MSC Divina will return to Miami in November 2015, as part of a North American expansion, just a year since MSC Cruises pulled out of the region. The 139,400 ton vessel will cruise year-round from Miami, sailing to the Caribbean.
A 67-year-old passenger is believed to have fallen overboard in the Eastern Caribbean on board Croisieres de France's Horizon.
The world's most luxurious cruise ship, Regent's Seven Seas Explorer, will make its North American debut on December 2nd 2016, offering an inaugural season of Caribbean sailings from Miami. Meanwhile Seven Seas Navigator will offer exotic African voyages.
During a press conference at Cruise Shipping Miami, the cruise industry's biggest gathering, MSC Cruises announced that the first of their new, upcoming 'Project Seaside' ships, MSC Seaside, will sail to the Caribbean, year-round from PortMiami starting December 2017.
Carnival Sunshine is to offer several exciting and unique sailings from New York in summer 2016. The vessel, which was the first to benefit from the Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades, will sail on 20 cruises from the 'Big Apple' between June and October 2016.
Royal Caribbean International have released details about their 2016-2017 Caribbean deployment. 15 of the world’s most innovative and award-winning cruise ships, including Harmony of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, will sail from nine US ports to 39 destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Canada.
After spending $85 million developing a port in the Dominican Republic, Carnival Corporation will begin welcoming guests to the new Amber Cove cruise port from October 2015. The port, situated along the Amber Coast, which has been a partial filming location for the original Jurassic Park movie, will give cruise passengers another exotic location to explore, which has not been available as part of cruise itineraries in nearly 30 years.
Carnival Cruise Line have officially announced details regarding Carnival Vista's US deployment. As previously reported, the 133,500ton vessel will homeport in Miami. The ship will offer six- to eight-night Caribbean cruises from December 2016.
Carnival Cruise Line's newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista, due to debut in spring 2016, will homeport in the cruise capital of the world, Miami, after a season of European cruises and a short New York deployment.
According to a Disney Cruise blog, the Disney Magic rescued five Cuban nationals, around noon on 23rd January, as the vessel sailed en-route to Castaway Cay, Disney's private island near Cuba.
The Bahamas Celebration, which ran aground in Freeport, Bahamas, on 31st October 2014, is now being sold for scrap.
Windstar Cruises has announced their new complimentary Island Experiences in the Caribbean. The new Island Experience is designed to treat guests to the feeling of having their “own private island” for the day, and is offered on every Windstar Caribbean itinerary.
Celebration Cruise Line, the operator of the grounded Bahamas Celebration, has re-branded itself as Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, with the slogan "Let The Fun Begin."
The cruise ship, Gemini, a sister ship to Fred Olsen Cruise Line's Braemar, looks like she will finally re-enter passenger service after being berthed at London's Tilbury port since 2011, awaiting a buyer.
The first charter flight under a partnership between Air France KLM and MSC Cruises took off from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) this week carrying 432 MSC guests to the Dominican Republic for a week-long Caribbean cruise.
Three crew members have tragically died, after an engine room fire started on board the luxury Insignia, operated by Oceania Cruises. The fire has resulted in the current cruise being cancelled.
P&O's Azura has rescued three people from a small boat in the Caribbean.
The ship's captain spotted the men on a small boat, who appeared to be in poor physical condition, of the coast of Grenada.
A rescue boat was launched from Azura and transported the three men onto the ship. They were then treated by medical staff and were later taken by the local coastguard who towed their boat to Grenada.
Azura was en-route to St Lucia, where it arrived on time this morning.
P&O Cruises marketing director, Christopher Edgington, commented on the rescue operation:
As required both by international maritime law and the duty of all at sea, we have to assist any vessel or seafarer in danger. We commend the actions of Azura's captain and crew, who performed admirably, acting swiftly to save other seafarers.
The world's first smart ship, Quantum of the Seas, arrived in New York for the first time yesterday, after completing a transatlantic voyage from Southampton.
The ship will be based in Bayonne, NJ for the winter period, before sailing to China on May 2nd 2015 where she will then be based.
A new cruise terminal has been built at Cape Liberty to accommodate the Quantum class vessel. She offers cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Disney Cruise Lines has revealed new itineraries for early 2016.
For 2016, Disney is introducing two new popular Caribbean destinations, Tortola, capital of the British Virgin Islands and Martinique.
Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic will sail 7-night itineraries from Port Canaveral calling at Tortola, St Thomas and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. Prices start from $1,120.
Disney Wonder will sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico operating seven-night cruises to Southern Caribbean ports; Barbados, Grenada, Antigua and St Kitts. Four departures will also include a stop in Martinique, with fares starting at $980.
Disney Cruise Line will also operate cruises sailing out of Port Canaveral and Miami to the Bahamas and Caribbean.
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