Keel Laid For Celebrity Cruises’ Fourth Edge-Class Ship

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The keel has been laid for Celebrity Cruises’ next Edge-class ship, Celebrity Ascent, officially marking the beginning of her construction. To mark the occasion, a ceremonial coin was placed onto a steel docking block that forms the keel by Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group ,and Laurent Castaing, General Manager of Chantiers […]

Carnival Details New Itineraries, Including 30-Night Sailing

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Carnival Cruise Line has opened bookings for the inaugural season of its upcoming ship Carnival Luminosa, and provided details on the vessel’s itineraries from Brisbane, Australia and Seattle, Washington. Carnival Luminosa has been sailing as Costa Luminosa with another Carnival Corporation brand, Costa Cruises. The ship has been transferred to Carnival Cruise Line, and is […]

Residential Cruise Ship Company Signs Contract With Shipyard

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Storylines, the cruise company that is planning to build a new residential ship called MV Narrative, has signed a construction contract with the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia. Brodosplit has commenced the engineering phase of the 753-foot passenger vessel, which will have 547 private residences on board. MV Narrative will be the first residential cruise […]

Royal Caribbean Raises Gratuities for First Time in 4 Years

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For the first time in over four years, Royal Caribbean International will be raising its daily gratuity charges. In a letter to booked guests, the line said “As of September 7th, 2022, the automatic daily gratuity charge will increase from $14.50 to $16.00 per guest, per day for non-suite staterooms and from $17.50 to $18.50 […]

Cruise News Today — August 24, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean to Increase Gratuities Royal Caribbean is increasing its daily gratuities as of September 7th. Guests that are staying in a standard stateroom, which include an interior, oceanview, or balcony will soon be paying $1.50 more at $16 per person per day, guests in suites will see a $1 increase. This past spring both, […]