Carnival Corporation are speculated to order a staggering 10 new cruise ships, the largest order ever in the cruise industry and the official announcement could be made as soon as this Friday.
At least 17 tourists have been killed during an horrific terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia. Two gunmen deliberately targeted cruise passengers as they were exiting coaches on a shore excursion.
Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, which sank after hitting a rock off the island of Giglio in January 2012, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of manslaughter.
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."
A fire has broken out onboard Costa Cruises' recently refurbished Costa neoClassica. The fire started in the funnel of the ship as the vessel was sailing in the Red Sea yesterday (December 23rd).
Costa Cruises has made a shocking announcement regarding its newly acquired Costa Celebration.
Transferred from the now defunct Ibero Cruises, the Celebration has just come out of a $4.5 million refit. She officially joined the fleet on 22nd November 2014, but just a day later, Costa has already announced that the ship will leave the company's fleet after its current 14-night itinerary.
Costa Cruises has not announced the reasoning behind the sudden U-turn, however some Italian sources are stating that the ship has been sold to Celebration Cruise Lines, after their vessel grounded in Freeport, Bahamas back in October.
Guests who had booked on sailings will be transferred onto different Costa vessels. The 2015 deployment will be taken over by Costa neoClassica.
Cruise Capital will continue to monitor this story and update you on any new information.
The Costa Celebration arrived in Freeport, Bahamas on 18th December, after leaving Genoa on 5th December and making a brief call into Tenerife on December 9th. She will replace Celebration Cruise Line's Bahamas Celebration, as she undergoes repairs, after she hit an underwater object on 31st October. The ship will sail on 2-night cruises between Palm Beach and Freeport.
Costa Celebration is due to rejoin the Costa Cruises fleet in April 2015, operating 7-night cruises between Venice and Istanbul.
It may not have been as star-studded as the Regal Princess naming ceremony a few days ago, but the christening of Costa's new cruise ship, Costa Diadema, was still a glitzy affair.
The Carolina Miceli, a travel agent selected in a worldwide competition. She cut the ribbon, which sent a jeroboam of Ferrari Gran Cuvée Trentodoc spumante smashing against the bow.
During the ceremony, Miceli was joined by Captain Massimo Garbarino and Costa Crociere CEO Michael Thamm in the Emerald Theater on board.
Also joining them was Arnold Donald, who had jetted over from the Regal Princess ceremony in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.
Following a light show and fireworks, the celebrations continued on board with a gala dinner featuring a special menu created by Costa's Michelin-star chef Fabio Cucchelli.
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