Friday, July 22, 2016

Much Ado - Now about Nothing

The Bahamas Tribune wrote today that Disney Cruise Line has told them they are no longer interested in developing Egg Island into a private island port. Disney said their impact studies show the island's marine environment could not survive undamaged given the operation the size Disney would be creating on the island.

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

A Bear-y New Carnival Activity

Thanks to a new partnership, if you cruise on Carnival with a kid, once it's in place on your ship, chances are good you're going to come home with a new member of the family. (Even if the kids don't sail with you, that new family member may find his way into your luggage.)

Carnival is partnering with Build-A-Bear Workshop to bring the retail entertainment experience aboard each Carnival ship by next summer. It will also act as a fundraiser for St. Jude's.

Details appeared in the July 22 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HAL Talking Turkey

On the eve of Eurodam's scheduled overnight call at Istanbul, Holland America Line said today they have decided to cancel all calls at Istanbul through the end of the year.

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

Disney Considering Second Island

The Miami Herald reports that Disney Cruise Line is considering acquiring and building a second private island in the Bahamas.

Reports say the line is considering the 12-acre Egg Island off the north end of Eleuthra. Princess Cruises's Princess Cays is on the south end of Eleuthra.

Details appeared in the July 21 edition of Cruise News Daily. 


Residents of Rostock (Germany) are doing a double-take. AIDA Cruises moved into their new headquarters building, and yesterday they added their logo to the roof of the building: a giant lighted pair of red kissing lips. Actually there are two, so they can be seen from both sides of the building. They are more than seven feet high and fifteen feet wide. The logo adorns the bows of all eleven ships in the fleet, but these are larger than any on the ships.

Photo courtesy of AIDA Cruises. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.