Princess Cruises takes Delivery of Sky Princess

Sky Princess

At the official handover ceremony event at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, Princess Cruises took delivery of Sky Princess. The milestone handover ceremony was attended by executives from Carnival Corporation & plc including Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation; Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation; Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Carnival Australia and Carnival UK, and Jan Swartz, Group President of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia, Fincantieri was represented by Giuseppe Bono, CEO. Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises said: While…

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Royal Caribbean Creating Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean will expand their portfolio of private destinations with the introduction of Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu. The island in the South Pacific, will be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world. The announcement of the new project was made by Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley. Salwai and Bayley said the destination will be created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu to showcase the distinct natural ecological beauty and diverse local culture of the island nation…

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Carnival Extends Cruises From Mobile through 2022

Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Cruise Line has agreed to a three year extension to sail from Mobile, Alabama for another three years. Carnival’s Fantasy is the only cruise ship with regular departures from the Port of Mobile. With the agreement, Carnival Fantasy will continue its popular four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from the Alabama Cruise Terminal, bringing 170,000 guests to Mobile annually. Many guests extend their vacation with pre- or post-cruise land stays in the Mobile area. Terry Thornton, Carnival’s senior vice president of nautical and port operations said: Mobile Mayor Sandy…

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Royal’s Oasis Class 5 Given A Name and Home Port

Wonder of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has certainly been making headline news recently with new ship launches, ship refurbishments and the rebranding of Perfect Day at CocoCay. Today, Royal Caribbean announced that their fifth Oasis Class ship will be named Wonder of the Seas and be homeported in Shanghai, China. Wonder of the Seas will not be the first Royal Caribbean ship to call Shanghai home. Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean launched Spectrum of the Seas, the line’s first Quantum Ultra class ship which sails a regular schedule of cruises from Shanghai year-round. Royal…

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Carnival Excel Class Cruise Ship Coming to Miami in 2022

While announcing that they received approval to expand Terminal F at PortMiami, Carnival Cruise Line also confirmed that they will bring an Excel Class ship to the port in 2022. The yet to be named vessel will be the line’s second ship in this revolutionary Excel class and sister to the Mardi Gras launching in 2020. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said: As the largest cruise operator at PortMiami, Carnival Cruise Line has more ships sailing year-round from the port than any other cruise line. The redesigned Terminal…

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