Viking River Cruise will be christening a slew of longships, with a ceremony Tuesday in Avignon, France. The line welcomes 14 brand new vessels to the fleet, which has been growing at a record-setting pace in the past three years.
Also, Princess Cruises boosted the fees for its adults-only Sanctuary area on all its ships to "help control demand." A half day pass increases to $20 from $10, and a full-day pass is $40 instead of $20.
Costa Cruises announced that it was going to have two ships sailing from Miami, a first for the line. The 2,260-passenger Costa Luminosa returns to Miami for its 10-day itineraries, beginning Dec. 20, and the 2,114-passenger Costa Mediterranea comes to Miami for the first time for seven-day sailings, beginning Dec. 12.