Princess Cruises continues the rollout of MedallionNet, its speedy, dependable broadband Wi-Fi service.
Emerging from an almost four-week dry dock in Bremerhaven, Crystal Serenity is ready to welcome travelers after its most extensive refurbishment ever.
Though Asian-sourced cruise numbers hit another record in 2017, topping 4m, China—accounting for 59% of all Asian passengers, or 2.4m—experienced a slower growth rate due to regulatory issues and some reductions in ship deployment.
Carnival Cruise Line is going to transform and rename a third Destiny-class ship when Carnival Victory becomes Carnival Radiance in 2020. This $200m refit represents the final phase of what Carnival tallies as a whopping $2bn fleet enhancement—the largest and most extensive in cruising—of more than 20 vessels since 2011.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has rolled out high-speed Internet service for the crew on its two ships, free of charge. The company ensures broad coverage by providing Wi-Fi throughout crew spaces, as well as guest areas.
Silversea became the latest upscale line to extend free, unlimited Wi-Fi to passengers booking any category accommodation, on all ships, including those in its expedition fleet—though not everybody is entitled to high-speed Internet. This starts with voyages sailing in April.
MSC Cruises will introduce a voice-activated digital personal assistant as a new feature of MSC for Me, to debut on 2019's MSC Bellissima, which—just announced—will be named at Southampton on March 2 next year.