Hurricane Irene Disrupts Caribbean Cruise Operations

Hurricane Irene’s continued path up the east coast of North America continues to disrupt cruise operations in the Caribbean. After forcing several ships to race for their home ports to end voyages and avoid stranding passengers in the run up to the weekend, the storm’s impact has now extended to reroutings and altered schedules for the majority of cruise … Continue reading

Celebrity Silhouette Named In Hamburg

Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning Solstice-class cruise ships gained its fourth member yesterday with the naming of the new Celebrity Silhouette in Hamburg. President and CEO of Signature Travel Network Michelle Morgan served as godmother to the ship, cutting a pink ribbon to release the bottle of champagne against one of the 2 funnels, in a ceremony that was broadcast … Continue reading

Celebrity Millennium To Asia For Winter 2012/2013

Celebrity Cruises has announced plans to operate in Asia for the first time, with the deployment of the 1,950-passenger Celebrity Millennium to the region for the winter 2012/2013 season, visiting 9 countries new to the line. The ship, which is due to be “Solsticized” in April 2012 with the addition of some of Celebrity Cruises’ most popular accommodation and dining … 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