entertainment lineups, diverse accommodations and more, Norwegian Bliss...

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