Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for January 9, 2014

* Plugging into Los Angeles
In case you might have forgotten, January 1, a new law went into effect at California ports that puts them on the road to all ships docking at all ports in the state having to use shore power, or until they get to that point, seriously reduce their air emissions while in port. January 1, 2014, began the first step, and it was a big one.
   The Port of Los Angeles says they were ready, and probably more ready than any other port in the state. Los Angeles has more berths equipped to provide short power than any other of California port.

* Are You Ready for New Year’s Eve?
No, this story isn’t running late. You have to make your reservations early to get into the best places on New Year’s Eve, and Crystal Cruises has already made theirs for next New Year’s Eve - and it is a truly spectacular place they’ve reserved to ring in 2015.

* And the Celebration Continues
Cunard's commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Queen Mary 2 continues to May when there will be two special transatlantic crossings. A special speaker aboard both will be Stephen Payne OBE, who was largely responsible for the overall design of the ship. Cunard has released the interesting video below of Payne speaking about his design and the building of the ship.

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