Norwegian Joy Starts to Take Shape at Meyer Werft Shipyard

800px-Norwegian_Epic_water_chute_2Norwegian Cruise Line has begun construction of Norwegian Joy, its first ship designed exclusively for the Chinese market, where it will make its home port. The 168,800-gross-ton will take about 12 months to be built and is due to launch in summer 2017.

Norwegian Joy has the capacity for 3,900 passengers is being designed specifically for the Chinese travelers. The new addition of Norwegian Cruise Line will be based in both Shanghai and Tianjin. Continue reading

Family Takes on Royal Caribbean After 4-Year Old Nearly Drowns

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA family is suing one of the largest cruise lines in the world after their 4-year-old nearly drowned in the on-boat pool. 

The lawsuit, that was filed only a few days ago, calls for Royal Caribbean International to staff its childrens’ pools with lifeguards. The family hopes the lawsuit would save lives. Continue reading

Carnival Magic Emerges from Extensive Makeover

Carnival_Magic_(12385606213)The Magic is one of cruise giant Carnival’s newest ships as it was built in 2011. The 130,000 gross ton ship underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and refurbishment during a two-week dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. The upgrades include many of the onboard features and venues Continue reading