Cruise itineraries changed due to Ebola concerns

Army_researcher_fighting_Ebola_on_front_lines_(14841171181)Several cruise lines have canceled port calls and changed itineraries to avoid areas in West Africa that could potentially be affected by Ebola virus. In spite the fact that most cruise lines don’t regularly visit West Africa, there still are a few lines that offer exotic voyages with port stops in the area.

Carnival’s Holland America Line has adjusted its 35-day “African Explorer” cruise which departs from Cape Town, South Africa on November 15 and sails to Southampton, United Kingdom. Continue reading

Ovation of the Seas will be the third Quantum Class ship

Liberty_of_the_Seas_La_Spezia_(_Royal_Caribbean_International)Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas started construction at Mayer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany where Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are being built, too.

The first piece of steel was cut and the construction of the third Quantum-class cruise ship officially began, Royal Caribbean announced a few days ago. Continue reading

Robot bartenders to serve your drinks on-board Quantum of the Seas

800px-Cocktail_02When Quantum of the Seas debuts this fall, it will be the most futuristic and technologically advanced cruise ship ever to sail, Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and CEO Richard Fain and technology expert David Pogue revealed at a news conference last Monday at the Meyer Werft shipyard. They unveiled a number of technological advancements created to improve the passenger experience. Continue reading

Four Norwegian Breakaway- Plus Cruise Ships to be built by 2019

11 800px-Norwegian_Epic_-_Port_of_Naples_-_June_2011Four new generation Norwegian cruise ships are currently set to be delivered in the next five years. Norwegian Cruise Line is definitely bringing on the tonnage and is planning to add four cruise ships of record for NCL size to its fleet. Each of the four 164,600 gross tons ships of the new Breakaway- Plus class will start at 4,200-passenger berths. Continue reading