Thomson takes Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas and renames it Discovery.
Royal 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
The world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corp., has recently announced plans to order nine new ships for delivery over a four-year period from 2019 to 2022. However, the company did not specify which of its nine brands would use the vessels; other details were also absent, including the cost of the ships, their size or the timeline for their delivery. The company only said that the new ships are expected to serve the North American, European and Chinese markets. Continue reading
Some people don’t want to go back to the place they have already visited because there is so much to see in the world and so little time. Others visit the place they like most more than once. What about going back 100 times?
There is a couple in Central Florida that seems to take the brand loyalty to a whole new level. Last Sunday, Bernard and Janice Caffary took their 100th cruise aboard the Carnival Sensation, departing from Port Canaveral. Continue reading
The world’s newest cruise ship has had its first taste of water. Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas left dry dock at Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenberg, Germany only two weeks ago. The Anthem of the Seas took the 20-mile trip up the River Ems from Meyer Werft shipyards to Eemshaven and the North Sea where it began sea trials. The trip lasted 10 hours and brought out thousands of spectators while the massive vessel was travelling in reverse with the aid of two tugboats at about 2-3 knotts. Continue reading
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas will leave Port Everglades and move to Port Canaveral for the winter 2016-2017 cruise season, officials from the cruise line announced Thursday. The enormous vessel, which cost $1.4 billion to build in 2007- 2008, will be the largest passenger ship ever to be based at Port Canaveral. The Oasis will offer alternate eastern and western seven-night Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral. Continue reading