Carnival Pride receives 100 percent on health inspection

The 2,124-guest Carnival Pride received a 100 percent on its recent U.S.P.H. (United States Public Health) inspection in Baltimore. This is the sixth Carnival vessel this year that received 100 percent on the inspection. According to the company, “The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice each year and required for any cruise ship with an […]

Lux Cruise Line Bans Smoking, Pretty Much

Silversea Cruises, where smoking is already banned on balconies, will begin prohibiting smoking in in private passenger areas on January 1, 2013. “In consideration of evolving consumer trends, and to further promote a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for our guests, staff and crew, we have updated the smoking policy for Silversea ships,” Silversea Cruises president […]

Luxury cruise line Silversea acquires Expedition Ship for Galapagos

The Silversea Group announced late last month that it has purchased Canodros SA, the premier Ecuadorian tourism company that operates in the Galapagos Islands, and their upmarket expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II. Silversea plans to add Galapagos Explorer II to its ultra-luxury fleet of six ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September […]