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.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Bremen receives Polar Ship Certificate

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Bremen receives Polar Ship Certificate
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 17, 2017

First passenger ship in the world to comply with Polar Code, which will be mandatory from January 2018

Speedcast to provide communication services for Fred. Olsen

Speedcast to provide communication services for Fred. Olsen
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 17, 2017

Guests and crew on Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch will all benefit 

Four Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships to offer 118 new sailings in 2019-2020

Four Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships to offer 118 new sailings in 2019-2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The cruises will call in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada, the Caribbean, and Asia 

Opera singer Anna-Maria Kaufmann to name Crystal Bach

Opera singer Anna-Maria Kaufmann to name Crystal Bach
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New European river ship will be christened on 20 August during a call in Rüdesheim, Germany

Seabourn Sojourn to offer new Extended Explorations voyages

Seabourn Sojourn to offer new Extended Explorations voyages
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 10, 2017

Itineraries will take guests to 30 new ports in various tropical destinations

Celebrity names Nathaly Albán as first female captain in the Galapagos

Celebrity names Nathaly Albán as first female captain in the Galapagos
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 10, 2017

Albán is the second female captain to be operating the Celebrity Cruises fleet

AmaWaterways names Filomena Andre as godmother of AmaLea

AmaWaterways names Filomena Andre as godmother of AmaLea
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Renowned travel industry expert will officially christen the vessels in Vilshofen in May 2018

Crystal clear

Crystal clear
By Guest | Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The breakneck speed of Crystal Cruises perfectly suits the company’s president Edie Rodriguez, nicknamed Speedy Edie. Sam Ballard finds out why

The speed of Crystal Cruises perfectly suits the company’s president nicknamed Speedy Edie. 

SuperStar Libra to sail from three homeports in Southeast Asia

SuperStar Libra to sail from three homeports in Southeast Asia
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 8, 2017

From September, guests can embark in Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Phuket, Thailand

TUI Discovery to homeport at the Port of Tyne in May 2018

TUI Discovery to homeport at the Port of Tyne in May 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 4, 2017

Next year marks the first time that the Thomson Cruises ship has been based in the UK

How cruise lines can use customer reviews to market themselves

How cruise lines can use customer reviews to market themselves
By Guest | Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chris Cowan from Clusters highlights the benefits of using in-depth analysis when devising a strategy to market cruises to travellers

Chris Cowan from Clusters highlights the benefits of using analysis when marketing cruises to travellers

Costa to retire Costa neoClassica and reposition Costa Victoria

Costa to retire Costa neoClassica and reposition Costa Victoria
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 3, 2017

Costa Victoria will sail week-long cruises in the Mediterranean from March 2018  

Holland America Line to bring record passenger numbers to Panama Canal

Holland America Line to bring record passenger numbers to Panama Canal
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Eight ships to sail 19 full and partial transits between autumn 2017 and spring 2018

Changing times at Pullmantur Group

Changing times at Pullmantur Group
By Guest | Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sandra Speares finds out how Richard J. Vogel has settled into his new role as president and CEO of Pullmantur Group and hears about his key priorities

Richard J. Vogel tells us how he has settled into his new role as president of Pullmantur Group 


One Ocean Expeditions to add RCGS Resolute to fleet in 2018

One Ocean Expeditions to add RCGS Resolute to fleet in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Reports suggest that the ship will be Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch to start sailing from Rosyth this summer

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch to start sailing from Rosyth this summer
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Vessel will offer nine itineraries from the Scottish cruise port between August and October 2017

Building for the future

Building for the future
By Guest | Monday, July 31, 2017

Costa Cruises is investing in its hardware and people to keep up with demand. President Neil Palomba talks to Sam Ballard

Costa Cruises is investing to keep up with demand. President Neil Palomba talks to Sam Ballard

Victory Cruise Lines acquires a second cruise ship

Victory Cruise Lines acquires a second cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Former Clippers Group ship will be renovated and start service on the Great Lakes in 2018

Boudicca to return to Portsmouth International Port

Boudicca to return to Portsmouth International Port
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fred. Olsen ship will call in the UK city on 27 July as part of a round-Britain cruise

The cruise industry is better together, says CLIA

The cruise industry is better together, says CLIA
By Sean Dudley | Monday, July 24, 2017

Sean Dudley catches up with Cindy D’Aoust of Cruise Line International Association to discuss her first 12 months at the helm of the organisation

Sean Dudley catches up with Cindy D’Aoust to discuss her first 12 months with the organisation