Holland America’s Florida-bound cruise ship Koningsdam has successfully wrapped up sea trials in Italy that began January 2.
Holland America Line’s new 2,650-passenger cruise ship, Koningsdam, returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard on January 16 after it had successfully completed two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. Continue reading
Royal Caribbean announced that it is canceling another port stop for one of its cruise ships at the cruise line’s private destination in Labadee, Haiti, because of protesters. All shore-side crew were evacuated.
The Navigator of the Seas was scheduled to stop at Labadee on Thursday, but the cruise operator canceled the port call after encountering a flotilla of protesters in small boats. Continue reading
Port Canaveral has been named the Best North American Homeport in last year’s Cruise Critic U.S. Editors’ Picks Awards. The Port was honored to be named the Best North American Cruise Port by the editors of CruiseCritic.com, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community. Read more on the topic here.
The cruise line industry is trying to respond to the increasing demand for vacations at sea. As a result, more new cruise ships will hit the water this year. The number of cruise ships is expected to double before 2020.
Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise ship operator said Continue reading
Royal Caribbean, the world’s second largest cruise line, signed a 10-year deal with the U.S. Virgin Islands in order to boost tourism and generate revenue. The agreement was reached after several years of negotiation and begins in October 2016. Continue reading