Major Cruise Ships Will Go Ahead with Barcelona Calls Following Terror Attack

Major Cruise Ships Will Go Ahead with Barcelona Calls Following Terror Attack
Most major cruise lines scheduled to have stops in Barcelona, Spain, will go ahead as planned despite the terror attack on Thursday when a van mowed down pedestrians and left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured in the touristic center of Las Ramblas.
The famous Las Ramblas Boulevard is one of the top destinations for cruisers visiting the city. The tree-lined pedestrian promenade is flanked by roads on either side of its Raval and Gothic quarters.
Barcelona is one of the biggest cruise ports in Europe. It’s visited by hundreds of cruise ships every year.

 

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Cruise Passengers Ordered to Turn off Lights and Music in Fear of Pirate Attack

Cruise passengers were ordered to turn off lights and music to ‘be prepared for pirate attack’.

1,900 cruise passengers underwent a ten-day nightmare on cruise liner Sea Princess. The holidaymakers were ordered to turn off all lights and music from dusk to dawn on the luxury cruise ship in fear of attack from Somalian pirates. Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Opens Bookings for New Cuba Sailings

Norwegian Sun cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral are now on sale.
The Miami-based line will send Norwegian Sun to Cuba from Port Canaveral on four-night trips beginning next summer.

Norwegian Cruise Line has just begun taking reservations for the four-night trips, which will kick off in May 2018. The plans for the sailings were announced earlier this month. The voyages will take place every week during the summer with departures on Mondays, beginning May 7 next year. Continue reading

Port Canaveral Moves Forward on New Bigger Cruise Terminal

Port Canaveral will build a new bigger and better $150M cruise terminal. Port Canaveral commissioners have recently agreed to move forward with plans to build a new cruise terminal, even bigger than the current terminals. The new facility is set to debut in late 2019.
The Canaveral Port Authority will vote at its June 28 meeting whether or not to issue a formal solicitation for the design of a planned new cruise terminal facility, designed to accommodate ships with to 8,000 passengers, such as Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-level cruise ships. Continue reading

Ritz-Carlton Plans to Launch Luxury Hotels-on-Sea

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced on Thursday that it will soon enter the cruise industry.
The luxury, five-star hotel chain, which is owned by Marriot International MAR, will debut the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a fleet of three 298-passenger ultra-luxe vessels: somewhere between a private superyacht and a small ocean liner. Continue reading