Ports & Destinations 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.

Viking celebrates 25th anniversary in Amsterdam

Viking celebrates 25th anniversary in Amsterdam

Viking

By Alex Smith | 04 October 2022

The cruise company’s two new expedition ships were christened in milestone event

Australia welcomes first international cruise guests since 2020

Australia welcomes first international cruise guests since 2020

Carnival

By Alice Chambers | 03 October 2022

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor returned to its homeport in Sydney on 30 September

Four Seasons launches new luxury cruise venture

Four Seasons launches new luxury cruise venture

Four Seasons

By Alex Smith | 30 September 2022

Four Season Yachts will take delivery of its first vessel from Fincantieri by the end of 2025 

Carnival Luminosa sets sail for the first time with new livery

Carnival Luminosa sets sail for the first time with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 28 September 2022

The ship departed from Palermo, Italy, to take crew onboard in Dubai

Viking takes delivery of second expedition ship

Viking takes delivery of second expedition ship

Viking

By Alex Smith | 28 September 2022

Viking Polaris will offer voyages in Antarctica and the Great Lakes

Hurtigruten Norway launches its first hybrid vessel

Hurtigruten Norway launches its first hybrid vessel

Hurtigruten Norway

By Alice Chambers | 26 September 2022

Myklebust Yard fitted new engines and battery packages onboard Richard With to reduce emissions

Carnival Cruise Line extends its Starboard Cruise Services partnership

Carnival Cruise Line extends its Starboard Cruise Services partnership

Carnival

By Alice Chambers | 22 September 2022

Firm will provide retail offerings onboard ten Carnival ships, including Carnival Celebration

MSC World Europa to offer entertainment options for all ages

MSC World Europa to offer entertainment options for all ages

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 22 September 2022

The new vessel will host concert-style shows, theatre productions and themed experiences

Holland America Line completes biofuel test onboard Volendam

Holland America Line completes biofuel test onboard Volendam

Holland America Line

By Alice Chambers | 20 September 2022

During the 20-day test, the ship produced 78 per cent less carbon dioxide when operating on biofuel

Tillberg Design of Sweden creates new design identity for Princess Cruises

Tillberg Design of Sweden creates new design identity for Princess Cruises

Tillberg Design of Sweden

By Alice Chambers | 16 September 2022

The new Sphere-class ships will feature a light and transparent architecture with natural finishes

Carnival Celebration successfully completes sea trials in Baltic Sea

Carnival Celebration successfully completes sea trials in Baltic Sea

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2022

Newest Carnival ship will begin sailing Caribbean cruises from PortMiami in Florida this November

Seatrade Cruise Global plans new venue and dates for 2023

Seatrade Cruise Global plans new venue and dates for 2023
By Alex Smith | 14 September 2022

The world’s largest cruise industry conference will be hosted in Fort Lauderdale on 27-30 March

Survitec reveals new marine evacuation system for smaller vessels

Survitec reveals new marine evacuation system for smaller vessels

Survitec

By Alice Chambers | 07 September 2022

Product includes customisable slide and life raft options, as well as emergency packs for passengers  

MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship to be named in Qatar

MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship to be named in Qatar

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 07 September 2022

MSC World Europa will inaugurate the port of Doha’s new Grand Cruise Terminal

Harding and P&O Cruises Australia agree partnership extension

Harding and P&O Cruises Australia agree partnership extension

Carnival Australia

By Alex Smith | 26 August 2022

Harding will continue to operate onboard retail concessions for a further five years

MSC Seascape completes its three-day sea trials

MSC Seascape completes its three-day sea trials

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 25 August 2022

The fourth Seaside-class ship will debut in December 2022, with a naming ceremony in New York

Celebrity Cruises holds coin ceremony for Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises holds coin ceremony for Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 25 August 2022

Chantiers de l’Atlantique celebrated the milestone of the fourth Edge Series ship on 24 August 2022

New river cruise ship Viking Osiris named at celebration in Luxor

New river cruise ship Viking Osiris named at celebration in Luxor

Viking Cruises

By Alex Smith | 24 August 2022

The Earl of Carnarvon served as godfather of the vessel in a company first

Windstar Cruises no longer requires pre-cruise tests for Covid-19

Windstar Cruises no longer requires pre-cruise tests for Covid-19

Windstar Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 22 August 2022

The updated health and safety procedures will come into effect on 6 September 2022

Carnival Corporation brands update Covid-19 requirements

Carnival Corporation brands update Covid-19 requirements

Carnival Corporation

By Alice Chambers | 15 August 2022

Carnival, Cunard, P&O Cruises UK and Princess Cruises simplify vaccination and testing requirements

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