Thursday, March 23, 2017

MSC Getting Flexible

MSC passengers will finally be able to choose their dining times - to an extent. Beginning with MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside, the line will begin offering customers a choice of Classic dining (so they can have their same table and companions and waiters each evening at either early or late seating) or Flexi Dining.

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

Search Suspended

The US Coast Guard said they suspended their search tonight at 7:31pm for the 23-year-old man who went overboard from Carnival Victory in the early morning hours Wednesday.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Overboard from Carnival Victory

The US and Cuban Coast Guards are tonight searching for a 23-year-old Florida man who fell overboard from Carnival Victory about 3am Wednesday morning when it was off the northern Coast of Cuba.

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

Virgin Takes First Tangible Step toward Reality

Fincantieri cut the first steel this evening for the first of Virgin Voyage's three 110,000-ton ships on order. The ceremony was held at the company's Sestri Ponente yard near Genoa.

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

The first steel is cut for the first of three 110,000-ton vessels odered by Virgin.

This is not your typical corporate event. Virgin president and CEO Tom McAlpin (center) holds the ceremonial first cut.
Photos courtesy of Fincantieri. All rights reserved. May not be copied o used without express permission. 

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back to Acapulco

For a time it seemed that cruise lines had all but abandoned the once busy port of Acapulco. At one time Acapulco was popular both as a port of call and also a turnaround port, but cruise lines left as drug gang violence controlled the city.

As authorities have begun to again control the city, cruise lines have begun to return.

But a growing lack of security has caused Holland America to cancel all their calls in the 2017/2018 schedule.

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