Port Canaveral and Royal Caribbean reach deal to extend cruise ship relationship

A deal was reached between Port Canaveral and Royal Caribbean to home-port at least one ship at the cruise port through 2015. The agreement, which was reached in a staff meeting yesterday at Port Canaveral states, “The Agreement today contractually extends through December 31, 2015 the commitment of Royal Caribbean to home-port a vessel at Port Canaveral, Freedom-class […]

Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade to enter dry dock this fall

Norwegian Cruise Lines announced today that two of their ships will enter dry dock this fall to receive multi-million dollar enhancements.  The 2,018-passenger Norwegian Spirit enters first on a 13-day dry dock on September 25, 2011 in Mobile, Alabama. When the ship returns to New Orleans on October 9, 2011, she will sail a series […]

First steel cut for brand new Norwegian ‘Project Breakaway’ ship

The first steel was cut today at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to start construction on Norwegian Cruise Line’s first “Project Breakway” ship. The steel, which took 4-minutes to cut with a plasma torch, marks the beginning of two new-builds for the company. “Today’s steel cutting marks the start of construction for Norwegian Breakaway, […]

American Cruise Lines announces entertainment details on new sternwheeler

GUILFORD, CT – September 20, 2011 – American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), the leader in small ship cruising, today announced plans for an extensive entertainment program for its 2012 Mississippi River itineraries aboard the brand new authentic sternwheeler, Queen of the Mississippi, currently being built in Salisbury, Maryland. The program will feature entertainment reminiscent of America’s […]

Cruise ship entered the ‘Guinness Book of Records’ for water-skiing

AIDAbella holds the current world record for pulling a water-ski rider. The dare devil stunt is black and white in the new “Guinness World Records” book documents. The world record was successful in the fall of 2010 off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Alicante. Early in the morning, in bright sunshine and shallow […]