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.

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

Virgin Voyages appoints female captain for Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages appoints female captain for Scarlet Lady
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wendy Williams will be the first Canadian woman to hold the role for a major cruise brand

Chesapeake Shipbuilding adds final touches to American Harmony

Chesapeake Shipbuilding adds final touches to American Harmony
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

’American Cruise Lines' modern riverboat is to embark on her inaugural cruise this August

T. Mariotti cuts steel for Seabourn’s first-ever expedition cruise ship

T. Mariotti cuts steel for Seabourn’s first-ever expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Seabourn Venture will feature interiors by Adam D. Tihany and debut in the polar regions in June 2021

Crystal Cruises bans plastic straws on all ships

Crystal Cruises bans plastic straws on all ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

It's the latest in a line of green initiatives that are reducing Crystal's impact on the environment

Regent Seven Seas to add gourmet plant-based meals to menus

Regent Seven Seas to add gourmet plant-based meals to menus
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 10, 2019

Dishes will cover Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Italian and other cuisines 

Ponant launches foundation to support ocean preservation

Ponant launches foundation to support ocean preservation
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 10, 2019

Association will fund projects that aim to protect the seas, polar regions and indigenous populations

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to christen Saga newbuild

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to christen Saga newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 7, 2019

Spirit of Discovery's royal naming ceremony will be held at Port of Dover on 5 July

AmaMora embarks on maiden voyage from Amsterdam

AmaMora embarks on maiden voyage from Amsterdam
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 7, 2019

Vessel is the third in a trio of new river cruise ships to have joined the AmaWaterways fleet this year

Riviera boasts new coffee lounge and remastered Owner's Suites after refit

Riviera boasts new coffee lounge and remastered Owner's Suites after refit
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 6, 2019

All other staterooms and suites were also modernised as part of the OceaniaNEXT renovation programme

Quark Expeditions to name polar expedition ship Ultramarine

Quark Expeditions to name polar expedition ship Ultramarine
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 6, 2019

The vessel is being built with recycled materials by Brodosplit shipyard and will debut in 2020

Total of 27 cruise ships to attend Rouen Armada this June

Total of 27 cruise ships to attend Rouen Armada this June
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Maritime event will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and host seven million people

New platform launched to boost sea tourism in Adriatic

New platform launched to boost sea tourism in Adriatic
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Adriatic Sea Tourism Agenda enables cruise and ferry operators to share ideas and initiatives

Celebrity Equinox offers new onboard features after refit

Celebrity Equinox offers new onboard features after refit
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Vessel is the first in the Solstice Class to be modernised as part of The Celebrity Revolution initiative

Chinese celebrities christen Spectrum of the Seas in China

Chinese celebrities christen Spectrum of the Seas in China
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra Class ship will offer various itineraries from China until winter 2019

Spirit of Adventure starts to take shape at Meyer Werft

Spirit of Adventure starts to take shape at Meyer Werft
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Germany shipyard lays first block of keel for Saga's second newbuild vessel

Costa Cruises introduces Urban Nordic Walking tours

Costa Cruises introduces Urban Nordic Walking tours
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Guided excursions available in five Mediterranean cities this summer to encourage sustainable tourism