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.

Windstar Cruises takes delivery of Star Pride from Fincantieri

Windstar Cruises takes delivery of Star Pride from Fincantieri

Scandlines

By Alex Smith | 15 October 2021

The ship is the third and final of the cruise line’s vessels to be lengthened and renovated

Marlink to supply hybrid connectivity for Ponant’s new polar expedition ship

Marlink to supply hybrid connectivity for Ponant’s new polar expedition ship

Ponant-Nicolas Dubreuil

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2021

Solution will enable Ponant to deliver hundreds of gigabytes of data to guests and crew every month

Viking Saturn to join Viking ocean fleet in early 2023

Viking Saturn to join Viking ocean fleet in early 2023

Viking

By Alex Smith | 14 October 2021

The Viking ship will sail three new itineraries visiting Nordic destinations during her maiden season

TecnoVeritas to enable Mystic Cruises’ fleet to operate with hydrogen

TecnoVeritas to enable Mystic Cruises’ fleet to operate with hydrogen

Josiah Weiss/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 14 October 2021

The engineering company will convert diesel engines to run in a dual-fuel mode

John Padgett chosen as president of Princess Cruises

John Padgett chosen as president of Princess Cruises

Carnival Corporation

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 October 2021

Executive will manage the brand's operations and retain control of Carnival Corporation’s innovation unit

Portsmouth International Port to provide shore power

Portsmouth International Port to provide shore power

Portsmouth International Port

By Alex Smith | 13 October 2021

Plans for the development were approved by Portsmouth City Council

Hanseatic Nature makes maiden call in Santander

Hanseatic Nature makes maiden call in Santander

Port of Santander

By Alex Smith | 12 October 2021

A commemorative plaque was presented to the captain of the ship by the president of Cantabria

Majestic Princess becomes first ship to visit San Francisco since pandemic

Majestic Princess becomes first ship to visit San Francisco since pandemic

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 12 October 2021

The Princess Cruises vessel was sailing a seven-day ‘Classic California Coast’ itinerary

Holland America Line marks first West Coast departure since pause

Holland America Line marks first West Coast departure since pause

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 11 October 2021

Koningsdam departed from the Port of San Diego on the first of a series of 23 cruises

MSC Seashore to be officially named at Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

MSC Seashore to be officially named at Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 October 2021

The event will also include the formal inauguration of MSC Cruises’ private island

Portsmouth International Port has most successful year

Portsmouth International Port has most successful year

Portsmouth International Port

By Alex Smith | 08 October 2021

The UK port has received a record number of days alongside and maiden calls despite the pandemic

Carnival marks major post-pandemic milestones

Carnival marks major post-pandemic milestones

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 October 2021

Half of the brand's US fleet is back in service and has carried 273,000 guests on 98 cruises in three months

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Explora Journeys

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 October 2021

Explora II will be constructed in Italy and is expected to join the fleet in spring 2024

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America announces new November dates

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America announces new November dates

Elite Exhibitions

By Alex Smith | 07 October 2021

The change comes as US restrictions for European travellers are set to be lifted in early November

Port of Tarragona approves tender for cruise terminal

Port of Tarragona approves tender for cruise terminal

Port of Tarragona

By Alex Smith | 06 October 2021

A 12-year concession will be granted for a 5,900-square-metre facility on the new Balears Wharf

Costa Cruises launches new culinary and destination experiences

Costa Cruises launches new culinary and destination experiences

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 05 October 2021

The cruise line has also updated its branding to reflect its new offering

Finnish businesses collaborate with cruise companies for safety innovation

Finnish businesses collaborate with cruise companies for safety innovation

Business Finland

By Alex Smith | 05 October 2021

Researchers have worked with industry stakeholders to analyse and reduce health risks on ships

Ponant launches polar exploration ship Le Commandant Charcot

Ponant launches polar exploration ship Le Commandant Charcot

Ponant

By Alex Smith | 04 October 2021

The inauguration ceremony for the cruise line’s 13th vessel took place in Le Havre, France

Cruising reopens between Greek and Turkish ports

Cruising reopens between Greek and Turkish ports

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 04 October 2021

The Greek Government has lifted restrictions following discussions facilitated by MedCruise

Celebrity Cruises to debut new dining experiences onboard Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises to debut new dining experiences onboard Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 01 October 2021

Cruise line to collaborate with chef Daniel Boulud and interior designer Nate Berkus

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