Celebrity Reflection Set for Float-out

On Sunday, August 12, Celebrity Cruises fifth Solstice-class ship Celebrity Reflection is set to float out of Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The float out will begin at 7:30am, assisted by tugs, and berthed dockside by 9:30am. Then a crane will put the signal mast in place, which will be installed after the docking. […]

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Release Earnings

Regent Seven Seas Cruises released their second quarter earnings today, ending June 30, 2012. The line brought in a record breaking $131.5 million, same quarter for 2011 was $122.8 million. Fuel expense, net of settled fuel hedges, was $10.4 million compared to $8.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. “We are pleased with our […]

Windstar ship completes bow to stern refurb

The Windstar Cruises 148-guest Wind Star was recently the first in three ships to undergo a bow to stern makeover, part of the $18 million dollar fleet-wide renovation program. This included redesigned staterooms and owner’s suites and enhanced public areas. The Restaurant was transformed into a whole new dining experience as AmphorA Restaurant including a […]

Guests aboard Star Princess Receive Special Presentation

Guests aboard Princess Cruises’ Star Princess were treated to a special presentation from the soldier who sent the telegraph announcing the end of World War II in Europe. In 1945, then 20 year-old Gregory Melikian was assigned the task from General Dwight Eisenhower declaring the end of the war in Europe. The message was sent […]

Video: Faster to the Fun, Carnival’s priority boarding program

Video Script. Faster to the Fun – that’s what Carnival Cruise Lines is calling their new embarkation program being piloted on two Fun Ships this month. Designed to streamline the embarkation process: Faster to the Fun is designed to allow passengers to start their vacation a couple hours earlier. For $49.95 per stateroom guests can […]

Duty-Free Shopping While on Caribbean Cruise: A Brief Guide to Island Best Buys

The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) was conceived to strengthen the United States’ trade relations with countries in the Caribbean region. As a result, CBI countries have become havens of duty-free goods, a welcome addition to the Caribbean’s long-established appeal. This economic arrangement has since flooded the region with zero-levy goods, and presented Caribbean cruise travelers, […]