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🌱 Juneteenth, Largest Cruise Ship + Congressional Funding

Hello and welcome to the Saturday edition of the USVI Daily. Let’s start with the headlines, but don’t miss the events section! The Board of Directors of the VI Economic Development Commission may require businesses to observe the June 16 public holiday by giving employees a day off. Full story in The daily news. Senators […]

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Great Lakes Cruise Ship Coalition for Implementing Green Practices

Cruise the Great Lakes, a coalition of states and provinces, cruise lines, ports, convention and visitor agencies, and others working together to promote Great Lakes cruising, signed a pledge s ‘Committing to promote four environmentally conscious cruises and destination stewardship efforts starting with the 2022 cruise season, according to a statement. The four areas of […]

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Royal Caribbean launches Wonder of the Seas; The world’s largest cruise ship embarks on its maiden voyage

For the second time in four years, Royal Caribbean has launched the largest cruise ship in the world. The massive ship set sail for its maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday. Royal Caribbean’s new Wonder of the Seas ship debuted March 4 in Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, where it set sail to the […]

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Pandemic travel news: The world’s largest cruise ship is about to set sail

Editor’s note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Carnival celebrations are taking place around the world ahead of Mardi Gras, and […]

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How the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Was Built

(CNN) — It has been preparing for three years, but the largest cruise ship in the world is finally ready to welcome passengers. Measuring 1,188 feet, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas was delivered last month and is due to begin its maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Caribbean on March 4. The […]

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Genting Hong Kong to sell world’s largest unfinished cruise ship

Genting Hong Kong Ltd., the bankrupt parent company that closed Crystal Cruises earlier this month after two ships were seized over unpaid fuel bills, is now looking to sell what is billed as the largest cruise ship in the world in terms of capacity. The Global Dream, still under construction at a German shipyard, is […]

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Largest cruise ship ever built debuts in two weeks

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever built, will debut in two weeks when the ship sails a week-long Caribbean cruise from Port Everglades. Wonder of the Seas will sail its maiden cruise on March 4, a seven-night Caribbean and Bahamas cruise with stops in Labadee, San Juan, Nassau and CocoCay. […]

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The world’s largest cruise ship joined Royal Caribbean’s fleet to begin sailing in March – see inside the Wonder of the Seas

The wonder of the seas.Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean has welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, the new Wonder of the Seas. The 1,188-foot-long cruise ship will begin sailing on March 4. Take a look around the ship, which can accommodate nearly 6,990 guests and 2,300 crew. Cruising just got a little bigger: Royal Caribbean welcomed […]

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World’s largest cruise ship completes delivery and departs

Wonder of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world (Royal Caribbean) Posted on January 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. by The Maritime Executive Royal Caribbean Group celebrates the final handover of its new cruise ship, which is also the largest cruise ship in the world. The fifth ship of the Oasis class, […]

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Royal Caribbean cruise ship to reposition early in Singapore

Royal Caribbean has decided to reposition its Specter of the Seas in Singapore earlier than expected. The Quantum-ultra-class ship is set to begin sailings in early April 2022. It comes after a difficult period of operating cruises to nowhere outside of Hong Kong. Spectrum of the Seas heading to Singapore early Cruise passengers departing from […]

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US set to seize luxury cruise ship over unpaid fuel bills | Nation

The Crystal Symphony, a luxury cruise ship operated by financially troubled Genting Hong Kong Ltd., will be seized to pay off $1.2 million in unpaid fuel bills if it docks in Miami on Saturday, while the ship is diverted to the Bahamas after a US court. issued an arrest warrant. A U.S. marshal and court-appointed […]

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US ready to seize cruise ship Genting over unpaid fuel bills

(Bloomberg) – The Crystal Symphony, a luxury cruise ship operated by financially troubled Genting Hong Kong Ltd., will be seized to pay off $1.2 million in unpaid fuel bills if it docks in Miami on Saturday, so that the vessel is diverted to the Bahamas after a US court issues an arrest warrant. A U.S. […]

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The World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, Will Have a New Southern Restaurant

(11:30 a.m. EST) – The Mason Jar, a restaurant dedicated to Southern comfort food, has been added to the lineup of dining options on Wonder of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, which will debut in March 2022. A new specialty restaurant for Royal Caribbean, The Mason Jar will serve brunch, dinner and late […]

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The new Royal Caribbean ship offers southern restaurants and more than 20 restaurants

Royal Caribbean has announced new catering details on its next ship marvel of the seas, which happens to be the largest cruise ship in the world. Departing in March, passengers will be able to choose from more than 20 dining venues, including a brand new restaurant called The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar. Wonder […]

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Royal Caribbean cruise ship changes route due to berthing dispute

Guests aboard the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas January 22, 2022, have already been notified of route changes for their navigation. Unlike recent departures which have been marred by port cancellations, changes to Allure of the Seas are only a rearrangement of the stopovers planned on the initial itinerary. Allure of the Seas Route […]

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Italy celebrates 10 years since the Costa Concordia disaster

Italy will mark the 10th anniversary of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster on Thursday with a day-long commemoration. Thirty-two people died when the ship hit a reef and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio. The events will end with a candlelight vigil at 9:45 p.m. when the ship hit the reef. It will […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line announces the launch of the new Norwegian Viva cruise ship in 2023

(9 a.m. EST) – Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled its upcoming new cruise ship on Wednesday, announcing that Norwegian Viva will be the next member of the all-new Prima-class ships. A sister to this year’s upcoming Norwegian Prima, the 3,219-passenger Norwegian Viva will weigh 142,500 gross tons and be 965 feet long. Built by Fincantieri in […]

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Cruise ship builder MV Werften files for bankruptcy in Germany – Reports

German cruise ship builder MV Werften filed for bankruptcy on Monday, leaving the fate of the shipyard and its 2,000 employees uncertain, according to reports. The bankruptcy comes after negotiations between the German government and shipyard owner Genting Hong Kong failed to reach an agreement on financing the remainder of the construction of the Global […]

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Almost all cruise ships report cases of COVID-19 on board, despite precautions

Almost all cruise ships operating in U.S. waters have reported recent cases of COVID-19 among passengers or crew, despite numerous precautions to guard against the spread of the virus – including vaccination, testing and testing. face coverage requirements. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now advise people to avoid the cruise, even if […]

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Avoid cruise ship travel, regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status

The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas (L), pictured here in Miami, Florida, is one of 91 ships … [+] who have reported cases of Covid-19 and have met the CDC’s investigation threshold. (Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Getty Images Oh, boat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a new […]

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Carnival Celebration is the most anticipated new cruise ship for 2022

As the results continue to be announced in the Cruise ship prices, it can now be revealed that Carnival Cruise Line’s second Excel-class cruise ship is the most anticipated new cruise ship of 2022. The carnival celebration is the most anticipated for 2022! Carnival Cruise Line’s second Excel-class cruise ship, currently under construction at the […]

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Carnival says most ship routes remain unchanged amid Omicron

December 28 (Reuters) – Carnival Corp said on Tuesday that the majority of its ships’ itineraries were unchanged despite an increase in cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which has threatened to block the recovery of the cruise industry. The world’s largest cruise operator, however, said a few destination ports were revising their protocols and […]

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It is the largest cruise ship in the world – 24/7 Wall St.

Transport December 27, 2021 7:30 a.m. The cruise ship business was once an important part of the global travel industry. The huge ships carried hundreds if not thousands of people per ship for trips ranging from days to months. Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean each had a market value of $ 50 billion. Royal Caribbean […]

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COVID-19 outbreak hits another Florida-based cruise ship, the Carnival Freedom

A COVID-19 outbreak has occurred on a South Florida-based cruise ship for the third time this week, as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida are at their highest level since the start of the pandemic. An undisclosed number of passengers and crew aboard the Carnival Freedom cruise caught the virus, resulting in the ship […]

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COVID-19 outbreak detected on cruise ship; they banned entry into 2 countries – CVBJ

More than 50 people aboard a boat of Royal caribbean who sailed from Florida, tested positive for covid-19 while on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, the company reported days after reporting another outbreak on a boat that returned to Miami, local media reported on Thursday. The company noted that a total of 55 passengers […]

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Royal Caribbean details four cruise ship deployments for summer 2023

Royal Caribbean details its Caribbean deployments for the summer of 2023, including three oasis-class cruise ships, Wonder of the seas, Allure of the Seas, and Harmony of the seas. All ships will provide exceptional vacations from major cruise home ports in the United States. The Oasis class in the Caribbean for summer 2023 The cruise […]

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Another Royal Caribbean ship resumes cruises from Tampa

After 21 months without guests, the Royal Caribbean International ship The shine of the seas returned to the cruise. The ship departs today from Port Tampa Bay on a four-night cruise, part of a new four- and five-night cruise program in the Western Caribbean and Bahamas. Today’s trip will visit the Costa Maya and have […]

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Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, to sail from Port Canaveral in 2022

Perhaps no ship is as anticipated in 2022 as Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas. The newest ship in the fleet isn’t just another addition to the cruise line’s Oasis Class ships. When he makes his debut from March 2022, he will ascend the throne of the largest cruise ship in the world. Wonder of […]

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World’s largest cruise ship to dock in Port Canaveral in 2022

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida – The world’s largest cruise ship is causing a sensation in Port Canaveral from November 2022, Royal Caribbean announced on Wednesday. Central Floridians ready to sail around the Space Coast can do so all year round in the Wonders of the Sea, the global giant of Royal Caribbean, officials said. [TRENDING: 3 […]

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What is a Royal Caribbean Quantum-Ultra Class cruise ship?

Cruise ships come in many different styles and configurations, and recognizing different classes is a way to quickly note a ship’s size and characteristics. One of the most distinctive and popular classes in the world is Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-Ultra class, but what exactly do these ships offer that set them so apart? The first Quantum-class […]

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Dubai’s largest cruise ship sets sail

The Middle East’s largest passenger cruise ship has departed from Dubai. With a crew of 1,400 men, the MSC Virtuoso was officially named on Saturday in a ceremony in Port Rashid that took place in the shadow of the $ 800 million ship. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed attended the christening ceremony, a long-standing maritime tradition […]

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Travel, tourism and hospitality MSC Cruises hosts christening ceremony for new ship in Dubai

MSC Cruises, the third largest cruise brand in the world, hosted the christening ceremony for MSC Virtuosa when Hollywood superstar Sophia Loren officially named the ship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Equipped with some of the latest marine technology available, MSC Virtuosa is one of the greenest cruise ships in the world. No effort has […]

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MSC Cruises officially names its largest ship in the fleet

MSC Cruises celebrates the christening of one of its newest and largest cruise ships, MSC Virtuoso, at an event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The name follows the ship which made its UK debut earlier in 2021 and ended its cruises in Europe. Naming of MSC Virtuosa in Dubai As the baptismal ceremony took […]

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Caribbean cruise port welcomes first cruise ship since reopening

The Nieuw Statendam, the largest cruise ship to ever visit Port Royal, arrived Thursday morning with 1,300 passengers aboard the luxury cruise line Holland America. The Jamaica Ports Authority has been working hard to get all cruise ports up and running before the end of the year since Ocho Rios opened just a few weeks […]

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Port of Dubai welcomes first cruise passengers from AIDAbella cruise ship

– Cruise passengers arriving at the Port of Dubai are easily accessible from the city’s world-famous attractions such as Burj Al Arab, Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah– Dubai Port Cruise Terminal is close to both Dubai International Airports – a gateway to Dubai and international destinations– The Port of Dubai further strengthens Dubai’s position as […]