Carolin Niemczyk, vocalist in the German electropop duo Glasperlenspiel, christened Mein Schiff 2 Saturday night. The event—attended by some 2,800 passengers on board—was like a premiere for the port of Lisbon, according to TUI Cruises, since this is the first cruise ship christened in the Portuguese capital.
For a taste of what the Virgin Voyages experience promises (hint: one big party of lively, attractive people in fun surroundings), the line's website is fully built out ahead of bookings opening on Valentine's Day.
President and CEO Tom McAlpin has just set off on what he called a 'whirlwind tour'—but, given that his company is Virgin Voyages, it's more like a rock star tour.
Mexico's ITM Group is reportedly proposing a $130m development at Grand Bahama Island that would expand and improve the Freeport cruise berths and create an adventure park around the Grand Lucayan resort.
Craig Milan, one of Virgin Voyages' earliest hires, has left to pursue other interests. His duties were assumed by Diana Block Garcia.
Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez said MSC Cruises has shown interest in establishing a homeport at the new Panama Cruise Terminal at Amador, which is half-way to completion.
Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard handed over Viking Jupiter, the sixth in a series of 930-passenger ships for Viking Cruises.