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ms Koningsdam: Setting A “Nieuw” Course For Holland America Line

For years, I’ve heard so many admonish Holland America Line, claiming it to be a line stuck in time. I’ve rebuked these claims, having cruised Holland America Line in my late teens and truly...

Ovation of the Seas Officially Joins Royal Caribbean Fleet

Today in Bremerhaven, Germany, Royal Caribbean took delivery of its latest ship, Ovation of the Seas. The handover ceremony, attended by executives from both Royal Caribbean and Meyer Werft, marked the official start of Ovation...

ms Koningsdam Joins The Holland America Line Fleet

Holland America Line has accepted delivery of its first Pinnacle Class ship, ms Koningsdam, during a traditional handing over ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. The new ship was officially delivered to Holland America...

Norwegian Unveils Name For First Chinese Ship

Norwegian’s first ship exclusively designed for the Chinese cruise market will be named Norwegian Joy, or 喜悦号. According to Norwegian, the name Norwegian Joy will emphasize 尽享喜悦  海上乐园, a commitment to offering guests the opportunity to “Experience...

MSC Cruises Announces Order Of 2 Additional Meraviglia Style Ships

MSC Cruises has confirmed the order of two additional Meraviglia Class cruise ships, both of which will be an enlarged versions of the first two on order, joining the unique Meraviglia-Plus Class. The two new...

Royal Caribbean Orders Fifth Quantum Class Ship

Royal Caribbean International has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft Shipyards for the construction of a fifth Quantum Class ship. The fifth and unnamed Quantum Class ship is expected to be completed in...

Sailing Preview: Anthem of the Seas

Are you ready to discover the world’s newest smart ship? Join Senior Editor Mike Faust November 6 – 8 as he explores Royal Caribbean’s new Anthem of the Seas. The Ship Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the...

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...

Norwegian Escape Officially Joins The Norwegian Fleet

Norwegian’s newest ship, the Norwegian Escape, officially joined the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet on Thursday, following a signing over ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Norwegian Escape is now officially Norwegian’s largest ship, clocking in...

Princess Cruises Announces Name For Third Royal Class Ship

Princess Cruises has announced their third Royal Class ship, set to be begin sailing from China in 2017, will be named Majestic Princess. In addition, the new ship will also carry 盛世公主号 (Shèng Shì Gōng Zhǔ...

Keel Laid For Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore, the first in a new class of ship for Seabourn, reached a significant milestone last week as her keel was laid in a special ceremony. The keel laying ceremony, held at Fincantieri’s...

Norwegian Escape Begins Ems River Conveyance

The Norwegian Escape, Norwegian’s soon to be newest and largest ship, began her journey towards Miami on Friday, departing the shipyard at Meyer Werft Papenburg. The conveyance of the Ems River is a “right...