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 to christen first ship Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages to christen first ship Scarlet Lady
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 23, 2018

Company reveals name and plans to ban plastic and empower women during float-out ceremony

How new brand Virgin Voyages is creating a new cruising concept

How new brand Virgin Voyages is creating a new cruising concept
By Susan Parker | Friday, July 20, 2018

Virgin Voyages is on its way. Work has already been started on the first ship and, true to form, the brand is doing things differently, Tom McAlpin tells Susan Parker

Virgin Voyages is on its way and, true to form, the brand is doing things differently, says Tom McAlpin

Lindblad Expeditions to order new polar expedition cruise ship

Lindblad Expeditions to order new polar expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 20, 2018

New vessel to debut in 2021 to meet customer demand for authentic expedition travel

Two Regent Seven Seas ships help Portland Port make history

Two Regent Seven Seas ships help Portland Port make history
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 20, 2018

UK port hosts simultaneous call by two cruise ships from the same cruise line for the first time

Norwegian Joy to reposition from China to Alaska in spring 2019

Norwegian Joy to reposition from China to Alaska in spring 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ship is one of several Norwegian vessels being redeployed to meet customer demand 

Celebrity Cruises to invest US$500 million to upgrade entire fleet

Celebrity Cruises to invest US$500 million to upgrade entire fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

All vessels will be revitalised with venues inspired by those on the new Celebrity Edge

St. Kitts welcomes one millionth cruise passenger

St. Kitts welcomes one millionth cruise passenger
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Record number of cruise visitors elevates the Caribbean island to marquee port status

AIDA launches competition to find godparent family for AIDAnova

AIDA launches competition to find godparent family for AIDAnova
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Families consisting of two to five people can apply for the role via German newspaper Bild am Sonntag

Two Holland America ships to offer extended Hawaii voyages

Two Holland America ships to offer extended Hawaii voyages
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 16, 2018

Eurodam and Amsterdam will offer departures from ports in the US and Canada in 2018-2019

Ponant names Le Lapérouse in Hafnarfjörður

Ponant names Le Lapérouse in Hafnarfjörður
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 13, 2018

First of the line's new Explorer Series has started service and will be joined by five sister ships by 2020

TUI Cruises orders first two LNG ships from Fincantieri

TUI Cruises orders first two LNG ships from Fincantieri
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 13, 2018

Newbuilds will be delivered in 2024 and 2026 and bring the Mein Schiff fleet up to nine vessels

Providing ferry services to cruise passengers in Mexico

Providing ferry services to cruise passengers in Mexico
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 13, 2018

German Orozco talks to Rebecca Gibson about how Ultramar ferries play an important role in helping cruise guests to make the most of their time in Mexico

German Orozco explains how Ultramar is helping cruise guests enjoy their time in Mexico

Crystal River Cruises christens Crystal Ravel in Hungary

Crystal River Cruises christens Crystal Ravel in Hungary
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Line's fifth river ship named by Hungarian philanthropist and ‘Virtuosos’ creator Mariann Peller

MSC Cruises to build new cruise terminal at PortMiami

MSC Cruises to build new cruise terminal at PortMiami
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Facility will accommodate the line's new 7,000-guest World Class ships when it opens in 2022

P&O Cruises newbuild to feature glass atrium and SkyDome venue

P&O Cruises newbuild to feature glass atrium and SkyDome venue
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Iona to boast innovative spaces created by design firms Jestico + Whiles and Eckersley O’Callaghan

Cruise interior fit-out firm MJM Group to expand team

Cruise interior fit-out firm MJM Group to expand team
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Company seeks quantity surveyors, contract managers, designers, production and workshop staff

Genting Cruise Lines to help grow cruise tourism on Bintan Island

Genting Cruise Lines to help grow cruise tourism on Bintan Island
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Company signs MOU with PT. Bintan Resort Cakrawala during Genting Dream's maiden call

Preparing for new ships at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Preparing for new ships at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
By Susan Parker | Monday, July 9, 2018

The cruise corporation is enjoying a year of expansion. President and COO Adam Goldstein talks to Susan Parker

President and COO Adam Goldstein talks about the cruise corporation's year of expansion

European cruise industry generated a record €47.9 billion in 2017

European cruise industry generated a record €47.9 billion in 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 9, 2018

New figures from CLIA showed that 6.5 million people embarked on a cruise from the region last year

How cruise lines create authentic destination experiences

How cruise lines create authentic destination experiences
By Guest | Friday, July 6, 2018

Sam Ballard asks Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur Cruceros, Holland America Line, Carnival Australia and Genting Cruise Line how they are creating itineraries with a balance between local activities and a regional immersion experience

Azamara, Pullmantur, Holland America, Carnival Australia and Genting Cruise Line tells us more