Carnival Cruise Line Bans Carry-on Bottled Drinks

800px-Sparkling-bottled-waterCarnival Cruise Line will ban passengers from bringing their own beverages aboard its ships, starting this summer.

The Miami-based cruise operator announced its new beverages policy in a statement earlier this week. Passengers and travel agents are being sent a letter explaining the new rules. Continue reading

World’s Newest Cruise Ship Is Heading to Sea

Quantum_of_the_Seas_07The world’s newest cruise ship has had its first taste of water. Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas left dry dock at Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenberg, Germany only two weeks ago. The Anthem of the Seas took the 20-mile trip up the River Ems from Meyer Werft shipyards to Eemshaven and the North Sea where it began sea trials. The trip lasted 10 hours and brought out thousands of spectators while the massive vessel was travelling in reverse with the aid of two tugboats at about 2-3 knotts. Continue reading

Harmony of the Seas to be the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Section_of_Anthem_of_the_SeasHarmony of the Seas will be the biggest cruise ship ever built and the third in the line’s Oasis class ship, announced Royal Caribbean last Wednesday. The ship which is currently under construction at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, will span 16 decks and it will carry 5,479 passengers, surpassing its sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Continue reading