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.

Chesapeake Shipbuilding prepares to launch American Melody

Chesapeake Shipbuilding prepares to launch American Melody
American Cruise Lines
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 October 2020

American Cruise Lines will welcome the fourth vessel in its modern riverboat series in 2021

Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity

Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity
Dan Avila/Hurtigruten
By Alex Smith | 16 October 2020

Cruise operations have been reorganised into Hurtigruten Expeditions and Hurtigruten Norway

Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president

Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president
MedCruise Association
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2020

Corfu Port Authority executive will replace outgoing president Airam Díaz in mid-October 2020

Vodohod Russian River Cruises joins CLIA Europe

Vodohod Russian River Cruises joins CLIA Europe
Vodohod Russian River Cruises
By Alex Smith | 06 October 2020

The Russian operator aims to build brand awareness across Europe

CDC extends No Sail Order for cruise ships in the US

CDC extends No Sail Order for cruise ships in the US
By Alex Smith | 01 October 2020

The restriction on cruise operations will now last until 31 October

Studio DADO chosen as sole interior architect for new Regent ship

Studio DADO chosen as sole interior architect for new Regent ship

Studio DADO

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 September 2020

The design firm has previously created luxury interiors on newbuild's sister ships

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

The bill will lead to development of a roadmap for the safe resumption of cruising across the USA

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship
Seabourn
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

Ultra-luxury cruise vessel will be a sister to Seabourn Venture and is set to debut in 2022

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships
Carnival Cruise Line
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination will help brand remove less efficient ships from fleet

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2020

The facility has a 430-metre-long berth and can accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks the Royal Caribbean Group's chairman and CEO how he is safely navigating its brands through the stormy waters caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO tells us how his cruise brands are navigating the pandemic

Long Haul Spa launches ‘Saving Face’ personal protective equipment

Long Haul Spa launches ‘Saving Face’ personal protective equipment
Long Haul Spa
By Alex Smith | 11 September 2020

The equipment has been can be customised with cruise line branding

Royal Caribbean adapts mobile app for new health and safety protocols

Royal Caribbean adapts mobile app for new health and safety protocols
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 September 2020

The app will be used to help with social distancing and minimising common touchpoints 

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 September 2020

The magazine is packed with exclusive insights from stakeholders across the passenger shipping industry

Tersan Shipyard launches two newbuilds for Havila Voyages

Tersan Shipyard launches two newbuilds for Havila Voyages
Havila Kystruten
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 September 2020

New LNG- and battery-powered cruise ships are to be delivered to Norwegian operator in early 2021

Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivers American Jazz

Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivers American Jazz
American Cruise Lines
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 September 2020

Vessel is the third modern riverboat to join American Cruise Lines' fleet in the past two years

AIDA Cruises to resume cruise operations

AIDA Cruises to resume cruise operations
AIDA Cruises
By Alex Smith | 13 August 2020

The first sailing from Kiel, Germany will depart on 6 September

Costa Cruises to resume cruising from Italy in September

Costa Cruises to resume cruising from Italy in September
Costa Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 August 2020

Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema will sail to ports in the Mediterranean

MSC Cruises to return to service in August

MSC Cruises to return to service in August
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 10 August 2020

MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica will offer seven-night cruises to five different destinations

AmaWaterways resumes operations in Europe

AmaWaterways resumes operations in Europe
AmaWaterways
By Alex Smith | 23 July 2020

AmaKristina will sail a series of cruises in Germany with local guests

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