Friday, March 23, 2018

STX France Delivers Symphony of the Seas

The world officially has a new “largest cruise ship in the world” today with Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas being registered at 228,081 gross registered tons, puts it ahead of the previous record holder, Harmony of the Seas, which is “only” 226,963 tons. The record-holder 5,518 passengers in double occupancy, but will actually carry up to a total of 6,680 passengers and a crew of 2,200.

STX France officially handed the Oasis-class ship over to Royal Caribbean today at their Saint-Nazaire yard.

Details appeared in the March 23 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

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Investing in Japan

Carnival Corp has signed an agreement with the port of Sasebo in Japan for Carnival to invest in the construction of a cruise terminal to be in operation by 2020.

The complete story appeared in the March 23 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Other Things You'll Want to Know - March 22, 2018

CND subscribers also read about:
  • Norwegian Cruise Line opening bookings for Norwegian Encore's inaugural season beginning in November 2019.
  • MSC launched a new partnership with Michelin-starred chef Ramon Freixa for the Spanish chef to develop menu items and tapas which will be available across the fleet. 
  • Carnival Australia revealed the initial itineraries and opened bookings for Carnival Splendor when it is transferred "Down Under" in November 2019. It will initially be based in Sydney. 
Details appeared in the March 22 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Dominica Nearly Recovered from Hurricane Maria

Last week the Caribbean island of Dominica marked six months since the Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island, and Discover Dominica reports the island has made major progress in restoring essential services and amenities on the island, reopening tourist attractions and being ready to receive visitors. The cruise ship berth at Roseau is also fully operational.

The complete story appeared in the March 22 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dry Dock Set for Silver Whisper

Passengers sailing on Silversea's 2019 World Cruise aboard Silver Whisper will be sailing on a just-renovated ship. The ship will go into dry dock at Freeport from December 8 to December 19.

During its 11-day makeover, the interior will receive much of the same styling as the line's newest ship, Silver Muse. There will be renewal throughout the vessel.

The complete story appeared in the March 21 edition of Cruise News Daily.