Friday, July 20, 2018

The Lady in Red

The cutting of the first steel for a new ship is always a big deal because it is the very first concrete step in actually building the ship, but visually, there really isn't much to see. Cruise lines, therefore, usually couple it with something else they can announce or show at the same time to garner more attention.

So it came as no surprise when Fincantieri cut the first steel at their Sestri Ponente yard (near Genoa) for Virgin Voyages' second ship, Virgin had some other things they wanted to say and do.

The complete story appeared in the July 20 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

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

Just Head North

To celebrate their 10th Silversea Expeditions will be going someplace they've never been before, and you probably haven't either. Silver Explorer will cross the Northeast Passage in 2019.

Details appeared in the July 20 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Refreshed Sun Princess Returns to Service

Sun Princess is back from a two-week multi-million-dollar dry dock and sailing in Asia at the moment. She came back with several major new features.

The complete story appeared in the July 19 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Carnival Is in a Giving Mood

Carnival Corp announced two cash disbursements coming up, one to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation in South Africa and the other was a quarterly dividend to shareholders.

Details appeared in the July 19 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Built for China, Sailing in the US of A

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that next summer Norwegian Joy would be moving from China to Alaska to operate alongside Norwegian Bliss. After the Alaska season it will move down the coast to the Mexican Riviera.

According to Norwegian it sounds as if the tremendous demand in Alaska, coupled with the success of Norwegian Bliss, is behind the decision to reposition the ship. But we suspect conditions in the Chinese market have as much to do with it.

The complete story appeared in the July 18 edition of Cruise News Daily.