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

  • Carnival Corporation to Debut its First-Ever Super Bowl TV Commercial
  • Costa neoClassica to Call at New, Off-the-Beaten-Track Destinations
  • Costa neoClassica Enters Service Following $28.1 Million Restyling
  • The Sky’s The Limit On Norwegian Escape
  • Princess Cruises Announces Winner of 50th Anniversary “Inspiring Stories” Contest
  • Philips LEDs on Costa Cruises' Fleet: One More Step Toward Sustainability
  • MSC Cruises Gives Away Ultimate Holiday Gift
  • Caribbean’s Newest Destination, Amber Cove In Dominican Republic, To Welcome First Carnival Cruise Ship In October 2015
  • Pura Vida: Un-Cruise Adventures Debuts Costa Rica & Panama Adventure Cruises in 2016
  • Azamara Club Cruises Announces 2017 Voyages
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils 2016/2017 Itineraries
  • 2015 Themed Cruises on MSC Divina
  • Tropicana Entertainment & Carnival Cruise Lines Form Strategic Casino Alliance
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Sets Sail For Exclusive Partnership with Margaritaville®
  • Carnival Cruise Lines to Offer Series of Unique Longer Length Voyages in 2015-16
  • Celebrity Cruises Orders Two New Ships
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises Reveals Exciting 2015 Line-Up of Special Guests
  • Silversea Publishes Two Brochures Showcasing 2015/16 Worldwide Voyage Collection
  • Virgin Group Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry
  • "To Downton, M'Lady?" Crystal Guests Can Experience Hit Show's Royal World In Exclusive Post-Cruise Excursion
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils First Visual of Seven Seas Explorer & Launches Ship Microsite
  • Silversea Launches Redesigned Website & New Visual Identity
  • South China Sea Fishermen Express Gratitude to Costa Cruises for Rescue
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces Voyage Featuring PBS Talent & Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Rory Kennedy
  • American Queen Steamboat Company Reveals 2016 Season
  • Silversea Rolls Our New 'Silver Wave' Offer on 31 Worldwide Voyages
  • Bookings are Open for first time on Holland America Line’s New ms Koningsdam
  • Sally Beauty Supply Launches Sweepstakes With Princess Cruises
  • Seabourn Orders Second New Ultra-Luxury Ship

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

  • Holland America Line Reveals Guest Competitors for ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Champions Cruise
  • Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian to Host Curated Dining Experiences at Sea
  • Fleet Favorites Open On Norwegian Gem
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. & Ctrip Announce Joint Venture through SkySea Cruises
  • CLIA Releases Initial Asia Cruise Trends Findings
  • Holland America Line’s New ms Koningsdam to Feature New Single & Family Staterooms
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Fleet Expansion for Oceania Cruises in 2016
  • Costa Cruises Further Demonstrates Its Exceptional European Elegance & Grace with Costa Serena
  • Famous BBC Formula One Commentator Murray Walker Congratulates World Champion Lewis Hamilton on board Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria
  • New Cruise Ship Pier Project Progresses at Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska
  • Carnival Corporation & Fincantieri Sign Memo of Understanding to Support Cruise Industry Growth in China
  • Costa Cruises Releases Sustainability Report 2012-2013
  • Cunard Line to Welcome Academy Award® Winning Actress Shirley Jones aboard Queen Victoria’s 2015 World Cruise
  • Royal Caribbean to Transfer Majesty of the Seas to Pullmantur
  • Carnival Corporation Releases Sustainability Report, Reduces Rate of CO2 Emissions by 20 Percent
  • 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

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