Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cruise News Daily Headlines for July 11, 2013

* MSC Divina Is a Big Deal
When MSC Divina debuts in Miami on November 20, it’s a big deal. This is only the second time one of MSC’s Fantasia-class ships, their largest ships, has left the Mediterranean. Last year one was homeported seasonally in South America. MSC Divina will be homeported in Miami year round. This is a big deal. (Vice President Biden would make it a little stronger, but wisely, he hasn’t been invited.)

And because it’s such a big deal, MSC is pulling out all the stops to celebrate MSC Divina’s maiden cruise from Miami.

* They’ve Heard It All Before
Tourism officials from Grand Cayman are headed to Miami to talk with cruise lines about the government’s plans to build cruise ship berths on the island and to try to convince the lines to keep Grand Cayman on the schedule, for at least some of their ships, while the new berths are being built.

* Grandeur Returns to Baltimore
With repairs completed from its May 27 fire, Grandeur of the Seas returned to Baltimore yesterday, its year round home port. More

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