Royal Caribbean’s Splendour to Become Thomson Discovery

Thomson takes Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas and renames it Discovery.

splendour of the seas thomson discoveryRoyal Caribbean prepares to hand over Splendour of the Seas to Thomson Cruises. The UK-based company and subsidiary of TUI Group announced that when the vessel joins their fleet next year, they will rename it to Thomson Discovery.

After the acquisition, the former Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship will replace Island Escape, so Thomson’s fleet will keep the total number of its ships to five. Continue reading

Carnival Corp. Orders Nine New Ships to be Built

800px-Carnival_Sensation_docked_in_Freeport_HarbourThe world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corp., has recently announced plans to order nine new ships for delivery over a four-year period from 2019 to 2022. However, the company did not specify which of its nine brands would use the vessels; other details were also absent, including the cost of the ships, their size or the timeline for their delivery. The company only said that the new ships are expected to serve the North American, European and Chinese markets. Continue reading

Florida Couple Takes 100 Cruises on Same Carnival Ship

800px-Carnival_Sensation_docked_at_Nassau_1Some people don’t want to go back to the place they have already visited because there is so much to see in the world and so little time. Others visit the place they like most more than once. What about going back 100 times?

 There is a couple in Central Florida that seems to take the brand loyalty to a whole new level. Last Sunday, Bernard and Janice Caffary took their 100th cruise aboard the Carnival Sensation, departing from Port Canaveral. Continue reading

Oasis of the Seas – The Biggest Ship Ever to Be Based at Port Canaveral

Quantum_of_the_Seas_at_Meyer_WerftRoyal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas will leave Port Everglades and move to Port Canaveral for the winter 2016-2017 cruise season, officials from the cruise line announced Thursday. The enormous vessel, which cost $1.4 billion to build in 2007- 2008, will be the largest passenger ship ever to be based at Port Canaveral. The Oasis will offer alternate eastern and western seven-night Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral. 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