Cruise News: SHARE Brings Foodies Together and Cruise Lines Show Support for Zika Virus Spread

Jan 29, 2016 | By Zulay Regalado



This specialty restaurant is debuting on select Princess ships and offers an assortment of sharing-sized dishes. Expect to indulge in a variety of meats, seafood dishes like Butter Poached Lobster and Dark Chocolate Crémeux for dessert. We especially like the restaurant's concept of sharing-sized portions, which was created to bring people together to bond over their love of good food and conversation.

Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are among the cruise lines currently offering alternative options to pregnant women and their accompanying passenger(s). Those sailing to affected areas are being offered the opportunity to postpone their trip or switch to an itinerary in an area unaffected by the virus. Carnival is even going as far as allowing these guests to cancel their trip and receive a future cruise credit.

The goal is to strengthen and conserve the very oceans we love to sail on, and Royal Caribbean is in it for the long-haul. After announcing its five-year partnership with WWF, the cruise line has planned to contribute $5 million to the wildlife conservation organization. In addition, both entities will work together to tackle areas that threaten the safety of ocean wildlife--which has declined by nearly 50% in the last 30 years. Of course, this is only a fraction of the numerous goals to tackle by 2020. RCL is committed to helping reduce carbon emissions and increase traveler awareness in an effort to engage the masses in this initiative.

The 7-time Grammy-award winning artist is treating military personnel and their families to a concert pier-side aboard Carnival Vista, the cruise line's newest ship debuting at the Port of New York on November 4, 2016. Underwood has partnered with the cruise line and Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit which supports military families, to help bring awareness to aid our troops and their families. 

The cruise line canceled its stop to the private beach resort earlier this month after a group of locals staged a protest. Protests surrounding elections on the island have been on the rise in recent months. However, after assessing the impact this poses on cruise guests, it was determined that this will not affect guests' ability to enjoy the island.

Summer 2017 is going to be a good one in the world of Norwegian. For the first time in company history, the cruise line will be deploying 5 of its ships to Europe for groundbreaking summer sails. Between April and October, guests can depart from ports in Southampton, England (a first since 2010) and Hamburg, Germany (a first, EVER). Best of all, they're pulling out all the stops and deploying some of the finest ships in its fleet, including Norwegian Jade, a Jewel-Class vessel, and the recently launched Norwegian Escape.


Today is Friday, which means we're celebrating (a.k.a. taking tons of Onboard Instagram pics) with these cool emoji cookies! We think they describe the Friday vibe pretty well, don't you think? 



Norwegian Jade, the ship that will homeport in Hamburg during Norwegian's summer 2017 European takeover, will feature the much-anticipated Norwegian Edge program. Don't miss your chance to experience the numerous cruising perks that this program offers.

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