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.

AmaMora officially joins the AmaWaterways fleet

AmaMora officially joins the AmaWaterways fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 22, 2019

New river cruise ship was christened by Libbie Rice of Ensemble Travel Group in Lahnstein, Germany

Three CroisiEurope ships switch to gas to liquids fuel on the Seine

Three CroisiEurope ships switch to gas to liquids fuel on the Seine
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 19, 2019

Fuel is cleaner than diesel and does not produce smoke, reducing the vessels' environmental impact 

Quark Expeditions to introduce new livery on Ultramarine

Quark Expeditions to introduce new livery on Ultramarine
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A yellow ‘Q’ will span the new ship to reflect the line’s “mission to go beyond the predictable”

AmaWaterways christens new AmaMagna in Austria

AmaWaterways christens new AmaMagna in Austria
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 15, 2019

Emmy Award-winning TV host Samantha Brown helped brand to welcome ship to the fleet

Hurtigruten to host world's first ship christening ceremony in Antarctica

Hurtigruten to host world's first ship christening ceremony in Antarctica
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 12, 2019

Expedition ship will be named with a chunk of ice in a nod to her namesake, explorer Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen enters service in Norway

Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen enters service in Norway
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The hybrid ship is the first in the cruise industry to be able to operate solely on battery power

Saga names new ship with help of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Saga names new ship with help of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 8, 2019

Spirit of Discovery becomes first cruise ship to be named at the UK's Port of Dover in over a decade

Revitalisation: exclusive cruising for the modern traveller

Revitalisation: exclusive cruising for the modern traveller
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 5, 2019

Windstar Cruises’ John Delaney discusses the upcoming ship renovations that are part of the Star Plus Initiative

Windstar Cruises’ John Delaney discusses the upcoming Star Plus ship renovations

Seabourn to offer battery-powered subs on its two new expedition ships

Seabourn to offer battery-powered subs on its two new expedition ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 4, 2019

U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7 subs will take six guests and a pilot 300 metres beneath the ocean surface

Genting Cruise Lines celebrates 25 years

Genting Cruise Lines celebrates 25 years
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Dream Cruises’ World Dream embarks on her inaugural sailing from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

In conversation with cruise ship design legend Joe Farcus

In conversation with cruise ship design legend Joe Farcus
By Rebecca | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Joe Farcus helped Carnival Cruise Line to kickstart a new era of cruising with his first full ship design in the 1970s. Jon Ingleton asks him about his illustrious career

ICFR asks Farcus how he helped Carnival Cruise Line to kickstart a new era of cruising in the 1970s 

MSC Cruises hits 20 million passenger milestone

MSC Cruises hits 20 million passenger milestone
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 1, 2019

Record was reached when American Raul Bonachea boarded MSC Seaside in PortMiami this June

An inside look at Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Flora

An inside look at Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Flora
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 1, 2019

Rebecca Gibson explores how Celebrity Cruises has worked with BG Studio International and other partners to create a pioneering ship that will transform the Galapagos cruise experience

Celebrity, BG Studio International and others share how they created a pioneering ship for the Galapagos

Saga to throw a royal naming ceremony for Spirit of Discovery

Saga to throw a royal naming ceremony for Spirit of Discovery
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Duchess of Cornwall, the ship’s godmother, will attend the British garden party at the Port of Dover

Oceanwide Expeditions orders new expedition ship for 2021

Oceanwide Expeditions orders new expedition ship for 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Janssonius will be designed as a sister ship to Hondius, which began operations this June

Knud E. Hansen unveils sail-assisted wind cruise vessel

Knud E. Hansen unveils sail-assisted wind cruise vessel
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Eco-friendly ship aims to offer guests a more intimate experience, docking in smaller, less-visited harbours

Celebrity Cruises christens new Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Cruises christens new Celebrity Flora
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 24, 2019

The all-suite mega yacht is the first of her kind to have been purpose-built for the Galapagos

Crystal Cruises creates 30th anniversary sailings for 2020

Crystal Cruises creates 30th anniversary sailings for 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Luxury operator will commemorate milestone with a year-long calendar of events and celebrations 

Vard delivers Le Dumont-d’Urville to Ponant

Vard delivers Le Dumont-d’Urville to Ponant
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ship is the fourth Ponant Explorer and will begin sailing the Baltic region in early August 2019

MSC Cruises to add new features to MSC for Me app

MSC Cruises to add new features to MSC for Me app
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 17, 2019

Services will enable guests to pre-book shorex and restaurants, locate fellow passengers and more