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.

Scarlet Lady to sail from Portsmouth in maiden voyage

Scarlet Lady to sail from Portsmouth in maiden voyage

Portsmouth International Port

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The ship will be the largest to depart from the British port

Harding agrees retail contract with Carnival UK

Harding agrees retail contract with Carnival UK

Harding

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The organisation will operate retail areas across P&O Cruises and Cunard fleets

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Wish keel laying ceremony takes place at Meyer Werft shipyard

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 09 April 2021

The vessel is the first of three new ships planned for the cruise line

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships’ Sylvia Earle launched by CMHI

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 08 April 2021

Shipbuilder also held a keel laying ceremony for Ocean Odyssey

Lindblad Expeditions resuming voyages in summer

Lindblad Expeditions resuming voyages in summer

Lindblad Expeditions

By Alex Smith | 06 April 2021

The cruise line will restart sailings in Alaska and the Galapagos islands in June

Century Cruises resumes operation on Yangtze River

Century Cruises resumes operation on Yangtze River

Century Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 April 2021

The river cruise line’s seven ships have begun sailing at 75 per cent capacity

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

T. Mariotti transports hull from its San Giorgio di Nogaro yard to its facilities in Genoa for final outfitting

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Cruise order book: Building for a successful return

Meyer Turku

By Alex Smith | 01 April 2021

As cruise lines look towards the future, Alex Smith highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back onboard after sailing resumes

CFR highlights the newbuilds that will be crucial to attracting passengers back when sailing resumes

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

German company becomes the first shipyard in the world to secure a newbuild order since the pandemic

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

New Quantum Ultra class-ship will begin homeporting in Haifa, Israel from May 2021

Windstar Cruises to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for all guests

Windstar Cruises to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for all guests

Windstar Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

Small-ship operator will begin a phased return to sailing from June 2021 onwards

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2021

The indoor pool and dining venue has been redesigned to evoke the feel of a modern beach club

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 March 2021

Brands are the latest in a line of operators resuming cruises around the British Isles

Total to supply MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered cruise ships

Total to supply MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered cruise ships

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 March 2021

The company will provide 45,000 tons of fuel for the three upcoming vessels

Fred. Olsen to improve onboard purchases with IBS Software

Fred. Olsen to improve onboard purchases with IBS Software

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 March 2021

Point-of-sale solution will enable guests to order food, beverages and more via a mobile device

Princess Cruises to offer UK summer cruises

Princess Cruises to offer UK summer cruises

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 24 March 2021

Regal Princess and Sky Princess will sail itineraries ranging from three to seven nights

Azamara names fourth cruise ship Azamara Onward

Azamara names fourth cruise ship Azamara Onward

Azamara

By Alex Smith | 22 March 2021

The vessel is scheduled to sail on its inaugural season around Europe in 2022

Celebrity Cruises to resume sailing in Caribbean in June

Celebrity Cruises to resume sailing in Caribbean in June

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 22 March 2021

The renovated Celebrity Millennium will sail roundtrip voyages from St. Maarten

Discovery Princess floated out by Fincantieri

Discovery Princess floated out by Fincantieri

Fincantieri

By Alex Smith | 19 March 2021

 Becomes the sixth Royal-class ship to be built for the cruise line at the Monfalcone shipyard

Cunard to celebrate 100 years of world cruises with centenary sailings

Cunard to celebrate 100 years of world cruises with centenary sailings

Cunard

By Alex Smith | 19 March 2021

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria will sail on two voyages around the world in 2023

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