Norwegian Pearl, is blocked since yesterday in the port of Barcelona

UPDATE: The Norwegian Pearl, of the Norwegian Cruise Line, is stopped in the Catalan port from Tuesday 2 July. The Norwegian says: navigation will resume towards Livorno. 5 July departure from Civitavecchia Port of Rome is canceled.

The Norwegian apologies

“Conscious of the disappointment and inconvenience caused to our customers following the unexpected – NCL writes in the note – we offer our most sincere and sincere apologies. Our team is constantly working to better assist our customers, and there We thank them for their unconditional support and their loyalty “. In a tweet, the company explained that it offered rebates and discounts of 50% for subsequent cruises and a coverage of up to 300 euros of expenses for eventual changes of airline tickets to return home.



The Norwegian Pearl (NCL), is blocked since yesterday in the port of Barcelona with over 2,300 passengers on board due to a mechanical failure. According to the Independent, the ship left from Amsterdam on June 22 last for a 13-night cruise: according to a NCL spokesman, the breakdown forces the ship to travel at a slower speed and so the stages have been canceled of Monaco and Palma de Mallorca.

For now, Norwegian Pearl is expected to remain in the port of the Catalan city one more night so that the failure can be repaired. According to the roadmap, the ship should have concluded its trip to our Civitavecchia Port of Rome on the morning of Friday 5 July, but it is not clear if it will be able to respect this date. Meanwhile, the NCL has already canceled the next Norwegian Pearl cruise, which was due to sail from Civitavecchia Port on the same evening on Friday with about 2,400 passengers on board for a trip of 10 stops, including Dubrovnik, Santorini, Mikonos, Athens, Naples and Monaco.

Waiting Ovation of the Seas at Civitavecchia Port: the float-out

A few days have passed from float out of Ovation of the Seas: in the meantime came the first video showing the highlight of the whole operation.
Here is the official video of the Papenburg shipyard that shows spectacular images and angles that only industry insiders could grasp.

It was also published an infographic that shows the Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr, showing some curious details: for example, you can order a drink at the two robot-barman via an app and the same will be served at the table by a real barman; Furthermore these special arms can make two drinks per minute for a total of 1000 cocktail a day!

Waiting Ovation OTS at Civitavecchia Port: Bionic Bar

We look forward to having you at the Civitavecchia Port of Rome!

Gay cruises: August 3 the Eurodam, August 18 the Equinox will dock the Civitavecchia Port

Gay and lesbian friendly cruises are making their way more and more. There are proposals from several companies in the tourism world and they are much appreciated by those looking for a more lively stay on the water, and suits your needs.

Increasingly, in the international ships, it can happen to meet cruise travelers who do not completely hide their being gay. You can easily find gay couples who dance or dine by candlelight like any other couple. Unfortunately, they have not yet entered all in order to be considered “normal”, so if you prefer to get away from prying eyes by fully living your cruise, be aware that some tour operators have been thinking about you.

Recently, several among them are totally dedicated to better organize trips and cruises targeted at the gay and lesbian audience. These same operators are also offering honeymooners and packages for the entire wedding.

Among the most well-known tour operators specialized in the field stand out the RSVP, the Olivia (mainly dedicated to a female audience) and Atlantis.

Atlantis gay cruise from Port of Venice to Barcelona stops at Civitavecchia Port of Rome
Atlantis gay cruise from Port of Venice to Barcelona stops at Civitavecchia Port of Rome

Just the Atlantis offers for the 2016 season, a departure from one of the largest Italian cruise harbors: the July 29, 2016 set sail from Venice aboard the Eurodam to discover the most beautiful European cities: August 3 will be in our Civitavecchia Port of Rome. Besides Rome, it will touch the ports of Split, Kotor, Corfu, Ajaccio, Marseille and Barcelona.

Prices from 1590 Euros per cruise calendar

Civitavecchia Port will host a gay cruise from Barcelona to Athens
Atlantis gay cruise from Port of Barcelona to Athens, with 1 day at Civitavecchia Port of Rome

Europe’s largest gay cruise is all new for 2016 with an original itinerary from Barcelona to Athens. Onboard the stunningly Celebrity Equinox (From 15 to 25 August 2016), you’ll explore the best of Italy with stops in Livorno, Naples and Civitavecchia Port of Rome, but also Greece, Turkey, and more with 2800 gay and lesbian guests from over 50 nations.
Celebrity Equinox will be at Civitavecchia Port on 18 August 2016 to spend a day exploring the eternal city of Rome.

Prices from 1790 Euros per cruise calendar 2


Norwegian Cruise Line suspends the docking of its ships in Turkish ports for terrorism risk

The terrorism alert has led the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to terminate for security reasons, 61 moorings of his ships in Turkish ports planned for 2016.

The decision was taken because of the recent attacks, and in particular the last of 12 January 2016, in Istanbul that killed 10 German tourists in the historic center of Sultanahmet.

The Norwegian shipping company, one of the major players in the global cruise industry, shifts its routes and will dock rather than in Istanbul and other Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean ports in Greece. The decision is queued to the choice of other companies who already in 2015 had suspended the moorings in Turkey. MSC Cruises for example, the market leading cruise company in Europe and South America, has announced the suspension of landings in Turkey by the end of kwo pokies online March, substituting for the moment Istanbul and Izmir to Athens and Mykonos.

Meanwhile, Norwegian Cruise Line has provided, for the summer season 2017, new stages and new routes, in Eastern and Western Europe.

Work started to build the Silver Muse

It took place in Sestri Ponente (Genoa), the ceremony of setting reservoir Silver Muse, super luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the shipping company Silversea Cruises, which we hope to soon see in the Civitavecchia Port .

For the shipping company were present, among others, Enzo Visone, CEO of Silversea, while Fincantieri was present Davassi Raffaele, Director of the plant.

With 40,700 gross tons and the capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, “Silver Muse” will represent an evolution of the “Silver Spirit”, delivered by Fincantieri in Ancona in 2009, and will redefine the standards of the ultra-luxury ocean voyage, retaining the intimacy of the small units and the spacious cabins – all suites – which are the hallmarks of Silversea. Delivery is scheduled for spring of 2silver muse itinerary scheduled at Civitavecchia Port017.

This unit will bring the Silversea fleet to 9 ships, and once again significantly raise the standards in the ultra-luxury market with numerous improvements of the experience on board to meet the free slots demands without compromise in terms of comfort, service and quality of the travelers more competent in the world.

Since 1990 Fincantieri has built 70 cruise ships (47 since 2002), another 14 units are under construction or about to be built at the group.

Silversea has already started booking for the cruise “Civitavecchia Port (Rome), Italy to Istanbul, Turkey“, starting 06 May 2017, and run for 10 days

MSC Preziosa has finished its dry-dock in Palermo

MSC Preziosa ended in late January its routine maintenance (Dry-Dock) at Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo. These operations, in which it is subject, have not turned the ship, but were only works of ordinary administration (like happened at the MSC Fantasia a few months ago).

The only addition, worthy of note, is the scrubber, that will make it more ecological, and environmentally friendly. This system allows to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from casino gambling games diesel engines. By 2020, all ships in the MSC Cruises fleet, during the breaks in the pipeline, will be equipped with this ecological system.

drydock: msc preziosa