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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 5, 2016

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Royal Caribbean International | Jason Leppert | January 05, 2016

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 5, 2016

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Harmony of the Seas Is Most Eagerly Awaited New Ship For 2016
According to a Cruise Hive readers poll, Royal Caribbean International’s forthcoming Harmony of the Seas is the Most Eagerly Awaited New Ship For 2016.

Lindblad Buys Ship to Replace Its Galápagos Vessel
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings will buy Via Australis to replace National Geographic Endeavour, with possession expected in the second quarter of 2016, followed by a major renovation.

All Aboard! Norwegian Pearl Hosting First Ever Soca Cruise
Ubersoca will be the first ever soca music cruise from Miami to Jamaica onboard the Norwegian Pearl on November 9, 2016.

Port Everglades Breaks Own Single-Day Passenger World Record
53,485 cruisers embarked and disembarked from the Florida port on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.


In 2016, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and MSC Cruises has just made its first call on the country of Belize.

PortMiami, Port Everglades and Port Canaveral will see a 2016 filled with newer and larger cruise ships including the largest of all – Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas – in Fort Lauderdale in November.


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