Revamped Carnival Legend Returns, Prepares For Australian Debut

Carnival Cruise Lines’ revamped Carnival Legend returned to service from its Tampa homeport with an array of new facilities onboard. The 88,500-GRT ship recently underwent an extensive drydock refurbishment in Freeport, Bahamas, with the upgrades aimed at the Australian market in preparation for her move down under later this year.   Heading the list of enhancements is … Continue reading

Carnival Cruise Lines Unveil Refurbished Ships

Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines has returned 2 ships, the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit and her sister ship Carnival Miracle, to service following recent drydock refurbishments. Both vessels received upgrades to the onboard accommodations, as well as the addition of new recreation options for cruisers in preparation for new deployments.   Carnival Spirit Launched in 2001 and … Continue reading

Bigger Ships To Australia From Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line

Cruising in Australia and New Zealand is set to receive a boost during the 2012/2013 winter season. Following industry giant Carnival’s announcement that it will send the 2,667-passenger Carnival Spirit down under for the first time in late 2012, 2 other lines have revealed plans to increase capacity with bigger ships. Celebrity Cruises will deploy its … Continue reading

Carnival Spirit Heading To Australia In 2012

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that it will base the 88,500-GRT Carnival Spirit year round in Australia from October 2012, when the ship repositions to homeport in Sydney. The move represents the first time that the Miami-based line is venturing into Australian waters and is a reflection of the growing confidence in cruising there.   … Continue reading

Carnival To Bolster Offerings In California

Cruise industry giant Carnival Cruise Lines has announced a series of plans to bolster its presence in California, with a third vessel being homeported in the state and new itineraries offered. In a first for the line, 2 roundtrip sailings from California to Hawaii will be offered in 2011 and 2012, while Mexican Riviera cruises … Continue reading