Celebrity Cruises to Invest $500M to Renovate Fleet

More than $500 million is to be spent by Celebrity Cruises to upgrade the line’s fleet. The 12 cruise ships will get a refresh to their accommodation and culinary offerings.

The cruise line has engaged the British designer Kelly Hoppen- the mastermind behind the suite-class Retreat and the spa on Celebrity Edge- to design these features on the Millennium and Solstice ships. Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Gets Majority Stake in Silversea Cruises

Royal Caribbean is to acquire a 66.7% equity stake in Silversea Cruises.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is purchasing a majority stake in the ultra-luxury line Silversea Cruises, announced officials for RCL recently.

Under the new partnership, Miami-based cruise line entered into a 364-day Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Unveils Spectrum of the Seas Features

Royal Caribbean has unveiled its latest mega-ship.

The cruise line has unveiled some major new things about the upcoming Quantum Ultra class vessel.

The Quantum Ultra class Spectrum of the Seas will be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia when it sails from Shanghai beginning in June 2019. Continue reading

SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean Say Goodbye to Plastic Straws and Bags

A few weeks ago, a pilot whale died off Thailand with 80 plastic bags in its digestive system. The whale had swallowed 17 pounds of garbage.

As a result, three major companies, SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean, have vowed to remove plastic straws and bags from their properties.

According to Washingtonpost.

Disney Continues to Base Two Largest Ships at Port Canaveral through 2019

Disney Dream Cruise

Disney Cruise Line’s two biggest ships, the Dream and the Fantasy, will continue to be based at Port Canaveral through the end of 2019, the cruise line announced a few days ago.

Port Canaveral is an appealing cruise port for Disney Cruise Line because it is the closest port to the Walt Disney World theme park complex in Orlando. Disney passengers prefer combining their cruises with a visit to Disney World. Continue reading