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We aren't always the first to cruise news, and we don't strive to cover every story.  Our effort is however to bring you objective information along with our take on why the story is important (or not).

Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Speaks Excitedly About Celebrity Edge and Royal Caribbean Tech

Today Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, parent company to Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises had their first quarter earnings call, and in case your wondering, it seemed good news for shareholders.  For cruisers there earnings calls don't generally offer much, so there wasn't any huge news, but interestingly, most non-financial comments were about onboard technology and Celebrity Edge... Read more about Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Speaks Excitedly About Celebrity Edge and Royal Caribbean Tech

Malala Yousafzai Tapped as Celebrity Edge Godmother

Inspired by her mission and advances in furthering girl’s education, Celebrity has named 19-year old Nobel Laureate and U.N. Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai as the Godmother of their newest ship, Celebrity Edge, debuting late in 2018.  In addition, the Miami-based cruise line announced a two-year partnership with the Malala Fund, an organization whose mission is to secure 12 years of safe, free quality education for every girl.

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Oceania Cruises Debuts Expansive Vegan Menus, Vegan Smoothie Bars

Oceania Cruises, known for for cuisine and dining experiences that stand out in the cruise industry, has introduced a large variety of options on new vegan menus as well as cold-pressed raw and vegan smoothie bars.  This expands their already impressive menus and culinary crew which cater well to passengers with dietary restrictions.  The juice bars are already available on the Marina and Riviera, while the new vegan menus are available across the fleet of six ships...   Read more about Oceania Cruises Debuts Expansive Vegan Menus, Vegan Smoothie Bars

Virgin Voyages Is Making "Ship Happen" - Cut Steel On First Build

virgin voyages, ahoy sailor!Today Virgin Voyages, a new cruise line from Richard Branson's Virgin Group, cut steel on their first ship.  The ceremony, which took place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Genoa, Italy represents the brand "becoming real", as up to now the very real effort to create Virgin Voyages has been planning and marketing without the tease of an actual ship.  Now, Hull 6287 (the name of the first Virgin Voyages ship... [click through for a video of the ceremony and more] Read more about Virgin Voyages Is Making "Ship Happen" - Cut Steel On First Build

Celebrity Cruises & BravoTV.com Launch Video Series, "Isaac Takes On" - Features “Top Chef” Star Chef Isaac Toups

Just announced, "Top Chef's" Isaac Toupe will be featured on a new video series as he competes against tastemakers in a wide variety of culinary challenges while sailing the Caribbean on Celebrity Cruises.  Viewers will catch appearances from the beautiful Celebrity Reflection and its team as well as Celebrity's own Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher.  Isaac's challenges vary from whipping up world-class omelets, creating specialty cocktails, to tacking Mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican dish.

"We are excited about this partnership as it gives our guests... Read more about Celebrity Cruises & BravoTV.com Launch Video Series, "Isaac Takes On" - Features “Top Chef” Star Chef Isaac Toups

Norwegian signs multi-year partnership to with inflight entertainment company to bring next-gen experience to ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has penned a multi-year strategic partnership with Global Eagle, maker of in-flight entertainment systems.  This agreement will bring enhanced internet and entertainment services to Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet of 14 ships.  This is slated to include tiered plans for Wi-Fi, messaging services, and video.  In the future, guests will be able to access an integrated portal from their own smartphones and tablets, which will allow access to live and on-demand TV programming, movies, and more.  Further, the systems being put in place by Global Eagle will allow for dynamic adjusting on bandwidth for each ship based on demand.  This comes only a week after announcing Read more about Norwegian signs multi-year partnership to with inflight entertainment company to bring next-gen experience to ships

RCCL Signs Deal With Port Everglades - Customized Rennovations of Terminal 25

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'X' (Celebrity) Marks The Spot @ Terminal 25

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (parent company to Celebrity Cruises) and Port Everglades have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) providing the framework for a long term deal between the two entities.  This agreement includes customized renovation of Port Everglades' Terminal 25 by October 31, 2018.  Standard polish, or "Edge Terminal"?  Read more about RCCL Signs Deal With Port Everglades - Customized Rennovations of Terminal 25