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.

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
By Alex Smith | Monday, November 11, 2019

New cruise ship was officially named at ceremony in Hamburg

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica
By Alex Smith | Monday, November 11, 2019

World’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship makes history with naming ceremony

MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020

MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 8, 2019

New projects are part of company's mission to be the world's first major carbon-neutral cruise operator 

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 8, 2019

New expedition vessel will sail three Indian Ocean cruises after debuting in January 2021

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy
By Alex Smith | Friday, November 8, 2019

Ship is scheduled for delivery from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard on 30 September 2020

Norwegian Encore completes pre-inaugural cruise to Southampton

Norwegian Encore completes pre-inaugural cruise to Southampton
By Richard Humphreys | Thursday, November 7, 2019

NCL’s Eamonn Ferrin talks about what the new ship offers guests ahead of official christening

NCL’s Eamonn Ferrin talks about what the new ship offers guests ahead of official christening

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

New event is the first in the world to focus solely on cruise technology, communications and connectivity 

Odessa welcomes first international cruise ship in two years

Odessa welcomes first international cruise ship in two years
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Amera’s arrival marks the start of foreign cruise lines returning to Ukraine and the Black Sea

MSC Grandiosa completes pre-inaugural cruise in France

MSC Grandiosa completes pre-inaugural cruise in France
By Alex Smith | Monday, November 4, 2019

Alex Smith joined MSC Cruises to celebrate the delivery of MSC Grandiosa and join her pre-inaugural cruise from Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s shipyard to Le Havre, France

The 182,000gt Meraviglia-Plus class vessel is largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet

Saga Cruises to build boutique cruise ship for European rivers

Saga Cruises to build boutique cruise ship for European rivers
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 4, 2019

Spirit of the Rhine will debut in spring 2021, sailing in Holland and on the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle 

Marella Cruises to homeport in the US for the first time

Marella Cruises to homeport in the US for the first time
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 1, 2019

Marella Discovery will sail four itineraries from Port Canaveral in summer 2021

Hurtigruten tests biodiesel in expedition cruise ship

Hurtigruten tests biodiesel in expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca | Friday, November 1, 2019

Fuel has the potential to cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 95% in the long term

MSC Europa to feature world’s first LNG-powered fuel cell solution

MSC Europa to feature world’s first LNG-powered fuel cell solution
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 31, 2019

MSC Cruises pioneers the way in environmentally friendly cruising with first of its World Class ships

Redefining the concept of cruising at MSC Cruises

Redefining the concept of cruising at MSC Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Gianni Onorato how putting guests at the centre of its rapid fleet expansion project will help MSC Cruises to guarantee long-term success

Gianni Onorato explains why the brand is putting guests at the centre of its fleet expansion

How Galataport Istanbul is bouncing back

How Galataport Istanbul is bouncing back
By Figen Ayan | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Despite geopolitical headwinds affecting Istanbul, Galataport is rebounding, and it is doing it in style. Figen Ayan, Galataport Istanbul’s vice president of cruise operations, explains all

Figen Ayan of Galataport Istanbul explains how the port is rebounding after an unsteady few years

Cruise industry contributes AU$ 5.2 billion to Australian economy

Cruise industry contributes AU$ 5.2 billion to Australian economy
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New CLIA and ACA report shows that the sector grew in the 2018-2019 financial year

Dream Cruises makes first call in Australia

Dream Cruises makes first call in Australia
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Explorer Dream will be sailing roundtrip itineraries from Sydney and Brisbane

Viking Glory to feature range of eco-friendly innovations

Viking Glory to feature range of eco-friendly innovations
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ship will consume 10% less fuel than smaller predecessor Viking Grace

Royal Caribbean to introduce new features on Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean to introduce new features on Odyssey of the Seas
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Quantum Ultra-class ship includes skydiving simulator and new generation of the SeaPlex activity space

Cruise lines sign Port of Marseille’s Blue Charter

Cruise lines sign Port of Marseille’s Blue Charter
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 25, 2019

Ships will reduce speed at port, connect to shoreside power and use 0.1% sulphur content fuel

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