Friday, October 21, 2016

WPD Only Comes Once a Year

There will be pasta for dinner on Tuesday. I know because it's World Pasta Day, and it's required.

And somewhere it's going to be celebrated to the max is aboard all Costa ships worldwide. Would you expect less from a company who has partnered with Barilla, the world's leading pasta maker?

The complete story appeared in the October 21 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Other Things You'll Want to Know - October 21, 2016

CND subscribers also read about:
  • Marvel Super Heros to sail aboard Disney Magic from New York next fall.
  • Bar Harbor keeping their limit in place on the number of cruise passengers they accept on any one day.
  • Holland America more than doubling the number of passengers they plan to bring to San Diego this year.
Details appeared in the October 21 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Marvel Super Heros will sail aboard Disney Magic next fall

Something's Cooking at HAL

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1pm Pacific time - 4pm Eastern time

Holland America is marking their new partnership with America's Test Kitchen with a live broadcast and cooking demonstration (just like you'll find on the HAL ships) on the Holland America Facebook page.

Shipboard hosts Carol Kitchen and Barbara Mills Schuchardt will join America’s Test Kitchen's Christie Morrison for a brief cooking demonstration and you can watch from the comfort of wherever you can access the internet. (Yes, even on your smart phone while you're in the grocery store.)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

P&O Sets Oriana Refit Plans

P&O Cruises has released details of the extensive work they plan to do aboard Oriana when it goes into a three-week dry dock at Hamburg at the end of November. The trick will be to rejuvenate the ship's decor while staying true to its elegant and traditional design.

The complete story appeared in the October 21 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Other Things You'll Want to Know - October 20, 2016

CND subscribers also read about:
  • Four women who thought they were getting a free cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas but were actually supposed to carry drugs into the US were sentenced today in US federal court. 
  • When AIDAluna called at Norfolk, like in every port, many of their passengers set off on bicycles to see the sights, and it was surprising what they wanted to see in Norfolk. 
  • Investors will get their quarterly dividend from Carnival Corp just in time for holiday shopping.
Details appeared in the October 20 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Silversea Reveals Dining Options aboard Silver Muse

With only six months to go before it enters service, Silversea today began detailing some of the dining that will be available aboard their new flagship, Silver Muse.

In the cruise industry, Silver Muse is seen as a small ship, but by culinary offerings, Silversea says it is probably the largest ship in the world. Eight restaurants will offer an array of culinary experiences, some favorites of Silversea passengers and some brand new offerings.

The complete story appeared in the October 19 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Other Things You'll Want to Know - October 19, 2016

CND subscribers also read about:
  • A former cabin steward convicted of a brutal attack on a passenger getting his sentence explained and being sent back to jail.
  • Pacific Princess going in for repair
  • Royal Caribbean working on a new signature event for Anthem of the Seas code-named "Flash Bang." It will be a 3D virtual reality event where you won't have to wear any glasses. A video tease is below. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Well, This Is Going to Be Different

Not many cruise line corporate announcements feature two bathing-suit-clad girls dancing on deck chairs, but it's a sign this cruise line is going to be different. The still-to-be Virgin Cruises had summoned the media to a swanky Miami Beach hotel today to update the industry on the progress the line is making in becoming a reality.

A different type of corporate event with Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin
Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin, and friends

Carnival Maritime Expands

Carnival Maritime's Hamburg Fleet Operations Center has expanded by taking on responsibility for the P&O (UK) and Cunard fleets. Until this week, the FOC has been responsible for the26 ships in the fleets of AIDA, Costa and Costa Asia. With the additional two brands, the center now manages 37 Carnival ships.

The complete story appears in the October 18 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Harmony by the Numbers

Just five more days and Harmony of the Seas will be leaving Europe for Port Everglades, her new home port. (She arrives on November 4.) The third Oasis-class ship, Harmony is slightly larger than the others, making her the world's largest cruise ship. Packed with new and interesting experiences, this video will show her to you like you've never seen her before - by the numbers.
(Please note: For those of you who are susceptible, there are many flashes and quick cuts in the video.)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Dome Sweet Dome

Carnival Cruise Line signed an agreement to take over use of the entire geodesic dome in Long Beach that they have been partially renting for use as their cruise terminal in the Southern California city.

The agreement and remodeling will more than double their current space and allow the line to bring larger ships into the Long Beach port.

The complete story appeared in the October 17 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Other Things You'll Want to Know - October 17, 2016

CND subscribers also read about:
  • Restrictions being lifted on bringing Cuban cigars and rum into the US.
  • Excitement abounding in Mobile 
  • Captain Albert being back at sea
Details appeared in the October 17 edition of Cruise News Daily.