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.

Second Viking expedition ship floated out in construction milestone

Second Viking expedition ship floated out in construction milestone

Viking

By Alex Smith | 02 August 2021

Viking Polaris is scheduled to debut in summer 2022 with Arctic and Antarctic voyages

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady to sail her maiden voyage

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady to sail her maiden voyage

Virgin Voyages

By Alex Smith | 30 July 2021

The ship will sail six cruises around the UK from Portsmouth

Cruising restarts in Hong Kong with departure of Genting Dream

Cruising restarts in Hong Kong with departure of Genting Dream

Worldwide Cruise Terminals

By Alex Smith | 30 July 2021

The Dream Cruises’ ship will sail three itineraries a week from Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Azamara Quest departs from Glasgow ahead of return to service

Azamara Quest departs from Glasgow ahead of return to service

Azamara

By Alex Smith | 29 July 2021

The ship will sail to Cadiz, Spain, to prepare for five voyages around Greece in August

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seashore from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seashore from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 July 2021

The ship is the largest cruise vessel ever to be built in Italy

Century Cruises expands into ocean cruising

Century Cruises expands into ocean cruising

Century Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 July 2021

The Chinese company has acquired Century Harmony, formerly Carnival Fascination

MSC Cruises reports on sustainability efforts during Covid-19

MSC Cruises reports on sustainability efforts during Covid-19

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 July 2021

2020 Sustainability Report focuses on steps taken to secure business during global disruption

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line return to service

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line return to service

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 July 2021

Majestic Princess and Nieuw Amsterdam have set sail from the Port of Seattle

MSC, Fincantieri and Snam partner for first hydrogen-powered cruise ship

MSC, Fincantieri and Snam partner for first hydrogen-powered cruise ship
By Alex Smith | 26 July 2021

The partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for design and construction

NCL returns to cruising for first time in 500 days

NCL returns to cruising for first time in 500 days

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 July 2021

Norwegian Jade makes history as the first NCL ship to resume sailing and the first to homeport in Piraeus

Lindblad Expeditions inaugurates National Geographic Endurance

Lindblad Expeditions inaugurates National Geographic Endurance

Julie Rowland

By Rebecca | 23 July 2021

Brand's first polar expedition cruise ship was the first international vessel to be christened in Reykjavik

RINA to classify largest-ever cruise ship built in China

RINA to classify largest-ever cruise ship built in China

RINA

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 July 2021

Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding will adhere to RINA's environmental and biosafe notations

Cruising returns to Alaska for first time since 2019

Cruising returns to Alaska for first time since 2019

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 21 July 2021

Royal Caribbean International's Serenade of the Seas becomes the first vessel to visit the region

Port of Tallinn opens environmentally sustainable terminal

Port of Tallinn opens environmentally sustainable terminal

Port of Tallinn

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 21 July 2021

New facility uses solar panels and sea power to operate during high and low seasons

Scotland welcomes first cruise call since early 2020

Scotland welcomes first cruise call since early 2020

Melanie Henderson

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 July 2021

Noble Caledonia ship visits Lerwick Harbour after Scottish Government lifts ban on domestic cruising

Saga christens Spirit of Adventure in the UK

Saga christens Spirit of Adventure in the UK

Saga Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 July 2021

Ceremony marks the first time any cruise vessel has been inaugurated at Portsmouth International Port

Windstar Cruises resumes cruising in French Polynesia and Tahiti

Windstar Cruises resumes cruising in French Polynesia and Tahiti

Windstar Cruises

By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 July 2021

Small ship cruise line welcomed vaccinated guests and crew onboard Wind Spirit this week 
 

Lady Fiona Carnarvon to christen new Viking Mars

Lady Fiona Carnarvon to christen new Viking Mars

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 July 2021

Viking's latest ocean ship moves a step closer to 2022 debut after floating out from dry dock in Italy

Starboard Cruise Services designs retail areas onboard Costa Firenze

Starboard Cruise Services designs retail areas onboard Costa Firenze

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 16 July 2021

The Galleria Shops area on the vessel includes 13 stores with Italian-themed collections

SunStone Ships takes delivery of Ocean Explorer

SunStone Ships takes delivery of Ocean Explorer

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 16 July 2021

The second Infinity-class vessel will sail expedition cruises for Vantage Travel

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