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How To Choose A Cruise Ship Cabin

Booking a cruise is relatively simple: you decide where you want go, when, and how long you’ve got to enjoy your time. But the part where people usually get stuck is choosing which cabin type to go for. You’ll need to consider pricing options, what you need in your cabin, and any additional things that you might like. There are a usually several different cabin types available. The basic option is the inside cabin; it is usually the smallest and cheapest one that you can get. It might turn you away from that cabin hearing that it’s pretty small and...

Not All Is Good With Norwegian Cruise Lines Future Belize Port

"Our ships will be going somewhere else, unless we can figure out a way to make the experience better." Colin Murphy, Norwegians Vice President, Destination & Strategic Development, following the rejection of their proposed purchase of Crawl Caye in southern Belize for development as a cruise port. TROUBLE IN PARADISE: Dirty tricks and bully boy tactics in the Tropics? Norwegian Cruise Lines announced the purchase last week of the 75 acre Harvest Caye off the coast of southern Belize, and their intention to create a cruise port and eco-friendly private island two miles south of the tiny fishing village of Placencia, along...

Vomiting Bug Outbreak On Fred Olsen Boudicca Cruise Ship

The Fred Olsen cruise ship Boudicca has been hit by a second vomiting outbreak. The ship was on a 10 night Baltic voyage when a gastroenteritis bug hit at least 85 passengers onboard. In total there were 736 guests onboard and thankfully the outbreak didn't spread to others onboard. The ships previous outbreak was just 11 days ago! Boudicca is currently docked in Belfast where the cruise originally started from. The ship ended the voyage early so it can be sanitized intensively. The passengers effected by the outbreak will get a voucher from Fred Olsen cruise line for a future cruise....

Norwegian Getaway To Debut Miami Style Lounges

Norwegian Cruise Lines upcoming ship the Norwegian Getaway is to debut several bars and restaurants to the South Florida and Miami style. The lounges will offer a sunny tropical feeling just like Miami and the state of Florida. The ship will be based out of Miami so is a perfect fit and a good way to continue the bright tropical vibe. The lounges which are Tropicana room, Flamingo bar and grill, sunset bar and Sugarcane Mojito bar are all set to bring the themes Miami and Florida onboard the Norwegian Getaway. The Tropicana room will be a dining area at the...

Celebrity Cruises Launches Worlds First Ship Wide Gaming App

Celebrity Cruises are teaming up with Cantor Gaming to bring the cruise industry's very first casino gaming app. The new gaming app will offer a new form of onboard entertainment. Lee M.Amaitis, Cantor Gaming President & CEO Said: “We are excited to partner with Celebrity Cruises and bring our premier mobile gaming technology to its high-end ships, allowing passengers to play our popular suite of casino games while enjoying their vacation,” “This is an important milestone for us, as it marks our first venture bringing our mobile gaming platform to the cruise industry.” Passengers will be able to use their Apple and Android...

Divers Find Two Bodies Near Costa Concordia Hull

On Thursday divers found two bodies laying on the seabed near the central part of the hull. The divers had been searching the vessel for two missing people ever since the parbuckling operation had completed. An Indian crew member and an Italian passenger have been missing ever since the Costa Concordia hit a rock near the Italian island of Giglio and then partly sinking where 32 people sadly died. The event happened back in January 2012. Officials from the scene have reportedly said that the two bodies which have been found are very consistent with the two remaining missing people from...

Carnival Cruise Ship Problems Help Sink Profits

Carnival PLC which is the worlds biggest cruise company has had it's profits from the third quarter sink. The profits fell by 30% which is pretty large. When the news broke on Tuesday it sent the companies profits down by 8 percent on early trading. Because Carnival is so big with a hundred cruise ships operated by different cruise lines if anything bad happens then it's possible it could effect the other cruise lines too. It's being reported that profits fell due to all the recent cruise ship problems which started all the way back when the Carnival Splendor had a...

P&O Cruises Reveals UK’s Biggest Ever Cruise Ship As Britannia

The UK's largest cruise line P&O Cruises has revealed the name of it's upcoming cruise ship. The new ship is called Britannia which is currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Malfalcone, Trieste Italy. Britannia will be the largest ever cruise ship which has been purpose built for the UK market. The ship will be a massive 141,000 tons and will be able to carry 3,600 passengers. most of the passengers are expected to be British with a small percentage of international guests too. It was David Dingle, CEO of Carnival UK which owns P&O who made the announcement. The...