Virgin Voyages Wraps Up Inaugural Season, Ship Heads to U.S.

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Virgin Voyages’ inaugural season has come to an end after three months operating its “Summer Soiree” series from Portsmouth, England. The city bid farewell to the line’s ship Scarlet Lady by lighting the Spinnaker Tower red as the vessel departed the United Kingdom for a transatlantic crossing bound for New York City. Throughout the summer, over 8,000 […]

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Seven More Cruise Directors

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced another batch of cruise directors who will be at the helm of the excitement onboard when seven more vessel return to service. The recently-announced cruise directors and the ships that they will be on are as follows: Leon Smith on Carnival Glory from New Orleans Marty Pitts on Carnival Valor from New Orleans Frankie […]

Next Carnival Cruise Ship Receives New Paint Job

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Carnival Cruise Line is continuing the fleet-wide makeover of its ships which began with Mardi Gras.  The latest ship to receive the striking new livery? Carnival Legend, which is currently undergoing a drydock in Marseille, France. Gone is the long-standard white hull formerly favored by Carnival, replaced with the red, white, and blue look first introduced on […]

Royal Caribbean Returns to Cruising from New York City Metro Area

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After sitting idle for more than 500 days, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cast off on her first revenue cruise on Sunday. The 5,400-passenger vessel — the largest cruise ship in the world at the time of her 2009 launch — sailed the first of a series of seven-night Bahamas cruises, from Cape Liberty […]