CRUISE LINES on April 6 will permanently switch
itineraries operated by the Fantasy and the Sensation, due to a
technical issue with the propulsion system on the Sensation. The
ship is unable to operate at maximum cruising speed to complete
five-day itineraries to Bahamas and Grand Turk and will take over
the Fantasys three- and four-day itineraries to the Bahamas. The
Fantasy will take over the Sensations route.
AND SENSATION are sister ships with the same features,
amenities, accommodations and layout, and passengers reservations
will automatically change from one ship to the other; booking
numbers and stateroom assignments will stay the same. Guests also
can use their preexisting cruise documents.
CRUISES canceled the remainder of its Caribbean cruise
season and a transatlantic cruise on the Star Princess. The ship
was taken out of service after a fire damaged 100 cabins; one
person died and 11 people were injured in the fire. The ships next
scheduled sailing will be May 15, from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Passengers booked on the canceled cruises will receive full refunds
and a 25% credit toward future Princess cruises.
CRUISE LINE is getting loads of airtime. The Norwegian
Jewel was the center of an episode of NBCs The Apprentice. The two
teams faced off to create a 30-second ad for NCLs Freestyle
Cruising concept. On April 6 HBO will air All Aboard! Rosies Family
Cruise, a documentary about the first cruise for gay and lesbian
families, which was held on the Norwegian Dawn.
CARIBBEAN is wearing its heart on its sleeve -- or at
least on its building. The line kicked off its Travel Agent
Appreciation Month on April 1 by unveiling the slogan: Royal
Caribbean Recommends Using a Travel Agent and by hanging a giant
banner from its Miami headquarters. Other facets of the campaign: a
sweepstakes for bookings made in April for travel between August
and December and Travel Agent Appreciation Month promos in
newspaper and online ads.
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