Emerald Cruises Announces Second Upcoming Superyacht

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Emerald Cruises has announced the build of its second superyacht, which it has named Emerald Sakara. The vessel’s name is a Sanskrit mantra meaning “thoughts become things.” Emerald Sakara will join sister-superyacht Emerald Azzurra sailing the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red, and Black Seas. Sakara will also sail to a brand-new destination for Emerald Cruises — the idyllic Seychelles in the Indian Ocean […]

American Queen Merges with Victory Cruise Lines

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American Queen Steamboat Company has announced that it has merged with sister company Victory Cruise Lines, and the brands now have one new name: American Queen Voyages. Offering a large variety of cruise itineraries in North America, American Queen Voyages is comprised of the new following brands: American Queen Voyages River, American Queen Voyages Lakes […]

Spectrum of the Seas to Sail From Singapore in 2022

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Royal Caribbean International has announced that its Shanghai-based ship Spectrum of the Seas will be moving to Singapore in October 2022. From there, the vessel will operate three to nine-night voyages visiting the best of Asia starting October 21. Spectrum was Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum Ultra Class ship, followed by Florida-based Odyssey of the Seas that debuted this year. “We […]

Cruising is Back: What’s Next According to Top Execs

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During the State of the Industry session at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami Beach, cruise industry executives from the major operators spoke about the past year and what the future looks like for the sector. The takeaway: Despite the fact that there are still challenges to overcome, the future is looking bright. Moderated by CNBC’s […]

American Paddlewheelers to Receive Redesigns & New Names

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American Cruise Lines announced today that its four classic paddlewheelers will be undergoing a major redesign, renovation, and rebranding. The vessels’ new interior design will bring the line’s paddlewheelers to the same standard already on its newest modern riverboats, while retaining traditional elements true to steamboat history. The announcement follows the debut of American Melody in August, […]

Disney Fantasy Trip Report, Day 2: At Sea With Reduced Capacity

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My first sea day on board a Disney Cruise Line ship began with a gorgeous sunrise. I woke up long enough to soak it in and then realized that while the sun was up, I wasn’t quite ready to be, so I went back to sleep for a few more hours. And why not? I […]

MSC’s Ocean Cay Welcomes Sea Turtle Hatchlings [PHOTOS]

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MSC Cruises has announced that its private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, has been host to numerous Loggerhead sea turtle nests since August. Now, the cruise line reports that hundreds of tiny hatchlings have been making their way to the sea from those nests — a culmination of MSC’s successful project […]

Cruise News Today — September 28, 2021 [VIDEO]

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New Bill Introduced to Allow Alaska-Bound Ships to Skip Canada Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced a new bill called “Cruising for Alaska’s Workforce Act,” which would allow cruise ships to visit Alaska without stopping in Canada. The senator says that the Passenger Vessel Services Act, which is responsible for the requirement that foreign flagged […]