AIDA Cruises’ AIDAcara will undergo a 13 day drydocking for technical work at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven in October. This is the second AIDA ship that has used the facility this year, following AIDAbella in April.
Oceania Cruises said Regatta, Insignia and Nautica will undergo a significant transformation starting early next year in the largest refurbishment program in the company's history.
The 2002-built Carnival Legend will undergo a major Fun Ship 2.0 renovation before operating Panama Canal and trans-Pacific cruises prior to its new seasonal schedule in Australia in late 2014.
As expected, the trial of Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino has been delayed by a nationwide strike of Italy's lawyers.
A strike by Italian lawyers next week is expected to affect trials set for July 8-16, including that of Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino, Reuters reports from Rome.
A US federal appeals court has sent two lawsuits by Costa Concordia survivors back to Florida state court, where the passengers want their cases heard. Both actions allege passengers were injured when the ship capsized after grounding off the coast of Italy.
Carnival Triumph resumed year-round service from Galveston on Thursday after $115m in repairs and upgrades since the engine-room fire in February. Carnival Cruise Lines said the first cruise, a four-day jaunt to Cozumel, was fully booked.