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.

Costa Cruises to base three ships in South America in winter 2020-2021

Costa Cruises to base three ships in South America in winter 2020-2021
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 23, 2019

Costa Luminosa, Costa Fascinosa and Costa Pacifica will sail to ports in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Richard Fain: Building a cruise legacy

Richard Fain: Building a cruise legacy
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 23, 2019

Richard Fain tells Rebecca Gibson how Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s relentless quest for innovation and focus on exceeding guest expectations has led to 50 years of success

Royal Caribbean chairman and CEO explains how the company's quest for innovation has led to 50 years of success

MSC Cruises celebrates keel laying for first Seaside EVO ship

MSC Cruises celebrates keel laying for first Seaside EVO ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 20, 2019

MSC Seashore will offer extra deck space, redesigned areas and new onboard spaces

Adam D. Tihany chosen as keyote for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe

Adam D. Tihany chosen as keyote for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tihany will be joined by executives from SMC Design, Studio DADO, Trimline, YSA Design and JOI Designs

Jalesh Cruises to open up new cruise frontiers in India

Jalesh Cruises to open up new cruise frontiers in India
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Operator will be the first Indian cruise line to call at Ganpatipule and Diu this year

Meyer Turku delays delivery of Costa Smeralda to mid-November 2019

Meyer Turku delays delivery of Costa Smeralda to mid-November 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 16, 2019

Costa Cruises rearranges inaugural festivities and sailings for its first LNG-powered ship

MSC Cruises makes Michael Ungerer CEO of new luxury brand

MSC Cruises makes Michael Ungerer CEO of new luxury brand
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, September 13, 2019

He will bring his cruise and luxury hospitality expertise to the Switzerland-based line

Kelly Clarkson to become godmother to Norwegian Encore

Kelly Clarkson to become godmother to Norwegian Encore
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Theaward-winning singer will perform and bless the ship at the christening ceremony in November

Vikand secures medical operations contracts for seven cruise lines

Vikand secures medical operations contracts for seven cruise lines
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Company will help to set up medical facilities onboard a series of new vessels this year

SunStone Ships takes delivery of first Infinity-class expedition vessel

SunStone Ships takes delivery of first Infinity-class expedition vessel
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 9, 2019

Greg Mortimer has been chartered to Aurora Expeditions and will sail in the polar regions

MSC Bellissima to feature world's first cabin adorned with Swarovski crystals

MSC Bellissima to feature world's first cabin adorned with Swarovski crystals
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 9, 2019

Luxury accommodation has been designed in collaboration with De Jorio Design International

Hamburg Cruise Days to welcome a record 12 cruise ships

Hamburg Cruise Days to welcome a record 12 cruise ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Annual festival will take place between 13 and 15 September in the German city

MSC Grandiosa successfully passes sea trials

MSC Grandiosa successfully passes sea trials
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Chantiers de l'Atlantique prepares MSC Cruises' first Meraviglia-Plus class ship for delivery in October

Costa Cruises partners with Le Cesarine for new culinary experiences

Costa Cruises partners with Le Cesarine for new culinary experiences
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, August 30, 2019

Passengers calling in Rome will be able to book ad hoc excursions to taste local recipes and wines

Silver Moon floats out of building dock at Fincantieri's yard

Silver Moon floats out of building dock at Fincantieri's yard
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 30, 2019

Silversea's latest ultra-luxury ship will now be outfitted ahead of her scheduled delivery in 2020

International Cruise Summit 2019

International Cruise Summit 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, August 29, 2019

27-28 November 2019; Madrid, Spain

Annual event shares new ways to approach and analyse the cruise industry 

Hurtigruten to homeport in Dover for the first time in 2021

Hurtigruten to homeport in Dover for the first time in 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Operator will offer 12-day winter sailings from England to ports along the Norwegian coast

MSC Cruises brings Edgar Degas artwork to sea for the first time

MSC Cruises brings Edgar Degas artwork to sea for the first time
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, August 28, 2019

MSC Grandiosa to offer the cruise industry’s only immersive fine art and dining experience

MSC Cruises to homeport two ships in South Africa in the 2021-2022 season

MSC Cruises to homeport two ships in South Africa in the 2021-2022 season
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Deployment plan is part of the cruise line's strategy to help boost cruise tourism in Africa

MSC Cruises makes first-ever cruise calls in Greenland

MSC Cruises makes first-ever cruise calls in Greenland
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

MSC Opera sails through Prince Christian Sund passage and visits Nuuk, Ilulissat and Qaqortoq