Cruise News

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

Allure of the Seas in Fort Lauderdale

Allure of the Seas to Get $165 Million Refurbishment

Royal Caribbean’s fleet “Amplification” project continues.  Next up is the 5,400 passenger Allure of the Seas refurbishment scheduled during a nearly-two month dry dock event in Barcelona next spring. The Allure of the Seas refurbishment is scheduled over a 58-day drydock to the tune of $165 million dollars. Allure of the Seas Refurbishment Includes… You’ll […] Read more…

Norwegian Encore Hull Design

Norwegian Encore Reveal: Restaurants, Lounges and Bars

Less than six months until the Norwegian Encore debuts in Miami and Norwegian Cruise Line revealed details on the Norwegian Encore’s line-up of restaurants, bars and lounges.  The new ship will be Norwegian’s fourth Breakaway Plus class ship. In the past weeks, Norwegian Cruise Line released a preview of their high-energy attractions like the top-deck race […] Read more…

Hoonah Alaska and Icy Strait Point entrance

Norwegian Cruise Line Breaks Ground in Icy Strait Point

Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line traveled to Hoonah and broke ground on a second cruise pier at Icy Strait Point.  If you’re curious where all this is located, it’s on Chicagof Island on the Inside Passage. More about Hoonah, Alaska Hoonah is the largest Tlingit community in Alaska.  Icy Strait Point is a cruise ship […] Read more…

Alaskan Dream Cruises Adds New Remote Ports for 2020

Alaska Dream Cruises has announced their 2020 itineraries for their newest 12-passenger ship, Kruzof Explorer.  This petit yet rugged expedition ship will offer cruises to some of Southeast Alaska’s rarely visited ports. In total, Alaskan Dream Cruises had added six of these remote ports to the Kruzof Explorer’s 2020 itineraries.  These ports are the communities […] Read more…

Holland America Copper River Salmon Delivery

Holland America Well-Stocked with Alaska King Salmon

The first running of Alaska’s Copper River King Salmon marks the beginning of salmon season in The Last Frontier.  And Holland America has ’em. Alaska’s first run of Copper River King Salmon is a really big deal Jetted from Alaska to Seattle, the season’s first batch of Copper River king salmon recently arrived into the […] Read more…

Norwegian Cruise Line cruise.

Cruise News Round-Up – Week Ending June 14, 2019

While I’ve been away cruising Alaska and checking out the state’s Interior, here’s what you might have missed  in last week’s cruise news.  From a devastatingly sad event for one family to a good conclusion for seven others, plus cruise ship refurbishment news and Summer Olympics cruise updates. Woman deemed lost at sea after going […] Read more…

Carnival Sunrise cruises from Norfolk

Carnival Sunrise Cruises from Norfolk Begin Inaugural Season

Carnival Sunrise cruises from Norfolk debuted last week from Decker Half Moon Cruise Center. This follows an extensive $200 million renovation that added a variety of food, beverage and entertainment innovations as well as stateroom upgrades, Carnival Sunrise inaugural season will offer four- to 14-day voyages to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, the Panama Canal, New […] Read more…

Victory Cruise Lines Ocean Victory

State-of-the-Art Small Ship to Cruise Alaska in 2021

I’m not the only one heading north to Alaska lately.  Victory Cruise Lines has released new design details on their upcoming new ship Ocean Victory.  Under construction and set to launch in May 2021, the 200-passenger ship is designed for cruising Alaska. The ship will be equipped with 20 zodiacs and dozens of kayaks.  Guests […] Read more…

Princess daily gratuities will increase aboard Golden Princess, too.

Another Cruise Line About to Increase Daily Gratuities

It was bound to happen.  Following in the footsteps of Carnival, Holland America and Norwegian, Princess Cruises daily gratuities are about to increase. New Princess gratuities charges Beginning on May 1 and beyond, every passenger will see a $1 per day increase in their automatic gratuities, beginning on all cruises that depart on May 1 […] Read more…

Norwegian Joy Inaugural Cruise Preview from Vancouver

Following a $50 million-plus makeover, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy arrived into Vancouver on Thursday, April 25, 2019. With her gleaming lotus blossom bow, the inaugural cruises mark the ship’s North American debut. Norwegian Joy was launched in 2017 and built specifically for the Asian cruise market.  The second in the Breakaway-Plus class and now […] Read more…

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