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.

Azamara to deploy new reservations system from Versonix Seaware

Azamara to deploy new reservations system from Versonix Seaware

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 May 2022

The platform will simplify the booking process and improve sales, marketing and revenue management

Resorts World Cruises to debut on 15 June 2022

Resorts World Cruises to debut on 15 June 2022

Resorts World Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 19 May 2022

The new Asian luxury brand will offer itineraries to Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia

Viking Mars officially named at private ceremony in Malta

Viking Mars officially named at private ceremony in Malta

Viking

By Alice Chambers | 19 May 2022

Godmother Lady Fiona Carnarvon attended the ceremony via video from Highclere Castle in Wales

FCCA partners with the Cayman Islands for cruise development

FCCA partners with the Cayman Islands for cruise development

Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 18 May 2022

The agreement will aim to increase cruise calls to the islands and develop new experiences

Shaquem Griffin christens Margaritaville at Sea Paradise

Shaquem Griffin christens Margaritaville at Sea Paradise

Shaquem Griffin

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2022

NFL player named the ship in a ceremony during its inaugural cruise

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2022

The new cruise ship will sail to Valletta, Malta, ahead of its christening ceremony 

Valiant Lady to head to Barcelona for the summer season

Valiant Lady to head to Barcelona for the summer season

Virgin Voyages

By Alice Chambers | 12 May 2022

Virgin Voyages’ second ship will offer seven-night itineraries across the Mediterranean

New Zealand to reopen borders for cruise ships

New Zealand to reopen borders for cruise ships

Dan Freeman/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces restrictions will lift by end of July

Gymnast Simone Biles named godmother of Celebrity Beyond

Gymnast Simone Biles named godmother of Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

The multiple-time world champion and Olympic medallist will christen the ship in Fort Lauderdale

Ocean Victory departs on inaugural cruise for American Queen Voyages

Ocean Victory departs on inaugural cruise for American Queen Voyages

American Queen Voyages

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

The expedition ship sailed from Vancouver on the first of a series of 12- and 13-day voyages

Portland Port to receive record-breaking 62 cruise ships in 2022

Portland Port to receive record-breaking 62 cruise ships in 2022

Portland Port

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2022

The season was started on 21 April and is expected to last until 14 November

Explora Journeys celebrates the keel laying of Explora II

Explora Journeys celebrates the keel laying of Explora II

Explora Journeys

By Alice Chambers | 09 May 2022

The cruise line’s second ship is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2024

Atlantys services over 90 cruise calls in 18 months

Atlantys services over 90 cruise calls in 18 months

Atlantys

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2022

Portuguese agency delivers support across the Mid-Atlantic region following pandemic

Emerald Cruises appoints Sarah Wikevand as godmother for new ship

Emerald Cruises appoints Sarah Wikevand as godmother for new ship

Emerald Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 05 May 2022

The cruise specialist will christen Emerald Azzurra in Venice, Italy, on 28 May 2022

Azamara Onward christened in Monte Carlo

Azamara Onward christened in Monte Carlo

Azamara Cruises

By Alex Smith | 04 May 2022

An official ceremony was led by Azamara president Carol Cabezas and godmother Beth Santos

Resilient, innovative and more sustainable

Resilient, innovative and more sustainable
By Jon Ingleton | 04 May 2022

The mood in the room at Seatrade Cruise Global is always a reliable barometer of the state of the industry and people were full of smiles last week. Cruise & Ferry was there, day and night, to embrace the occasion. Jon Ingleton reports

Jon Ingleton shares the updates from Seatrade Cruise Global, which took place in Miami last week 

Carnival Cruise Line returns entire fleet to guest operation

Carnival Cruise Line returns entire fleet to guest operation

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 03 May 2022

Carnival Splendor became the final ship to welcome guests back onboard as she set sail from Seattle

ABB to supply propulsion for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection ships

ABB to supply propulsion for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection ships

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

By Alex Smith | 29 April 2022

Two Azipod units will be delivered to Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard for mega yachts

Ulstein develops new concept for zero-emission vessel

Ulstein develops new concept for zero-emission vessel

UIstein

By Alice Chambers | 28 April 2022

The Sif ship will feature a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor to generate clean electricity

Inmarsat to provide Fleet Xpress service for Galápagos vessels

Inmarsat to provide Fleet Xpress service for Galápagos vessels

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 27 April 2022

Ships owned by Quasar Expeditions and Kleintours will be served by the maritime broadband service

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