River 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.

P&O Cruises’ Iona officially named in Port of Southampton

P&O Cruises’ Iona officially named in Port of Southampton

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 17 May 2021

The event featured a performance from the ship’s music director Gary Barlow

Disney Wish to feature new suite accommodation in ship’s funnel

Disney Wish to feature new suite accommodation in ship’s funnel

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 17 May 2021

The design of the 1,966-square-foot penthouse is inspired by Disney’s Moana

Sea Cloud Cruises takes delivery of Sea Cloud Spirit

Sea Cloud Cruises takes delivery of Sea Cloud Spirit

Sea Cloud Cruises

By Alex Smith | 14 May 2021

The new ship is scheduled to sail a 10-night maiden voyage from Rome, Italy on 14 September

Norwegian Cruise Line to debut Norwegian Prima in 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line to debut Norwegian Prima in 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2021

The ship is the first of six in a new series of Prima-class vessels for the cruise line

New Ambassador Cruise Line launches in UK

New Ambassador Cruise Line launches in UK

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2021

Brand will operate one ship from London Tilbury and offer itineraries for the over 50s market

MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton for maiden season

MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton for maiden season

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2021

MSC Cruises flagship will be the first cruise vessel to sail from the UK since the start of the pandemic

European Cruise Service debuts electric tour bus in Norway

European Cruise Service debuts electric tour bus in Norway

European Cruise Service

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2021

The bus has a range of 350 kilometres and capacity for 51 passengers

New Viking Venus arrives in UK for the first time

New Viking Venus arrives in UK for the first time

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 11 May 2021

Viking vessel will be christened in Portsmouth on 17 May and begin cruises around England

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam completes sea trials

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam completes sea trials

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2021

The ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard after tests off the Adriatic coast

Holland America Line to restart cruising from Greece

Holland America Line to restart cruising from Greece

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 07 May 2021

Eurodam will sail four seven-day cruises departing from Piraeus in August

Carnival Cruise Line ships to be updated with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line ships to be updated with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 May 2021

Red, white and blue livery pays homage to maritime tradition and patriotic colours

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2021

The crew of MSC Bellissima were the first to be inoculated against Covid-19

Port of Southampton names new fifth terminal

Port of Southampton names new fifth terminal

ABP Southampton

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2021

Horizon Cruise Terminal was chosen from nearly 4,000 suggestions

UnCruise Adventures moves Alaska relaunch forward

UnCruise Adventures moves Alaska relaunch forward

UnCruise Adventures

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2021

The cruise will offer sailings departing from Juneau, Alaska, from 7 May

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway launch Itinerary Planner tool

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway launch Itinerary Planner tool
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 May 2021

Cruise lines can check availability at ports in Norway and Baltic Sea region

Costa Smeralda starts Costa Cruises' summer 2021 season

Costa Smeralda starts Costa Cruises' summer 2021 season

Costa Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 May 2021

Brand's flagship is the first of four ships to resume sailing in the Mediterranean

De Wave Group provides turnkey service for P&O Cruises Australia

De Wave Group provides turnkey service for P&O Cruises Australia

De Wave Group

By Alex Smith | 30 April 2021

Firm carried out refit work on Pacific Encounter and will do the same on Pacific Adventure later this year

Celebrity Beyond to be biggest and most luxurious Edge-class ship

Celebrity Beyond to be biggest and most luxurious Edge-class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2021

Vessel to offer reimagined spaces, extra accommodation, new speciality restaurant and more

MSC Cruises reveals entertainment options onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises reveals entertainment options onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 29 April 2021

The new ship will enter service with four cruises around the UK coastline

Crystal forms partnership with California Ocean Alliance

Crystal forms partnership with California Ocean Alliance

Crystal

By Alex Smith | 28 April 2021

Scientists from conservation organisation will join Antarctic cruises to conduct whale research

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