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.

Carnival Victory officially renamed as Carnival Radiance

Carnival Victory officially renamed as Carnival Radiance

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 24 September 2021

The ship is in the final stages of a $200 million refit project in Cadiz, Spain

Royal Caribbean Group meets 2020 sustainability targets

Royal Caribbean Group meets 2020 sustainability targets

Royal Caribbean Group

By Alex Smith | 23 September 2021

The company’s 13th annual sustainability report provides update on the company’s efforts

Vikand to provide medical management for Swan Hellenic fleet

Vikand to provide medical management for Swan Hellenic fleet

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 23 September 2021

The public health provider will manage operations across the cruise line’s expedition cruise ships

MSC Cruise Division pledges to achieve zero GHG emissions by 2050

MSC Cruise Division pledges to achieve zero GHG emissions by 2050

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 September 2021

Company also joins Getting to Zero Coalition to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping sector

Cruise operations to resume at Port Tampa Bay in October

Cruise operations to resume at Port Tampa Bay in October

Port Tampa Bay

By Alex Smith | 21 September 2021

Serenade of the Seas will be the first ship to sail from the port on 16 October

AD Ports Group to develop cruise terminal in Jordan

AD Ports Group to develop cruise terminal in Jordan

AD Ports Group

By Alex Smith | 21 September 2021

The group has signed an agreement with the Aqaba Development Corporation for the new facility

Wireless Maritime Services and Fred. Olsen renew agreement

Wireless Maritime Services and Fred. Olsen renew agreement

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 20 September 2021

The communications provider will continue to provide cellular service for the cruise line’s fleet

Cruising returns to Toulon Bay for first time since pandemic

Cruising returns to Toulon Bay for first time since pandemic

Ports of Toulon Bay

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 September 2021

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 2 became first ship to call at the French port with passengers in over 18 months

Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic

Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2021

Phoenix Reisen's Amera will bring 617 passengers and 460 crew members to the Spanish port

Wonder of the Seas to debut in the USA in 2022

Wonder of the Seas to debut in the USA in 2022

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Newest Royal Caribbean ship will sail Caribbean cruises from Florida before repositioning to Europe

Heineken offers ‘Back to Sailing’ support package for cruise lines

Heineken offers ‘Back to Sailing’ support package for cruise lines

Heineken

By Alex Smith | 15 September 2021

The programme will include health and safety training and shared insights for cruise partners

AIVP and MedCruise create Working Group on cruises and port cities

AIVP and MedCruise create Working Group on cruises and port cities
By Alex Smith | 14 September 2021

The group will share good practices to help coexistence between the industry and destinations

Cruise operations begin to restart at Le Havre

Cruise operations begin to restart at Le Havre

Tant De MM

By Alex Smith | 10 September 2021

Marella Explorer 2 arrived for her maiden call at the French port

Sea Cloud Spirit officially christened in Palma de Mallorca

Sea Cloud Spirit officially christened in Palma de Mallorca

Sea Cloud Cruises

By Alex Smith | 10 September 2021

The full-rigged ship will enter service with a maiden voyage from Rome

Crystal Cruises sells luxury yacht Crystal Esprit

Crystal Cruises sells luxury yacht Crystal Esprit

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 08 September 2021

The cruise line reveals small yacht concept no longer fits its plans for the future

American Melody makes debut with Mississippi River cruise

American Melody makes debut with Mississippi River cruise

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 07 September 2021

American Cruise Lines’ newest modern riverboat will sail along the river throughout her inaugural season

Azamara signs retail partnership with Starboard Cruise Services

Azamara signs retail partnership with Starboard Cruise Services

Azamara

By Alex Smith | 06 September 2021

The two companies will redesign the retail programme for the cruise line’s fleet

More Carnival Cruise Line ships to resume sailing

More Carnival Cruise Line ships to resume sailing

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 03 September 2021

The line will have 15 ships sailing from seven US homeports by mid-November

Hurtigruten Expeditions to officially name Fridtjof Nansen in Svalbard

Hurtigruten Expeditions to officially name Fridtjof Nansen in Svalbard

Hurtigruten Expeditions

By Alex Smith | 03 September 2021

The ceremony will mark the 125th anniversary of the cruise line’s first expedition cruise

Spaces onboard Oceania Cruises’ Vista to be styled in Ralph Lauren Home

Spaces onboard Oceania Cruises’ Vista to be styled in Ralph Lauren Home

Oceania Cruises

By Alex Smith | 02 September 2021

Owner’s Suites and the Library will feature furnishings from the designer

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