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News Headlines: November  1-30, 2014 (click date for complete story)

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Completes Acquisition Of Prestige Cruises International, Inc.
  • ‘Premiere Sailings’ of Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam will be in the Mediterranean
  • Crystal Debuts Brand New Billy Joel Concert Production on Board, Welcomes Renowned Broadway & West End 'Piano Man' to Star
  • Norwegian Epic to Debut New Entertainment in 2015 for Year-Round European Sailings
  • Carnival Corporation to Launch First Ever Multi-Brand National Marketing Campaign, Targeting "New-to-Cruising" Consumers and Offering Chance to Win Yearly Cruise for Life
  • Windstar Cruises Announces Year-Round Voyages in Tahiti
  • SeaDream Yacht Club Returns to Islands Kicking Off 2014 Caribbean Season
  • New 2015 River & Cruise Ships
  • Trinidad’s 2014 Cruise Season Opens
  • Princess Cruises Introduces First-Ever Gift Card Program
  • 'Like'-ing the Sound of This: Carnival Set to Kick Off Facebook Celebration to Mark 3 Million Fans Milestone
  • Port Canaveral Welcomes Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas
  • Holland America Line's new ms Koningsdam to Debut an Innovative Design Approach
  • Exclusively at Sea & Rarely Found on Land; Celebrity Cruises Competes Against Culinary Elite at the World White Truffle Auction
  • Port Everglades Celebrates 4 Million Passenger Mark
  • Princess Cruises Offers Up to Two-for-One Savings During the Winter Clearance Sale
  • The Future of Cruising Has Arrived: World's First Smartship, Quantum of the Seas, Sails Into New York Harbor
  • Carnival Pride Launches Winter Schedule of Seven-Day Caribbean Cruises from Port of Tampa
  • Costa Cruises Officially Names Costa Diadema at Genoa Ceremony
  • Carnival Cruise Lines Gift Cards Now Available In More Than 9,000 Retail Locations Throughout the U.S.
  • Carnival Corporation Will Increase Fleet Capacity by Nearly 10 Percent through 2016 with Four New Ships in Less Than 18 Months
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises Joins The Tourism Cares Community
  • Princess Cruises Pays Tribute to The Love Boat, Launching Regal Princess in Star-Studded Ceremony
  • Holland America Line Develops Program in Partnership with Marine Conservation Institute to Support Marine Protected Areas
  • Oceania Cruises Presents New Culinary Offerings
  • Viking River Cruises Expands Sponsorship Of PBS' MASTERPIECE
  • Princess Cruises Partners with Discovery Consumer Products for Onboard Activities & Immersive Shore Excursions Based on Discovery Communications' Network Brands
  • Carnival Corporation Unveils Cruise Industry’s First Hybrid Wireless Network at Sea
  • Construction of American Cruise Lines' New Mississippi Riverboat Nears Completion

News Headlines: October  1-31, 2014 (click date for complete story)

  • Costa Crociere Creates Charitable, Environmental Foundation
  • New Production Shows Light Up Silversea Stages
  • Costa Cruises' New Flagship Costa Diadema Leaves Marghera Shipyard
  • Holland America Line’s 2015 Europe Season Features Eight Ships Sailing 62 Unique Itineraries on 99 Departures
  • Greater Houston's The Woodlands College Park High School Wins Carnival Cruise Lines & KHOU 11's 'Battle of the High School Marching Bands' Contest
  • LEGO & MSC Cruises Partner to Create LEGO Experience at Sea
  • Celebrity Cruises Takes European Vacations to New Heights with River-and-Ocean Cruise Vacations
  • Two Seabourn Ships Return to the Caribbean During Final Season
  • Holland America Line's ms Eurodam Achieves Seventh Consecutive Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection
  • Un-Cruise Adventures Details New Galápagos Islands Adventure in 2016
  • International Restaurant Consultants, the Next Idea, Engaged to Concept Fresh & Original Food Experiences on Quantum of the Seas
  • Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria Dazzles as a New Stage Show, “Hollywood Rocks,” Debuts to Rave Reviews
  • Oceania Cruises Founders Record Insights About Art Collection for Audio Tours Aboard Marina & Riviera
  • Disney Cruise Line Reveals Ports and Itineraries for Early 2016
  • Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Quantum of the Seas
  • Holland America Line Continues Highly Celebrated ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Partnership for 2015/2016 with Six Theme Cruises
  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port to Feature “Art on the Working Waterfront”
  • Costa Diadema Enters the Fleet with a Series of Dedicated Events
  • Norwegian Escape to Feature Miami’s Legendary Bar Tobacco Road
  • ‘Tis the Season to Cruise to the Caribbean with an All-Inclusive Package on Holland America Line’s Holiday Sailings
  • Crystal Celebrates 21 Years As "Conde Nast Traveler" Readers' No. 1 Cruise Line
  • MSC Divina Celebrates the Holiday Season Caribbean Style
  • Onboard Costa Diadema an Authentic Italian Holiday, Full of Taste in the Name of Italy's Finest
  • Exclusive Effy Onboard Jewelry Stores to Debut on Princess Cruises Ships
  • CLIA Commends Carnival, Public Health Officials On Carnival Magic's Smooth Return To Port
  • Princess Cruises Launches Honeymoon Wishes Online Registry
  • More Than 2,200 Norwegian Jewel Guests Visit Banana Coast
  • Free Wi-Fi In New York Subway Stations Marks 25 Day Countdown To Arrival Of World's First Smartship
  • Keel-Laying Ceremony Held For New Carnival Vista
  • Host of Celebrity Guest Stars to Participate in Love Boat Reunion Aboard Regal Princess
  • Carnival Corporation & Largest Chinese Shipyard Sign Memo of Understanding Aimed at Growing the Cruise Industry in China
  • Viking Ocean Cruises Announces Captain Of Viking Star
  • Royal Caribbean Raises the Bar on Oasis-Class Ships with Royal Advantage Enhancements
  • Two New Dance Pros Added to Holland America Line’s Remaining 2014 ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Theme Cruises
  • Costa Cruises Announces Costa Diadema's Godmother
  • Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Spring 2015 'Carnival Live Concert Series' Artists
  • Cruise Alaska with Celebrity Cruises & Boston College Athletics
  • Three Holland America Line’s Ships Offer a Premium Experience in Mexico & Hawaii From Fall 2014 Through Spring 2015
  • Princess Cruises to Mark 50th Anniversary with Onboard Celebrations Throughout 2015
  • American Queen Salutes River Traditions with Upcoming Themed Sailings
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises Brings Luxury to All Corners of the World
  • Guy Fieri To Join Carnival Cruise Lines For Gameday Fun at the Dallas Cowboys October 19 Game
  • Silver Galapagos Completes Final Phase of Renovations
  • Carnival Corporation Finalizes Land Purchase in the Netherlands, Will Officially Begin Development of New State-of-the-Art Training Facility
  • Princess Cruises Launches 50th Anniversary "Inspiring Stories" Contest
  • Banana Coast to Welcome First Mega Cruise Ship Oct. 15
  • Make Time for Tea with SeaDream Yacht Club
  • American Cruise Lines Introduces the Complete Mississippi Cruise
  • Queen Mary 2 to Bring Home a Very Special Cargo
  • Carnival Cruise Lines Partners with Renowned DJ IRIE to Create New 'Spin U' DJ Academy For Teens
  • Holland America Line Donates $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital as Part of the ‘K’s for Kids’ Program with the Seattle Mariners
  • Carnival Corporation Multi-Year Fuel Conservation Program Expected to Save More Than One Billion Gallons of Fuel & Reduce Carbon Emissions by 12 Billion Kilograms by End of 2014
  • Crystal Symphony Emerges From Dry Dock With New Innovations & Plush Finishes
  • Carnival Miracle Will Be First Cruise Ship to Return to Cabo San Lucas Following Hurricane Odile & Will Deliver Relief Supplies Next Week
  • Un-Cruise Adventures Offers Adventure Savings On Cruises in Pacific Northwest, Hawaii & Baja, Mexico

September  1-31, 2014 Headlines

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