Monday, June 26, 2017

Port Canaveral Considering New Terminal

Once again, Port Canaveral is preparing to go down the path of building another new cruise terminal. At this week's board meeting, they are set to decide if they want to move forward with the first step in the bidding process, which is the first step in constructing the new buildings.

The complete story appeared in the June 26 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Princess Announces Expansion of Ocean Medallion

Princess announced the next three ships that will support Ocean Medallion, which will bring a new level of personalization to Princess' customers. And it includes another ship in the Australian market, indicating the importance of Australia to the line.

Details appeared in the June 26 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Oprah Readies the Adventure of Your Life

It's less than a month until Oprah and Gayle head out on their most excellent adventure of their first cruise to Alaska. They will be taking along a whole boatload of their friends aboard Holland America's Eurodam (for a price, of course). Among those friends will be some better friends of Oprah's who are wealthier and brighter than the rest (because they get to go for free), and they will be telling the other friends how to have better lives (but not as good as Oprah's, of course).

Oprah's magazine, O, has just finalized the list of Oprah's friends who will be going (for free) and letting everyone in on the secret of how to live better or telling everyone what it's like to work for O behind the scenes.

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

Work Continues on Symphony of the Seas

A couple weeks ago, Symphony of the Seas was floated out of the dry dock at STX France in Saint-Nazaire, which means the construction phase is completed. They are now in the finishing phase, and Royal Caribbean has released a new video where some of their executives talk about the continuing work that will go on at the yard.

This story appeared in the June 23 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ritz-Carlton Goes to Sea

The crowded luxury segment of the cruise industry got a little more crowded today when Ritz-Carlton decided to move from hotels into cruises with a line they are going to call the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

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

Rendering of one of three ships for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
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