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May 12, 2022
Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Norfolk Arrives Sunday

Carnival resumes operations with 4,000-passenger vessel Photo Credit: GLF Investments Norfolk, Va. (May 12, 2022) — Mid-Atlantic cruisers will have their first chance to sail from Norfolk since 2019 as the 4,000-passenger Carnival Magic…

April 8, 2022
Nauticus Cruise Season Accelerates With Back-To-Back Ship Calls

Inaugural call of the Norwegian Gem set for Sunday; Norwegian Getaway returns on Monday Norfolk, Va. (April 8, 2022) — More than 5,000 cruise ship passengers are planning their Norfolk arrival over the coming days as Nauticus…

April 7, 2022
Battleship Wisconsin to Open New Spaces on 78th Birthday

Guests will enjoy new renovations and interpretations. Norfolk, Va. (Apr. 7, 2022) — Thanks to a successful second year of WinterFest on the Wisconsin and the community’s support, Nauticus is excited to announce…

March 23, 2022
Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates Partnership with Norfolk

World’s largest cruise line presents cake to Norfolk City Council Photo Credit: Nathalie Silva Ariz Norfolk, Va. (March 23, 2022) — On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Carnival Cruise Line presented a special birthday cake to Norfolk City…

March 16, 2022
Women in STEM Are Making Waves at Nauticus

Free virtual event on March 25 with special guest Tracy Edwards, MBE. Norfolk, Va. (March 16, 2022) — Stop over at Nauticus for their Women in STEM Day during Women’s History Month on March 26, 2022. Enjoy a fun-filled day of science, technology…

March 14, 2022
Nauticus’ Introduces New Summer Camp Aboard Historic Ship

Spend the summer on the waterfront taught by award-winning instructors Norfolk, Va. (March 14, 2022) – Registration is now open for Nauticus’ Summer Camps. Choosing from three different camp experiences, this will be your child’s…

February 18, 2022
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sunday Arrival Launches Norfolk’s Busiest Season

First large-scale cruise ship since pause in port operations arrives at Nauticus on Sunday Norwegian Getaway. PC: NCL Norfolk, Va. (February 18, 2022) – Nearly two years after the Covid-19 pandemic paused the global…

January 18, 2022
Messages in Bottles Wash Ashore at Nauticus!

New exhibit features over 50 voices from the past. Norfolk, Va. (January 18, 2022) – Have you ever found a message in a bottle and wondered where it came from? Questioned its meaning and wondered what happened to the sender? The Message in a…

January 11, 2022
Nauticus Exhibits Celebrates the Contributions of African Americans

Reduced admission on January 15 thanks to presenting sponsor, Bank of America Norfolk, Va. (January 7, 2022) – The extraordinary contributions made by African Americans in the fields of medicine, mathematics, engineering…

January 6, 2022
Nearly 65,000 Guests Visit Hampton Roads’ Newest Holiday Hit

WinterFest on the Wisconsin more than doubles its attendance in 2021 Norfolk, Va. (January 5, 2022) –In its second season, WinterFest on the Wisconsin welcomed more than double the number of guests from the previous year. Nearly…

November 23, 2021
Waterfront Parade Ushers in Holiday Season This Weekend

Santa arrives by boat in Downtown Norfolk Norfolk, Va. (November 23, 2021) – The Elizabeth River will look much brighter this Saturday evening as a lighted sailboat parade launches the holiday season in Hampton Roads. The fleet of…

October 20, 2021
Construction Begins on Norfolk’s New $2.6 Million Cruise Ship Gangway

Nauticus prepares for one of its busiest cruise seasons in 2022. Norfolk, Va. (October 20, 2021) – An enormous crane takes center stage along Norfolk’s downtown waterfront this week as construction begins on…

October 14, 2021
WinterFest to Display Military Appreciation on Opening Night

Nauticus to celebrate active-duty and veteran service members on Veterans Day Norfolk, Va. (October 14, 2021) – Nauticus will be kicking off this season’s WinterFest on the Wisconsin celebration on Veterans Day, November 11…

October 11, 2021
Schooner Virginia Sails into First Place at the Great Chesapeake Schooner Race

Norfolk, Va. (October 11, 2021) – The 122-foot-long Schooner Virginia sailed her way to victory last Saturday in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR). The windy journey took just under 40 hours at 39:45:18…

October 6, 2021
Nauticus Welcomes Arrival of New Passenger Gangway and Cruise Ship

Preparations underway for one of the busiest cruise seasons ever in 2022. Norfolk, Va. (October 5, 2021) – Norfolk’s cruise ship program stages a comeback this week as the global industry begins to re-emerge from the…