Empress of the Seas to sail short cruises from Miami

Royal Caribbean International said the Empress of the Seas will offer short cruises out of Miami, beginning in March. The 1,600-passenger ship, built in 1990 as the Nordic Empress, is returning to Royal Caribbean from Pullmantur as part of a fleet reduction of the Spanish cruise line. Pullmantur and Royal Caribbean are sister lines. RoyalContinue reading “Empress of the Seas to sail short cruises from Miami”

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Frank Del Rio, CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

I think 2016 will be very, very good for the travel business and the cruise industry in particular. Overall, the world economic picture is improving. The Fed raising interest rates for the first time in eight years is about as bullish a signal as you could have that the economy is strong and not likelyContinue reading “Frank Del Rio, CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings”

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2015 Year in review

By Johanna Jainchill Cuba. Terrorism. Mergers. Lufthansa’s GDS fee. Crystal Cruises. Fathom. The sharing economy. The open skies feud. The strong dollar. For travelers, 2015 was bookended by news about borders. The year began with the nudging open of borders that had been closed to U.S. tourists for a half century but ended with callsContinue reading “2015 Year in review”

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