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

Carnival Horizon Getting Final Touches

Florida-bound Carnival Horizon construction is in the final stages.

Carnival Horizon is arriving in just a few months. The cruise ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyards in Italy and it is slated to debut April 2, 2018.

Carnival Cruise Line will officially take possession of its new Vista-class ship in just over a month and the final touches are taking shape. Continue reading

New Attractions Coming to Mariner of the Seas: A Virtual Reality Trampoline Lets Passengers Walk on the Moon

Revamp of Royal Caribbean ship will add virtual reality trampoline.

New features coming to Mariner of the Seas as part of a $90 million refurbishment this year, revealed Royal Caribbean a few days ago.

The cruise line that boasts the largest cruise ships at sea is sending Mariner of the Seas into drydock for $90 million refurbishments that will add new features to the ship: a new attraction called the Sky Pad- virtual reality, bungee jump, and trampoline. There will be other facilities like a new sports bar, Tiki bar, water slides, restaurants and more. Continue reading

Woman Missing after Falling from Carnival Triumph

A woman sailing on a cruise from New Orleans has fallen overboard.

A woman has fallen overboard from a Carnival cruise ship into the Gulf of Mexico while sailing from New Orleans.

The incident happened Sunday night while it was on the second day of a five-day cruise sailing toward Cozumel, Mexico.

Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliken said a 44-year-old woman “was seen going overboard” from the Carnival Triumph Sunday night.

The company says that search and rescue operations are underway for the missing woman and the Mexican Navy is in charge of the search.

According to wwltv.com.

Harvey Rerouting Cruise Ships: Thousands of People Stuck Aboard

Thousands of People Stuck on Cruise Ships Because of Hurricane Harvey.
The tropical storm affects Caribbean cruise Itineraries.

At least four Galveston-bound cruise ships with a combined 20,000 passengers on board have been rerouted to avoid what initially was Tropical Storm Harvey. The ships have been forced to remain in the Gulf of Mexico as they await Harvey’s passage. Continue reading