Holland America expands digital workshops fleet-wide

Holland America Line has extended their digital workshop powered by Microsoft Windows. The complimentary digital workshops, taught by a trained ‘techspert,’ are available on all of 15 Holland America’s ships during port and sea days. Classes include: “Camera Basics” teaches guests the best ways to use their digital cameras. “Transferring Photos” demonstrates how to easily […]

It’s official, MSC Cruises announces 13th ship

MSC Cruises officially announced their 13th ship on Tuesday, MSC Preziosa. The 139,500-ton MSC Preziosa will be the fourth ship in the series of Fantasia-class ships. “The new ship represents an investment of €550 million and will be delivered at the end of March 2013. Negotiations with STX France have lasted over nine months; a […]

American Cruise Lines announces launch of third new riverboat

American Cruise Lines announced this morning the launch of their third new riverboat, much similar to the Queen of the Mississippi paddleboat being launched this summer. “We recognize a considerable strength in river cruising and have observed an increased interest in our U.S. river cruises over the last several years,” said Charles A. Robertson, CEO […]

Cruise Industry conference in Miami Beach shows ‘bright future’ in opening address

At the 28th annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference in Miami Beach, Florida, top executives from major   cruise brands gathered to address cruise delegates, tourist boards, industry suppliers, and members of the media for the annual State of the Industry address. The annual address speaks about industry issues, trends, new builds, and, this year, safety was […]