MSC Lirica To Shanghai In 2016

MSC Cruises has unveiled plans for the line’s first sailing to China, with the revitalized MSC Lirica calling in Shanghai on 1 May 2016 following a transcontinental repositioning sailing.   The ship, which will be fully renovated and stretched in November 2015 prior to deployment, will depart Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2016 on a … Continue reading

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

Costa Cruises Welcomes New Flagship

Italian line Costa Cruises officially welcomed its new EUR550 million flagship, Costa Diadema, in a glittering ceremony in Genoa. Taking place at Ponte dei Mille in the city’s historic maritime station, the event began with a parade of the ship’s godmother Carolina Miceli (an Italian travel agent chosen as part of a worldwide contest) together … Continue reading

Holland America Line Unveils 2015 Grand Voyage Details

Holland America Line has unveiled details of the 2015 edition of its renowned Grand World Voyage, a 114-day roundtrip sailing from Fort Lauderdale that will bring guests to 45 ports in 25 countries on 6 continents. The intimate ms Amsterdam will depart Florida on 5 January 2015 on a journey highlighted by 11 overnight calls in … Continue reading

Repositioning Cruises For Quantum Of The Seas Unveiled

Royal Caribbean International has revealed details of the repositioning sailings for Quantum of the Seas’ planned Chinese deployment. Departing 2 May 2015 from the New York metropolitan area, the 53-night journey comprises 5 legs and sees the ship travel east and crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and South China Sea … Continue reading