Archives for November 2008

Carnival’s New 130,000-Ton Carnival Dream to Host Two ‘John Heald Bloggers Cruises’ in 2009

Carnival Cruise Lines’ immensely popular senior cruise director and ‘blogger extraordinaire’ John Heald will host two Bloggers Cruises aboard the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream in 2009.
The first, an eight-day voyage operating round-trip from New York November 15-23, 2009, will call at Port Canaveral, Fla., and Nassau and Freeport, The Bahamas. A second nine-day… [Continue Reading]

Celebrity Solstice Makes Its Debut

Celebrity Cruises debuted its new ship the Solstice this week with a Naming Ceremony on November 14th. I have to admit I have had a bit of apprehension about this ship. While I still may prefer a smaller vessel, pictures of this ship took my breath away. She… [Continue Reading]

Carnival Cruise Lines to Increase Capacity on 2010 New York Departures

Carnival Cruise Lines will increase capacity on its seasonal cruise program from New York in 2010 with the 2,978-passenger Carnival Glory scheduled to operate a variety of four and five-day Atlantic Canada voyages from June to September, followed by a series of five week-long fall foliage cruises.
It marks the first time that Carnival has deployed… [Continue Reading]

Royal Caribbean International Voted Best Luxury Cruise Operator In Travel Weekly’s China Industry Awards 2008

Shanghai – November 19, 2008 – Royal Caribbean International has been named “Best Luxury Cruise Operator” in Travel Weekly’s China Industry Awards 2008, after just one year of operations in Asia. The award was presented at a ceremony held in Shanghai last evening.
Royal Caribbean was selected by almost 600,000 readers of Travel Weekly and Travel… [Continue Reading]

Princess Receives Three Top Honors in Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 20, 2008) — Princess Cruises has received top honors in three categories of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2008 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The line won Best Central American Itineraries, Best Australia/New Zealand Itineraries, and Best Onboard Shopping.
The awards represent the eighth year in a row that the line has been recognized in… [Continue Reading]