Norwegian Bliss Sets Panama Canal Record


(Courtesy NCL)

The Panama Canal today welcomed the new Norwegian Bliss, the largest passenger vessel to ever transit the waterway, according to a statement.

“The Panama Canal is proud to welcome the Norwegian Bliss and recognizes that this distinct milestone is made possible by the Canal Expansion, as well as the experience and efforts gained in the two years since its inauguration,” said Deputy Canal Administrator Manuel Benítez.


Silversea Orders Silver Dawn

(Courtesy Silversea Cruises)

Silversea Cruises announced it has awarded Fincantieri with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021.

The contract is valued at over €320 million, according to a statement. The ship will be a sister to the 2017-built Silver Muse and 2020-built Silver Moon.

The ship will be 40,700 tons with capacity for up to 596 guests at double occupancy.



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5 Responses to “Norwegian Bliss Sets Panama Canal Record”

  1. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Thanks Tom.

  2. New Cruise Terminal at Dubai « Says:

    […] It will be jointly developed by a local agency, Meraas, and Carnival Corporation. Here’s a link to Malcolm’s post, and here’s a link to an article in a trade journal about the […]

  3. Tom Burke Says:

    Turns out it won’t be at Port Rashid, but further (quite a way further) down the coast.

  4. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    A good question Tom. Anyone?

  5. Tom Burke Says:

    Do we know if the new Dubai cruise terminal will be a development of the existing facility in Port Rashid, or will it be located elsewhere? There are miles of coastline at Dubai, of course, and theoretically a new facility could be anywhere along that coast and possibly a long way from the city and the airport. The existing facility – with which I’m not familiar, but will be using next February! – is at least close to the city and to the airport.

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