PortMiami and Norwegian Cruise Line Announce Miami Will Be Home to New 4,000 Passenger Cruise Ship

Beginning spring 2014, Norwegian Getaway will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami
Miami – Apr 17, 2012 —
PortMiami and Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Norwegian Cruise Line’s new state-of-the-art 4,000 passenger ship, Norwegian Getaway, will make Miami her year-round home port. Norwegian… [Continue Reading]

CRUISE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS ADOPT NEW MUSTER DRILL POLICY

The Cruise Industry Associations made the following announcement today regarding their new muster drill policy.
February 09, 2012 —
Best Practice Identified Through Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review
LONDON –The global cruise industry today announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry’s announcement… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Gifts for Cruise Lovers

If you are looking for the perfect gift idea for your favorite cruise enthusiast, our elves here at Cruise Talk have done all the surfing for you. We’ve linked up some of our favorite sites with gifts that are perfect for cruisers. We also invite our readers to add any other links in our comments… [Continue Reading]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN AND STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY START BREWING ABOARD OASIS OF THE SEAS

In time for the holidays, Oasis of the Seas joins Allure of the Seas and welcomes second Starbucks at Sea
MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2011 – Royal Caribbean International today announced that guests aboard the cruise line’s Oasis of the Seas will be able to enjoy their favorite hand-crafted espresso beverage at the ship’s new Starbucks® store…. [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises to Deploy Costa Favolosa to Middle East in 2011

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2011) — At the opening session of the
Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention today in Dubai, United Arab
Emirates, Costa Cruises President Gianni Onorato announced the
company will deploy the 3,800-passenger Costa Favolosa in the Middle
East for the 2011-12 season.
In 2006 Costa Cruises was the first cruise company to operate
seasonally in the Middle East,… [Continue Reading]