Last updated: 01:56 PM ET, Tue November 17 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 17, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Donald Wood | November 17, 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 17, 2015

PHOTO: The Ocean Endeavour was forced to cancel its next sailing due to damage from ice. (Courtesy of Quark Expeditions)

Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship Damaged, Cancels Next Sailing
During a trip to Antarctica, a Quark Expeditions cruise ship, the Ocean Endeavour, sustained damage from ice and will be forced to cancel the vessel's next sailing as it is properly repaired and inspected.

Seabourn Returning to Alaska in 2017
Small-ship cruise line Seabourn announced plans this week to return to Alaska beginning in 2017 for the first time in 15 years. The Seabourn Sojourn ship will offer a series of 11-, 12- and 14-day itineraries sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Anchorage, Alaska.
Source: Seabourn Cruise Line

P&O Cruises Upgrades Two Ships
P&O Cruises announced that two of its ships have been upgraded by Sembcorp Marine: the Pacific Eden and the Pacific Aria. P&O Cruises is part of the Carnival Corporation.
Source: Sembcorp Marine

Breaking Down Best Themed Cruises
For those looking for a themed cruise vacation, breaks down the best options for people of all different backgrounds. From cooks to historians to cigar enthusiasts, there is something for everyone.

The largest cruise ship ever to sail from Texas, Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas, arrived at the Port of Galveston on Nov. 13, via

Using the help of cruise experts, Avital Andrews of compiled the 10 easiest ways to save money on your next cruise.

As the holiday season approaches, Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. is now offering gift cards that may be used for purchases onboard vessels or applied as payment to a cruise booking, via Princess.


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.

Travel Agents: Booking With GOGO Vacations Just Got Better

Tour Operator