Royal Caribbean Adds Lifeguards to its Ships

Royal Caribbean International is adding licensed lifeguards to all of its cruise ships starting this weekend. 

The lifeguards will be part of a new water safety program introduced by Royal Caribbean that includes water safety instruction and signage around the pool areas. Every ship of Royal Caribbean’s fleet will implement the new program over the next few months. Continue reading

Four Next-Generation Ships Ordered by Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced it signed an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for four new ships for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, with an option for two more vessels 2026 and 2027.
Each of them, 140,000 gross-ton cruise ship, will carry about 3,300 passengers and cost around $800 million. They will feature energy-efficient design, based on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest Breakaway-Plus Class ships, which includes  Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss.



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Majesty of the Seas Held at Port Canaveral

The Majesty of the Seas remains docked at Port Canaveral after Coast Guard inspectors find out ‘multiple’ safety issues on board the ship.
The issues were discovered Monday during a routine annual safety inspection aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Dickinson said. He added the delay had to do with the life-saving equipment aboard the ship, not the engine. Continue reading

Carnival Breeze to Sail from Port Canaveral

Carnival_Magic_(12385606213)Carnival Breeze will replace Carnival Magic and will begin sailing from Port Canaveral in September 2018.

Carnival Breeze is a Dream-class cruise ship which debuted on June 3, 2012. The vessel sailed out of Barcelona and Venice and offered its guests Mediterranean cruises. Then the ship started sailing from Miami on Caribbean and Bahamian cruises. Afterward, Carnival Breeze moved to Galveston and replaced Carnival Magic.

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Carnival’s Ocean Medallion Will Take Cruise Experience to Another Level

800px-regal_princess_2014_7_17_3817OCEAN is Carnival’s new medallion wearable device that will level up guest experience on cruises.
The name OCEAN stands for One Cruise Experience Access Network. The tiny quarter-sized medallion was introduced by Arnold Donald, CEO of the world’s largest cruise company, at a keynote speech at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday. Continue reading