5,000-passenger cruise ship pulls into Honolulu Harbor

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Talk about a big boat. A 5,000-passenger cruise ship ― Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas ― pulled into Honolulu Harbor on Wednesday, and scores of passengers disembarked to see the city. The vessel is the largest cruise ship ever to dock on Oahu. Typically, Honolulu Harbor sees cruise ships with about 2,500 passengers. The ship, which came in from Tahiti,...

St Lucia quarantines US cruise ship over measles case

A US cruise ship has been placed in quarantine by the Caribbean island of St Lucia after a case of measles was reported on board, the island’s chief medical officer said. Dr Merlene Fredericks James said there was a confirmed case of measles on board and “thought it prudent that we quarantine the ship”. No-one aboard was allowed to leave. The ship is reportedly the Freewinds, which...

Celebrity Cruises Announces Partnerships for New Cruise Ship

Celebrity Cruises has announced three new partnerships for Celebrity Flora, the newest cruise ship from the cruise line catered towards sailings in the Galapagos. New Partnerships for Celebrity Flora With just 66 days until the official debut of Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises has unveiled three new cutting-edge partnerships for the revolutionary new ship: A world-renowned conservationist turned...

THIS is the most popular cruise destination right now – have you ever been?

CRUISE ship holidays are drastically increasing in popularity according to new industry figures. More British and Irish passengers are taking to the sea than ever before – and they love this one destination in particular. Cruise ship holidays are in peak demand as the number of ocean cruises taken by UK and Irish passengers has surpassed two million for the first time. Cruise Lines International...

First-ever cruise ship ‘for millennials’ to set sail in 2018

Most millennials probably wouldn’t cite a cruise as their dream vacation, but one company is hoping to change that Aiming to attract the 21 to 45-year-old set with “the first-ever river cruise brand for millennials,” U by Uniworld has finally released images of the two trendy ships scheduled to set sail in April 2018 after first announcing the project in May. “We’re thrilled to make history...

Veendam cruise ship cancels three visits to Charlottetown

There’s little Port Charlottetown can do when wind conditions prevent cruise ships from visiting, says the port’s business development manager. Corryn Clemence confirmed Friday windy conditions were to blame for the Holland America Veendam’s three recent cancellations, dating back to Aug. 23. One of those cancellations came on Sept. 26 when the Veendam’s presence would have resulted in an impressive...

A hotel-on-sea: Ritz-Carlton launches luxury cruise ships

Part of Marriott International, the Ritz-Carlton hotel group is set for a new departure: with the promise that they will provide one of the most luxurious experiences it will be possible to have at sea, the chain is set to launch three lavishly appointed cruise ships from 2019. Measuring 190 metres and seemingly designed to resemble privately owned superyachts, the vessels will accommodate up to 298...

Last minute Royal Caribbean cruise trip planning

Imagine this: You are sitting at home or work, looking around you and realizing that you have reached a point of needing a break from this. Surely you have earned a little break, and a Royal Caribbean cruise seems like the perfect way to escape the day to day doldrums that you are actively lamenting. Some sun, beach and a few trips to the Windjammer sounds like just what the doctor ordered.  The only...

Cruise ship tourism in Alaska

On Monday, 2017’s first cruise ship arrived in Anchorage. And according to Cruise Lines International Association Alaska (CLIA Alaska), the municipality should expect to see 10 more visiting ships this season. This year, CLIA Alaska estimates that the state will welcome approximately 1.1 million cruise ship passengers. This is 100,000 more passengers than the past two years. In both 2007 and 2008,...

Singapore sets sights on fly-cruise tourism

The marketing partnership will promote cruising out of Singapore on Royal Caribbean’s ships Ovation of the Seas (above, at Marina Bay Cruise Centre) and Voyager of the Seas. The ships can accommodate 4,905 guests and 4,269 guests respectively, and are among the largest in Asia.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ROYAL CARIBBEAN Royal Caribbean partners Changi Airport Group and tourism board to woo more here for...