Fincantieri and Viking sign contract for ocean ships

Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri have signed a contract for the construction of two super luxury cruise ships. Representing Viking Ocean Cruises was the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Torstein Hagen while Fincantieri was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Bono. At 47,000 gross tones with 472 cabins for a total passenger capacity of 944,  […]

Royal Caribbean Announces Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines

Royal Caribbean announced on their blog this week that their installing Coca-Cola Freestyle coke machines aboard some of the ships in their fleet. Bob Midyette, Director of Fleet Beverage Operations for Royal Caribbean International and Azamara said on the company blog, “I am pleased to finally say that in early June, our multi-year efforts came […]

Five for Fun in Quito

By Nancy Schretter Many cruisers heading to the Galapagos Islands connect through Quito on their way to their ship. Rather than stopping for a brief overnight stay, experienced travelers know that Quito is a place to linger and explore. Ecuador’s capital city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with Baroque churches, monasteries, art museums, […]