Young Girl Drowns Aboard Norwegian Gem

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA young girl drowned in a swimming pool aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the Carolinas last Sunday afternoon, officials reported. The ship immediatey changed course for Port Canaveral, Florida, arriving about noon on Monday.

The 91,740-gross-ton ship was sailing a 7-day Bahamas and Florida cruise Continue reading

Cruise Lines Cancel Puerto Vallarta Port Calls Due to Violence

800px-DCL_Disney_Wonder_at_Port_CanveralA few cruise lines have canceled port calls in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this week, after reports of armed violence between drug gangs and local authorities.

Disney Cruise Line pulled the May 12 port call in Puerto Vallarta from Disney Wonder’s schedule. The Wonder spent a day at sea instead. The cruise line distributed a letter to the passengers aboard the Disney Wonder which is operating a two-week Panama Canal cruise. Continue reading

Carnival Boosts its Presence at Port Canaveral

carniva victoryCarnival Cruise Line is planning a major expansion of its presence at Port Canaveral by adding two new ships, announced the officials from the company a couple of weeks ago.

The Carnival Victory will replace the smaller Carnival Sensation and will offer three- and four- day Bahamas cruises. The Victory is 34 per cent larger and has more balcony rooms, features and shipboard amenities. The Sensation will head to Port Miami at that time, replacing the Victory there. Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Newest Ship Christened

ANTHEM_OF_THE_SEAS_0310Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship Anthem of the Seas was christened in a spectacular ceremony in Southampton, U.K. last Monday. 1,950 VIP guests, travel agents and journalists attended the long-awaited event.

Emma Wilby, a 27-year-old travel agent from Sunderland, U.K., officially named Royal Caribbean International’s newest mega-ship Continue reading

Royal Caribbean’s Splendour to Become Thomson Discovery

Thomson takes Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas and renames it Discovery.

splendour of the seas thomson discoveryRoyal Caribbean prepares to hand over Splendour of the Seas to Thomson Cruises. The UK-based company and subsidiary of TUI Group announced that when the vessel joins their fleet next year, they will rename it to Thomson Discovery.

After the acquisition, the former Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship will replace Island Escape, so Thomson’s fleet will keep the total number of its ships to five. Continue reading