River cruise lines up the ante with cabin designs

By Michelle Baran With such limited space on river cruise vessels, river cruise lines have to get creative in order to evolve and differentiate their cabin designs. But this season, there will be no shortage of innovative stateroom concepts as river cruise operators roll out everything from tricked out lower-deck cabins to stunning suites. RiverContinue reading “River cruise lines up the ante with cabin designs”

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Carnival and Costa see improvement in Q1

By Jerry Limone Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Cruises are doing better, according to Carnival Corp.’s first-quarter financial report this week (see bottom of this report), but the company’s largest brands in the U.S. and Europe still have a steep hill to climb. How steep? CFO David Bernstein said that based on the guidance of CarnivalContinue reading “Carnival and Costa see improvement in Q1”

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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum leap: No main dining rooms

By Rebecca Tobin Royal Caribbean International is eliminating the main dining rooms on its two upcoming ships, the Quantum and Anthem of the Seas, in favor of five smaller restaurants that will offer specific culinary styles. The five restaurants, to be included in the cruise price, will be among a total of 18 eateries onboard,Continue reading “Royal Caribbean’s Quantum leap: No main dining rooms”

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