Archives for December 2006

Royal Caribbean Intl Names Third Ship in Freedom Class

MIAMI, Dec. 21 — Royal Caribbean International announced that the line’s third and final Freedom-class ship will be named Independence of the Seas. The ship, currently under construction at Aker Yards in Turku, Finland, is set to make her debut in May 2008. She will follow Liberty of the Seas, which makes her entrance into… [Continue Reading]

A Royal Rendezvous – Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2

VALENCIA, CA – December 19, 2006 – On January 10, 2007, maritime and Cunard ocean liner enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to see the line’s legendary liners – Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 – set sail on simultaneous, but different, World Cruises. A Royal Rendezvous of the world’s most famous ocean liners,… [Continue Reading]

Silversea Announces 2008 World Cruise

Energized by the overwhelming success of World Cruise 2007, scheduled to depart Fort Lauderdale next month, Silversea is excited to unveil World Cruise 2008, appropriately themed “The Rhythms of the World.” The curtain rises on January 16, 2008, when Silver Shadow is set to embark on a 110-day voyage, encircling… [Continue Reading]

Carnival Excercises Option for New Ship

MIAMI, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL; LSE) (NYSE: CUK) today announced that it has exercised an option for a new 130,000-ton ship for its Carnival Cruise Lines brand.
The new vessel, which will have 3,652 lower passenger berths, will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Monfalcone yard at an… [Continue Reading]

NCL Christens Norweigen Pearl

Miami – December 16, 2006 – At an official ceremony at the Port of Miami today, popular talk show host and Emmy® Award-winner Rosie O’Donnell served as Godmother and christened Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) newest ship, Norwegian Pearl. The new 93,530-ton Freestyle Cruising vessel boasts an industry first – a four-lane ten-pin bowling alley;… [Continue Reading]