Carnival Celebrates Tampa Cruise Departures Milestone

Port of Tampa

Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its 25th anniversary sailing from the Port of Tampa with a reception and luncheon aboard Carnival Legend highlighted by the presentation of a commemorative plaque from Carnival President Christine Duffy to Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson commemorating the milestone. Carnival Cruise Line was the first cruise operator to recognize the potential of Tampa as a year-round cruise homeport when it launched a schedule of seven-day voyages aboard the since-retired Tropicale in 1994 carrying about 28,000 guests a year. Fast forward to today and…

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MSC Meraviglia Makes Her Debut in Miami

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises welcomed MSC Meraviglia to her new Winter/Spring homeport of Miami, Florida. MSC Meraviglia is the largest MSC ship to call PortMiami home and joins three other MSC ships sailing from the Magic City. Ken Muskat, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of MSC Cruises USA said: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez said: With a name meaning wonder, MSC Meraviglia boasts an innovative and glamorous designthat showcases MSC Cruises’ signature European style. The ship’s two-story Mediterranean-style promenade, feauturing the longest LED Dome at sea, is lined with a variety…

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Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Panorama

Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of their 27th ship, Carnival Panorama from the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. Scheduled to enter into service in early December, Carnival Panorama will be the line’s first new ship to home-port for the West Coast in over 20 years. Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line said: Also Watch: Carnival Panorama – New Cruise Ship Preview As the name implies, Carnival Panorama reflects design inspiration with more opportunities to connect with the sea. The ship features a number of innovations including the first Sky…

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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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