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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.

Fincantieri floats out new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship

Fincantieri floats out new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

By Alex Smith | 03 February 2023

Seven Seas Grandeur touched water for the first time in traditional shipbuilding ceremony

Viking will debut its fifth Seine River vessel in 2025

Viking will debut its fifth Seine River vessel in 2025

Viking

By Alice Chambers | 02 February 2023

Upcoming Viking Longship will operate on the brand’s ‘Paris and the Heart of Normandy’ itinerary

Oceania Cruises to name second new vessel Allura

Oceania Cruises to name second new vessel Allura

Oceania Cruises

By Alex Smith | 01 February 2023

The second Allura-class ship is scheduled to make its debut in 2025

Pacific Encounter to undergo three-week dry dock

Pacific Encounter to undergo three-week dry dock

P&O Cruises Australia

By Alex Smith | 30 January 2023

A Twin-Racer waterslide and the P&O Edge Adventure Park will be installed in Singapore

SH Diana floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard

SH Diana floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard

Helsinki Shipyard

By Alex Smith | 27 January 2023

The third ship in Swan Hellenic’s fleet will begin sailing from Palermo, Italy, on 15 April

New Celebrity Cruises ship floated out at Chantiers de l’Atlantique

New Celebrity Cruises ship floated out at Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Celebrity Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 23 January 2023

Celebrity Ascent will join the fleet in December 2023 offering new onboard experiences

Ambassador Cruise Line’s second ship to undergo work at Lloyd Werft

Ambassador Cruise Line’s second ship to undergo work at Lloyd Werft

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 17 January 2023

Ambition will receive environmental upgrades, a new livery and updated furnishings

Incat Tasmania builds world’s largest zero-emission ferry for Buquebus

Incat Tasmania builds world’s largest zero-emission ferry for Buquebus

Incat Tasmania

By Alice Chambers | 16 January 2023

The battery-powered vessel will be delivered in 2025 and accommodate 2,100 passengers

Accor to join cruise industry with new Orient Express ship in 2026

Accor to join cruise industry with new Orient Express ship in 2026

Orient Express

By Alice Chambers | 12 January 2023

Travel brand is working with Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Maxime d’Angeac and Stirling Design International

Sembcorp Marine completes third battery-powered ferry for Norled

Sembcorp Marine completes third battery-powered ferry for Norled

Sembcorp Marine

By Alex Smith | 10 January 2023

The new vessel will serve on the Hella-Vagsnes-Dragsvik route along with its two sister ships

Rauma shipyard begins construction on second ferry for Spirit of Tasmania

Rauma shipyard begins construction on second ferry for Spirit of Tasmania

Rauma Marine Constructions

By Amber Hickman | 21 December 2022

The two ferries will operate on the world’s southernmost open sea route

P&O Cruises receives Arvia from Meyer Werft

P&O Cruises receives Arvia from Meyer Werft

P&O Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 15 December 2022

LNG-powered ship is the largest vessel built for the UK market, accommodating 5,200 passengers

Fincantieri delivers Resilient Lady to Virgin Voyages

Fincantieri delivers Resilient Lady to Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages

By Alex Smith | 13 December 2022

The third of four ships ordered by the cruise line was handed over at the Sestri Ponente shipyard

Royal Caribbean officially names Wonder of the Seas at Port Canaveral

Royal Caribbean officially names Wonder of the Seas at Port Canaveral

Royal Caribbean 

By Alice Chambers | 12 December 2022

Icon of the Seas was also floated out at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku on 9 December 2022 

Knud E. Hansen develops Mississippi river cruise vessel design

Knud E. Hansen develops Mississippi river cruise vessel design

Kund E. Hanson

By Alex Smith | 09 December 2022

The concept vessel would be intended for itineraries of up to 14 days with 220 passengers

Tallink Grupp receives MyStar ferry from Rauma Marine Construction

Tallink Grupp receives MyStar ferry from Rauma Marine Construction

Semmeli Korhonen

By Amber Hickman | 07 December 2022

The ship will can carry 2,000 passengers and will operate between Estonia and Finland

American Cruise Lines to introduce new ships and destinations in 2023

American Cruise Lines to introduce new ships and destinations in 2023

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 02 December 2022

Three small ships, 10 itineraries and 21 new ports will be debuted in next year’s cruise season

CSIE 2022: Continental exhibits surfaces and upholstery

CSIE 2022: Continental exhibits surfaces and upholstery

Silversea Cruises

By Amber Hickman | 30 November 2022

The surface designer is showcasing some of its options for furniture upholstery

Fincantieri floats out Virgin Voyages’ Brilliant Lady

Fincantieri floats out Virgin Voyages’ Brilliant Lady

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By Alice Chambers | 28 November 2022

The vessel, due to debut in 2023, will accommodate 2,770 guests in 1,400 cabins

Liberty Lines vessels to be powered by EST-Floattech and Rolls-Royce

Liberty Lines vessels to be powered by EST-Floattech and Rolls-Royce

Liberty Lines

By Alice Chambers | 28 November 2022

The nine new hybrid fast ferries will operate between Sicily and Croatia from 2023

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