Salvage agreement awarded in Costa Concordia cruise wreck

Costa Crociere and the Costa Concordia Emergency Commissioner’s Office announced that the tender for the removal of the ship from Giglio Island has been awarded to Titan Salvage in partnership with the Italian firm Micoperi. The work will begin in early May subject to final approval from the Italian authorities and is expected to take […]

Bad news piles up in cruise industry

News this week brought especially negative news about an industry that prides itself on a highly positive experience for their customers.  Especially troubling about these bad news reports is that these events were spread out over a number of lines.   That they were not isolated to one line, could chip away further at the industry’s […]

Holland America Line celebrates Earth Day with video series

In collaboration with the Marine Conservation Institute – a national and globally focused nonprofit organization based in Washington State dedicated to maintaining healthy, living oceans – Holland America Line will debut an in-stateroom video series onboard all its 15 cruise ships highlighting the importance of ocean conservation. Titled “Our Marvelous Oceans,” the series was developed […]

Oceania Cruises reveal more on upcoming cruise ship Riviera

Design details aboard Riviera (pictured right), Oceania Cruises’ newest entry in the upper-premium category launching in May, reveal a seamless blend of the line’s signature country club casual atmosphere with the sophisticated elegance of a private yacht. Two of its most noteworthy design features are visible from the moment guests embark in the ship’s reception […]

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas reports small engine room fire

You can now add a small engine room fire aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, to the “cruise industry mishap” list  for 2012. Allure was headed back to Port Everglades from St. Maarten on Friday evening when the small fire broke out. A spokesperson with the cruise line told The Miami Herald […]