Despite the Great Recession, millions have disposable income. It helps that plenty of retired Americans are able to spend money for the luxury of cruises.
For Seattle, that means going to Alaska, a route that is growing again after the state reduced a passenger head tax that had dampened cruise-ship visits.
Even with the Alaska [...]
The Grand Princess will move to San Francisco in May 2013.
Princess Cruises plans to base a cruise ship year-round in San Francisco — a first for the line.
The California-based cruise operator said the 2,600-passenger Grand Princess would move to the city in May 2013 to sail a mix of voyages to Alaska, Hawaii, [...]
Adrian Vásquez is the sole survivor of the fishing boat that signaled the cruise ship. His 16-year-old and 31-year-old companions died in the days after the ship passed them by.
After surviving 28 days out at sea in a small disabled boat, Panamanian Adrian Vazquez is now suing Princess Cruise Lines after one of its [...]
The great majority of cruises starting and ending in Seattle cruise to Alaska.
The Port of Seattle’s 2011 cruise season numbers are in, and the port is reporting numbers more robust than expected.
The port expects even more ship calls next season as the Disney Wonder cruise ship moves to Seattle from Vancouver where [...]
Cruise ships depart to alaska from both Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Business has shifted back and forth between the two ports for the past several years.
Despite the crowded docks, the Port of Seattle expects to see about 62,350 fewer cruise goers this year than in 2010 — a $53 million drop in income [...]
ILWU Local 19 will do all plugging and unplugging of cruise vessels in Seattle.
Holland America Line Inc. and Princess Cruises will be switching back to shore power June 25, after resolving a months-long struggle with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19, over jurisdiction.
The essence of the issue was longshore union [...]
The Holland America liner, the Oosterdam, will cease its cruises out of San Diego in 2012.
The redeployment of Holland America’s Oosterdam, which makes seven-day cruises to Mexico, marks the third ship to leave San Diego waters in the wake of a prolonged economic downturn and rising violence in Mexico. The net effect has [...]
KPLU's photo of the Crystal Symphony in Seattle
The cruise season has begun in Seattle with Friday morning’s arrival of the Crystal Symphony.
It’s the first of 195 port calls this summer at two terminals on the Seattle waterfront.
Other lines offering Alaska cruises through Seattle are Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Royal [...]
A Princess cruise ship using shore power
The Port of Los Angeles became the first in the country to plug in three different cruise lines to shoreside electrical power, reducing pollution in the area, it was announced Thursday.
The Alternative Maritime Power system developed for the World Cruise Center is capable of delivering [...]
Onshore power will be used by about 15 of the 50 cruise ships that come to San Francisco in the next year and as many as 40 after that.
The Port of San Francisco last week became the first in California — and just the fourth port in the world — to hook up [...]
More travelers are booking cruise vacations and paying more for the getaways, a welcome sign for an industry that’s struggled to keep its cabins full, executives at Carnival Corp. said Tuesday. Carnival cruise ships berth at the Port of Long Beach.
In the past nine weeks, reservations for the next nine months climbed 8 percent [...]
The MSC Fantasia, completed in 2008, is similar to the new ship to be completed in 2012.
It’s official: MSC Cruises is getting another new, 140,ooo-ton vessel to debut in mid-2012. The new cruise ship will have 1,751 cabins — 100 more than the two earlier ships in the class. It’ll carry 3,502 passengers [...]
The Carnival Dream will now have two sisters coming soon – the Magic in 2011 and another in 2012
Carnival signed an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build another sister ship to the newly-released Carnival Dream. The ship will also be built at 130,000 tons, same as the Dream, which gives indication that [...]