* Norwegian Orders Fourth Breakaway-Class Ship
Norwegian Cruise Line said this morning that they have ordered a second Breakaway Plus vessel, the line’s largest class of ship, from Meyer Werft.
The 163,000-ton vessel will carry approximately 4,200 passengers and will be delivered in spring of 2017.
* And Carnival Says ...
Yesterday, the US Coast Guard released their report on the November 2010 fire aboard Carnival Splendor. It contained five recommendations (the type of recommendation which shouldn’t be ignored if you know what is good for you), and today Carnival Cruise Lines issued a statement that discusses where they stand in correcting the issues with which the Coast Guard found fault.
* Rolling on the River - Until You Reach a Striking LockAs much as the river cruise lines are trying to make themselves like ocean cruising, there are still major differences. This week’s difficulties in Germany point out one of them.
On most rivers, passage is dependent on locks to raise or lower the ship to the next level. The problem is that the operators of the locks in Germany have gone out on strike.
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