Ocean 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.

MSC Cruises signs new homeporting agreement with Cruise Saudi

MSC Cruises signs new homeporting agreement with Cruise Saudi

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 21 April 2021

MSC Magnifica to sail from Jeddah and MSC Virtuosa to make weekly calls to Dammam this winter

American Cruise Lines resumes sailing across USA

American Cruise Lines resumes sailing across USA

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 21 April 2021

Six of the line’s 13 ships are now operating in eight different states

MSC Cruises announces new and updated summer itineraries

MSC Cruises announces new and updated summer itineraries

Daniele Di Maria/MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 April 2021

Additional cruises will be on offer in the Mediterranean and across Europe

How Swan Hellenic is preparing to offer a sophisticated cruise experience

How Swan Hellenic is preparing to offer a sophisticated cruise experience
By Jon Ingleton | 16 April 2021

In November this year, the classic British cruise ship Minerva will be reborn. Jon Ingleton asks Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito how he is reviving the vessel’s original expedition cultural spirit

Andrea Zito explains how he plans to revive the line’s original expedition cultural spirit

Viking takes delivery of Viking Venus from Fincantieri

Viking takes delivery of Viking Venus from Fincantieri

Viking Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

Anne Diamond will christen the ship in the UK on 17 May before it embarks on English coastal cruises

Crystal Endeavor to sail around Iceland in inaugural deployment

Crystal Endeavor to sail around Iceland in inaugural deployment

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 14 April 2021

First Crystal Expedition Cruises’ ship will depart from Reykjavik on 17 July

Silversea to require vaccinations for future sailings

Silversea to require vaccinations for future sailings

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 12 April 2021

The cruise line also announced new voyages onboard Silver Moon in June

Scarlet Lady to sail from Portsmouth in maiden voyage

Scarlet Lady to sail from Portsmouth in maiden voyage

Portsmouth International Port

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The ship will be the largest to depart from the British port

Harding agrees retail contract with Carnival UK

Harding agrees retail contract with Carnival UK

Harding

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The organisation will operate retail areas across P&O Cruises and Cunard fleets

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The vessel is the first of three new ships planned for the cruise line

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 08 April 2021

Shipbuilder also held a keel laying ceremony for Ocean Odyssey

Lindblad Expeditions resuming voyages in summer

Lindblad Expeditions resuming voyages in summer

Lindblad Expeditions

By Alex Smith | 06 April 2021

The cruise line will restart sailings in Alaska and the Galapagos islands in June

Century Cruises resumes operation on Yangtze River

Century Cruises resumes operation on Yangtze River

Century Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 April 2021

The river cruise line’s seven ships have begun sailing at 75 per cent capacity

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

T. Mariotti transports hull from its San Giorgio di Nogaro yard to its facilities in Genoa for final outfitting

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Meyer Turku

By Alex Smith | 01 April 2021

As cruise lines look towards the future, Alex Smith highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back onboard after sailing resumes

CFR highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back when sailing resumes

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

German company becomes the first shipyard in the world to secure a newbuild order since the pandemic

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

New Quantum Ultra class-ship will begin homeporting in Haifa, Israel from May 2021

Windstar Cruises to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for all guests

Windstar Cruises to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for all guests

Windstar Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

Small-ship operator will begin a phased return to sailing from June 2021 onwards

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2021

The indoor pool and dining venue has been redesigned to evoke the feel of a modern beach club

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 March 2021

Brands are the latest in a line of operators resuming cruises around the British Isles

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