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.

MSC Cruises hosts MSC Virtuosa naming ceremony in UAE

MSC Cruises hosts MSC Virtuosa naming ceremony in UAE

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 29 November 2021

The event was held in Port Rashid, Dubai, on the 27 November 2021 

Cruise operations return to the Port of New Orleans

Cruise operations return to the Port of New Orleans

Port of New Orleans

By Alex Smith | 29 November 2021

A total of 285 ship calls are expected by the port for 2022

CruiseCopenhagen develops 2024 strategy for sustainable growth

CruiseCopenhagen develops 2024 strategy for sustainable growth

Thomas Høyrup Christensen

By Alex Smith | 26 November 2021

The framework is based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

TUI River Cruises christens second ship TUI Skyla

TUI River Cruises christens second ship TUI Skyla

TUI River Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 November 2021

The ship embarked on her first sailing of TUI’s ‘Mistletoe and Rhine’ itinerary following ceremony

Dream Cruises to increase Genting Dream’s passenger capacity

Dream Cruises to increase Genting Dream’s passenger capacity

Dream Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 November 2021

The ship will carry 75 per cent of its maximum number of guests from 1 December

Bahama Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica enters dry dock

Bahama Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica enters dry dock

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 24 November 2021

The ship will receive maintenance ahead of the 2022 cruise season

Swan Hellenic christens new ship SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic christens new ship SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 24 November 2021

A ceremony was held at Helsinki shipyard in Finland to mark the completion of construction

Heineken partners with cruise companies for sustainability initiative

Heineken partners with cruise companies for sustainability initiative

Heineken

By Alex Smith | 22 November 2021

The ‘2030 Brew a Better World’ programme will include waste reduction and non-alcoholic options

MSC Cruises holds naming ceremony for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises holds naming ceremony for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 November 2021

The celebration was held at the cruise line’s private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

The Islands of Guernsey to reopen for cruise calls

The Islands of Guernsey to reopen for cruise calls

VisitGuernsey

By Alex Smith | 18 November 2021

 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic Spirit will be the first ship to call on 14 April

Celebrity Cruises cuts steel for fourth Edge-series ship

Celebrity Cruises cuts steel for fourth Edge-series ship

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 18 November 2021

Construction of Celebrity Ascent begins with ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

Setting Hapag-Lloyd Cruises up for success

Setting Hapag-Lloyd Cruises up for success

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

By Susan Parker | 17 November 2021

After working with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for over a decade, Julian Pfitzner became CEO in 2021. He tells Susan Parker his plans for strengthening the brand

Julian Pfitzner shares his plans for strengthening the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises brand in his new role as CEO

Author and philanthropist Dr. Lucille O’Neal to christen Carnival Radiance

Author and philanthropist Dr. Lucille O’Neal to christen Carnival Radiance

Epson America, Inc

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 November 2021

Former Carnival Victory has been fully renovated and will sail from California, USA, after her inauguration

Amadeus River Cruises is to welcome new ship to fleet in June 2022

Amadeus River Cruises is to welcome new ship to fleet in June 2022

Amadeus River Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 November 2021

The 163-guest Amadeus Cara will sail itineraries on the Danube and Rhine rivers when she starts service

Fincantieri delivers Silver Dawn at its shipyard in Italy

Fincantieri delivers Silver Dawn at its shipyard in Italy

Silversea Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 November 2021

The vessel is the third newbuild to join the Silversea Cruises fleet since the start of 2020

Bahamian paratriathlete Erin Brown christens new Odyssey of the Seas

Bahamian paratriathlete Erin Brown christens new Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 November 2021

Royal Caribbean newbuild named in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before starting her maiden Caribbean season

Worldwide Cruise Terminals welcomes 800th passenger ship call

Worldwide Cruise Terminals welcomes 800th passenger ship call

Worldwide Cruise Terminals

By Rebecca Gibson | 12 November 2021

Dream Cruises' Genting Dream made the milestone visit to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

MSC Cruises partners with Saudia for Red Sea holidays

MSC Cruises partners with Saudia for Red Sea holidays

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 November 2021

The airline will fly nearly 20,000 tourists to Saudi Arabia this winter

MedCruise elects Figen Ayan as new president at general assembly

MedCruise elects Figen Ayan as new president at general assembly

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 10 November 2021

Ayan, the chief port officer at Galataport Istanbul, has been a member of the board since 2011

Richard Fain stepping down as CEO of Royal Caribbean Group

Richard Fain stepping down as CEO of Royal Caribbean Group
By Alex Smith | 09 November 2021

The long-serving executive will be replaced by chief financial officer Jason Liberty

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