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Viking Welcomes New Ocean Ship, Viking Sea

Viking Sea, the second ship of Viking’s growing ocean fleet, recently joined the Viking family following a christening ceremony on the Thames River in Greenwich, near central London. The new ship, sister to the...

Viking River Cruises Christens Six New Longships

Viking River Cruises, the world’s leader in river cruising, welcomed six new Viking Longships into their fleet this week, following a waterside ceremony in Amsterdam. The six new ships, Viking Rolf, Viking Kadlin, Viking Alruna, Viking Egil, Viking Vilhjalm, and Viking Tialfi,...

Sailing Preview: Norwegian Escape

Norwegian is getting ready to escape from everyday life with the introduction of its newest ship, the Norwegian Escape! Join Senior Editor Mike Faust November 9 to 11 for a special christening and preview...

Pitbull To Be Godfather To Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line has selected Pitbull, a true Miami icon to serve as the Godfather of its latest Miami based ship, the Norwegian Escape. Pitbull, also known as Armando Christian Perez, will serve as the...

Windstar Christens New Ship In Barcelona

Windstar Cruises has officially launched their first non-sail ship following a christening ceremony yesterday in Barcelona. The new Star Pride, formerly the Seabourn Pride, underwent a major and complete renovation earlier this month in...

Royal Princess Christened In Southampton

In a spectacular ceremony today in Southampton, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge named the new ship Royal Princess when she released a bottle of champagne that smashed against its hull. Standing on the naming...

Royal Princess To Be Christened Live Online

When Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge christens Royal Princess on June 13, the nearly 2,000 invited guests in Southampton will not be the only ones to enjoy the festivities.  Viewers around the world can also...

Norwegian Breakaway Christened In New York City

Yesterday afternoon, the Norwegian Breakaway officially became the 12th ship in the Norwegian fleet as she was christened in her homeport – New York City. Yesterday’s christening featured many speakers and theatrical groups. Speakers included Cardinal Timothy Dolan,...

Norwegian Breakaway To Be Christened In 20 Days

20 days from today, the Norwegian Breakaway will be officially christened and launched in her brand new homeport, New York City. The Breakaway is currently alongside in Bremerhaven, Germany and is scheduled to begin her journey to the Big Apple on April...

MSC Preziosa Christened In Genoa (Photos)

Earlier this week, MSC Cruises welcomed the MSC Preziosa as the 12th ship in the MSC fleet. Preziosa was welcomed into the fleet by her godmother, as well as many other MSC ship’s godmother,...

Viking River Cruises Sets World Record With 10 Christenings In 1 Day

Yesterday, Viking River Cruises set a world record with the christening of 10 new Viking Longships. The first-of-its-kind simultaneous christening ceremony in Amsterdam debuted the ships – Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, Viking Bragi, Viking Embla, Viking...

Carnival Breeze Christened in Miami (Video)

Earlier today, the Carnival Breeze was christened by her godmother, Tracy Wilson Mourning, in the Port of Miami. Tracy Wilson Mourning is the founder of the Honey Shine mentoring program, which encourages and assists young...