Norwegian Cruise Line Plans Massive Refurbishment

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced “The Norwegian Edge”, a significant 2-year, USD 400 million enhancement program that promises to introduce a new standard of excellence to the guest experience. Covering 9 ships in the fleet, the line will make upgrades to technical and guest-facing elements, while also adding new developments to its exclusive private … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Confirms Acquisition Of Prestige Cruises International

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Holdings has confirmed that it will acquire Prestige Cruises International, parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, bringing both luxury brands under its wing. The move consolidates NCL’s position as the third largest cruise company in the world and expands its market presence into the upscale and luxury … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Launches Private Cabanas On Great Stirrup Cay

Cruisers on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Caribbean itineraries can now enjoy greater luxuries on Great Stirrup Cay, its 250-acre private island in the Bahamas. Cabanas on the Cay, a collection of 10 exclusive cabanas with VIP service and amenities, can now be reserved by guests on a first-come-first-serve basis.   Located to the west of the … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils 2013/2014 Summer Deployment

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled details of its 2013/2014 summer deployment. The line is increasing its presence in Alaska with the addition of a third ship (the 78,309-GRT Norwegian Sun), while 4 vessels will sail in Europe together with the rest of its fleet operating in the Caribbean and Hawaii.   Alaska Beginning 20 May … 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