Monday, February 18, 2019

Royal Caribbean Orders 6th Oasis-Class Ship

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd said today they have ordered a sixth Oasis-class vessel from Chantiers de l'Atlantique for delivery in the fall of 2023.

The complete story appeared in the February 18 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Building of Silver Moon Begins

Fincantieri laid the keel for Silver Moon at their Ancona yard on Thursday. The ship will be the second in Silversea's Muse class.

Details appeared in the February 18 edition of Cruise News Daily. 


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

Cuba Turns Away Grand Classica

When Bahama Paradise's Grand Classica arrived at Havana on Friday, after prolonged negotiation with immigration authorities, the ship was turned away and sailed on to its next destination.

It is unknown at this point if the reason was some perceived rule infraction by the charterer or cruise line, or if the Cuban authorities had simply changed their minds about the special nature of the charter. Either way, it was the first ship turned away from Cuba since regular cruises began from the US.

Details appeared in the February 18 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Epic Chugging Along

Norwegian Epic left Port Canaveral this afternoon for its shortened cruise to the Bahamas (pared down from a seven-night western Caribbean itinerary) and still apparently not able to cruise at normal speeds.

The complete story appeared in the February 18 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Princess Triple Header in Monfalcone

Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrated important construction milestones yesterday for three ships at the builder's Monfalcone (Italy) yard.

The complete story appeared in the February 15 issue of Cruise News Daily.


The first block of the keel of Enchanted Princess was laid

2nd Officer Kerry Ann Wright, the madrina, with Jan Swartz

Sky Princess at Float Out

Photos courtesy of Fincantieri and Princess Cruises. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.