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Royal Caribbean Adds Sailings, Disney Wonder Overhaul and Latest Cruise News

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Donald Wood | April 29, 2016

Royal Caribbean Adds Sailings, Disney Wonder Overhaul and Latest Cruise News

Royal Caribbean Adds Four Sailings on New Ovation of the Seas
Royal Caribbean has announced four new cruises for the upcoming 2016-17 summer season on the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship. The new sailings will take place in January and February 2017, and they were added due to unprecedented demand.

Disney Wonder Cruise Ship to Receive Overhaul
Disney Cruise Line president Karl Holz announced plans for an overhaul of the Disney Wonder cruise ship. While the company did not specify details about the upgrades, many believe the overhaul will be similar to that of the Disney Magic in 2013.

French Cruise Line Adding Underwater Lounges for Whale Watching
French cruise line company, Ponant, has announced the addition of underwater observation lounges on four new expedition ships—the new yachts will carry about 184 passengers—which can be used to view sea life outside the ships.

Oceania Executive Suggests Line Could Implement New Class of Ships
During a christening event for Oceania's new Sirena cruise ship, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio revealed that the next ships in the Oceania Cruises fleet will likely feature an entirely new design.


Police are looking for two missing American cruise ship passengers who disembarked from the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas in Jamaica Tuesday and have not been seen since. The last time Hayden Gerson, 33, and Alisha Frank, 32, were seen was at Falmouth Pier in Jamaica.

On Friday, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced the company’s first quarter results and increased its outlook for the full year. Royal Caribbean’s adjusted first quarter earnings were $0.57 per share, and the cruise line increased its full year earnings guidance by $0.25 per share to $6.15 to $6.35.

Princess Cruises recently announced that the Emerald Princess and Caribbean Princess cruise ships will start including Downton Abbey exhibits next month, which will feature costumes and jewelry worn by characters on the show.

Cruise Critic announced a new partnership Thursday with Viking Ocean Cruises that allows the members of the website access to Meet & Mingle events, including complimentary cocktail parties offered on every sailing.


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