Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Italy's Finest - and Cleanest

Meyer Turku cut the first steel today for Costa's first LNG-powered ship, the second of seven ordered by Carnival Corp from the Meyer group.

At the ceremony in Finland today, Costa president Neil Palomba revealed the name of the ship will be Costa Smeralda, or “Emerald Coast.”

The complete story appeared in the September 13 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Costa Smeralda in Costa's new livery
Rendering courtesy of Costa Crociere. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Silversea is Getting Mooned

Silversea signed a contract today with Fincantieri to build a sister ship to Silver Muse.

The 40,700-ton ship will accommodate 596 in double occupancy. It will be built at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard near Genoa for delivery in 2020.

Details appeared in the September 12 edition of Cruise News Daily. com

After Irma

All four of Florida's major cruise ports reopened today and the cruise ships lined up to come home, returning just when the cruise lines said they would. Also in that priority line were fuel tankers to resupply gas stations and give all the cruise passengers the possibility of filling their tanks for the drive home. (They will have to line up with local people who are also running on “E.”)

Carnival Conquest had the honor of being the first cruise ship into either South Florida port today.

The complete story appeared in the September 12 edition of Cruise News Daily.