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

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

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

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

Quark Expeditions celebrates steel-cutting of new ship

Quark Expeditions celebrates steel-cutting of new ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Vessel will offer comfort and will be made from recycled construction materials 

Marella Cruises’ Marella Explorer 2 begins refurbishment

Marella Cruises’ Marella Explorer 2 begins refurbishment
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, January 28, 2019

Fleet’s first adult-only ship will feature new venues and Champneys Spa following eight-week dry dock

TUI Cruises delivers new Mein Schiff 2 in Kiel, Germany

TUI Cruises delivers new Mein Schiff 2 in Kiel, Germany
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sixth newbuild in six years showcases environmentally friendly technologies and interiors

YSA Design transforms Nieuw Statendam into art gallery

YSA Design transforms Nieuw Statendam into art gallery
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 18, 2019

Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship features around 2,500 original artworks

MSC Cruises reveals new details about Ocean Cay

MSC Cruises reveals new details about Ocean Cay
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 18, 2019

The marine reserve will feature bars, lagoons, separate beach areas and shops

Quark Expeditions launches six new itineraries for 2020

Quark Expeditions launches six new itineraries for 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Voyages will include popular Arctic and Sub Arctic islands and remote regions such as the Russian Arctic

UK cruise industry growing despite Brexit, says CLIA

UK cruise industry growing despite Brexit, says CLIA
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

British Government and Association of British Travel Agents have also reassured passengers 

Oceania Cruises orders two new Allura-Class ships

Oceania Cruises orders two new Allura-Class ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The €575 million, 1,200-passenger vessels will be delivered in 2022 and 2025 by Fincantieri

Dream Cruises enhances ‘The Palace’ specifically for Asian market

Dream Cruises enhances ‘The Palace’ specifically for Asian market
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 4, 2019

Genting Dream and World Dream will feature all-inclusive luxury experience with five-star Asian food

Hurtigruten announces captain of Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten announces captain of Roald Amundsen
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, January 3, 2019

Captain of 37 years Kai Albrigtsen will command the world’s first hybrid cruise ship from 2019

Carnival Corporation to launch four new ships in 2019

Carnival Corporation to launch four new ships in 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 31, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises will welcome the vessels