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.

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to spend a record 118 days in Australia

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to spend a record 118 days in Australia
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, February 15, 2019

Four-month season will begin in November 2020 with over 60 itinerary options 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises to use Vero Water fleetwide

Regent Seven Seas Cruises to use Vero Water fleetwide
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Purification systems will eliminate around two million plastic bottles each year

Why AmaWaterways is personalising river cruises

Why AmaWaterways is personalising river cruises
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

President and co-owner Rudi Schreiner tells Jacqui Griffiths about the people-centred, innovative culture behind the company’s success

President and co-owner Rudi Schreiner explains the people-centred culture behind the brand's success

Cruise numbers hit 1.5 million at Port St. Maarten in 2018

Cruise numbers hit 1.5 million at Port St. Maarten in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Arrival numbers at Caribbean port surpassed pre-Hurricane Irma figures 

Fincantieri officially delivers Viking Jupiter in Italy

Fincantieri officially delivers Viking Jupiter in Italy
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 11, 2019

Viking's sixth ocean ship will sail in the Med and Scandinavia before her christening this June

Bigger, better, greener for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Bigger, better, greener for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
By Michele Witthaus | Monday, February 11, 2019

Michele Witthaus spoke with Harri Kulovaara, the company’s executive vice president of Maritime and Newbuilding about its latest environmental strategy developments

Harri Kulovaara speaks about the company’s latest environmental strategy developments

How Hurtigruten provides meaningful cruise experiences

How Hurtigruten provides meaningful cruise experiences
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, February 8, 2019

William Harber speaks with Jacqui Griffiths about the latest industry trends and the company’s focus on immersive adventure travel

William Harber talks about industry trends and the company’s focus on immersive adventure travel

Diamond Princess undergoes multimillion-pound refit

Diamond Princess undergoes multimillion-pound refit
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, February 8, 2019

Japan-based ship features Izumi Bath and Japanese garden, plus enhanced entertainment

Seven Seas Splendor to offer suite with US$200,000 bed

Seven Seas Splendor to offer suite with US$200,000 bed
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, February 7, 2019

Regent Suite will be available when the Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship sets sail in February 2020

Oceania Cruises to reduce plastic water bottles on its ships

Oceania Cruises to reduce plastic water bottles on its ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Operators partners with Vero Water as part of its Sail & Sustain programme

Celestyal Crystal gets two new itineraries and suite concierge

Celestyal Crystal gets two new itineraries and suite concierge
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ship will sail to Turkey and Israel following a suite refurbishment project

Oprah Winfrey christens Nieuw Statendam at Port Everglades

Oprah Winfrey christens Nieuw Statendam at Port Everglades
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Holland America officially welcomes new Pinnacle Class vessel to the fleet 

Royal Caribbean cuts steel for second Quantum Ultra Class ship

Royal Caribbean cuts steel for second Quantum Ultra Class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 4, 2019

Newbuild will be named Odyssey of the Seas and will enter service in the US in autumn 2020

Seatrade Cruise Global keynote to focus on sustainable tourism

Seatrade Cruise Global keynote to focus on sustainable tourism
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 4, 2019

Panel to include executives from World Tourism Organization, Carnival, RCL, NCLH and MSC Cruises

Speaker line-up revealed for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami

Speaker line-up revealed for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 1, 2019

Experts from cruise lines and design firms like BG Studio and Studio DADO to share insights

Cartagena creates new shorex for cruise passengers

Cartagena creates new shorex for cruise passengers
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, February 1, 2019

Offerings include water sports, historic town visits and wine making

Blue World Voyages to debut first sports and wellness cruise ship

Blue World Voyages to debut first sports and wellness cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 31, 2019

New vessel will be first in the industry to have two decks fully dedicated to health and wellbeing

MSC Bellissmia set for star-studded christening in Southampton

MSC Bellissmia set for star-studded christening in Southampton
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 31, 2019

TV presenter Holly Willoughby, singer Nile Rogers and actress Sophia Loren will help name the newbuild

Tauck to sail its first cruise on the Douro River in 2020

Tauck to sail its first cruise on the Douro River in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Newly built ship Andorinha will accommodate fewer guests and offer more space 

Roald Amundsen to have tallest LED screen at sea

Roald Amundsen to have tallest LED screen at sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hurtigruten will broadcast lectures and live transmissions from outside the ship