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Up-to-date News from the world of cruising~~~

May 2001

Week of May 21-27, 2001:

  • Renaissance Cruises signs Marine & Technical Operations Contract with Martinoli SAM
  • Costa Cruises Corporate Office Drops Anchor in Hollywood, Florida
  • Renaissance Cruises Announces the Departure of Frank Del Rio
  • Great Lakes Cruise Company Offers Unique Vacation Destination
  • Royal Caribbean Opens Bookings For 2002 Alaskan Adventures
  • Automated Booking Ability Available to Travel Agents for Royal Celebrity Tours
  • Erie-Western PA Authority To Build World-Class Cruise- And Ferry-Boat Terminal With $3-Million Funding
  • Cocaine Seized From Disney Crew
  • Carnival Corp Prices Sale of Airtours Shares
  • The Search is on for a Multi-Million Dollar Art Collection to be Displayed Aboard Queen Mary 2
  • Seven Seas Mariner Christened in Los Angeles
  • Maritime & Coastguard Agency to Chair Conference of Future of Cruise Ships
  • Renaissance Cruises Names James Henwood New VP of Sales

  • Princess Announces 2002 Alaska Schedule Featuring Star Princess

  • New Copper River Wilderness Lodge Headlines Princess' 2002 Alaska Cruise-Tour Season

  • Carnival Corp to Sell Airtours Holdings

Week of May 14-20, 2001:

  • Now! Book a 2002 Celebrity Cruise to Alaska
  • With Crystal Cruises' "Water Excursions"--Sail, Snorkel & Submarine
  • Voyager: Beyond the Cruise, Go Behind the Scenes on the World's Largest Cruise Ship on the Travel Channel
  • Costa Cruises to Operate Exclusive German Cruise Program Beginning in Spring 2002
  • Windstar's 180° From ordinary Honeymoons
  • Holland America Line to bestow Seabourn Sun with the beloved "Prinsendam" name
  • Celebrity Cruises' "Summit" to Pay Homage to Normandie
  • Cunard's QE2 Adds Soul for 6th Annual Blues Cruise
  • Book Celebrity Cruises Shore Excursions Online
  • Star Cruises Announces 1st Quarter 2001 Earnings
  • Anchors e-Way, RCI Crews Get "Wired"
  • Seabourn Pride Inaugurates New Pier at Cannes
  • Olympic Voyager Wins New Cruise Ship Award
  • New Chief Executive Appointed at Royal Olympic Cruises
  • Holland America Line ship discharges gray water at Juneau dock
  • Renaissance Cruises Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Tour of St. Petersburg’s “The Hermitage”
  • Royal Caribbean Announces Public Offering

Week of May 7-13, 2001:

  • Royal Caribbean Introduces Online Shore Excursion Booking Tool
  • Cruise Ship Cited for Sewage Violations in Alaska
  • Rolls-Royce to supply propulsion systems for Queen Mary 2
  • Celebrity Cruises Names Michaelides SVP Marketing, Brand Planning
  • Renaissance Announces 2-for-1 "Great Gift Sail"
  • Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation & Cruise Line Coalition to Host Charity Event for Florida Governor's Literacy Initiative
  • Norfolk, Virginia Plans Pier Improvements for Cruise Ships
  • Crystal Cruises Explores Four Continents By Ship, Train, Plane, Helicopter... World Cruise 2002
  • Carnival Paradise to Offer Series of 10 & 11 Day Cruises in 2002
  • Exclusive Seabourn 'Signature Series' Shore Excursions Set the Pace
  • Princess Launches "Your Choice Boarding"
  • Two NCL Ships Earn Perfect Scores for Cleanliness from the CDC
  • Cruise Lines Create Memorable Vacations while Preserving the Natural Beauty of Bermuda and the Bahamas
  • RCI Ocean Fund Awards $770,000 in New Grants to Marine Organizations & the National Audubon Society
  • Holland America Funds Alaska Education Programs
  • American Classic Voyages Reports 1st Qtr 2001 Results
  • In Celebration of National Tourism Week, the Funniest Questions Asked by Tourists
  • Cunard Liners Sail Through the Seasons in New England & Canadian Waters
  • Royal Caribbean/Celebrity Cruises Introduces New Internet Booking Tool to Assist Passengers & Travel Agents
  • Golden Princess Debuts for Maiden Europe Season
  • 2002 Cruises From Seattle Announced by Holland America Line

Week of April 30-May 6, 2001:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Reports Accidental Discharge of Treated Black Water
  • "Constellation" to be the next star in Celebrity Cruises' fleet
  • Big Sails Lure Cruisers to the Mediterranean
  • Renaissance Cruises Appoints Manfred Ursprunger as Chief Executive 
  • Seabourn Rewards Same-Day Deposits with $250 Added Savings
  • Going to the Chapel... "Weddings at Sea" on Carnival Spirit
  • Crystal Sizzles for the Holidays with Big Band & Mexican Riviera
  • American Classic Voyages to hold 1st Quarter results webcast
  • Steiner Leisure Ltd Agrees to Acquire Greenhouse Day Spas
  • AAA Announces 2002-2004 Preferred Travel Suppliers, Adding Radisson Seven Seas Cruises & Celebrity Cruises
  • Continue Your Education at Sea on Holland America Line
  • Radiance of the Seas Makes A Splash in Seattle
  • Windstar Announces Cruises From the US Mainland in 2002
  • Renaissance Cruises' offers new "Stay Connected" Internet Plan
  • Celebrity Cruises Welcomes New Infinity
  • Royal Caribbean Declares Dividend
  • Costa Expands Its 2001 Best Value Collection Series
  • Pacific Princess to Leave Princess Fleet
  • A Sweet Combination--Windstar Cruises & Turkish Delight

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