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.

AIDAnova starts inaugural season in Spain

AIDAnova starts inaugural season in Spain
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 13, 2018

AIDA Cruises’ ship is the first to be powered by clean fossil fuel, LNG, at sea and in port

Why Royal Caribbean chose lighting from Elation Professional

Why Royal Caribbean chose lighting from Elation Professional
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Company’s LED lighting systems help to save energy and enhance entertainment on the new Symphony of the Seas 

Costa Venezia to be christened in Trieste next March

Costa Venezia to be christened in Trieste next March
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 10, 2018

The vessel is designed for the Chinese market offering guests a taste of Italian culture 

Starboard launches new shopping experience on Celebrity Edge

Starboard launches new shopping experience on Celebrity Edge
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, December 7, 2018

New ship offers designer brands and custom-made products for guests

Carnival Corporation to operate Santa Cruz de Tenerife port

Carnival Corporation to operate Santa Cruz de Tenerife port
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 6, 2018

Seven of company’s cruise brands expect to bring over 300,000 passengers to the port in 2018

Hurtigruten to sail in Alaska for first time in 2020

Hurtigruten to sail in Alaska for first time in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The expanded expedition programme will be offered by the new hybrid-powered Roald Amundsen

MSC Bellissima to offer passengers a range of new experiences

MSC Bellissima to offer passengers a range of new experiences
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 3, 2018

MSC Cruises’ ship will feature AI cruise assistant, Cirque du Soleil shows and more

AD Associates completes refurbishment of Crystal Serenity

AD Associates completes refurbishment of Crystal Serenity
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 3, 2018

Upgrade of Crystal Cruises’ luxury cruise ship will refresh many of the public spaces

Port of Halifax has record-breaking cruise season

Port of Halifax has record-breaking cruise season
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 passenger numbers surpassed those of 2017, previously the port’s busiest season

Hurtigruten’s Fram to undergo first refurbishment since 2007 launch

Hurtigruten’s Fram to undergo first refurbishment since 2007 launch
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 29, 2018

The expedition ship will also be retrofitted with environmentally friendly engines

Havila Kystruten names its four new environmentally friendly ships

Havila Kystruten names its four new environmentally friendly ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Norwegian coastal operator will sail its new vessels between Bergen and Kirkenes from 2021

Regal Princess to embark on largest Australia season in 2020

Regal Princess to embark on largest Australia season in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Princess Cruises will to increase capacity in the country by 40% compared to the 2018-2019 season

AD Associates designs interiors for Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure

AD Associates designs interiors for Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 22, 2018

The newbuild will offer Nepalese and Italian eateries, cabin-style accommodation  and a café/cocktail bar

Carnival reveals inaugural voyages for Carnival Radiance

Carnival reveals inaugural voyages for Carnival Radiance
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, November 19, 2018

Renovated ship will debut in 2020 after US$200 million dry dock in Spain

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 16, 2018

The US$250 million Star Plus initiative will impact all aspects of the onboard experience

Holland America Line introduces new Club Orange programme

Holland America Line introduces new Club Orange programme
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 16, 2018

The initiative gives guests exclusive benefits and dining, a dedicated concierge and priority access

American Queen Steamboat Co. acquires Victory Cruise Lines

American Queen Steamboat Co. acquires Victory Cruise Lines
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SunStone Ships hands over two identical 5,000-ton, 300-foot-long, 202-passenger cruise ships

Hurtigruten to carry out major refit on Richard With

Hurtigruten to carry out major refit on Richard With
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 9, 2018

Founder’s namesake to become one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships