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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

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

Celebrity's Newest Ship Edges Toward Reality - Keel Laid in Saint-Nazaire

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

US to Update Cuba Policy: Cruises Still On, Roll Back "People to People" Trips to Cuba, Organized Tours May Become Requisite

Yesterday we discussed information that was revealed around how changes to the United States' Cuba policies may affect travelers and today things are becoming a bit more clear.  Continue reading to find out how you'll be able to travel to Cuba, if you'll be able to bring back cigars, rum, and other items, and whether diplomatic relations will continue... read more

Information on US Revised Cuba Policy Comes to Light - Carnival Claims Cruising to Cuba Will Not Stop

Update: Additional details have been released and you can read about them here.

Recently the US restored many relations with Cuba, allowing, among many other things, American cruise lines to sail to the island nation with American passengers.  Rumors have swirled recently however about possible changes to United States' Cuba policies with regard to travel, remittances, imports, and more.  While no official policy changes have been made, some information about the intended changes has come to light... read more

Carnival EasyPay Is a Simple Payment Plan for Your Next Cruise

carnival easypayIn an industry-first move, Carnival Cruise Lines has launched a program which allows guests to pay for their cruise in three monthly installments.  Traditionally, guests have had to make a deposit and then pay the balance before final payment day.  This new program allows guests to not only spread out these payments, but do so automatically so they can both budget easily and avoid a missed opportunity to sail because of forgotten payments.  Here's how it works... read more