Norwegian Bliss has successfully completed its conveyance down the Ems River and arrived at Eemshaven on Thursday morning. Its departure from Meyer Werft in Papenburg and the beginning of the journey down the Ems was documented by the yard in the video below.
Video courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved.
MSC Cruises announced plans today to operate new seven-day western Caribbean cruises from Miami that include a two-day call at Havana - and it all begins in December already.
The new program will see the 65,542-ton MSC Armonia homeported at Miami (alongside MSC Seaside and MSC Divina), which MSC says will make it “one of the largest and most modern ships to sail to Cuba.” MSC Armonia was the first ship to be renovated and lengthened in MSC's Renaissance program.
The complete story appeared in the March 15 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Private islands have traditionally been beach days, but that's not everyone's idea of a perfect day. Some people want more action. Royal Caribbean is therefore expanding the concept of the private island so it can be everyone's idea of a perfect day.
By the end of next year, not only will Coco Cay's beachy facilities be upgraded, but the island will also have a waterpark, and not only that, but Royal Caribbean will then be expanding the concept worldwide. The Perfect Day Island Collection will include similar facilities in Asia and Australia.
Details appeared in the March 15 edition of Cruise News Daily.
The above video will give you a look at each of the features of the expanded Coco Cay.
Please note that the second portion of this video is B-roll, so there is no sound.
Norwegian Bliss left the Meyer shipyard Tuesday night on its conveyance down the Ems River never to return. After a few days at Eemshaven at the mouth of the river to provision and board additional crew members, the ship will depart for its sea trials in the North Sea.
Overnight and through the day today, Norwegian Bliss has wound its way down the river at times like threading a needle though the narrow passages. At 994 feet long and 136 feet wide, it is passing between barriers that sometimes give it only four feet clearance or less. Of course, as always, it is doing all this stern first for better maneuverability.
The complete story appeared in the March 14 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Photos courtesy of Heiner Lohmann. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.
One in five who came through Ellis Island in the late 1800's came on a Cunard liner. Having played such a large role in so many families' immigration to the US, Cunard will have a special theme on one of next fall's crossings aboard Queen Mary 2.
For the first time, the luxury line has partnered with Ancestry.com to bring experts aboard to help you trace your roots.
Details appeared in the March 14 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Earlier we told you about Silversea's plans to lengthen Silver Spirit. Then, a couple weeks ago, we told you when it was time for the ship to head off to Fincantieri's Palermo shipyard. Now it has been there four days, and it has been cut in a precise operation, and the ship is in three giant pieces and ready to be stuck back together.
The complete story appeared in the March 13 edition of Cruise News Daily
Video courtesy of Fincantieri and Silversea. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.
Carnival's onboard security department in Australia is in trouble again according to Australian media. A couple weeks ago, in published video, they seemed to be responding improperly to a large brawl onboard.
This time they apparently accused the wrong passenger, which resulted in him getting beaten up.
Details appeared in the March 13 edition of Cruise News Daily.
In 2018, Holland America will be showcasing their Culinary Council, Master Mixologist and Wine Curator and partner Winemakers on several Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises that will give passengers a chance to see these legendary masters at work, meet them and dine on their creations.
During each Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise, passengers will have the opportunity to attend (cooking, cocktail or wine) demonstrations, get to know the experts, and meet them at photo opportunities. All of the events are complimentary.
The complete story appeared in the March 12 edition of Cruise News Daily.