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Cruise Carnival Cruise Sales open for new Carnival Jubilee and Carnival Celebration gets her funnel

Carnival Cruise Line has announced double-developments for its newbuild sister ships to Mardi Gras, with sales now open for Carnival Jubilee, while Carnival Celebration has had her funnel installed.

Carnival Celebration is the second of the cruise line’s Excellence (or Excel) class cruise ships, and Carnival Jubilee is the third, bo… read more

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Cruise Aida Costa and AIDA Cruises cancel Dubai itineraries until February

Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have cancelled the next two cruises aboard their Dubai-based ships Costa Firenze and AIDAbella. Costa Firenze was meant to depart the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal on Saturday evening, while AIDAbella was meant to depart Sunday, both on week long roundtrip cruises in the Arabian Gulf.

Instead, both read more

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Cruise Carnival Corp Carnival Horizon gets new livery and upgrades during emergency drydock

Carnival Horizon has returned to service in the Caribbean out of Miami after completing an emergency drydock in Italy to fix a propulsion issue. Carnival Horizon was pulled from service on December 5th, 2021 due to technical issues that impacted her top cruising speed, but has now returned to Miami.

Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Li… read more

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Cruise Cruise Cruise ships in UAE in for rough weather as strong winds whip Arabian Gulf

The five cruise ships homeporting in Dubai for the winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf are in for a rough weekend with swells exceeding 11 feet offshore due to a strong sandstorm.

While MSC Virtuosa and Mein Schiff 6 will spend Friday night alongside at the Dubai Cruise Terminal, AIDAbella is cruising at sea and Costaread more

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Cruise Holland America Holland America Line extends worry-free promise through September to book a cruise

Holland America Line is giving consumers the confidence to make travel plans through the summer with the extension of its Flexible Cancellation Plan to Sept. 30, 2022. As part of its “Worry-Free Promise,” Holland America Line also will continue to implement best practices for COVID-19 health safety including operating vaccinated cruises a… read more

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Cruise Cruise Cape Town looks to future as 2021/22 cruise season largely lost

Although many major tourism source markets around the world have begun to ease travel restrictions imposed on South Africa due to the emergence of the Omicron variant, the current cruise season is all but lost.

Cape Town, South Africa’s primary cruise port for international cruises and homeporting cruise lines, is now looking to the future… read more

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Cruise Cunard Cunard to feature Royal Shakespeare Company aboard Queen Mary 2

The Royal Shakespeare Company has partnered with Cunard Line to create new shows and theatrical performances that will be featured aboard the line’s flagship Queen Mary 2. Queen Mary 2 will offer actors workshops, tableside performances and tailored musical performances via the The Royal Shakespeare Company for three years dur… read more

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Cruise Fred Olsen Fred Olsen pushes back restart dates for Braemer and Balmoral ships

Fred Olsen Cruise Line  has pushed back the restart date for its two oldest ships, Braemer and Balmoral, citing uncertainty over the current COVID-19 environment. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines said that Braemer won’t resume operations until 2023, pushing its restart date back by a year, while Balmoral will only return to service in Ma… read more

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Cruise NCL Norwegian Cruise Line reveals Prima sister ship Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled Norwegian Viva, the next ship in its new Prima Class and a sister ship to the eponymous Norwegian Prima, which was revealed last year. Norwegian Viva will also be built at Fincantieri and is due for delivery in 2023, with an initial Mediterranean cruise season scheduled for June next year.… read more

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Cruise NCL Norwegian Cruise Line introduces Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, has unveiled Norwegian Viva, the next ship in its brand-new Prima Class.

Providing guests with elevated experiences including more wide-open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design and exceptional service, Norwegian Viva will begin sailing remarkable Me… read more

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