Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Sea
will receive a $30 million makeover next spring. The front-to-bow update will install new cabins, dining and technology for next years’ mediterranean sailing season.
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Oceana Cruises has announced their choice for godmother of the new Oceana Sirena. TV host and cookbook author Claudine Pepin, daughter of master chef Jaques Pepin, will be christening the ship in April 2016.
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The Norwegian Sky had to be evacuated last week in the Port of Miami due to a boarding mishap. More than 700 passengers had to exit the vessel as one guest disobeyed boarding rules and went onboard with authorization.
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If everything goes according to the prediction of CLIA, the industry’s largest trade association, cruises will continue to grow. CLIA today released their outlook for 2016 and is forecasting the growth to continue and reach 24 million passengers next year.
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will base a second ship in Cuba for the winter 16/17 season- the European line announced today. MSC Armonia
and MSC Opera
will both operate out of Havanna.
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Princess Cruises Grand Princess
developed another technical problem only days after a small switchboard fire was extinguished on board. The new problem forced the ship to cut short its current trip and return to San Francisco prematurely.
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Carnival Cruise Lines will introduce a staggered embarcation process next year featuring pre-booked time slots for arriving passengers. The new process aims to cut down on wait times and help passengers board their vessel fast.
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A single, large wave struck the MSC Divina as it was departing St. Juan, Puerto Rico on route to the Bahamas. One porthole was damaged and two passengers received slight injuries, but the ship could continue on it’s sailing.
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Norwegian Cruise Lines announced today that dining in the Margaritaville restaurant featured on board Norwegian Breakaway will no longer be complimentary. The popular diner will feature a la carte pricing effective immediately.
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Residents of Sydney, Australia woke up to find not one, but five P&O ships in the harbor. The Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel and the Pacific Pearl as well as two new P&O ships, the Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria all joined up in the same location to welcome the two new ships into the fleet.
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