MSC Cruises Signs the Travel & Tourism Declaration on Illegal Trade in Wildlife

MSC Cruises Signs the Travel & Tourism Declaration on Illegal Trade in Wildlife

MSC Cruises also becomes the first company to sign WTTC’s Illegal Wildlife Zero Tolerance Policy MSC Cruises has signed the Travel & Tourism Declaration on Illegal Trade in Wildlife – the so-called ‘Buenos Aires Declaration’ – which sets out a number of specific commitments for companies active in the travel and tourism sector to help…

Two New Shows Announced for Carnival Panorama

Two New Shows Announced for Carnival Panorama

Inspired by talented directors and choreographers from Los Angeles, Broadway and The West End, two new Playlist Productions shows will debut on Carnival Panorama on December 11, 2019, the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years. For the first time, Carnival will employ “dancing drones” that interact with the shows’ music and 12 talented performers…

British Travel Firm Thomas Cook Collapses

British Travel Firm Thomas Cook Collapses

Thomas Cook the 178-year old British Tour Operator has ceased trading with immediate effect after failing to secure further funding during its recent debt refinancing. The company, which announced it is now in liquidation this morning has had a week of being shrouded in bad news with many customers taking to social media asking if…

Carnival Cruise Line to Expand Terminal F at Miami ready for 2022

Carnival Cruise Line to Expand Terminal F at Miami ready for 2022

Carnival Cruise Line will refurbish and expand Terminal F in advance of Carnival Mardi Gras’s sister ship (currently unnamed) arrival in late 2022. The cruise line was granted permission for the full refurbishment and major expansion by the Miami-Dade County Commission. Carnival Cruise Line is currently the largest cruise operator in Miami with more year-round…

Fred Olsen Offers Free All-Inclusive Upgrade on 75 Itineraries

Fred Olsen Offers Free All-Inclusive Upgrade on 75 Itineraries

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced that passengers that book a cruise by October 31st 2019 on any of their 75 different UK departures between April 2020 and May 2021 will get a free all-inclusive upgrade. The itineraries, which include the Norwegian Fjords, Baltic and Mediterranean destinations all benefit from the offer. The all-inclusive upgrade…

MSC Seashore Completes Keel-laying and Coin Ceremony

MSC Seashore Completes Keel-laying and Coin Ceremony

MSC Seashore the first Seaside-EVO class ship from MSC Cruises undertook her traditional coin and keel-laying ceremony today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 169,500 GRT 5,877-passenger cruise ship started construction in November 2018. She will be the longest ship in the MSC fleet at 339 metres long. When MSC Seashore enters service in…

Hurricane Humberto Changes Cruise Itineraries

Hurricane Humberto Changes Cruise Itineraries

Hurricane Humberto is changing several cruise line itineraries that are sailing to Bermuda this week. The hurricane, which is classed as a Category 3 at the time of this article (Sept 18th 21:00 UTC) is slowly moving at 17 mph and is 120 miles west of Bermuda. It has sustained winds of 120mph. This is…

Viking Venus named as next Viking Cruises Ship

Viking Venus named as next Viking Cruises Ship

Viking Cruises announced today that its seventh ocean-going ship, Viking Venus would be joining the fleet in 2021. The 47,842 GRT 930-passenger sister ship will spend her maiden season sailing popular itineraries in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Viking Cruises also announced it will expand its offering in the Mediterranean today with five new itineraries that…

Australian Cruise Season kicks off with Majestic Princess Arrival

Australian Cruise Season kicks off with Majestic Princess Arrival

Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess – the third of the Royal-Class ships arrived in Sydney, Australia today to kick off the Australian Summer Cruise Season. The 144,200 GRT 3,560-passenger ship will start off on a 10-night cruise today calling at Brisbane and Port Douglas amongst other ports before returning to Sydney. She has been previously sailing…

Enchanted Princess Completes Float Out

Enchanted Princess Completes Float Out

Princess Cruises’ marked a milestone with their fifth Royal-class ship Enchanted Princess yesterday. The 143,700 GRT 3,660-passenger cruise ship had a float out ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The ship will undergo her now drydock fit-out and is due to launch her Maiden Season from Southampton on June 30 next year. Enchanted…