Today at D23 in Anaheim, CA, an annual Disney fan event, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts announced an additional build for the cruise line, bringing her planned ship count to seven. This adds to DCL's announcement last year that they'd be bringing two new and larger ships, scheduled for delivery in 2021 and 2023. The additional build will be a member of the same new class of ships, slated to come in at 135k gross tons and be released in 2022, with all three ships being built at Meyer Werft in Germany. Read more about Disney Cruise Lines Reveals Additional New Build Information - Fleet To Double In Size By 2023
While cruising is about relaxing, fun, enrichment, and telling your office that you’ll be completely unreachable for a week, for the crew and the cruise line there is another important element: safety. The last line of defense is the lifeboat, but it’s far more than a wooden dinghy out of a Hitchcock film. Modern lifeboats have evolved for enhanced safety, reliability, and even visibility - let’s look at how. Read more about Safety At Sea - Lifeboat History & Requirements
Most cruises are about both the fantastic onboard experience as well as the ports of call you visit. Whether sailing the warm Caribbean or historic Mediterranean, you’ll likely want some sort of plan for while you’re in port. From guided tours to resort passes, or even helicopter rides to glaciers, you can book a number of tours through the cruise line - but should you book independently instead? Let’s look at the risks and benefits of each. Read more about Booking Shore Excursions Independently vs Booking Through the Cruise Line
There are no shortage of ways to get to and from the cruise port, and we've written several articles to help you find the best option for you. If you're staying in a hotel before your cruise however you may have seen hotels advertising shuttle service. While this can be a great option, you need to watch out for a few tricks some hotels play that make those "complimentary" shuttles quite expensive. Our video explains why, and even shows you an example of this pricing trick... Read more about Hotel "Park and Cruise" Packages - What to Know About Hotel Shuttles to and from Your Cruise Port
Have you ever thought about how much it costs to “park” a cruise ship? When you book a cruise, you’re paying not just for the ship’s staff, your meals, whatever they use to keep the brass railings so shiny, etc – but also taxes and fees, many of which cover the cost of the space and services used while in the port at which you’re starting and ending your cruise. Let’s look at who is being paid, what that money goes towards, and of course, how much it all costs.,, Read more about How Much Does It Cost to Dock a Cruise Ship?
Today in New York Celebrity Cruises revealed impressive new details about their upcoming flag ship, the Celebrity Edge. Presented was a new venue, Eden. Located at the aft of the ship and larger than the Hayden Planetarium, is a lounge, dinner theater, and more, featuring 7,000 sq ft of glass windows - more than any other room at sea, live plants and herbs, and truly inspired design... Read more about Celebrity Reveals "Eden" on Celebrity Edge - Chillful. Playful. Sinful. - Panoramic Views of The Sea, Live Trees, Creative Cuisine, Unique Performances, and More
An iconic step in the life of any new ship is the keel laying ceremony, when the first piece of steel is put in place. Today in Saint-Nazaire, France the foundation was laid for the innovative new structure of the Celebrity Edge. In front of leaders of Celebrity Cruises and STX France shipyard, an 875 ton block was lifted into the air and a coin was placed on the dock before lowering the metal section into position. Now the vessel will begin to take shape as additional blocks can be joined to the newly-laid foundation... Read more about Celebrity's Newest Ship Edges Toward Reality - Keel Laid in Saint-Nazaire