Carnival Horizon, the handover ceremony

In Brief: Horizon Delivered, Baseball Team-Up, and more…

Mar. 30, 2018

  • In a traditional maritime ceremony at Fincantieri shipyard, Carnival Cruise Line officially took delivery of Carnival Horizon this week. The 3,954-passenger vessel is the 26th ship in the fleet, and is en route to Barcelona to sail four cruises before crossing the Atlantic for New York. She’ll be christened by godmother Queen Latifah on May 23, then sail Caribbean and Bermuda cruises from New York for the summer before relocating to Miami in September.
  • Holland America Line celebrated baseball’s opening night by renewing its partnership with the Seattle Mariners through the 2018 season. “Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line” is sponsoring the Salute to Those Who Serve on-field recognition program honoring the military, and is donating to Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund for each strikeout thrown by a Mariners pitcher.
  • Princess Cruises’ Director of Culinary Experience, Chef Pierre-Marie Leprince, has been admitted to the prestigious Association of the Master Chefs of France (L’Association des Maîtres Cuisiniers de France), one of only two American chefs to be accorded the honor this year. Members are often given the highest classification in restaurant guides and are considered noted authorities on French cuisine.
  • Windstar Cruises has culinary news of their own, welcoming James Beard Awarding-winning experts onto six theme cruises in 2018. Seattle-based French chef Maxime Bilet, co-author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, will cruise the Côte d’Azur with Chicago sommelier Belinda Chang, while Brooklyn sommelier Katie Bell, from the Nordic restaurant Agern, will join chef Evan Hanczor, a familiar Windstar favorite, on a sailing in Norway.

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