Friday, December 7, 2018

Naming Costa Venezia

Costa said today they are going to christen Costa Venezia in their hometown of Trieste on March 1 before they send it off for the foreseeable future to China.

The ship is the first Costa has purposefully designed specifically for the Chinese-sourced market. The Chinese enjoy trying new things, going new places and have a desire to travel to Europe and Italy in particular. Costa Venezia will help satisfy that desire simply by stepping aboard. Much of the ship resembles Italy.

You can see what a unique ship this is going to be in the renderings below.

The complete story appeared in the December 7 edition of Cruise News Daily. 



Other Things You'll Want to Know - December 7, 2018

CND subscribers also read about:
  • Silver Spirit damaging the dock at Key West
  • Carnival giving back to young dancers in Davie
Details appeared in the December 7 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Carnival Panorama Launched

Carnival Panorama floated today for the first time at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard, marking the end of the construction phase. The focus will now turn to interior work for the rest of the time until the ship's delivery in the fall of 2019.

The complete story appeared in the December 6 edition of Cruise News Daily. 


The silver coin welded to the mast during the ceremony
Photos courtesy of Fincantieri. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permissoin. 

NCLH Partnership to Expand Icy Strait Point

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced a partnership with the Huna Totem Corp to build a second cruise ship pier at Icy Strait Point, Alaska.

The pier will accommodate Norwegian's largest ships, the Breakaway Plus-class, and is scheduled to be completed for the 2020 summer Alaska season.

The complete story appeared in the December 6 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Other Things You'll Want to Know - December 6, 2018

CND subscribers also read about:
  • MSC detailing the unique Cirque du Soleil shows that will debut with MSC Bellissima
  • Delta Queen to sail again
  • Carnival Corp to produce a second season of "La Gran Sorpresa."
Details appeared in the December 6 edition of Cruise News Daily.