All four of the world's largest cruise ships will continue sailing from Florida in 2019 through April 2020, but three will change homeports.
In the past, unusual events—be they weather-related or geopolitical—caused people to freeze. Cruise bookings suffered as everyone waited out a return to normalcy.
Nov. 8 update: At this time, Norwegian Gem's Nov. 21 cruise is expected to sail as scheduled, a company spokeswoman said.
Due to a technical malfunction with the ship's Azipod propulsion system Norwegian Gem's sailing speed is restricted, impacting the current itinerary and requiring the cancellation of the Nov. 11 cruise from New York.
In spite of a 20-cent per share impact from hurricanes, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. sailed past Wall Street expectations to turn in a record $3.49 per share profit in the third quarter.
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings reached an agreement with Ulstein Group to build a 12,300gt expedition vessel for delivery in first quarter 2020 at a price of 1.066bn Norwegian kroner, or $134.6m including hedging costs. The order comes with an option for two additional ships, all to be built in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
Just days from opening, Rainforest Adventures' new Rockland Estate eco-park in St. Maarten features what's touted as the world's steepest zip line and a high-flying chairlift adventure.
Sea Princess gained Princess Cruises' new livery, more entertainment and dining options and Princess Luxury Beds during a two-week drydock in Singapore.