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.

Vasco da Gama joins the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet

Vasco da Gama joins the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ship will begin her maiden voyage on 22 April from Singapore to London, England

Mardi Gras to feature first-ever Carnival Excel suites

Mardi Gras to feature first-ever Carnival Excel suites
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 12, 2019

New accommodation will offer guests select amenities and access to resort-style deck, Loft 19

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise Baltic reports cruise record

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise Baltic reports cruise record
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Member ports welcomed record number of guests in 2018 and expect further growth in 2019

Virgin Voyages finalises contract to sail to Cuba

Virgin Voyages finalises contract to sail to Cuba
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 5, 2019

Cruise line’s Shore Things excursion programme aims to provide guests with a range of experiences

YSA Design helps Costa to deliver a taste of Venice to Chinese guests

YSA Design helps Costa to deliver a taste of Venice to Chinese guests
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Norwegian firm creates a feeling of intimacy on luxury ship, Costa Venezia

Windstar Cruises celebrates steel-cutting for ship renovations

Windstar Cruises celebrates steel-cutting for ship renovations
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Project is part of the line’s US$250 Million Star Plus Initiative to extend half of the vessels in its fleet

Almaco to transform SuperStar Virgo into Explorer Dream

Almaco to transform SuperStar Virgo into Explorer Dream
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Refurbishment will refresh all cabins and build a new VIP galley on deck 10 

Meyer Werft and Saga Cruises celebrate steel-cutting of new ship

Meyer Werft and Saga Cruises celebrate steel-cutting of new ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, March 29, 2019

Construction has officially begun on Spirit of Adventure which will enter service in 2020

ABB to power first home-grown Chinese cruise ship

ABB to power first home-grown Chinese cruise ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Technology firm will provide the new vessel with Azipod steerable propulsion systems

CroisiEurope launches Amália Rodrigues on the Douro

CroisiEurope launches Amália Rodrigues on the Douro
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, March 25, 2019

After the ship’s star-studded inauguration in Porto, she visited several Portuguese towns on first cruise

Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship

Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Newbuild is being built at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard and is due for completion in 2021

Canaveral Port Authority begins constructing new cruise terminal

Canaveral Port Authority begins constructing new cruise terminal
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The facility will be home to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Mardi Gras, from 2020

V.Ships Leisure to supply crew for Mystic Cruises’ World Explorer

V.Ships Leisure to supply crew for Mystic Cruises’ World Explorer
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cruise line will operate its first newly built expedition ship itself and charter it to other lines

Seabourn names its first new luxury expedition ship

Seabourn names its first new luxury expedition ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, March 18, 2019

Seabourn Venture will visit polar regions after entering service, sailing to the Arctic in summer 2021

MSC Cruises confirms order for four luxury ships with Fincantieri

MSC Cruises confirms order for four luxury ships with Fincantieri
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, March 18, 2019

The 421-suite, 64,000gt cruise vessels will enter service between 2023 and 2026

Vantage Cruise Line to launch first small sea-going ship

Vantage Cruise Line to launch first small sea-going ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, March 15, 2019

The luxury expedition vessel will enter service in 2021 and offer worldwide itineraries

New stateroom designs on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

New stateroom designs on Carnival’s Mardi Gras
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, March 15, 2019

DCA Design International and Studio DADO created rooms that maximise space and storage

Tauck to welcome celebrity chefs on Danube river cruises

Tauck to welcome celebrity chefs on Danube river cruises
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Luca Manfé and Jacques Haeringer will host onboard cooking demonstrations and share tips with guests

Carnival refits Carnival Freedom with new onboard experiences

Carnival refits Carnival Freedom with new onboard experiences
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ship now has a new waterpark, Bonsai Sushi Express and retail spaces after multimillion-dollar dry dock

YSA Design creates restaurant interiors on MSC Bellissima

YSA Design creates restaurant interiors on MSC Bellissima
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, March 11, 2019

Guests will be able to enjoy Ramón Freixa’s Hola! Tapas bar and Jean-Philippe Maury’s Chocolaterie