Cruise News

Here you’ll find breaking cruise news and all the latest cruise news updates for cruise lines, cruise ships and even their private islands.  Also, cruise news about new cruise ships and cruise ship refurbishments, too.

Norwegian Jade Europe Cruises to Menora Spain

Norwegian Cruise Line Offers Priority Access On All Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line now offers their new Priority Access pay-for-perks program available fleet-wide.  After a summer of testing Priority Access on two ships, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Sky and getting positive feedback, the cruise line decided to make it available on all of their ships. Priority Access must be purchased before your cruise begins.  Similar […] Read more…

First steel being cut for new Cunard ship.

Luxury Cruise Line Begins Construction on 249th Ship

Luxury cruise line Cunard celebrated the start of construction on the line’s 249th ship with a steel cutting ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia Shipyard in Italy. What happens to the first piece of cut steel The first piece of steel cut will be used as a sculpture displayed on the new ship for guests […] Read more…

Ketchikan Alaska Welcome Sign

Ketchikan Locals Unsure About New Mega-Dock

If you’ve ever been on an Alaska cruise, chances are you’ve been to tiny Ketchikan.  And you know only too well how crowded the port area can get when four or more huge cruise ships are docked for the day.  Well, there may be a new dock on the way. What to know about the […] Read more…

Princess Cruises Dedicates New Totem Pole to Ketchikan

In celebration of Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary of Alaska cruises, the cruise line commissioned and dedicated a special totem pole to the city of Ketchikan.   Princess Cruises Commemorates Golden Anniversary in Alaska It’s nice to know when a cruise line give back to the communities that their ships visit.  In this case, to thank […] Read more…

Norwegian Encore on Ems River

Norwegian Encore Squeezes Through the Winding Ems River

Norwegian Encore has successfully completed an always-tricky maneuver when it departed the shipyard in Germany and carefully sailed down the narrow Ems River, towards the North Sea. This transit to the sea is also a training cruise for new crew members.  It gives them a chance to get acquainted and learn about Norwegian Encore before […] Read more…

Half Moon Cay Horses in the Ocean

Latest Cruise News for Oct 2, 2019

  Carnival Has Two Big Projects in the Plans Carnival and the Bahamian government have filed an agreement to permit Carnival to begin work on two new projects.  Carnival plans to develop a new cruise port destination as well as dig in for some major improvements to Little San Salvador, home of Holland America’s Half […] Read more…

Freedom of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Sends the Next Ship for Major Refurbishment

Next in line for a Royal Caribbean Royal Amplified ship makeover is Freedom of the Seas refurbishment to the tune of  $116 million dollars. Freedom of the Seas Refurbishment and What You’ll See This February, the Freedom of the Seas refurbishment will have the ship out of service so new restaurants, bars and attractions can […] Read more…

Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Mardi Gras Reservations for Additional Departures Now Open

Carnival Cruise Line has opened reservations for additional Mardi Gras sailings from Port Canaveral, Florida.  Now you can book a reservation for sailings through April 2022.  With these new sailing dates, there are over 80 different cruises for Mardi Gras. I’m excited to see some of these cruise ship “firsts” including BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea […] Read more…

Norwegian Breakaway in New York Harbor

Norwegian Cruise Line New Pay for Perks Program

Norwegian Cruise Line has introduced a new program that gives passengers the opportunity to pay for perks.  Ironically, these are some of the same perks offered in Norwegian’s Latitudes Loyalty Program. It’s also very similar to other cruise lines’ perks for purchase programs, like Carnival’s Faster to the Fun. Norwegian Priority Access Explained Norwegian calls […] Read more…

New Princess Ship Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Princess Cruises newest ship, Sky Princess, passed an important milestone for all new cruise ships; it  successfully completed a series of sea trials. Under construction at Fincantieri Shipyard in Montefalcone, Italy, Sky Princess left the ship yard for its sea trials. Once out at sea, the ship underwent tests for propulsion, maneuverability and navigation equipment. […] Read more…

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