Royal Plans Next Level Update to Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas Refurbishment

Royal Caribbean is continuing with its $1 billion Royal Amplified fleet modernization program. The next ship to get the “amped up” treatment is Navigator of the Seas.The ship will undergo a $115 Million makeover and debut in Miami on February 14, 2019 with a host of new features and activities. The ship originally launched in 2002, has already received significant upgrades in 2014 that saw the addition of new Panoramic and Virtual Balcony Staterooms, FlowRider surf simulator and new dining in Sabor Mexican, Izumi Japanese and Giovanni’s Table. Michael Bayley,…

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Port Canaveral Celebrating Record Breaking Growth

Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral, the popular Central Florida Port and home to Disney Cruise Line, announced record-breaking results from all operations, and new high-water marks for the Port’s major business lines of cruise and cargo. In year-end financials provided to the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Port CEO John Murray and Chief Financial Officer Mike Poole reported that the Port earned $103.75 million in total revenue for Fiscal Year 2018. Port Commission Secretary/Treasurer Tom Weinberg said: More cruise guests than ever launched multi-day vacations…

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Virgin Voyages to Feature Cuba During Inaugural Season

Virgin Voyages to Feature Cuba

Virgin Voyages has announced that they will feature an overnight stop in Havana, Cuba as one of the ports during the inaugural season of their first cruise ship Scarlet Lady. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson said: Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin said: The Adult By Design (18+) brand will offer the newest and most beautifully designed ship sailing to Havana ensuring that their sailors get there in style. All sailings to Cuba from Miami feature an overnight stay, meaning sailors have time to really explore and experience…

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Celebrity Cruises takes Delivery of Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge Delivery

Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of their newest cruise ship, Celebrity Edge. After four years of planning and almost two years of construction, the Celebrity Edge was officially welcomed to the Celebrity Cruises fleet at the delivery ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and Celebrity’s President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo hosted a ceremony aboard Celebrity Edge, while docked in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The Celebrity Executive Team were also in attendance along with shipyard officials, including…

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