Showing posts from 2019

Carnival Sunrise Completes Spring Season Fron Nirfolk

Today Carnival Cruises' Carnival Sunrise has completed its spring season cruises from Norfolk on 5/22. She will disembark her passengers early on Wednesday morning and sail empty to New York and arrive in New York on Thursday morning. In New York, there will be a naming ceremony on 5/23 for the  Carnival Sunrise. She will sail on her maiden voyage from New York on May 23rd which is a four day cruise to Bermuda. Following this cruise, she will be sailing on a 14 day Caribbean cruise from the Big Apple. To learn more about the Carnival Sunrise check back tomorrow.



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Update On Anthem of the Seas.


The Celebrity Summit was turned around in record time today - dropping her ropes from the pier in Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, NJ at about 4:50 PM. This departure was some 7 hours after arriving. In those 7 hours, 3,000+ people disembarked, their luggage was unloaded, food and supplies were on-boarded, all cabins were stripped, linens washed, beds made fresh, 3,000+ new Passengers embarked, their luggage was put onboard, fuel loaded and exterior maintenance was performed on the ship.

As she left Cape Liberty, the Celebrity Summit hooked a right hand turn heading torward the Verarazano Bridge and passing the stationary Anthem of the Seas - which spent most of her day hovering between Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Celebrity Summit and Anthem of the Seas exchanged horn blows as they passed each other. Both Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean are part of the Royal Caribbean International Family.

Unfortunately the Anthem of the Seas needed…

Anthem of the Seas Pacing In New York Harbor.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas arrived in New York 1 day late after having to make an unexpected stop in Nassau in the Bahamas, The unanticipated stop was due to a medical emergency which had the ship making the stop between calls at Labadee, Haiti (Private Beach) and New Yoprk / New Jersey.

The Anthem of the Seas was supposed to arrive in New York on Friday but was delayed until 10:50 PM on Saturday night. Passengers spent the night onboard alongside Cape Liberty, NJ and disembarked at 6:00 AM on Sunday (Today).

The Celebrity Summit, of Celebrity Cruises, was supposed to arrive in New York at 7:00 AM Sunday but slowed down significantly from Bermuda to New York to allow the Anthem to disembark passengers first at the terminal. At approximately 9:30 AM this morning the Anthem of the Seas departed from Cape Liberty (empty) and sailed up the Hudson River to around Soho and turned only to sail down the river again to the lower river off Bayonne and Staten Island.

The Celebrity…

Scenic Cruise Announces The Captain Of Their First Luxury Yacht - Scenic Eclipse

Scenic announced the appointment of Captain James Griffiths as the captain of Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first Discovery Yacht, launching August 15, 2019. “Scenic Eclipse is setting an entirely new standard in the Cruise and Expedition industry,” stated Captain Griffiths, “and she is the first cruise ship to truly combine ‘go anywhere/see everything’ ability.”
Captain Griffiths comes to Scenic with an extensive background in expedition cruising, having served as expedition captain with Windstar and captain of Lindblad’s National Geographic Explorer, as well as spending 11 years with Cunard Lines. He was appointed Chief Officer at age 25 on board the RMS Queen Mary 2. In a career that has spanned nearly 20 years, Griffiths has worked on 12 different ships, commanding six of them, and visited more than 105 countries. Griffiths was educated in the U.K. and holds multiple degrees and designations from the Warsash Maritime Academy in Southampton, Middlesex University and the N…

50 Things to Do At Sea.

We have compiled the list of 50 things to do at Sea. I have met with a number of potential first time cruise passengers who have expressed concerns over what to do while having a day at sea. Many ships have experiences and attractions that are unique to those particular ships such as a surfing simulator, Golf simulator, zip lines, cooking classes and more. Our list covers activities that are common to most ships so the list, in some cases, is shorter than the entire list of options.

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Cruise Ship Stats - Hurtigrutens Fram.

The exploration cruise ship Fram is an occasional visitor to the port of New York and New Jersey. The boutique sized ship offers seasonal cruises from the Big Apple to New England and Canada. She is ultimately making her way to either the Northern reaches of Canada, Arctic. Iceland, Greenland, Norway, and in the winter she makes her way to South America and Antarctica.

The Fram is a compact ship in which education and exploration are the focus of the experience.

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Want to Learn More About Nassau in the Bahamas?

One of the most popular ports from New York and New Jersey is Nassau in the Bahamas. Nassau is located some 90 miles west of Miami and is normally featured on 7 and 8 day Florida and Bahamas cruises.

Nassau offers beaches, casinos, swimming, shopping and more. Guest can also venture over to the Atlantis Resort to use the beach, explore the resort and more. Unfortunately admission to the waterpark and aquarium requires a purchase of a pricey excursion.

To learn more about Nassau and to check out all their is to do, See the Nassau Review on

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Saga Cruises - Spirit of Discovery Floated Out of Covered DryDock

Saga Cruises new Spirit of Discovery was floated out of the Covered Dry dock at Meyer Werft Shipyard at Papenburg, Germany.

The 999 passenger ship, floated out under blue skies today. As she was floated out of the dry dock, her funnel was put in place. The ship will sail it's 13-day maiden voyage from Dover England on July 10, 2019.

The Spirit of Discovery is the first new build for Saga Cruises and is modest in size when compared to today's ships. The Spirit of Discovery ship measures 774 feet in length, 102 feet wide and 58,250 tons. The Spirit of Discovery is the first of 2 ships ordered for Saga Cruises.

The Spirit of Discovery caters to cruise passengers 50+ years of age and offers worldwide itineraries, concentrating primarily in Europe and the Mediterranean.

The Spirit of Discovery will make a call to the port of New York in late December before spending the New Years Eve in Bermuda.




Cunard's Queen Mary 2 - 2021 World Cruise Preview.

Queen Mary 2 Queen Mary 2 will undertake her classic East-West World Voyage in 2021 to Australia and Asia, which includes the Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Southern Africa. The World Cruise can be taken as a roundtrip from either New York (113 nights) or London(99 nights). Shorter voyage options range in length from two to 64 nights and can be combined in many ways allowing guests to create the ideal travel experience to the cities of their choice.
The beginning of the voyage is routed via South Africa and the Indian Ocean to Australia. From there, Queen Mary 2 will head north to Hong Kong and on to Singapore via Vietnam. She will then travel through the Malacca Straights across the Indian Ocean to the Arabian Gulf. The final leg of the voyage is the return to London from Dubai, which is routed via the Suez Canal and Mediterranean Sea. The voyage includes many overnight stays allowing guests to be immersed in the various cultures of these destinations.
Queen Mary 2’s…

Kelly Arison to Serve as the Godmother of the Carnival Sunrise at May 23 Event

As Carnival Sunrise makes her debut following her $200 million transformation, Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Kelly Arison, daughter of Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine, will serve as godmother for the ship at an invitation-only ceremony in New York on May 23.

In what is sure to be a touching moment, Kelly will step into the godmother role previously held by her mother when the ship first entered service as Carnival Triumph, in 1999. In an added stroke of family ties, Kelly’s grandmother Lin Arison served as godmother to Carnival Sunrise’s sister ship, Carnival Sunshine, in 2013.

Carnival Sunrise’s naming ceremony will take place aboard the ship at the Manhattan Cruise Passenger Terminal and will serve as a platform to heighten awareness of the work of the Ehlers-Danlos Society, an organization dedicated to serving those with joint hypermobility spectrum disorders, of which Kelly is a strong advocate.  Carnival will be making a donation to t…

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn to Begin Sailing From New York May 11, 2019.

On May 11, 2019, Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn is returning to New York for a series of cruises. She will sail from New York during the Spring, Summer and Fall from the Big Apple.

Her initial cruise will be a New England, Canada cruise but the Norwegian Dawn will sail cruises to Florida and the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean and New England / Canada.



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Super Sunday.- Ships, Ships, Ships

This past Sunday showcased 3 ships departing from New York.

Ships sailing from the Big Apple included:
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Escape - which sailed a 7 day itinerary to Bermuda from Manhattan.  Celebrity Cruise's Celebrity Summit - which sailed a 7 day itinerary to Bermuda from Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ. The Celebrity Summit just make from an extensive refit. Learn more about the Celebrity Summit Revolutionary Refit.Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 which sailed on a 7 day transatlantic crossing to Southampton England from Brooklyn.
The weather did not cooperate on Sunday with heavy rain and fog, but it was still great to see a ship at each cruise terminal in the port.

Check out the 2019 Cruise Schedule from the port of New York and New Jersey.



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Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Summit Return To New York for the First Time Since Refit.

Video highlighting the enhancements to the Celebrity Summit implemented during the ship's recent refit.

Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Summit arrived in New York this past Sunday May 5th.  This marks the ships first arrival in the port of New York since her major refit in Freeport in the Bahamas.

Celebrity Summit is ready to turn heads after completing a dramatic transformation. The ship’s revitalization is the next chapter of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION,  Celebrity Cruises’ extensive modernization effort, with more than $500-million in upgrades across the fleet.
The all-new Celebrity Summit’s revolutionary enhancements include:
Completely redesigned staterooms and suitesThe addition of The Retreat for suite guests, with exclusive new sundeck and redesigned loungeStunningly re-imagined restaurants, bars and loungesFully redesigned spa and casino “Celebrity Summit is one of the most popular ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet and we’re excited to share the revolutionized design with th…

Silversea Cruises Silver Wind Scheduled to Call At New York

Silverseas's Cruises Silver Wind calls at New York for overnight stay on way to Europe

Silversea Cruises luxury cruise ship the Silver Wind is scheduled to arrive New York on Friday, May 3.The ship is sailing on an itinerary that left from Fort Lauderdale in April 19 and sailed the Southern Caribbean back to Florida,  up the East Coast to New York, then to Canada, Ireland and Tilbury, England where the cruise ends on May 16.

The Silver Wind is a luxury cruise ship carrying a small number of passengers  in superior staterooms. The high-end cruise line specializes in attentive service, elegant dining, and excellent entertainment.

The Silver Wind will spend overnight in New York before departing early Friday evening evening.



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Ship Review: Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic.

Image has published their latest ship review on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic.  See public spaces, restaurants, lounges, staterooms and more. Review the ship's statistics and read comments and tips.

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Phoenix Reisen's Amadea Heading to New York For an Overnight Stay.

Phoenix Reisen's Amadea is heading to New York for a May 1st arrival. The Amadea is traveling on an around the world cruise for the German cruise operator.  The Amadea will spend overnight in New York before heading toward New England, Canada and then a transatlantic voyage to Germany. The Amadea previously operated as NYK Cruise Line's Asuka and is now been operating for mid-ship cruise operator for approximately 13 years. The Amadea measures 633 feet in length, carries 624 passengers and weighs 28,856 tons. The Amadea caters primarily to German speaking passengers.

Just as a side note: Phoenix Reisen is the German cruise operator that has recently purchased Holland America's Prinsendam (to be renamed Amera), and operates the Artania (ex P&O Cruises Artemis),  Albatros (former Royal Viking Line ship) and The Deutschland (seasonally).

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After Completing Her Refit the Carnival Triumph Re-energes from Shipyard As Carnival Sunrise.

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Sunrise arrived in Norfolk on 4/29/2019 after completing her total transformation / refit in Spain. The ship, which previously  sailed at the Carnival Triumph was modernized and refreshed - adding new public spaces, new dining venues, additional entertainment areas, improved stateroom linens and furnishings, engineering and mechanical upgrades.

After a short series of cruises from Norfolk (starting 4/29), the Carnival Sunrise will be sailing from New York - starting late May though October. Itineraries may include call in Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda, Turk and Caicos and New England, Canada Cruises.

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Record Number of Norwegian Cruise Line Ships Sail From New York This Past Weekend.

Norwegian Cruise Line had one of its busiest weekends in New York ever.  On Saturday 4/27/19, the Norwegian Getaway left on a transatlantic voyage to LeHarve, France. Sunday saw the Norwegian Jade dock in Brooklyn and later sail to Punta Delgada Portugal. The Norwegian Pearl  sailed from Manhattan to Cobh Cork Ireland Sunday afternoon and finally the Norwegian Escape left for a seven day cruise to Bermuda at 4:30 PM from Manhattan. In total, Norwegian Cruise Line debarked and embarked over 28,000 vacationers.

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Small Ship Cruising: Hurtigruten's Exploration Cruise Ship MS Fram Calls in New York.

Exploration, small ship cruise line Hurtigruten's MS Fram arrived in New York this past week. The MS Fram departed New York on Monday 4/22/19 and embarked on a 11 Day New England Canada cruise. The MS Fram is expected to call at the port of Yarmouth, NS Canada, Halifax, NS Canada, Louisbourg NS, Canada, St Lawrence Seaway cruising, Bonaventure Island, Quebec, Canada, Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada, Saguenay, Quebec, Canada and Quebec City, Quebec Canada where the cruise ends.

The MS Fram is certified to operate in the Arctic and Antarctic and in the thickest ice. The ship offers zodiac rafts where guides take passengers off of the ship to explore the coastline and/or come ashore. The entertainment tends to be educational. The MS Fram  offers a Scandinavian feel and Northern European Specialty foods.

The MS Fram will depart from Quebec on May 2, 2019 and operate a similar itinerary in reverse ending in New York. The Fram then depart from New York on May 12 and sail to Canada, Iceland…