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.

Crystal Cruises offers virtual cruise experience

Crystal Cruises offers virtual cruise experience
By Alex Smith | 03 April 2020

Crystal@Home showcases a weekly voyage through varied digital and social media platforms

Celebrity Cruises takes virtual delivery of Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises takes virtual delivery of Celebrity Apex
By Alex Smith | 30 March 2020

Executives accepted command of the vessel via video conference

Iona leaves Meyer Werft shipyard for sea trials

Iona leaves Meyer Werft shipyard for sea trials
By Alex Smith | 19 March 2020

New P&O Cruises ship is being conveyed along the river Ems before conducting tests on the North Sea

MedCruise issues statement on the impact of Covid-19

MedCruise issues statement on the impact of Covid-19
By Alex Smith | 18 March 2020

Association shows its support for members and predicts resilience in the face of crisis

Ship of the Year 2020: And the winners are…

Ship of the Year 2020: And the winners are…
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 17 March 2020

We reveal the vessels that have taken top spot in our first-ever passenger ship awards

Schottel to provide azimuth thrusters for Yangtze cruise vessel

Schottel to provide azimuth thrusters for Yangtze cruise vessel
By Alex Smith | 17 March 2020

New ship for Changjiang Cruise Overseas Travel will be powered by electric motors

First all-female bridge and leadership team sets sail

First all-female bridge and leadership team sets sail
By Alex Smith | 09 March 2020

Celebrity Edge embarked on the landmark voyage on International Women’s Day

Climeon to install systems on Havila Kystruten ships

Climeon to install systems on Havila Kystruten ships
By Alex Smith | 05 March 2020

The company’s technology will allow waste heat to be recovered onboard the four vessels

ABB’s onboard solutions receive verification from DNV GL

ABB’s onboard solutions receive verification from DNV GL
By Alex Smith | 05 March 2020

Vessel is the industry’s first to achieve compliance under the classification society’s framework

Hydro to deliver aluminium solution for Havila Kystruten cruise ships

Hydro to deliver aluminium solution for Havila Kystruten cruise ships
By Alex Smith | 03 March 2020

Lightweight alternative will be used to the upper sections of cruise line’s new ships

Carnival Maritime implements Wärtsilä Navi-Port solution

Carnival Maritime implements Wärtsilä Navi-Port solution
By Alex Smith | 28 February 2020

Wärtsilä partnered with Carnival Maritime and HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Centre for the project

Regent Seven Seas Cruises christens Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises christens Seven Seas Splendor
By Alex Smith | 27 February 2020

Godmother Christie Brinkley blessed the ship at a ceremony featuring a concert by singer Seal

Quark Expeditions releases first annual Sustainability Report

Quark Expeditions releases first annual Sustainability Report
By Alex Smith | 27 February 2020

Report provides analysis of the company’s Polar Promise strategy for responsible polar travel

Disney Cruise Line to return to Greece for summer 2021

Disney Cruise Line to return to Greece for summer 2021
By Alex Smith | 26 February 2020

Disney Magic will explore the Mediterranean and call at several new European ports 

Naming ceremony held for Costa Smeralda

Naming ceremony held for Costa Smeralda
By Alex Smith | 24 February 2020

Celebrations in Savona, Italy, featured the ship’s godmother Penélope Cruz

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady launched in Dover by Richard Branson

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady launched in Dover by Richard Branson
By Alex Smith | 21 February 2020

The cruise line’s first ship will call at Liverpool before sailing to Miami for its inaugural voyage

National Geographic Endurance completes sea trials

National Geographic Endurance completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 20 February 2020

Lindblad Expeditions’ first purpose-built polar expedition ship is set for delivery in March 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line completes Norwegian Spirit refit

Norwegian Cruise Line completes Norwegian Spirit refit
By Alex Smith | 19 February 2020

US$100 million renovation sees changes to all staterooms, dining venues and public areas

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg
By Alex Smith | 19 February 2020

20-year deal will give the line receive priority docking at the US port for a per-passenger fee

Virgin Voyages takes delivery of Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages takes delivery of Scarlet Lady
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Cruise line commits to offsetting direct carbon emissions as first ship enters fleet

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