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.

Holland America gains approval for US-Cuba cruises

Holland America gains approval for US-Cuba cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Carnival Corporation brand will offer sailings from December 2017 to April 2018

CLIA reports 24.7 million people took a cruise in 2016

CLIA reports 24.7 million people took a cruise in 2016
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Passenger numbers surpassed the original industry predictions of 24.2 million

Saga Cruises celebrates 20th anniversary in Dover

Saga Cruises celebrates 20th anniversary in Dover
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

British operator marks milestone with firework display and entertainment at UK port

Fred. Olsen flagship Balmoral to start second season from the Port of Tyne

Fred. Olsen flagship Balmoral to start second season from the Port of Tyne
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Balmoral will offer a record 13 voyages from the UK cruise port this year

Windstar Cruises doubles European itineraries for 2018

Windstar Cruises doubles European itineraries for 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ships will sail 40 cruises in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, visiting 26 new ports

To dream a dream

To dream a dream
By Guest | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMC Design’s work for Dream Cruises means the company can offer a more holistic experience for guests

SMC Design’s work for Dream Cruises means it can offer a holistic experience for guests

Two Holland America Line ships to sail in Mexico in 2017-2018

Two Holland America Line ships to sail in Mexico in 2017-2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 22, 2017

Oosterdam will join Westerdam to offer a combined total of 11 cruises to three ports

Damen starts work on Cruise & Maritime Voyages flagship

Damen starts work on Cruise & Maritime Voyages flagship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 22, 2017

P&O Cruises' Pacific Pearl is now being converted into Columbus

Le Havre celebrates a year of AIDAprima departures

Le Havre celebrates a year of AIDAprima departures
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 19, 2017

French cruise port presents AIDA ship's captain with a plaque to mark the milestone

Port of Québec to berth cruise ships at Quai Paquet

Port of Québec to berth cruise ships at Quai Paquet
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 19, 2017

Canadian cruise port signs new agreement with the City of Lévis

Emerald Waterways launches three new Europe-based river cruise ships

Emerald Waterways launches three new Europe-based river cruise ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 19, 2017

Emerald Destiny, Emerald Liberté and Emerald Radiance joined fleet in April and May

Fred. Olsen to break into the European river cruise market

Fred. Olsen to break into the European river cruise market
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Newly acquired Brabant will sail itineraries on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle from 2018

Aurora Expeditions to debut polar expedition ship in 2019

Aurora Expeditions to debut polar expedition ship in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Newbuild is one of four new ships ordered by SunStone Ships at China Merchant Industry Holdings

Australian comedian Jean Kittson christens Scenic Azure

Australian comedian Jean Kittson christens Scenic Azure
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scenic newbuild is the first river cruise ship to be purpose-built to sail on the Douro River in Portugal

Australia's cruise market hit record high in 2016

Australia's cruise market hit record high in 2016
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Australia is now the world's fifth largest passenger source market, says CLIA Australasia

Thomson Cruises launches TUI Discovery 2 in Malaga

Thomson Cruises launches TUI Discovery 2 in Malaga
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Newbuild debuts virtual reality experience and a new onboard Navigate app for passengers

Port of Kiel welcomes Le Soléal for the first time

Port of Kiel welcomes Le Soléal for the first time
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ponant ship's maiden visit was marked by traditional gift exchange ceremony

American Duchess to debut on the Mississippi in August 2017

American Duchess to debut on the Mississippi in August 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 15, 2017

The American Queen Steamboat Company's third paddlewheeler will sail from New Orleans 

Mein Schiff 6 makes her maiden call to Germany

Mein Schiff 6 makes her maiden call to Germany
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 15, 2017

TUI Cruises' newbuild visited Kiel to start her series of inaugural cruises after delivery from Meyer Turku

AmaWaterways to debut new European river cruise ship concept

AmaWaterways to debut new European river cruise ship concept
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 15, 2017

AmaMagna to be twice the width of other Danube ships and offer an open waterports platform