Carnival lands Nick Jonas for shipboard concert

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Pop singer Nick Jonas will perform two shows on Carnival ships.

Jonas will play the Carnival Liberty on Nov. 17 and the Carnival Victory on Nov. 18 while the ships are docked in Nassau, Bahamas.

A solo artist since 2010, Jonas was part of the Jonas Brothers off and on from 2007 to 2013.

Tickets are $75 for general admission.  VIP tickets are available for $250 and include seating in the first few rows, a photo opportunity with the artist and a commemorative concert pass.


Amber Cove welcomes first ship

The Carnival Victory in Amber Cove on Tuesday.

The arrival of the Carnival Victory opened the new port of Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. It is the first of many Carnival Corp. ships that will dock at the $85 million facility.

Amber Cove is expected to revive cruise tourism on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, which has been dormant for 30 years.

The port includes a pier capable of simultaneously docking two of the cruise company’s largest vessels. It has a shopping village, bars and restaurants, a pool, ziplines, rental cabanas and a large excursion-staging area.

Carnival Corp. has said that Amber Cove will be included on stops from eight of its 10 cruise lines, although at least half of the passengers are expected to come from Carnival Cruise Line.

Amber Cove will serve as a base of operations for the Fathom social-impact brand when it begins sailing to the Dominican Republic next April.

Incredible Aerial Photos Of Cruise Ships Look Like Alien Space Yachts.



Caribbean Princess

Cruise ships can be hard to wrap your head around. The enormous boats function as floating cities, catering to thousands of people at a time with every imaginable amenity. The ships are rarely appreciated for their design. Jeffrey Milstein‘s arial photos make us question our perception of these massive, gaudy ships.

Carnival Sensation

The bright colors and fantastical layouts complete with pools and putting greens look more like space ships or amoebas than they do photographs.

Carnival Victory

It’s no surprise that Milstein’s images look nice – he shoots with a Phase One IQ180 camera, a device that’s usually used to shoot for fashion magazines and advertisements, and costs more than $40,000.

Carnival Victory

The camera is capable of shooting in incredible detail, with photos measuring 10,328 pixels by 7,760 pixels (for reference, the highly touted iPhone 6 Plus camera shoots images that are 1,080 pixels by 1,920 pixels).

Norwegian Sky

Milstein takes his photos from a helicopter, using a heavy gyroscope to keep the image steady.

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

Using a camera like his, though, means he only gets a few chances to take a good shot. Despite being a digital device, the complexity of these cameras means they have to be operated manually.

Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas

Cruises may not be in fashion, but Milstien’s rich shots make us want to at least wander their decks.

His photos will be shown later this summer at Benrubi Gallery in New York, starting on July 9, and Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, starting on July 18