Royal Caribbean International Unveils 2014 European Deployments

*Update 27 March 2013 – Royal Caribbean International announced today that Oasis of the Seas will move to Europe for a short autumn season in 2014, marking the first time the ship has left Caribbean waters after entering service. Highlights of her deployment include an exclusive preview of the upcoming Quantum-class experience and special programs … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Unveils 2012 European Deployment

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International unveiled its 2012 Europe cruise deployment earlier this week, becoming the latest cruise line to raise capacity in the fast growing region. In total, the line will have 12 vessels sailing European waters on itineraries ranging from 3 to 16 nights, calling at 101 ports in 34 countries, including maiden visits to Arhus, Kenes and Klaksvik. … Continue reading

Celebrity, Princess Cruises Unveil Europe Deployments For 2012

Travellers looking to cruise Europe in 2012 will benefit from a greater choice of itineraries and ships following deployment announcements by 2 major USA-based cruise lines. Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises have unveiled their largest sailing programmes in Europe, with a combined total of 12 vessels operating in the continent.   Celebrity Cruises Miami-based Celebrity Cruises … Continue reading

Celebrity Eclipse Named In Southampton

Celebrity Cruises yesterday officially named its newest ship, the 122,000-GRT Celebrity Eclipse, in her homeport of Southampton. British ocean-racing yachtswoman and breast cancer survivor Emma Pontin served as the ship’s godmother, cutting the pink ribbon at a ceremony in the vessel’s theater that released the traditional bottle of champagne against the Celebrity Eclipse’s smokestack. In a day of … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean To Base Ship Year-Round In UK

Royal Caribbean has announced it is to base the 160,000-GRT Independence of the Seas at Southampton in 2010. The ship is the first vessel from the cruise line to be deployed year-round in the UK and returns after sailing its inaugural summer season in 2008 from Southampton. With the deployment, Independence of the Seas will become … Continue reading