Carnival Vista Construction Photos

Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest cruise ship, Carnival Vista, is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in April 2016 with a 13 night maiden voyage set for May 1, 2016.   Carnival Crociere Italia Fan (visit their page for more photos) posted a few photos showing the current construction progress […]

Cruise Lines Offering Memorial Day Cruise Deals 2015

Memorial Day cruise deals are available from most major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Celebrity, MSC, and Holland America. If you want to take advantage of these deals, you better hurry.  Most are only good through the next week. Princess Cruises – Save up to $700 per stateroom with deposits starting at $100 […]

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Completes Drydock- New Features Added

The largest cruise ship in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, is better than ever after recently completely an 18 day drydock revitalization.   Allure of the Seas now has 18 distinct restaurants including the following new onboard culinary experiences: Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar – Serves authentic, modern, and unexpected Mexican dishes […]

Norwegian Dawn Runs Aground off Bermuda – No Injuries or Damage Reported

Update: 5:00 p.m.: Statement from Norwegian Cruise Line: “On Wednesday, May 20, a thorough assessment of Norwegian Dawn was completed by Norwegian’s technical operations team, an independent dive team, and DNVGL inspectors, representing the ship’s classification society, while the ship was alongside in Heritage Wharf, Bermuda. The team confirmed the structural integrity of the ship […]

Viking Star Christened in Bergen, Norway

Viking Ocean Cruises christened their first cruise ship, Viking Star, in front of an estimated crowd of 20,000 in Bergen, Norway.  The christening took place on Norwegian Constitution Day as an estimated crowd of 20,000 gathered for a public concert and christening ceremony.   Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises, gave the following statement: “We believe […]

First Look at Viking’s First Ocean Cruise Ship

Viking Ocean Cruises’ first cruise ship, Viking Star, is scheduled to be christened at the end of the week in Bergen, Norway.  Cruise Fever joined the Viking Star today in London and will be previewing the ship until the christening ceremony.  Here is a first look at the most anticipated new cruise ship for 2015. […]

Cruise Ship Rescues 25 Cubans Refugees On Raft

Cruise Radio is reporting that Carnival Breeze rescued 25 Cubans refugees yesterday when the ship was on her way back to Miami near the end of a six night cruise to the Western Caribbean.   Veteran travel journalist Becky Beall was on Carnival Breeze and posted to her Facebook page “The Travel Voice by Becky” giving […]

4th Quantum Class Cruise Ship Ordered By Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has announced that they have ordered a 4th Quantum class cruise ship that is scheduled to be completed in 2019.  The vessel will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, gave the following statement: “Today’s announcement is a reflection of the success of […]

Princess Cruises Sending New Cruise Ship to China

Princess Cruises’ third Royal class cruise ship will be based in China when the currently under construction ship is completed in 2017.  The ship will be the first year-round international luxury vessel designed for the Chinese traveler.   The yet to be named ship will be customized for Chinese cruisers and will be based on the popular design […]

Carnival Cruise Lines Alters VIFP Loyalty Club

Carnival Cruise Lines has made a change to their VIFP (Very Important Fun Person) loyalty club John Heald announced this morning. Starting with May 15 departures, Gold Card holders will no longer be invited to the past guest party.  However, Gold Card holders will now receive a drink coupon worth up to $9 that can be used […]