Royal Caribbean takes on-board entertainment to the next level

Liberty_of_the_Seas_La_Spezia_(_Royal_Caribbean_International)Royal Caribbean will be taking on-board entertainment on its Quantum class cruise ships to a level beyond that one can find on any existing reputable cruise ship.

The first two cruise ships of the new class, the Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas that are currently under construction Continue reading

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