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Norwegian Bliss: An Individual Outstanding in her Class

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-30 21:35:03

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 168,028 gross ton Norwegian Bliss, was built by Meyer Werft in Germany in just 18 months. Delivered on April 19, she is the third member of the Breakaway Plus class and a continuation of...

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Navantia

Navantia Grows as a Cruise Ship Repair Specialist

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-30 20:48:02

Cruise ship overhauls and revitalization are becoming an increasingly large business for the world’s shipyards. With the scope of the work growing as the cruise lines move to update older ships and incorporate newer amenities into their existing fleets, the...

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Queen Latifah names Carnival Horizon

New York City Welcomes Carnival Horizon

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-23 18:39:13

Carnival Cruise Line completed the introduction of its new ship, the 133,500 gross ton Carnival Horizon with a VIP event in New York City on May 23. The second ship in the Vista class, the Carnival Horizon is currently Carnival’s...

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Virgin Voyages Reveals Interior Designs

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-19 19:28:06

Virgin Voyages is continuing its staged reveals of details of its new cruise line and 110,000 gross ton cruise ship currently under construction by Fincantieri. At a New York City event, Virgin provided a first look into some of the...

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Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss Makes History for the Panama Canal

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-14 19:20:17

On May 14, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new 168,028-gross ton Norwegian Bliss became the largest passenger ship to ever transit the Panama Canal. The successful transit coincides with another milestone in the Canal's expansion - the addition of another Neopanamax reservation...

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Grand Bahamas Shipyard

Grand Bahama Shipyard Takes On More Complex Projects

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-08 19:10:32

Grand Bahama Shipyard, one of the leaders in ship repair, is targeting future growth through the expansion of its services. Already a leader in providing dry docking services to both the cruise and commercial shipping industries, it is working to...

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Mein Schiff 1

German Cruise Market Heats Up

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-03 02:09:05

TUI Cruises took delivery of its largest cruise ship, the new Mein Schiff 1, from Meyer Turku on April 25. Due to enter service in May, as Mein Schiff also marks its 10th anniversary, the new ship is the latest...

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Princess Cays

The Race to Build the Perfect Island

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-03 01:41:02

Challenged to find new ports of call and provide unique passenger experiences, the cruise lines are increasingly working to create their own private destinations. Once limited to beach parties, the industry is now moving to create elaborate resort-style destinations. “They...

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Ceremonial Groundbreaking at PortMiami. Credit: Steve Perry

PortMiami’s New Iconic Cruise Terminals Underway

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-04-26 18:14:56

With construction beginning on a second new signature terminal building, PortMiami remains on track to surpass six million passengers annually beginning in fiscal year 2019. Miami-Dade County along with its cruise line partners is working to ensure that the Port...

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Port Canaveral improvements

Florida’s Port Canaveral is Growing

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-04-11 23:09:20

Port Canaveral, located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, is undertaking a series of projects each designed to meet the growing demand on the port’s cargo and passenger facilities.   One of Florida’s newer deepwater harbors, Port Canaveral is a man-made facility created...

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