New Carnival Ship Floated Out in Italy

Carnival Panorama was launched into the water today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. Work on the interior of the vessel will now begin. The floating out was introduced by the traditional coin ceremony, where a silver dollar was welded on the last deck of the ship. Godmother of the ceremony was Antonella Cazzin, an […]

Grand Celebration Resumes Regularly Scheduled Cruises

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced that Grand Celebration will be returning to her homeport in Palm Beach on Friday, December 21 after being chartered for two months. The ship was chartered to assist with restoration of service to communities impacted by the Massachusetts gas incident. (Read about who stayed on the ship here.) With the ship […]

Norwegian Announces New Pier at Icy Strait Point

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced a partnership with Alaska Native-Owned Huna Totem Corporation to build a second cruise pier at Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska. The pier is scheduled to be finished in time for the Summer 2020 Alaska cruise season and will be able to accommodate Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus-class ships. […]

Cruise Podcast: Carnival Paradise 2018 Review + News

Carnival Paradise Carnival Paradise was launched in 1998 as the world’s first non-smoking cruise ship. Sadly, that only last a short time. Fast forward 20 years later, the ship underwent a massive overhaul adding new features and a bow-to-stern interior renovation. We get a five-night Western Caribbean review of Carnival Paradise from Tampa, Florida. Simonne from […]