Cruise News Roundup: Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, & MSC Cruises

With cruise3sixty in full swing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, several cruise lines have made major news announcements this week. Here is a rundown to some of the changes that are coming to Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and MSC Cruises. Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that starting in January 2016, the Norwegian Sky will move to a […]

MSC Cruises Cuts Steel on Next Generation Cruise Ship

The world’s largest privately owned cruise company, MSC Cruises, marked a milestone today when the first steel was cut for the cruise line’s first Vista class cruise ship at STX France. During the steel cutting ceremony, MSC Cruises announced that the ship will be called MSC Meraviglia and will open for bookings in June 2015. […]

First Look at Royal Caribean’s Newest Cruise Ship: Anthem of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, has arrived in Southampton and here is a first look at this 2nd Quantum class ship. Staterooms The Royal Loft Suite Inside stateroom with floor to ceiling virtual balcony Balcony Stateroom Public Areas Schooner Bar Royal Esplanade Casino Solarium Sports Deck Restaurants American Icon Grill Grande Jamie’s […]

Carnival Strengthens Position at Port Canaveral, Ups Short Cruises Capacity By 34%

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a plan that will expand capacity on short cruises, three and four night cruises to the Bahamas, by 34% as the cruise line builds its position at Port Canaveral. Carnival also plans on deploying their newest class of ship on seven night cruises to the Caribbean in 2016 when the Carnival Magic […]

Norwegian Eliminates Cover Charges At Some Restaurants

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Norwegian Cruise Line is putting the free in Freestyle when it comes to some of the Asian restaurants on 11 cruise ships in their fleet. The cruise line is changing one Asian eatery to complimentary on 11 different cruise ships giving cruisers even more options that are included in their cruise fares.  The following restaurants are now […]

Carnival Breeze Voted Favorite Cruise Ship

The Carnival Breeze was voted favorite cruise ship in the 2015 Cruise Fever Cruise Ship Challenge beating out Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, in the final round. The challenge started out with 16 of the best cruise ships from the mainstream cruise lines with only one ship chosen from each class.  Over […]

Cruise Deals: Royal Caribbean Offering Tax Free Cruise Promotion

Royal Caribbean is offering a special tax free holiday on 6+ night Caribbean and European cruises that are booked by April 15, 2015.  The cruise line will cover your cruise taxes, fees and port expenses. This promotion excludes Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas and is for U.S. residents only. Book a last […]

Anthem of the Seas Delivered to Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean’s 2nd Quantum Class cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, was officially delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft in a signing ceremony in Bremerhaven. Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, was on hand to sign and receive Anthem of the Seas and gave the following statement: “I am very happy […]

Norwegian Cancels Cruise Due to Propulsion Problem

Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled the April 12 sailing on the Norwegian Star due to a propulsion problem with the ship’s ABB Azipod system. Guests who were scheduled to be on the April 12 sailing will receive a full refund and a 50% future cruise credit.  The cruise line will also cover any air and […]

Royal Caribbean Adds Giant Giraffe to Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean newest cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, received a new resident this week then a crane placed a giant giraffe to the top deck of the ship. The giraffe, wearing a swimsuit and buoy, was created by artist Jean-Francois Fourtou and showcases his sense of humor and taste for incongruity.  His work uses changes in […]