Future of “Irreplaceable” Queen Mary in Question as Operator Faces Bankruptcy

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The future of the legendary Queen Mary ocean liner is in question, as Eagle Hospitality Trust, the company that operates it as a tourist attraction, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Permanently docked in Long Beach, California for over 50 years, the ship is a one-of-a-kind artifact, the sole preserved survivor of a time when grand […]

Carnival Rolls Out New “Mini Shaq” Marketing Campaign

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Shaquille O’Neal is known for his larger-than-life personality as Carnival Cruise Line’s Chief Fun Officer (CFO). Now, the former basketball star has a tiny sidekick “Mini CFO” who makes his debut in a creative new marketing campaign to promote the cruise line’s selection of shorter cruise itineraries. Through a series of videos and digital media, […]

Will Cruisers Need a Reservation to Hit the Casino?

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As cruise lines develop health and safety protocols designed to keep passengers safe, it’s beginning to look as if reservations could be required for nearly every activity, including gambling. Why the Change May Be Necessary One of the many issues cruise lines are having to tackle before they can mount a return to service is […]

MSC Reveals New Details on Upcoming US-based Cruise Ship

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With just six months until MSC Cruises’ new ship MSC Seashore enters service, and nine months until her arrival in the United States, the line has just revealed new details on the upcoming vessel. Building on the pioneering design of the Seaside class of ships, MSC Seashore will be the first Seaside EVO ship — […]

Cruise Radio News Briefs — February 18, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Two European Lines Announce Return to Sailing Dates Italian line Costa Cruises and German line AIDA Cruises have both announced their return to sailing dates. Costa Smeralda is set to sail on March 27 to a variety of ports in Italy. From May 1st onward, she will then resume weeklong sailings to Italy, France, and […]