THE place to be in Germany tonight was at the Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, because THAT was the site of AIDA Open Air, and it just so happened, THAT's when they named AIDAnova. (Yes, they meant to.) If that wasn't enough, the highlight of the evening was a concert by DJ / producer David Guetta. And a huge laser and fireworks display.
When AIDA throws a party, AIDA throws a party, and that's why 25,000 people showed up.
The complete story appeared in the August 31 edition of Cruise News Daily.
There was a time a few years ago when if Carnival Cruise Line told me they had bought a blimp, it would seem perfectly normal. But Carnival hasn't been quite as much “fun” in the last few years under later management.
So when the Fun Ship Cruise Line announced plans for their new 128-foot-long AirShip to tour the Southeast over the next month, I said, “You're kidding, right?” To which they answered, “No, the whole Southeast.” “No, I meant about the blimp. You really bought a blimp?” Yes, they did, and now we're back to the Carnival I loved where I never knew what to expect from their marketing.
The airship was already seen in the skies over Memphis today at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Six Annual Day of Play.
The complete story appeared in the August 29 edition of Cruise News Daily.
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The port authority at Port Canaveral has formally approved the agreement with Carnival Corp that will see the line build a new terminal (Terminal 3) at the port to accommodate its largest (180,000 tons) ship which will be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).
Details appeared in the August 29 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Cruise Terminal 3 and Port Canaveral
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When you get a new car, it's only a matter of time until you get that first scratch, and then you can relax. Carnival can now relax because Carnival Horizon, which was delivered in March, got more than a scratch today when it made contact with the west end of Pier 90 at the West Side Cruise Terminal as it was docking in New York Tuesday morning, about 5:50am.
The complete story appeared in the August 28 edition of Cruise News Daily.
The smallest Princess ship chalked up another big rescue at sea for the line on Saturday when Pacific Princess rescued three men in the North Sea on a life raft from a fishing vessel which had sunk several hours earlier.
The complete story appeared in the August 27 edition of Cruise News Daily.