Freedom Of The Seas Returns With Enhanced Features

Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas returned to service over the weekend, fresh from a 24-day dry dock refurbishment at the Grand Bahama Shipyard. The revitalized ship adds a range of new features, including dining concepts, more stateroom categories and a bow-to-stern refresh of the onboard furnishing.   A New Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Announces Upcoming Quantum Of The Seas Itineraries

Royal Caribbean International has unveiled itineraries for the new Quantum of the Seas, scheduled to begin sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey from 23 November 2014. The 167,800-GRT ship will offer 18 Caribbean sailings, ranging from 7 to 12 nights, during her inaugural season.   Cruisers will be able to choose … Continue reading

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

Royal Caribbean International Announces Epicurean Discovery Cruises

Royal Caribbean International has announced its 3,634-guest Freedom of the Seas will host 12 specialty gourmet voyages from September 2010. Available exclusively to guests in suite accomodations or higher, each 7-night Epicurean Discovery package will be hosted by a different celebrity chef and will feature special events throughout the week devoted to cuisine and dining as the … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Enhances Great Stirrup Cay

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will make major enhancements to its private island destination in the Caribbean, Great Stirrup Cay, to improve the island experience of its cruise visitors. Located approximately 193 kilometers from Fort Lauderdale in the Berry Island chain of the Bahamas, the 250-acre island will undergo a 2-phase renovation which … Continue reading