Carnival Sunshine Returns From First Cruise

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Viking Cruises, known for river trips, announces new cruise line for ocean-going ships
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Viking Cruises, a company known for offering river cruises, on Friday announced that it was launching a new cruise line for ocean-going trips.
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:26:26 -0700
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Royal Caribbean Names New CFO - Motley Fool

Royal Caribbean Names New CFO
Motley Fool
Change is afoot in the finance department of Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL ) . The company announced that its CFO Brian Rice has vacated his position, and has been replaced by Jason Liberty. The transition is effective immediately. Rice, who is also a


Thu, 16 May 2013 22:40:26 GMT
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Carnival Sunshine Returns From First Cruise
Carnival Sunshine, Carnival's "newest ship," which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that lasted over a month, arrived in Barcelona, Spain yesterday after completing its first cruise. The cruise had departed Venice 12 days ago.
Sat, 18 May 2013 08:07:37 -0700
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New CFO at Royal Caribbean
The top finance job at Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises is in new hands.
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:43:53 -0700
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2.0 Options Close to Completion on Carnival Cruise Ship as Inaugural Sailing … - Cruise Critic

2.0 Options Close to Completion on Carnival Cruise Ship as Inaugural Sailing
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(3:46 p.m. EDT) — With three nights of Carnival Sunshine's inaugural sailing left, some of the highly touted 2.0 features Carnival finally are being made available to passengers. The WaterWorks water park opened today for the first time, and reports


Tue, 14 May 2013 19:59:31 GMT
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An Insider's Guide to Cruise Line Children's Programs

May 18th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
Royal Caribbean and TUI drum up cruise interest with heavy metal voyage - Skift

Royal Caribbean and TUI drum up cruise interest with heavy metal voyage
Skift
Kreator were among more than 20 bands booked by TUI Cruises, a joint venture between Europe's largest tour operator TUI AG and Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., to lure almost 2,000 fans onto a round trip from Hamburg to Southampton via


Wed, 15 May 2013 14:08:57 GMT
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Another hot new cruise ship heading to New York - USA Today - USA TODAY

Another hot new cruise ship heading to New York - USA Today
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Add Princess Cruises to the list of lines sending a hot new ship to New York City. The California-based company this week announced that its soon-to-debut Royal Princess would cruise out of the Big Apple in the fall of 2014. The 3,560-passenger vessel


Thu, 16 May 2013 12:38:29 GMT
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Cruises get good buzz from new ships, overhauls - Fox News

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Cruises get good buzz from new ships, overhauls
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NEW YORK – The 2013 cruise season began with a nightmare: A Carnival ship adrift with no power. But in the last month or so, several cruise companies — including Carnival — have announced major overhauls to old ships and exciting innovations on new
Royal Caribbean Confirms Three Cruise Ships Down UnderCruise Critic
Princess Cruises Announces 2014-15 Americas ProgramSan Francisco Chronicle

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Wed, 15 May 2013 21:30:37 GMT
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An Insider's Guide to Cruise Line Children's Programs
Planning your next family vacation? While a cruise is an excellent choice for families, ship-specific for cruise line children's programs should be given careful consideration. Not all cruise lines provide …
Tue, 14 May 2013 09:55:00 -0700
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Cruise ship Carnival Triumph leaves Alabama port
The Carnival Triumph headed back to sea under its own power Wednesday, about three months after the cruise ship limped into port in Alabama because of an engine-room fire that disabled the vessel. The …
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:42:24 -0700
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Carnival cruises away from Europe - Vancouver Sun - Vancouver Sun

May 17th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
Carnival cruises away from Europe - Vancouver Sun - Vancouver Sun

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Carnival cruises away from Europe - Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Sun
Carnival Cruise Lines' love affair with Europe has been an on-again-off-again romance. Only time will tell whether the cruise line and the continent are headed for “divorce” or just a trial separation. For now, Carnival is packing up its bow thrusters
Relaunched Cruise Ships Bring Sunshine and MagicGadling
Carnival's thinking outside the boxCanada.com
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Fri, 17 May 2013 22:50:03 GMT
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FBI to review honeymooner’s 2005 cruise ship death - CNN International

FBI to review honeymooner's 2005 cruise ship death
CNN International
George Smith, 26, went overboard from the Royal Caribbean ship Brilliance of the Seas on July 5, 2005, at 4:30 a.m., according to Smith family attorney Michael Jones. His wife, Jennifer Hagel-Smith, was found passed out in a hallway of the cruise ship


Tue, 14 May 2013 19:17:28 GMT
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Royal Caribbean names Liberty CFO
Royal Caribbean said Thursday that Brian Rice will transition his chief financial officer duties to Jason Liberty as Rice prepares for retirement in 2014. Liberty will become the new chief financial officer …
Thu, 16 May 2013 08:06:27 -0700
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Cruise line seeks family to test its ships
Carnival Cruise Lines is seeking Britain's "funnest" family to rate its on-board facilities.        
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:49:23 -0700
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Early word on new mega-cruise ship: It’s a winner - USA Today - USA TODAY

May 16th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
Royal Caribbean Vice Chairman, CFO Rice to retire in 2014
Royal Caribbean announced that Brian Rice, Vice Chairman and CFO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, will transition his CFO responsibilities to Jason Liberty as he prepares for his retirement in the spring of …
Thu, 16 May 2013 06:59:41 -0700
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Early word on new mega-cruise ship: It’s a winner - USA Today - USA TODAY

Early word on new mega-cruise ship: It's a winner - USA Today
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After a week of inaugural festivities for Norwegian Cruise Line's new Norwegian Breakaway that included orientation tours for thousands of travel agents and journalists, the early word on the biggest new cruise ship of the year appears to be almost


Wed, 15 May 2013 17:20:34 GMT
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Carnival critics should strive to tell a more-balanced story - Orlando Sentinel

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Carnival critics should strive to tell a more-balanced story
Orlando Sentinel
That observation was reinforced to me on a recent Carnival cruise with relatives. The cruise took place on the Carnival Fascination soon after Carnival received nonstop negative news because of a fire in the engine room of the Carnival Triumph in February.
Statement From Carnival, Kids Sail Free, Shedding the TieHome and Away (registration)

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Wed, 15 May 2013 21:19:16 GMT
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Royal Caribbean hopeful for a Dubai resurgence - South Florida Business Journal (blog)

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Royal Caribbean hopeful for a Dubai resurgence
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Royal Caribbean International was sailing its 2,500-passenger Brillance of the Seas ship out of Dubai, but has since moved the ship to northern Europe for sailings during the summer, and has plans for it to sail to the Caribbean at the end of the year.
Royal Caribbean Confirms Three Cruise Ships Down UnderCruise Critic
Royal Caribbean's biggest Aussie summer season yet goes on salee-Travel Blackboard (press release)
Royal Caribbean charts Q1 growth - Travel Daily MediaTravel Daily Media
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Tue, 14 May 2013 13:23:02 GMT
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ALL ABOARD!!!: Royal Caribbean International® Sets Sail Down the Streets of … - DailyFinance

May 15th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
It's a Trip: The Big Breakaway
CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks with the CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Kevin Sheehan about the most exclusive areas of the company's newest ship, the Norwegian Breakaway. Also hear what's happening around the travel industry, from summer hotel rates to airline satisfaction.
Wed, 15 May 2013 13:27:07 -0700
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Carnival Triumph Heads Back To Gulf Of Mexico, Under Power
The Carnival Cruise ship Triumph is on the move, having left the terminal in Mobile, Ala., where it was forced to dock in February after severe problems with its engines led to its being towed across the Gulf of Mexico.
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:18:18 -0700
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ALL ABOARD!!!: Royal Caribbean International® Sets Sail Down the Streets of … - DailyFinance

ALL ABOARD!!!: Royal Caribbean International® Sets Sail Down the Streets of
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A magical voyage will begin this Thanksgiving as Royal Caribbean International®, the award-winning global cruise line, returns to the lineup of the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. On Thursday, Nov. 28, the


Wed, 08 May 2013 03:49:46 GMT
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Search ends for 2 Australian Carnival cruise ship passengers - Fox News

Search ends for 2 Australian Carnival cruise ship passengers
Fox News
SYDNEY – Two Australians plunged off a cruise ship into the ocean despite higher-than-required railings to prevent accidental falls, the cruise company said Friday as authorities called off the search for the couple missing for two days. Surveillance


Fri, 10 May 2013 14:18:27 GMT
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Royal Caribbean adds Barbie Experience to Allure of the Seas | Royal … - Royal Caribbean Blog (blog)

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
New Cruise Line Sets Sail In 2014 With Small, Luxury Ships - Gadling

New Cruise Line Sets Sail In 2014 With Small, Luxury Ships
Gadling
new cruise line New cruise lines are about as rare as new hotel chains; there is just not a lot of action on that topic. Like hotel chains, airlines and other travel-related companies, most cruise lines have been around for a long time too. Still

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Mon, 13 May 2013 17:09:58 GMT
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Royal Caribbean adds Barbie Experience to Allure of the Seas | Royal … - Royal Caribbean Blog (blog)

Royal Caribbean Blog (blog)

Royal Caribbean adds Barbie Experience to Allure of the Seas | Royal
Royal Caribbean Blog (blog)
Royal Caribbean rolled out the Barbie Experience to another cruise ship, this time to Allure of the Seas. The Barbie theme adds Barbie decorations to cabin doors, along with a special plaque welcoming passengers onboard. Inside the cabin, Barbie
ALL ABOARD!!!: Royal Caribbean International(R) Sets Sail Down the Streets of MarketWatch (press release)
MACY'S, INC. : ALL ABOARD!!!: Royal Caribbean International® Sets Sail Down 4-traders (press release)
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Wed, 08 May 2013 14:01:37 GMT
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Carnival drops Europe cruises for 2014 - USA Today - USA TODAY (blog)

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Carnival drops Europe cruises for 2014 - USA Today
USA TODAY (blog)
Industry giant Carnival is pulling out of Europe for 2014, citing the soaring cost of trans-Atlantic airfares. "We anticipate that airfares to Europe will remain high, and we believe our North American passengers will continue to prefer more affordable
2.0 Options Close to Completion on Carnival Cruise Ship as Inaugural Sailing Cruise Critic
Carnival Cruise Lines abandons EuropeTelegraph.co.uk
Carnival Cruises Cuts Back on Europe Trips for 2014TravelersToday
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Mon, 13 May 2013 19:13:39 GMT
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10 Things Your Cruise Line Won't Tell You
Navigating a sea of potential sickness, danger and debt.
Mon, 13 May 2013 08:46:54 -0700
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Sudden death cancels cruise and possible refund

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
Royal Caribbean to enter float in Thanksgiving parade - Travel Weekly

Royal Caribbean to enter float in Thanksgiving parade
Travel Weekly
Royal Caribbean to enter float in Thanksgiving parade. By Tom Stieghorst. Royal Caribbean International will enter a float in the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, to draw attention to the 2014 debut of Quantum of the Seas. The float

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Tue, 07 May 2013 14:22:12 GMT
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Sudden death cancels cruise and possible refund
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. — Carnival Cruise Lines has seen its share of problems this year, but that did not stop Frances Prince and Mollie McCall from booking a seven day cruise.
Mon, 13 May 2013 17:11:25 -0700
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2 Carnival cruise passengers missing off Australian coast - Fox News

2 Carnival cruise passengers missing off Australian coast
Fox News
SYDNEY – Authorities were conducting an air and marine search Thursday off Australia's east coast for two cruise passengers who were believed to have fallen overboard the night before. The couple from New South Wales were discovered missing


Thu, 09 May 2013 09:06:03 GMT
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Royal Caribbean International's Newly Revitalized Grandeur of the Seas Begins Year-Round Service From Maryland
BALTIMORE, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Port of Baltimore today welcomed Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas to Maryland, where she replaces Enchantment of the Seas and offers six-, …
Fri, 03 May 2013 07:30:00 -0700
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Ultra Luxe Cruise Line Has Unique Bonus Offer
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Fri, 10 May 2013 15:37:57 -0700
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Norwegian Cruise Line to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

May 12th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
Norwegian Cruise Line to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., NCL Corporation Ltd., "Norwegian" or "the Company"), announced today it will report first quarter 2013 financial …
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:00:00 -0700
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Two passengers vanish from Carnival cruise ship - NBCNews.com (blog)

Two passengers vanish from Carnival cruise ship
NBCNews.com (blog)
A search by air and sea is underway for a man, 30, and woman, 27, who can be seen in surveillance video falling from the Carnival Spirit's deck Wednesday night. Their disappearance was discovered when the ship docked in Sydney Harbor. NBC's Keir


Thu, 09 May 2013 12:06:05 GMT
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Royal Caribbean to Pay $0.12 Quarterly Dividend
Rate stays steady.        
Thu, 09 May 2013 11:33:50 -0700
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Couple missing from Carnival Cruise line in Australia
Officials are searching for a man and a woman who went overboard off a Carnival Cruise ship of the coast of Australia.
Thu, 09 May 2013 13:15:00 -0700
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2 vanish from Carnival ship

May 11th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
2 cruise passengers fall overboard from Carnival cruise ship off Australia - MiamiHerald.com

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2 cruise passengers fall overboard from Carnival cruise ship off Australia
MiamiHerald.com
SYDNEY (AP) – Authorities were conducting an air and marine search Thursday off Australia's east coast for two cruise passengers who were believed to have fallen overboard the night before. The couple, Australian citizens from New South Wales state,


Thu, 09 May 2013 12:04:32 GMT
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Royal Caribbean to Pay $0.12 Quarterly Dividend - Motley Fool

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Royal Caribbean to Pay $0.12 Quarterly Dividend
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Cruise ship operator Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL ) yesterday announced its second-quarter dividend of $0.12 per share, the same rate it paid for the past three quarters after raising the payout from $0.10 per share. The board of directors said
Q1 results nearly double for Royal Caribbean cruises ltdAME Info (press release)
Royal Caribbean eyes return to DubaiArabianBusiness.com
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Declares DividendPR Newswire UK (press release)
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Thu, 09 May 2013 18:07:46 GMT
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2 vanish from Carnival ship
Two passengers went overboard while a Carnival cruise ship was sailing off the east coast of Australia, officials said on Thursday. A vast area of sea was being scoured by aircraft and boats in an attempt to find the missing 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman.
Thu, 09 May 2013 17:13:16 -0700
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd [NCLH] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of Norwegian …
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Tue, 07 May 2013 07:00:00 -0700
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Royal Caribbean Floats in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

May 10th, 2013 | Posted in cruises   Comments Off
Carnival Cruise Line Pulls out of UK and Europe - Cruise Critic

Carnival Cruise Line Pulls out of UK and Europe
Cruise Critic
In 2013, Carnival has one ship deployed in the region, Carnival Legend, which sails Baltic and Mediterranean cruises from the U.K. and Barcelona. Carnival Sunshine, formerly Carnival Destiny, which underwent a massive refurbishment culminating in the


Fri, 10 May 2013 12:37:54 GMT
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Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of Seas to call on Goa, Kochi - Indian Express

Indian Express

Royal Caribbean's Mariner of Seas to call on Goa, Kochi
Indian Express
Tirun Travel Marketing, India's representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises, has confirmed that plans are underway to welcome Mariner of the Seas, one of the largest ship to be based in Asia. At 138,000 gross registered tons (GRT) and stretching more


Thu, 09 May 2013 06:27:41 GMT
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Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakaway Inspired by New York Home Port
New York City Hot Dog Stands, Big Apple Artwork and More Aboard Norwegian Breakaway
Fri, 10 May 2013 11:46:36 -0700
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Royal Caribbean Floats in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
A voyage will begin this Thanksgiving as Royal Caribbean International®, the award-winning global cruise line returns to the lineup of the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.*
Thu, 09 May 2013 11:22:57 -0700
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Cruise ship couple overboard: Hunt for missing passengers (+video)
Cruise ship couple overboard: Two passengers on a Carnival cruise ship fell overboard off the coast of Australia. Surveillance camera footage shows a 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman going overboard.
Thu, 09 May 2013 06:14:30 -0700
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