Ovation of the Seas to Homeport in Singapore in 2017

Ovation_of_the_Seas_(ship,_2016)_001Miami-based Royal Caribbean announced that its billion-dollar smartship Ovation of the Seas will use Singapore as a short seasonal base in March and April 2017, which is expected to bring thousands of tourists to the region and inject millions into the regional and local economies.  Continue reading

Cruise Ship Crashes Into Alaska Dock

GTS_Celebrity_InfinityMultiple news sources have reported that Celebrity Cruises’ ship Infinity crashed into a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska . The accident happened between 2 pm – 2.30 pm June 3. No injuries were reported in the accident.

The city’s ports and harbors director Steve Corporon reportedly estimated the damage to the dock will cost between 2 and 3 million dollars to repair. Although the Coast Guard has not yet announced a determination of the official cause of the incident, there is information that winds in the area were reported to be gusting to around 45 miles per hour. Continue reading