Cruise Passengers Ordered to Turn off Lights and Music in Fear of Pirate Attack

Cruise passengers were ordered to turn off lights and music to ‘be prepared for pirate attack’.

1,900 cruise passengers underwent a ten-day nightmare on cruise liner Sea Princess. The holidaymakers were ordered to turn off all lights and music from dusk to dawn on the luxury cruise ship in fear of attack from Somalian pirates. Continue reading

Port Canaveral Moves Forward on New Bigger Cruise Terminal

Port Canaveral will build a new bigger and better $150M cruise terminal. Port Canaveral commissioners have recently agreed to move forward with plans to build a new cruise terminal, even bigger than the current terminals. The new facility is set to debut in late 2019.
The Canaveral Port Authority will vote at its June 28 meeting whether or not to issue a formal solicitation for the design of a planned new cruise terminal facility, designed to accommodate ships with to 8,000 passengers, such as Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-level cruise ships. Continue reading

Ritz-Carlton Plans to Launch Luxury Hotels-on-Sea

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced on Thursday that it will soon enter the cruise industry.
The luxury, five-star hotel chain, which is owned by Marriot International MAR, will debut the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a fleet of three 298-passenger ultra-luxe vessels: somewhere between a private superyacht and a small ocean liner. Continue reading

MSC Cruises Announced Plans for Massive World Class of Cruise Ships

MSC Cruises revealed its new class of cruise ships.

The Swiss-based European company unveiled some details for its new class of cruise ships. The vessels will be among the largest in the world- they will boast 2,760 cabins and carry a maximum of 6,850 guests which is 70 more than the current record-holder, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Continue reading

First Meraviglia Class Cruise Ship Takes to the Sea

Swiss-based cruise line MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its biggest ship ever, then three days later, the vessel was christened.
The 171,598-ton MSC Meraviglia, the first of the company’s six new ships which are due to come into service between 2017 and 2020 from STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Continue reading