Friday, July 31, 2015

Last-Minute Discount Reportedly Near Death

Royal Caribbean held their quarterly conference call today to discuss their quarterly financial results with analysts. There’s good news for investors. As evidenced in their results, Royal Caribbean has found more ways to separate consumers from their money.

The complete story appeared in the July 31 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

No, Toto, Quantum of the Seas is homeported in China now, and the newest specialty restaurant should be a clue. In partnership with DreamWorks, Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop has just opened aboard Quantum.

It’s the first DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda-themed restaurant anywhere - on land or sea, and they promise “bold flavors of dim sum delights, savory noodle bowls and traditional Chinese desserts alongside Po and the cast of colorful characters from the DreamWorks Animation film Kung Fu Panda.”

Details appeared in the July 30 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop aboard Quantum of the Seas

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Other Things You'll Want to Know - July 30, 2015

Cruise News Daily subscribers also read about:
  • How the oceans are benefiting from Carnival Foundation's ongoing donations to The Nature Conservancy 
  • Windstar giving a break to the solo traveler
The complete stories appeared in the July 30 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More than Spaghetti

Sit down to lunch in the main restaurant aboard a Costa ship, and Americans might be surprised it’s like nothing they’ve seen on the Olive Garden’s menu. It’s more like having lunch in a fine restaurant in Genoa. It’s hard to imagine anything more Italian. But Costa’s about to make their cuisine even more authentically Italian.

Details appeared in the July 29 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Two Crew Members Injured on Pride of America

Two crew members aboard Pride of America were hospitalized when they were injured in an accident Tuesday afternoon. It occurred while the ship was docked at Hilo, and EMS was called at 2:08pm, according to Hawaiian EMS officials. Norwegian Cruise Line said “officers were performing a routine check of the ship's Rescue Boat” when the incident occurred. Norwegian’s statement didn’t say exactly what happened, but local media said the boat fell about 45 feet into the water. Norwegian said that the incident occurred “during the recovery operation of the boat” (apparently as it was being raised from the water back onto the ship).

The complete story appeared in the July 29 edition of Cruise News Daily.