Costa Cruises Takes Delivery Of New Flagship, Outlines Safety Initiatives

Italy’s Costa Cruises took delivery of its new flagship, the 114,500-GRT Costa Fascinosa, at the Venice Passenger Terminal today. Godmother Elsa Gnudi, the daughter of Italian Tourism Minister Piero Gnudi, christened the ship in a low-key event that focused on new safety initiatives as the line continues to recover from one of the industry’s worst cruise ship disasters.   Largest … Continue reading

Holland America Line Announces 2012/2013 South America Deployment

Holland America Line has announced the deployment of the ms Maasdam, ms Prinsendam and the ms Veendam to South America for the 2012/2013 winter cruise season. Together, the 3 ships will offer a range of popular itineraries ranging from 13 to 68 nights and visiting major ports on the continent, as well as explorations of … Continue reading

Azamara Unveils New Itineraries For 2012/2013

Azamara Club Cruises has unveiled 54 itineraries between March 2012 and February 2013 onboard the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest that will take cruisers to a series of unique destinations from Asia to the Caribbean. The line has scheduled the voyages to coincide with major events taking place, with more than half the port calls featuring … Continue reading

Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam To Circumnavigate Globe In 2011

Holland America Line announced this week a 112-day circumnavigation of the globe by the ms Amsterdam in 2012. In what is becoming an annual event for the ship, which has sailed around the world 6 times in the past 11 years, the cruise will start on 6 January 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, taking guests southbound towards … Continue reading