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Celebrity Now Offering Legal Same-Sex Marriages at Sea - Why aren't all lines?

Today, Celebrity Cruises announced that their captains are now able to perform same-sex marriages at sea.  This is great news - but why isn't everyone doing it?  It has to do with flags...sort of.  Let's learn a little but about about today's announcement and dig into why we don't see it happening across all cruise lines... Read more about Celebrity Now Offering Legal Same-Sex Marriages at Sea - Why aren't all lines?

Carnival Corporation to Keep Cruisers Connected With MedallionNet ™ - “Best Wi-Fi in Cruise Industry”

Miami-based Carnival Corporation & PLC, the world’s largest leisure travel company and parents to numerous cruise lines announced that they’ll be deploying new connectivity to their ships which will be enabled by SES Networks.  

The service – delivered in connections with SES networks – will use geostationary earth orbit and medium-earth orbit constellations, managed services, and shipboard technologies to deliver reliable and high-speed connections at sea.  By combining multiple sources of bandwidth, over different bands and different satellite systems, connected to an “unprecedented volume” of shipboard access points, the aim is to deliver guests what they want when they want it, regardless of... Read more about Carnival Corporation to Keep Cruisers Connected With MedallionNet ™ - “Best Wi-Fi in Cruise Industry”

Cunard Line to Be Graced with a New Ship in 2022 - Largest in the Fleet

Carnival Corporation & PLC announced today that they’ve signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri shipyard to bring a new vessel to Cunard Line.  The yet unnamed vessel will be the largest in the Cunard fleet with an expected delivery date in 2022.  While the new ship will be the 249th to fly the Cunard flag in Cunard’s 178 year history, she will only be the fourth ship in the current fleet, alongside Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Mary 2... Read more about Cunard Line to Be Graced with a New Ship in 2022 - Largest in the Fleet

Celebrity Appoints First Female Sea Captain to Sail Galapagos

Celebrity Cruise lines announced this week that Captain Nathaly Albán will command the exclusive Celebrity Xploration through the archipelago of the Galapagos.  This marks the first time in cruise history that a woman will navigate the region as captain and continues the history-making promotion of qualified women to senior officer roles in the cruise industry, including appointments by lines such as Cunard and sister-company Royal Caribbean International... Read more about Celebrity Appoints First Female Sea Captain to Sail Galapagos

CNBC's "The Profit" to Feature Norwegian Escape & Zoe’s Chocolates

Norwegian Cruise Lines - Zoe's ChocolatesUpdate: The episode is now available online (depending on your cable subscription).  Click here to read the full article and get a link to the show.

On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 10:00pm Eastern the latest episode of CNBC's hour-long reality series, "The Profit", with serial entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis, will head onto the Norwegian Escape.  The show, which highlights Lemonis as he puts his money down to help struggling businesses across the country, will feature chocolatier Zoe's Chocolates as they pitch Norwegian's executives in hope of striking a deal...

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Disney Cruise Lines Reveals Additional New Build Information - Fleet To Double In Size By 2023

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

Celebrity Reveals "Eden" on Celebrity Edge - Chillful. Playful. Sinful. - Panoramic Views of The Sea, Live Trees, Creative Cuisine, Unique Performances, and More

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