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Norwegian to develop private island in Belize

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On August - 15 - 2013
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it has purchased approximately 75 acres in Southern Belize for the planned development of an eco-friendly cruise destination. The land, called Harvest Caye, is made up of two adjoining islands in the Stann Creek and Toledo districts that had previously been approved for a resort...

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New ships ahead for Holland America and Carnival

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On October - 26 - 2012
Carnival Corporation today announced it has reached an agreement for the construction of two new cruise ships – a 99,000-ton ship for its Holland America Line brand and a 135,000-ton vessel for its Carnival Cruise Lines brand. A memorandum of agreement has been signed with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the...

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Princess orders two new ships

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On February - 17 - 2010
Carnival Corporation has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of two 3,600-passenger cruise ships for its Princess Cruises brand. The agreement is subject to execution of a definitive contract, financing and other customary closing conditions. The new ships – which will have an all-in...

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Commentary: Royal Champions walk the plank

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On August - 4 - 2009
In March, I broke the story regarding Royal Caribbean International’s “Royal Champion” viral marketing program where fans of the cruise line only posted positive reviews on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor. The fallout was huge. Last week, Royal Caribbean informed its "Royal Champions" that it was canceling the...

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Paid cheerleaders: Does Royal Caribbean’s viral campaign cross the line?

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On March - 6 - 2009
Talk about a royal mess. In early 2007, Royal Caribbean developed a marketing strategy that used online bulletin boards to spread the cruise line's gospel, so to speak. The company created a program, dubbed “Royal Champions,” that enlisted rabid Royal Caribbean fans who happened to be frequent posters on Internet...

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Meet the woman banned from sailing Royal Caribbean

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 21 - 2008
Does this lady look like she should be banned from a cruise line? Watch and listen to the story on Cleveland TV station WKYC. ...

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