Former Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Gets New Life

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Cruisers with fond memories of Royal Caribbean’s 1990-built Empress of the Seas will be happy to learn that the ship is not heading for the scrapyard after being sold recently along with sister Majesty of the Seas. Instead, Empress is heading to India to serve as flagship for a new cruise line there. “I am […]

Cruise News Briefs — December 28, 2020

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Holland America Line Ship Returns Home It was a Sunday morning homecoming for Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam. The vessel arrived in Port Everglades for the first time since the shutdown.  The ship headed back out to sea on Sunday evening and according to Marine Traffic is heading to Grand Bahama Island.  Former Royal Caribbean […]

Viking’s First Expedition Ship Marks Construction Milestone

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Viking’s first expedition ship, Viking Octantis, was officially floated out last week at Fincantieri’s VARD shipyard in Norway. Scheduled to debut in early 2022, the 278-passenger vessel will spend her maiden season sailing in Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes. A second identical ship, called Viking Polaris, is set to debut in summer 2022 and sail in […]