Cruise News Briefs – July 24, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs

July 24, 2015

  • New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski is partnering with Sixthman, an industry leader in festivals at sea, to offer Gronk’s Party Ship, a 3-day Caribbean cruise aboard Norwegian Pearl. Sailing February 19-22, 2016, from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, cruisers can soak up the sun while partying with Gronk and his family.
  • Oceania Cruises has announced a 180-day Around the World cruise aboard Insignia, which will set sail on January 6, 2017, from Miami and visit six continents, 36 countries, 50 UNESCO World Sites, and 98 ports of call. The 180-day cruise is the fourth of the series offered by Oceania Cruises and represents the longest world-cruise itinerary in the industry. Bookings open July 29, 2015.
  • Emerald Waterways has named travel veteran Kelly Bergin as godmother of one of its newest Star Ships, Emerald Dawn. With more than 25 years experience in the travel industry, Bergin was recently named president of OASIS, a national affiliation of independent travel consultants. The new Star Ships carry 182 guests in 72 suites and 20 staterooms, including two specifically built for solo occupancy. The christening of both Emerald Dawn and sister Emerald Star will take place on August 21, 2015, in Budapest.
  • Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Barcelona to invest more than 30 million euros to build and operate its second private cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona, which is used by seven of the company’s 10 cruise line brands as both a destination and homeport. The new terminal will start construction in 2016 and is scheduled to open in 2018.

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