Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2016/2017 Deployment, Unveils Asian Season

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, offering new destinations and ports for guests. Highlights include the line’s return to Asia, the return of the Norwegian Epic to North America and explorations of South America by sea.   Norwegian Star to Asia and Australia The … Continue reading

TUI Cruises Welcomes First Newbuild

German cruise company TUI Cruises has welcomed its first newbuild ship earlier this week in Hamburg. Floating up to the bow of the new Mein Schiff 3 in a pearled balloon, singer Helene Fischer christened the vessel with the traditional bottle-breaking ceremony in front of 1,700 spectators and invited guests from the cruise, entertainment and … Continue reading

AIDA Cruises Christens New Fleet Addition

German cruise line AIDA Cruises has christened its newest cruise ship, the 71,300-GRT AIDAstella, in the port of Warnemunde. Entering the harbour in the morning accompanied by a flotilla of boats, the ship was the main highlight for the accompanying carnival held throughout yesterday around the port’s Pier 7, culminating in a fireworks display during … Continue reading

Independence Of The Seas To Undergo Enhancement

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International has announced details for the upcoming revitalization of its 3,634-passenger Independence of the Seas in April 2013. The Southampton-based ship will receive a general refurbishment and new dining, entertainment and recreational enhancements as part of a major fleetwide upgrade programme.   Guests will soon be able to enjoy new dining options … Continue reading

Princess Cruises Grows Presence In Japan, Unveils Preview Sailings For New Ship

Princess Cruises, a division of Carnival Corporation, has revealed plans to grow its presence in Japan with the deployment of a second ship to the market. The line has also announced 2 preview cruises for the upcoming Royal Princess, designed to allow cruises a taste of the new ship before its official inauguration.   Second Ship … Continue reading