Norwegian Cruise Line's first ship built for China sports 20 decks, the first racetrack at sea, a family amusement area with sophisticated virtual reality thrills and real bumper cars, 28 dining options, upscale shopping and four casinos—including one for VIPs and one for VVIPs.

In a cruise industry milestone, Disney Wonder on Saturday became the first passenger vessel to go through the Panama Canal's new locks.

Holland America Line, which is celebrating its 70th year in Alaska, is kicking off Seattle's cruise season with today's Eurodam call, while Norwegian Cruise Line is gearing up for the opening of its expanded Pier 66 terminal.

Ex-UK cruise operator, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, has added a fifth ocean-going ship to its fleet having taken delivery of Columbus(most recently ex-Pacific Pearl), earlier this month in Singapore.

Meyer Werft handed over Norwegian Cruise Line's first ship for the China market during festivities in Bremerhaven. President and ceo Andy Stuart called Norwegian Joy 'a ship that is historic for us' and 'an exciting milestone.'

AIDA Cruises took delivery of its second Japanese-built ship, AIDAperla, from Mitshubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki on Thursday.

With a shared commitment to diversity, inclusion and gender equality, Celebrity Cruises is partnering with Malala Fund, whose mission is to secure education for every girl. In addition, Nobel laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai, 19, will serve as the godmother for Celebrity Edge, debuting late in 2018.

Royal Caribbean International continues to up the ante in Asia-Pacific with plans to deploy the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to the region.

The first race track at sea seems destined to be a hit. Norwegian Cruise Line executives and a few lucky media got to test-drive the course on the eve of Norwegian Joy's delivery from Meyer Werft. It's crazy fun.

When Oceania Cruises’ 30,277gt Sirena sailed from the Bay of Islands on Tuesday, it marked the end of another bumper wave season for New Zealand.
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