Royal Caribbean Signs Contract For Third Quantum-Class Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, announced yesterday that it has signed a contract with the Meyer Werft shipyard to construct a third Quantum-class cruise ship for delivery in mid-2016.  The price and terms of the new ship are similar to the price and terms of the first two Quantum-class ships and the contract is subject to…

Costa Concordia Captain To Stand Trial

  Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia is finally facing trial. An Italian judge has ordered that Francesco Schettino, 52, face charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. The trial is due to begin on July 9th in Grosseto. Five other defendants sought plea deals, and their cases shall be judged separately. They…

Viking River Cruises Launch Ocean Cruise Line

Viking River Cruises has announced the launch of its ocean line, marking the introduction of the travel industry’s first new cruise line in nearly a decade. At a gala launch event on Thursday in California, Torstein Hagen, CEO of Viking River Cruises, announced that the company would launch its ocean cruise line with the first…

More Cruise Options From UK Ports With Royal Caribbean International

 6 March 2013 – British guests will be spoilt for choice with the news that three recently revitalised Royal Caribbean International ships will set sail from the UK during the summer of 2014. With a host of popular itineraries the 2014 European sailings will be open for booking from 20 March 2013. The cruise line’s…

Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity’s World Tour

World tours aren’t limited to rock stars. Celebrity Cruises has announced the start of “Celebrity’s World Tour 2014-15,” the brand’s introduction to guest-inspired, destination-rich, modern luxury holidays across all seven continents of the world. The collection of itineraries in Celebrity Cruises’ World Tour will be revealed in detail as each set opens for bookings over…

Norwegian Breakaway Float-Out

There are just 64 more days to go until Norwegian Cruise Line’s, Norwegian Breakaway, officially joins the fleet and this morning her float-out took place at roughly 7am at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The 145,000 gt cruise ship has a length overall of 324 m, and is 39.70 n wide, taking that into…

Quantum Of The Seas – Prepare To Be Wowed

So the big Royal Caribbean International secret is finally out! Emmy and Tony award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth is to be godmother to the new ship, Quantum of the Seas. The announcement was made last night through adverts during the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood. Quantum of the Seas is due to enter service…

P&O Cruises Aurora Passenger Falls Overboard

The search is currently under way for a woman believed to have fallen overboard from P&O Cruises, Aurora, during a 14-night Western Mediterranean cruise. The woman was reported missing as the ship sailed from Oporto to Barcelona, P&O Cruises said. The ship’s crew were alerted and were ordered to make an immediate search of the…