While cruise ship companies are struggling to lure passengers by building the biggest ever ships and offering various first-of-its-kind amenities aboard, they have been loudly trumpeting how their ships’ monster engines are designed to run as cheap as possible. However, there are concerns that the bigger the ships are the more polluting and harmful they are to the living world. Continue reading
Royal Caribbean took delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship in an official ceremony Thursday at Saint Nazaire STX France shipyard.
After 32 months of construction at the shipyard involving thousands of shipyard workers, employees, sub-contractors, and suppliers, the mammoth cruise ship is now home to 2,100 crew members from 77 different nationalities. Harmony of the Seas, which will be the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, is set to arrive in Southampton on May 17. Continue reading
The Carnival Corporation’s ship Adonia was the first U.S. cruise ship that made a voyage to Cuba in more than 50 years. Read more on the topic here.
A couple was filmed while waving their arms on a Bahamian port as they watched the Norwegian Breakaway sails away with their children on board.
Youtube user Scott Thomas uploaded dramatic footage of the event showing vivid scenes of the parents racing to catch the ship as it set off and the mother got on her knees as the cruise ship’s passengers helplessly looked on. Continue reading
Norwegian 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