Celebrity Beyond Trip Report: Day 1, More Is More

Thanks to the seemingly endless cruise industry shutdown in 2020 and 2021, there was sort of a traffic jam where new ships were concerned. Think about all the ships that have launched over the past few months, not to mention the ones still in the pipeline. In November alone, we got the Celebrity Apex, Odyssey […]

Cruise News Recap | Week of May 8, 2022

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1. Norwegian Cruise Line has completed its full fleet restart, as Norwegian Spirit set sail last week from Tahiti. 2. Celebrity Cruises has announced that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is godmother of its newest ship Celebrity Beyond. 3. Carnival Cruise Line has broken ground for its new cruise port on Grand Bahama Island. 4. […]

Another Holland America Ship Resumes Service From Port Everglades

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Holland America’s ship Zaandam returned to cruising today at Port Everglades, leaving just one more vessel until the entire fleet is back in service. Guests embarked the ship for a nine-day Atlantic Coast cruise to Montreal, Canada, as the ship will sail in Canada and New England through October. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America […]

Carnival Breaks Ground on New Bahamas Cruise Port

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If all goes as planned, guests sailing on Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras will have a brand new port to visit beginning in late 2024. That’s because after several delays, construction began this week on Carnival’s new cruise port on Grand Bahama Island. New Cruise Port Is “Transformational” It was all the way back in […]

Rotterdam Extends Charter Agreement For Holland America Ship

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Holland America Line announced today that the City of Rotterdam has extended its charter agreement for Volendam through September 14, 2022. The vessel has been home to around 1,200 Ukrainians since docking in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in early April. It will house up to 1,500 refugees through the extended charter — part of a larger commitment […]

Viking Takes Delivery of Newest Ocean Cruise Ship

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Viking took delivery of its newest ocean ship, Viking Mars, this morning during a ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The vessel will now set sail towards Valetta, Malta, where she will be officially named on May 17 — Norwegian Constitution Day — by her godmother Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon. Viking Mars will […]

NFL Player Named Godfather of Margaritaville Cruise Ship

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Margaritaville at Seas has announced that NFL football player Shaquem Griffin will be godfather of its flagship vessel, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise. Griffin will participate in a traditional christening ceremony on May 12 ahead of the line launching its first guest sailing on May 14 from the Port of Palm Beach. “We’re proud to have […]

By The Numbers: Is Princess Cruises’ All-Inclusive Package a Deal?

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Princess Cruises is introducing a new package which will, in essence, create an all-inclusive option. The new option, designed to help cruisers save money where additional costs are concerned, will go on sale May 25th. All Inclusive… For a Price Called Princess Premier, the new add-on package allows guests to add on many of the […]

Olympic Gold Medalist Named Godmother of Celebrity Beyond

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Celebrity Cruises has announced the godmother of its newest Edge-class ship, Celebrity Beyond. 19-time World Champion and seven-time Olympic Medalist Simone Biles will be godmother, officiating the vessel’s christening ceremony in Fort Lauderdale on November 4, 2022. “Simone is truly the G.O.A.T. inside and outside of the gym, and I’m humbled and thrilled to welcome […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Releases Q1 Earnings, Reports $1 Billion Loss

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. The company’s net loss was $1.0 billion in Q1, with a loss per share of $2.35. In 2021, NCLH’s net loss was $1.4 billion, or $4.16 per share. Revenue greatly increased to $521.9 million this first quarter, compared to $3.1 […]