Cruise news

The world’s ocean, expedition and river cruise lines must evolve constantly to ensure they can meet the demands and expectations of their guests, ports and destinations and regulatory bodies. From ordering new cruise ships, to refitting and upgrading existing vessels, and creating new onboard and onshore experiences, the cruise lines always have news to share.

Virgin Voyages brings maritime tattooing tradition back to sea

Virgin Voyages brings maritime tattooing tradition back to sea
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 19, 2018

Scarlet Lady will be the world's first cruise ship to boast a tattoo studio when she debuts in 2020

Norwegian ports celebrate boom in cruise traffic

Norwegian ports celebrate boom in cruise traffic
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 19, 2018

Almost 800,000 cruise guests visit Cruise Norway’s member ports this year – a 7% rise from 2017

MSC Cruises to join ultra-luxury segment with four newbuilds

MSC Cruises to join ultra-luxury segment with four newbuilds
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cruise company orders four vessels from Fincantieri, which will debut between 2023 and 2026

CLIA UK & Ireland forms first-ever expedition cruise working group

CLIA UK & Ireland forms first-ever expedition cruise working group
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Executives from seven cruise lines will collaborate to capitalise on growing demand for expeditions  

Wärtsilä to equip Ponant newbuild with dual-fuel engines

Wärtsilä to equip Ponant newbuild with dual-fuel engines
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Vessel will also feature Wärtsilä's fuel gas supply system and advanced navigation equipment

Genting Cruise Lines strengthens commitment to Indonesia

Genting Cruise Lines strengthens commitment to Indonesia
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 12, 2018

Cruise company and terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III to grow country's cruise industry

MSC Cruises joins fight against plastic pollution

MSC Cruises joins fight against plastic pollution
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Firm to ban single-use plastic across ships, island destinations and shoreside offices by March 2019

Oceania Cruises to transform suites with Ralph Lauren Home

Oceania Cruises to transform suites with Ralph Lauren Home
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Marina and Riviera's Owner's Suites have been reimagined by Trevor R. Howells Interior Design

Var Provence Cruise Club celebrates 10th anniversary

Var Provence Cruise Club celebrates 10th anniversary
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ten member ports have recorded an 87% growth in passengers and a 46% rise in ship calls since 2008

Lerwick Harbour celebrates record-breaking 2018

Lerwick Harbour celebrates record-breaking 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Scottish port is set to host an increased number of ships and passengers next year

Regent schedules second immersive Cuba voyage for 2019

Regent schedules second immersive Cuba voyage for 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cruise caters for guests’ growing demand to explore destinations beyond capital Havana

Princess Cruises to close GVHA's record 2018 cruise season

Princess Cruises to close GVHA's record 2018 cruise season
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Canadian port has achieved a series of milestones over the past seven months

TUI Cruises to eliminate disposable plastic by 2020

TUI Cruises to eliminate disposable plastic by 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Line will replace single-use plastic items with eco-friendly alternatives on its ships

Costa Brava Cruise Ports secures AIDA's first call to Palamós

Costa Brava Cruise Ports secures AIDA's first call to Palamós
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 9, 2018

AIDAcara brought 1,135 passengers to the Spanish port for the day at the end of September

Silversea orders two luxury vessels and one expedition ship

Silversea orders two luxury vessels and one expedition ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 8, 2018

Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard De Hoop and Germany's Meyer Werft win new ship orders from Silversea

Renoir II rejoins CroisiEurope fleet after renovation

Renoir II rejoins CroisiEurope fleet after renovation
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 8, 2018

River cruise ship features more spacious and luxurious cabins, and redecorated public areas

AIDAnova prepares to leave Meyer Werft shipyard

AIDAnova prepares to leave Meyer Werft shipyard
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 8, 2018

AIDAnova to undergo sea trials and final outfitting in Eemshaven before being delivered on 15 November

Piraeus hosts inaugural visit from Le Lapérouse

Piraeus hosts inaugural visit from Le Lapérouse
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 8, 2018

First of Ponant's six new expedition ships called at the Greek port during a Greek Isles cruise

SuperStar Virgo makes her homeporting debut in Tianjin

SuperStar Virgo makes her homeporting debut in Tianjin
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 8, 2018

Star Cruises vessel will provide itineraries to destinations in Japan until the end of October

American Song to start inaugural season from Port NOLA

American Song to start inaugural season from Port NOLA
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 5, 2018

American Cruise Lines vessel will sail eight-day itineraries on the Lower Mississippi