Friday, February 23, 2018

Carnival Horizon Passengers Will Be Entertained

Carnival Horizon is about to debut (April 2) in the Mediterranean and aboard will be three brand-new production shows.

Carnival is following the same formula they have followed with all their new ships of late, and why not? The shows, produced by Playlist Productions in their unique style have proven a hit with customers. In addition to the production shows, Carnival is also bringing some of the proven-favorite entertainment from other ships such as Hasbro, The Game Show, the Punchliner Comedy Club and even an IMAX theater.

The complete story appeared in the February 23 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

O, My!

O's Reading Room debuted last year aboard Holland America, and it was so popular, the line has decided to extend it to all 14 ships.

The concept comes from the line's partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine.

Details appeared in the February 23 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ready for the Knife

Silversea's Silver Spirit arrived at Dubai this morning at the end of an eight-night cruise from Mumbai. When passengers disembarked, the 36,000-ton ship left for Palermo where it has a date with the welder's torch (as well as other unspeakable instruments) at the Fincantieri shipyard on March 5 that will run until May 1.

The complete story appeared in the February 22 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Other Things You'll Want to Know - February 22, 2018

CND subscribers also read about:
  • P&O's Aurora is going to be for adults only
  • Soon Celebrity's passengers are going to be able to learn about Hot Glass
Details appeared in the February 22 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Grand Classica Unveiled

Bahamas Paradise's Grand Celebration has a sister on the way, and she's someone we all know, Costa Classica. But she'll soon be reborn to be Grand Classica and then she'll be more like Grand Celebration.

Grand Classica will join her new sister sailing two-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island from Palm Beach beginning April 13. 

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

The Greatest Generation Goes to Sea Again

Cunard will again partner with the Greatest Generation Foundation and commemorate the service of World War II veterans during the July 20 Queen Mary 2 crossing.

Eight special veterans of World War II will be aboard to tell their personal stories of their experiences in “The Great War.”

Details appeared in the February 21 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The End Is Near

Meyer Werft floated out Norwegian Bliss on Saturday, a sure sign that the ship is nearing completion.

It will remain at the dock at the Papenburg facility until mid-March when it goes down the Ems River (never to return) for sea trials and whatever adjustments are necessary after that.

Delivery is expected sometime (just) prior to April 19. Then after preview events in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, Norwegian Bliss has a date in Seattle on May 30 for its christening. It's the first new ship Norwegian has ever entered into service in Seattle where it will be sailing seven-night Alaska cruises round trip beginning June 2.

The complete story appeared in the February 20 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Norwegian Bliss (left) with section of AIDAnova being towed into the building dock
Video and photo courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.