Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the 167,800 gross tonne Norwegian Bliss has arrived in Southampton for the first time, having been officially delivery to the cruise line on 19 April 2018.
The new ship arrived into Southampton on 21 April 2018, following a two-night preview cruise from Bremerhaven, Germany. Norwegian Bliss, which is the third Breakaway-Plus class ship, is the sixteenth ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.
Norwegian Bliss was officially delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line on 19 April 2018 in Bremerhaven, Germany, when ship was handed over to the cruise line from the Meyer Werft shipyard.
The new 167,800 gross tonne cruise ship, which is the third Breakaway-Plus class ship, is the sixteenth ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.
Guest on board Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 which will berth in Dubai on 18 April 2018 as part of the ocean liner’s world cruise will have the opportunity to join VIPs and local media at the opening of The QE2 Hotel.
The ship departed Southampton on her final voyage in November 2008, ending her sailing career in Dubai where the ship is now permanently berthed.
Celebrity Cruises was the presenting sponsor for Miami Gay Pride for the second year in a row and is the first and only cruise line to sponsor the event.
This year’s three day event took place between 06 April and 08 April 2018. The Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival and Parade sees well over 130,000 people in attendance every year on the city’s South Beach.
Royal Caribbean International’s 3,634-passenger cruise ship, Independence of the Seas arrived at the Grand Bahama shipyard in Freeport, Bahama on 04 April 2018 to being its refurbishment.
The ship will spend around a month in dry-dock whilst the refurbishment work is carried out. During this time many changes will take place on board, including the addition of new staterooms and suites as well as exciting new passenger venues. Some existing passenger venues will also be relocated or removed to make way for new features.
Azamara Pursuit arrived at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 04 April 2018, where the ship will undergo an extensive interior refurbishment.
Outfitting specialist MJM Group will manage the four-month refurbishment of the cruise ship. It is the first time that a luxury cruise ship has been refurbished at Harland & Wolff. The shipyard is famous for being the birthplace of the Titanic.
Celebrity Cruises is to be the presenting sponsor for Miami Beach Gay Pride for the second year in a row.
The cruise line is the first and only cruise line to sponsor the event. This year’s three day event will take place between 06 April and 08 April 2018.
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the 133,500 gross tonne Carnival Horizon set sail on its maiden voyage from Barcelona, Spain on 03 April 2018.
The 13-night Mediterranean cruise will visit Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy - Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy - Naples, Italy - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece - Messina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy - Valletta, Malta and Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy before arriving back to Barcelona on 15 April.
The 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess is on her way to Southampton to begin its summer season, following an extensive two-week refurbishment in Singapore.
Sapphire Princess is expected to arrive in Southampton on 01 May 2018. Before arriving into Southampton the ship will spend 38 days cruising from Singapore, via the Indian Ocean and Europe visiting 17 ports of call.
Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of the brand new 133,500 gross tonne Carnival Horizon on 28 March 2018 at the Fincanteri shipyard in Italy.
Carnival Horizon is the 26th cruise ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and a sister ship to Carnival Vista which launched in 2016.