Carnival Breeze: first cruise from Venice
Carnival Breeze, the newest cruise ship of the Carnival company, departed for its first cruise travel on June 3, 2012. After staying in Venice the liner will travel for 12 days in the Mediterranean Sea to arrive at the port of Barcelona.
During its first cruise Carnival Breeze will visit such well-known Mediterranean cities as Dubrovnik, the port of Athens - Piraeus, Izmir, Messina, Rome port Civitavecchia, Livorno, Monte Carlo and Marseille. Among the non-standard ports is Palma de Mallorca, which the ship will visit on June 15 and September 7. According to the program, cruise ship will stop for overnight stays in Venice and Civitavecchia.
Carnival Breeze represents the Dream class, the largest type of ships of the Carnival Cruises, which also include such liners as Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic. It can receive up to 3690 passengers. The cost of the liner’s construction is estimated at $740 million. It was constructed at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
The liner presented a number of innovations from Carnival Cruise Lines. Here the company introduced a wide range of new entertainment and restaurants. Among them are Thrill Theater visual attraction and Bonsai Sushi - the first Japanese restaurant on Carnival ships.
Among the options available on the Carnival Breeze, but which are considered standard for all classes of Dream ships, are Cloud 9 Spa complex, promenade with jacuzzi and WaterWorks water park.
After the end of the season in the Mediterranean Sea the ship will move to Miami. Transatlantic cruise is scheduled for October 15, 2012 and departs from Barcelona. Carnival Breeze will operate in the Caribbean Sea during the whole winter season. Its first Caribbean cruise will start in Miami on November 24, 2012.
Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.