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.

Studio Dado designs interiors for American Cruise Lines’ Project Blue

Studio Dado designs interiors for American Cruise Lines’ Project Blue

Studio Dado

By Alice Chambers | 24 January 2022

The first of the 12 new catamaran-style cruise ships will be ready at the beginning of 2023

Wonder of the Seas to offer over 20 dining venues

Wonder of the Seas to offer over 20 dining venues

Royal Caribbean International

By Alex Smith | 21 January 2022

The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar will debut alongside Royal Caribbean’s signature restaurants

American Cruise Lines to build 12 new Project Blue vessels

American Cruise Lines to build 12 new Project Blue vessels

American Cruise Lines

By Alice Chambers | 19 January 2022

The first two of the new coastal cruise ships will be delivered in 2023

Cruise Port Amsterdam adds river cruise operations to business

Cruise Port Amsterdam adds river cruise operations to business

Cruise Port Amsterdam

By Alex Smith | 18 January 2022

The company formerly known as Passenger Terminal Amsterdam will now manage ocean and river calls

Portsmouth welcomes 2022 inaugural cruise season and maiden calls

Portsmouth welcomes 2022 inaugural cruise season and maiden calls

Joe Watson/Strong Island Media/Portsmouth International Port

By Alice Chambers | 17 January 2022

AIDA, Poseidon Expeditions, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn and Mystic Cruises will visit for the first time

Cruise Britain reappoints Kate O’Hara as chair of organisation

Cruise Britain reappoints Kate O’Hara as chair of organisation

Port of Tyne

By Alice Chambers | 14 January 2022

The Port of Tyne’s commercial director previously held the role from 2009-2012

Fincantieri floats Viking Neptune out of building dock in Ancona

Fincantieri floats Viking Neptune out of building dock in Ancona

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 January 2022

New Viking ocean ship will undergo final construction and interior outfitting before November 2022 debut

Norwegian Cruise Line’s second Prima-class ship to set sail next June

Norwegian Cruise Line’s second Prima-class ship to set sail next June

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alice Chambers | 13 January 2022

Norwegian Viva will visit destinations such as Lisbon, Venice, Rome and Athens

Forging ahead with small-ship luxury expedition cruising

Forging ahead with small-ship luxury expedition cruising
By Alex Smith | 07 January 2022

Niels-Erik Lund explains how SunStone Ships is continuing to develop after the challenges of the pandemic to Alex Smith

Niels-Erik Lund explains how SunStone Ships is developing after the challenges of the pandemic

AIDA Cruises takes delivery of newest LNG-powered vessel

AIDA Cruises takes delivery of newest LNG-powered vessel

AIDA Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 05 January 2022

AIDAcosma’s christening will be held in Hamburg on 9 April 2022

Discovery Princess completes sea trials ahead of final preparations

Discovery Princess completes sea trials ahead of final preparations

Princess Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 04 January 2022

The Princess Cruises vessel will begin her maiden voyage from the Port of Los Angeles on 27 March

Viking Octantis embarks on maiden voyage towards South America

Viking Octantis embarks on maiden voyage towards South America

Viking

By Alice Chambers | 04 January 2022

Viking’s new vessel will welcome its first guests to Antarctica in the coming weeks

New Northern Xplorer cruise concept launched for Nordic voyages

New Northern Xplorer cruise concept launched for Nordic voyages

Northern Xplorer

By Alex Smith | 23 December 2021

The company is planning for a series of 14 zero-emission ships accommodating up to 300 passengers

Hong Kong’s WinterFest takes to the sea

Hong Kong’s WinterFest takes to the sea

Hong Kong Tourism Board

By Alex Smith | 22 December 2021

Tourist board partners with Dream Cruises and Royal Caribbean for Christmas-themed activities

Cruise Gate Hamburg protects against infection with UV technology

Cruise Gate Hamburg protects against infection with UV technology

Cruise Gate Hamburg

By Alice Chambers | 16 December 2021

The Steripower device will disinfect 1,200 pieces of luggage within one hour

Dr Lucille O’Neal christens newly renovated Carnival Radiance

Dr Lucille O’Neal christens newly renovated Carnival Radiance

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alice Chambers | 16 December 2021

The Carnival Cruise Line ship features newly improved onboard experiences

Princess Cruises hosts naming ceremony for Enchanted Princess

Princess Cruises hosts naming ceremony for Enchanted Princess

Princess Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 15 December 2021

Godmothers and features of the new vessel are showcased in production “Our World, Enchanted”

Havila Capella sets out on maiden voyage from Bergen

Havila Capella sets out on maiden voyage from Bergen

Havila Voyages

By Alice Chambers | 14 December 2021

The vessel is one of four new sustainable ships designed for Havila Voyages

Ocean Victory becomes first ship to be christened in South Georgia

Ocean Victory becomes first ship to be christened in South Georgia

Albatros Expeditions

By Alice Chambers | 13 December 2021

The naming ceremony was held by Albatros Expeditions and took place on 3 December

Use of onshore power systems increases in Baltic Sea

Use of onshore power systems increases in Baltic Sea

Rostock Port/nordlich

By Alice Chambers | 08 December 2021

Cruise Baltic study looks at the uptake of the technology by ports and global cruise lines

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