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.

Royal Caribbean International lays keel for Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International lays keel for Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Alice Chambers | 04 July 2022

The beginning of the ship’s construction was celebrated at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

Scenic Group celebrates float out of Scenic Eclipse II

Scenic Group celebrates float out of Scenic Eclipse II

Scenic Group

By Alice Chambers | 04 July 2022

Scenic Group and the 3. Maj Shipyard recently celebrated the occasion in Croatia

Disney Cruise Line christens fifth ship Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line christens fifth ship Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 01 July 2022

A celebration at Port Canaveral featured musical performances and characters from Disney films

Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Venture from T. Mariotti

Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Venture from T. Mariotti

Seabourn

By Alex Smith | 30 June 2022

The ship is the first of the cruise line’s two purpose-built expedition vessels

Swan Hellenic acquires SH Vega from Helsinki Shipyard in auction

Swan Hellenic acquires SH Vega from Helsinki Shipyard in auction

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 28 June 2022

Shipbuilder sells ship by tender after sanction was imposed on leasing company GTLK Europe

Celebrity Cruises completes restart with departure of Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Cruises completes restart with departure of Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 June 2022

The ship set sail on a Caribbean itinerary from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale

Havila Capella to resume operations following court decision

Havila Capella to resume operations following court decision

Havila Voyages

By Alex Smith | 24 June 2022

The ship has been authorised by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, allowing it to sail again

Carnival to operate Costa Cruises ships in new joint programme

Carnival to operate Costa Cruises ships in new joint programme

Costa Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 23 June 2022

Costa Venezia will sail in North America in 2023, followed by Costa Firenze in 2024

A&K Travel Group acquires Crystal Cruises brand and ships

A&K Travel Group acquires Crystal Cruises brand and ships
By Alex Smith | 22 June 2022

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony will restart sailing in 2023 following refurbishment

Disney Wish arrives at homeport Port Canaveral

Disney Wish arrives at homeport Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral

By Alex Smith | 22 June 2022

The new Disney Cruise Line ship will offer three- and four-night itineraries to The Bahamas

MSC Cruises’ LNG newbuilds reach construction milestones

MSC Cruises’ LNG newbuilds reach construction milestones

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 21 June 2022

MSC World Europa completes sea trials, while MSC Euribia touches water for the first time

Costa Cruises christens Costa Toscana in the port of Barcelona

Costa Cruises christens Costa Toscana in the port of Barcelona

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 20 June 2022

Godmother and singer Chanel named the newest ship in Costa Cruises’ fleet

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates progress of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates progress of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alice Chambers | 16 June 2022

A traditional coin-laying ceremony was hosted at Meyer Turku shipyard on 15 June 2022

Costa Group forms new department focused on decarbonisation

Costa Group forms new department focused on decarbonisation

Costa Group

By Alice Chambers | 16 June 2022

The research unit will develop a plan to help towards a zero-emission fleet by 2050

Costa Luminosa transfers to Carnival Cruise Line fleet

Costa Luminosa transfers to Carnival Cruise Line fleet

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 15 June 2022

The ship will begin operating as Carnival Luminosa in November 2022 from Brisbane, Australia

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam converts Azamara Onward

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam converts Azamara Onward

Damen

By Alex Smith | 14 June 2022

The ship was added to Azamara’s fleet following extensive refitting

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings report highlights sustainability efforts

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings report highlights sustainability efforts

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 14 June 2022

The 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report is part of the Sail & Sustain programme

Holland America Line celebrates as full fleet resumes service

Holland America Line celebrates as full fleet resumes service

Holland America Line

By Alice Chambers | 13 June 2022

Westerdam completed the brand’s return to operations, having departed for Alaska on 12 June

Windstar Cruises debuts newly renovated Star Pride

Windstar Cruises debuts newly renovated Star Pride

Windstar Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 10 June 2022

The yacht departed for Barcelona on 9 June 2022 and completes the Star Plus Class fleet

Ponant resumes service with full 12-ship fleet

Ponant resumes service with full 12-ship fleet

Ponant

By Alex Smith | 08 June 2022

Le Soléal, set sail from Broome, Australia, to travel through the Kimberley region

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