Following its autumn 2016 North American debut in Newfoundland, Viking Ocean Cruises will sail in Canada/New England and along the Eastern Seaboard before introducing its first Caribbean cruises, from San Juan. Those 11-day voyages will visit Tortola, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.
Celebrity Cruises' 2017/18 program features 236 overnights in 55 cities and 31 double overnight stays in 10 ports. There are new chef-led shore excursions, experiences curated by regional destination experts and refreshed ships for Alaska, Bermuda and Canada/New England. For the first time, the line offers an itinerary that combines Bermuda and New England.
Shoreside engineers embarked Grand Princess at Honolulu early Tuesday to assess the ship following a small fire in an electrical switchboard that knocked out power early Monday. The fire was contained and there were no injuries.
Puerto Costa Maya's major new attraction, the Lost Mayan Kingdom water park, is being enthusiastically received after opening ahead of schedule.
Cookbook author Claudine Pépin, the daughter of master chef Jacques Pépin, has been named the godmother for Oceania Cruises' Sirena. She will preside over festivities in Barcelona on April 27.
Total ships: 40
Total berths: 127,948
Total Order Book Value:$29,958,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$262,031