Cruise News: Romance Novels - Norwegian Bliss - Shrek and Fiona at Sea

Sep 17, 2015 | By Lauramay LaChance

The first piece of steel was cut for Norwegian Bliss; Princess Cruises is getting romantic; and Anthem of the Seas is cruising with Shrek and Fiona. 







  • Alaska’s cruising season is wrapping up. Holland America’s ms Statendam was the last ship to cruise to Anchorage this summer. The ship stopped at the Port of Anchorage every two weeks beginning in May. On Monday, several of Anchorage’s tourism industry members recognized the people behind the scenes who helped bring the visitors from around the world to Anchorage. Before the ship’s final departure on Monday evening, they hosted a barbecue as a way to say “thank you” to the crew members. Visit Anchorage estimates about 11,000 cruise ship passengers visited Anchorage this summer. That’s twice as many as last year, and Visit Anchorage officials expect that number will increase in 2016.




  • What do you do when you outgrow your conference space? When one of Silicon Valley’s largest tech conferences ran out of space, it brought in a cruise ship. Salesforce's Dreamforce conference has gotten so popular, there aren't enough hotel rooms to meet demand. So Salesforce decided to dock Celebrity Infinity at San Francisco’s Pier 27 and let their attendees take over the cruise ship. There were more than 160,000 attendees at the conference, making it the largest software event in the world this year. Salesforce says this is the first time any company has brought in a cruise ship for its own conference.







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