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AMERICAN EAGLE Christened

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American Cruise Line’s brand new paddlewheeler AMERICAN EAGLE was christened today in a ceremony held on the ship’s bow featuring godmother Cheryl Landrieu (New Orleans’ first lady) and her husband Mayor Mitch Landrieu. With American Cruise Line’s CEO Charles Robertson hosting and an a cappella concerto by the local trio…

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Gets Her Close Up In Southampton

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Gets Her Close Up In Southampton

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ANTHEM OF THE SEAS, the second of three 167,800-ton, 4,180-passenger Quantum class Royal Caribbean cruise ships, with 2,090 cabins including 375 virtual balconies — inside cabins featuring real-time views of the ocean and destinations visited. She begins her maiden voyage from Southampton today, Apr 22 at 4:30pm, calling at Vigo, Gijon, Bilbao, Le…

CARNIVAL SPIRIT Passengers Safe After Storm Closed Sydney Harbour

CARNIVAL SPIRIT Passengers Safe After Storm Closed Sydney Harbour

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CARNIVAL SPIRIT was caught in a major storm on Monday night and barred from docking Tuesday when the entire port was closed. The CARNIVAL SPIRIT has finally docked at Circular Quay after being allowed to enter Sydney Harbour on Wednesday morning. A Sydney Harbour pilot boarded the vessel on Wednesday morning to bring…

Reunited With ROTTERDAM, Part Two

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Peter Knego continues his documentation of the hallowed, 1959-built Dutch Ship Of State, the SS ROTTERDAM, now preserved as a hotel and convention center in Rotterdam. SS ROTTERDAM Steamship Rotterdam Foundation Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD…

Reunited With ROTTERDAM, Part One

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Peter Knego returns to the hallowed, 1959-built Dutch Ship Of State, the SS ROTTERDAM, now preserved as a hotel and convention center in Rotterdam. SS ROTTERDAM Steamship Rotterdam Foundation Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking…

Viking’s Dutch Feat, Part Two

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Peter Knego continues his latest trek, a stay aboard one of Viking Cruises elegant new Longships, the VIKING SKIRNIR, with an enriching visit to Amsterdam on the eve of the gala christening event. Viking Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF…

Viking’s Dutch Feat, Part One

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Peter Knego begins his latest trek, a four night stay aboard one of Viking Cruises elegant new Longships, the VIKING SKIRNIR, at Amsterdam. Viking Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India All…

VIKING STAR Delivered!

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Viking Ocean Cruises quietly took delivery of  the VIKING STAR on March 28 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard near Venice, Italy. The much-anticipated first “ocean” ship for Viking, which is the world’s largest river cruise line, will commence her maiden voyage from Istanbul on April 11. “This has been a remarkable…

Cruising With COSTA DIADEMA, Part Three

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Peter Knego wraps up his latest trek, a five night cruise aboard Costa Cruises’ brand new COSTA DIADEMA, with a visit to Marseilles before disembarking in Barcelona. Costa Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking…

Cruising With COSTA DIADEMA, Part Two

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Peter Knego continues his latest trek, a five night cruise aboard Costa Cruises’ brand new COSTA DIADEMA, with visits to Ajaccio (Corsica) and Savona. Costa Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India…

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