March 30, 2015

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5th Edition

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Carnival Corp. to Add Nine New Ships to Fleet

MIAMI - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, today signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to the company's industry-leading fleet over a four-year period … Read More...

Seabourn Odyssey at 32,000 tons this a beautiful luxury cruise ship carries just 450 passengers.

Holland America and Seabourn gain World’s Most Ethical Companies award

For the fourth consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business … Read More...

Work is nearing completion of the large locks in Panama Canal by late 2015 or early 2016.

Panama Canal new Third Locks set to open in 2016

The work on the Panama Canal Expansion Program to add a third set of locks for much larger ships is nearing the finish with the project approaching 85% completion. According to Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the electro-mechanical installation phase, … Read More...

The 168,000 ton Athem of the Seas maiden voyage is April 22nd, 2015 from Southampton.

Anthem of the Seas conveyed down River Ems

Anthem of the Seas, the second Quantum class of ships from Royal Caribbean International, will sail the Mediterranean departing from Southampton, UK, in April 2015 before being based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the winter season. The 4,108-guest … Read More...

Crystal Cruises 68,000 ton Serenity.

Star Cruises to acquire Crystal Cruises

In a surprise announcement last week, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) announced that it had entered into an agreement with Star Cruises owner Genting Hong Kong (GHK), to sell Crystal Cruises to GHK. The sale is expected to close in the second quarter of … Read More...

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