Monday, September 16, 2019

The Best Laid Plans

Meyer Turku has some bad news today for Costa. They need to push the delivery of Costa Smeralda back a month from next month to November. Of course, that means reworking of all of Costa's inaugural plans.

The complete story appeared in the September 16 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

A Majestic Arrival

Majestic Princess arrived in Sydney Tuesday morning (Australian time) just before dawn to kick off the 2019-2020 summer cruise season.

Majestic Princess, Princess Cruises' newest ship (until next month), has spent the northern summer months in China and Asia and is returning to Australia for their summer season for the second time.

Details appeared in the September 16 edition of Cruise News Daily. 



Friday, September 13, 2019

Finally!

Royal Caribbean announced today they will seasonally homeport Odyssey of the Seas at Ft Lauderdale beginning in November 2020. It will be the first Quantum Ultra-class ship sailing in North America. (The only other one, Spectrum of the Seas, is based in China.)

The complete story appeared in the September 13 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

They Will Have No Stripes but They Will Have Red Sneakers

Virgin Voyages is out to change as much as they can about cruises to appeal to non-cruisers. Since they call their passengers “sailors,” they wouldn’t want their crew members to look like sailors or even just crew members, so stuffy old uniforms that other cruise lines give their shipboard employees just wouldn’t do.

Instead Virgin has hired maverick British fashion designer Gareth Pugh to design their uniforms. There will be no epaulets or stripes. Instead, look for touches such as custom red unisex sneakers by PLAE.

The complete story appeared in the September 13 edition of Cruise News Daily. 




Photos courtesy of Virgin Voyages. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Trial Run

Princess Cruises reports that their next ship, Sky Princess, completed sea trials at the end of last month in the Adriatic.

The complete story appeared in the September 10 edition of Cruise News Daily. 


Photo courtesy of Fincantieri. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.