Video: Cruise Ship Battered by Rough Seas, High Waves

PO Cruises MV Oriana Rough Waves

New video from off the coast of Spain showing the P&O MV Oriana battling rough seas and high waves during a recent sailing. Hope the passengers brought their Dramamine! Waves (within reason) are still better than Norovirus. Ooof.

The MV Oriana is 6th largest in the 7-ship P&O Cruises Fleet. P&O is owned Carnival Corporation.

via YouTube user Eloy TP

New Cruise Ships in 2013, 2014 and Beyond

Norwegian Breakway New Cruise Ship 2013

During the last several years of economic recovery, a few cruise lines were betting on the future with the planning, designing, and construction of new Cruise. The entire process can last between 2 and 4 years, and thinking back 2 or 4 years ago, these ships were gambles – and they should payoff as we slowly climb out of the global recession.
We noted on last-year’s list that mega-ships were noticeably absent.

The outlook over the next few years also indicates ships that carry over 6,000 passengers may have been a phase – and one that wasn’t overly profitable – since neither Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise Line, two lines with mega-ship experience, have any plans of expanding their mega-fleet size.

Below is a list with some details the new cruise ships in 2013, 2014, and Beyond. Continue reading “New Cruise Ships in 2013, 2014 and Beyond”