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.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to name first ship Evrima

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to name first ship Evrima
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The vessel, which will have interior by Tillberg Design of Sweden, will be delivered in June 2020

Windstar reaches milestone in Star Plus Initiative

Windstar reaches milestone in Star Plus Initiative
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New 84-foot midsection to be inserted into Star Breeze to make space for extra suites

Royal Caribbean ships to feature new spa staterooms

Royal Caribbean ships to feature new spa staterooms
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 21, 2019

Guests will benefit from amenities including better spa access, luxury bedding and daily coffee deliveries

Carnival Cruise Line to homeport four ships in Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line to homeport four ships in Galveston
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 21, 2019

Carnival Radiance and Carnival Breeze will join the two vessels already based in the port in 2021

GreenPort Congress 2019 highlights steps to zero emissions

GreenPort Congress 2019 highlights steps to zero emissions
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 18, 2019

Battery, LNG and shore power among technologies discussed at the conference

‘Rum Rendezvous’ to be offered at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

‘Rum Rendezvous’ to be offered at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 18, 2019

Bahamian island destination will provide a range of experiences for MSC Cruises’ guests

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven breaks cruise passenger record

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven breaks cruise passenger record
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 18, 2019

This year, 250,000 visitors called at the port on almost 120 vessels, surpassing all-time high in 2018

Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 17, 2019

South Pacific island will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world

Chesapeake Shipbuilding floats out American Jazz five weeks early

Chesapeake Shipbuilding floats out American Jazz five weeks early
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 17, 2019

US yard will add three upper decks and outfit American Cruise Lines' third modern riverboat

Sky Princess officially joins Princess Cruises fleet

Sky Princess officially joins Princess Cruises fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Fincantieri delivers the cruise line's first purpose-built MedallionClass ship in Italy

AIDA Cruises holds keel-laying ceremony for new AIDAcosma

AIDA Cruises holds keel-laying ceremony for new AIDAcosma
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Brand's second LNG ship is taking shape at Neptun Werft's yard in Germany ahead of 2021 delivery

Holland America Line launches section of Ryndam

Holland America Line launches section of Ryndam
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Forward lower section of new ship is now afloat at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard

AD Associates to design interior and exterior spaces on MSC Seashore

AD Associates to design interior and exterior spaces on MSC Seashore
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Project marks the first time that the UK-based design agency has worked with MSC Cruises

Port of Kiel surpasses cruise passenger record

Port of Kiel surpasses cruise passenger record
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

German port exceeded predicted targets in 2019 after 174 calls from 32 ships

Costa Cruises to increase visits to Sicily and Sardinia in 2020

Costa Cruises to increase visits to Sicily and Sardinia in 2020
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Costa Smeralda will call at Cagliari and Palermo, while Costa Pacifica will visit Catania

How Norway's ports are improving the cruise experience

How Norway's ports are improving the cruise experience
By Jon Ingleton | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Norway’s ports and destinations are busy enhancing their facilities and shore excursion offerings for visiting ships and passengers. Jon Ingleton reports from a hectic Norway Day in London

Jon Ingleton reports on the developments in destinations across Norway

Global Dream to offer longest roller coaster at sea

Global Dream to offer longest roller coaster at sea
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 14, 2019

New ship will feature first-ever theme park at sea when it launches in early 2021

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe releases agenda

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe releases agenda
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 14, 2019

Conference will feature 30 speakers in a series of interactive sessions

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic inspiration

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic inspiration
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 11, 2019

Guests watched 3D multimedia show from boats and launches on Hamburg’s River Elbe

Oceania Cruises to debut new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Centre

Oceania Cruises to debut new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Centre
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 11, 2019

Guests will be able to access a range of wellness services onboard and onshore