A cruise ship (Silver Spirit) caught up in a heavy sustained wind last week crashed into a mooring in Key West and did enough damage to leave the port of call at Mallory Square unusable for at least three months, city officials said. (miamiherald.com)
The naming ceremony for Costa Venezia will be held in Trieste on March 1, 2019. The ship, currently under construction at the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard, is the first Costa Cruises vessel designed specifically to offer the best of Italy to the Chinese market.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is pleased to announce that Grand Celebration will return to her homeport, the Port of Palm Beach, and resume a two-night sailing schedule beginning on Friday, December 21.
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that the second season of the popular series “La Gran Sorpresa” (“The Great Surprise”), produced in partnership with Univision Communications, Inc., will launch in festive style with a one-hour Christmas special airing December 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. CT) on the Univision Network.
P&O Cruises is set to welcome onboard its ‘Homegrown Hero’ Campbell Remess, the Tassie teenager internationally recognised for making thousands of fluffy teddy bears for sick children and establishing Kindness Cruises to give deserving people a break.
Barbuda next week will welcome its first cruise line since it was slammed last fall by Hurricane Irma: Windstar Cruises. The Wind Surf, the largest ship in the fleet, with capacity for 310 guests, will make nine biweekly calls to Barbuda in the 2018-2019 season starting with a Dec. 8 call. (travelweekly.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a leading global cruise company operating the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today announced a partnership with Alaska Native-owned Huna Totem Corporation to develop a second cruise pier in Icy Strait Point, Huna Totem’s world-class cruise ship destination in Hoonah, Alaska.
Today, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces two shore excursion innovations designed to offer luxury travelers the most bespoke experiences in destinations around the world: Go Local Tours and Regent Choice small group tours.
Calls by cruise ships have grown strongly at Sri Lanka’s main port of Colombo this year with container transshipment traffic also growing fast, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority said. A statement said 45 cruise ships have called at Port of Colombo in the 10 months to October this year, up 28.8 percent from a year ago. (economynext.com)
Another strike at Uljanik shipyard in Croatia this week put a halt to all projects the yard as financial struggles continue. It was the fourth strike so far this year for Uljanik. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Carnival Panorama, the new ship of Carnival Cruise Line was launched today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice). Interior fittings will now begin, leading the ship to its delivery, scheduled in autumn 2019.