Four Norwegian Breakaway- Plus Cruise Ships to be built by 2019

11 800px-Norwegian_Epic_-_Port_of_Naples_-_June_2011Four new generation Norwegian cruise ships are currently set to be delivered in the next five years. Norwegian Cruise Line is definitely bringing on the tonnage and is planning to add four cruise ships of record for NCL size to its fleet. Each of the four 164,600 gross tons ships of the new Breakaway- Plus class will start at 4,200-passenger berths. Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line ranked Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for 2014

450px-Disney_Magic_1On July 2, “Travel & Leisure” magazine announced the results of its World’s Best Awards survey. The readers ranked Disney Cruise Line as number one Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line and Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families. The readers were asked to vote on several different criteria including itineraries and destinations, excursions, activities, service, cabins and food.

This is the first time Disney Cruise Line has won the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line award and the sixth consecutive year it has been named Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families. Continue reading

A new cargo era for Port Canaveral

800px-Delta_Mariner_from_side_docked_at_Port_Canaveral_(08PD-3492)GT USA, an American company which is a subsidiary of Middle Eastern cargo company Gulftainer signed a 35-year agreement with Port Canaveral and agreed to invest $100 million in infrastructure, equipment and human resources. The company expects to hire almost 100% of its full-time employees from Florida.

Badr Jafar, Chairman of Gulftainer’s Executive Board and John E.Walsh, CEO of the Canaveral Port Authority, signed the agreement at a ceremony on June 24. Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line is enhancing its fleet

800px-Norwegian_Breakaway_37Norwegian Cruise Line is planning to spend more than $250 million through 2015 to upgrade entertainment, dining, drinking and many other elements of its cruise product, company officials said on Tuesday.

Although some aspects of the Norwegian new program have previously been announced, the improvements are meant to be built on both Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, the most recent additions to Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line. Continue reading

Regal Princess, the new addition to Princess Cruises

Regal_Princess_16_05_2014Princess Cruises launched its newest ship, the Regal Princess, last month. The vessel will join the sister ship the Royal Princess in Port Everglades in November when it will be named in an official ceremony and then the Regal Princes starts sailing on its regular itineraries to the eastern Caribbean through spring 2015.

The new cruise ship expands the line’s fleet to 18 vessels that offer their guests a variety of worldwide destinations. Continue reading