Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It Was a Bliss-ful Day in Papenburg

Meyer Werft began the block assembly of project S.707 today at their Papenburg yard, or to the rest of us we'd say they laid the keel for Norwegian Bliss when the first 350-ton block was lowered into the dry dock today.

The complete story appeared in the May 24 edition of Cruise News Daily.

The first block o Norwegian Bliss was lowered into the dry dock at Meyer Werft in Papenburg today.
Photo courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 

Other Things You'll Want to Know - May 24, 2017

CND subscribers also read about:
  • Holland America Line is adding Cuban ports of call to eleven Caribbean itineraries this winter from Ft. Lauderdale. 
  • Majestic Princess has begun its 37-day positioning voyage from Rome to China. 
Details appeared in the May 24 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

And You Could Even Be Eaten by a Polar Bear

When Crystal Serenity makes its second crossing of the Northwest Passage through the Arctic this summer, passengers are going to have a wider, more varied selection of experiences available off the ship.

Crystal has spent the winter creating and curating new types of shore excursions. As a result, more than 100 new shore excursions await Crystal Serenity passengers, most of which are not offered with any other cruise line.

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

Other Things You'll Want to Know - May 23, 2017

CND subscribers also read about:
  • 34 people being prosecuted for carrying drugs aboard Costa ships between Europe and South America in both directions over a two-year period
  • NCLH opened a new terminal at the Port of Seattle
Details appeared in the May 23 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Princess Ups Their Game on the Mexican Riviera

The Mexican Riviera is coming back. Cruise lines are beefing up their offerings both in terms of hardware used and in terms of number of sailings. The number of sailings is being boosted, but the real growth seems to be in the hardware.

Princess today announced that during the winter 2018-2019 season, they will have 35 sailings from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Mexico.

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