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.

Azamara to welcome fourth cruise ship in 2022

Azamara to welcome fourth cruise ship in 2022

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 January 2021

New owner Sycamore Partners plans to increase fleet capacity by one-third next year

Developing the new protocols for a ‘new normal’

Developing the new protocols for a ‘new normal’
By Jens Skrede | 25 January 2021

Europe’s diversity and year-round opportunities, coupled with pioneering cruise lines, could speed up the return to normality of the continent’s cruise industry

Europe’s diversity and year-round opportunities could speed up the return to normality

CLIA names Pierfrancesco Vago as new global chairman

CLIA names Pierfrancesco Vago as new global chairman

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

MSC Cruises' executive chairman is the first European to take on the role

Pacific Princess becomes latest ship to leave Carnival Corporation fleet

Pacific Princess becomes latest ship to leave Carnival Corporation fleet

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

Move is part of company's strategy to accelerate removal of less efficient vessels from its brands

Royal Caribbean Group to sell Azamara brand

Royal Caribbean Group to sell Azamara brand

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 January 2021

Three-ship fleet will be acquired by private equity firm Sycamore Partners this spring

Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

Costa Cruises celebrates construction milestone for newest LNG-powered ship

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

UK port joins Cruise Britain association after hosting several calls from passenger vessels

Carnival Corporation awards lubricants contract to Shell Marine

Carnival Corporation awards lubricants contract to Shell Marine

Carnival Corporation

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2021

The cruise company will also offset carbon dioxide emissions through Shell’s carbon credits

How the Port of Galveston is weathering the storm

How the Port of Galveston is weathering the storm
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 January 2021

The Port of Galveston is improving its transport and mobility services in preparation for when sailing resumes and to continue its economic contributions to the region

The port is improving its transport and mobility services in preparation for when sailing resumes

Broadcast journalist Anne Diamond to be godmother of new Viking ship

Broadcast journalist Anne Diamond to be godmother of new Viking ship

Viking

By Alex Smith | 11 January 2021

Viking Venus is currently scheduled to be delivered in spring 2021

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 January 2021

The new river cruise vessel will accommodate 650 and set sail in March 2022

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

Atlas Ocean Voyages

By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2021

Guests will be able to enjoy various luxury treatments on Atlas Ocean Voyages' new ship

How World Ocean Council is capturing ocean data

How World Ocean Council is capturing ocean data
By Jon Ingleton | 24 December 2020

Cruise lines and ferry operators provide important support for the World Ocean Council’s efforts to understand the ocean, weather and climate. CFR speaks with Paul Holthus to find out more

Paul Holthus shares how cruise and ferry lines are helping WOC to understand the ocean and climate

Why Lindblad Expeditions is a pioneering explorer

Why Lindblad Expeditions is a pioneering explorer
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 December 2020

Lindblad Expeditions is renowned as one of the world’s foremost expedition cruise operators, but what makes its voyages authentic? Rebecca Gibson asks Jeremy Lindblad

Rebecca Gibson asks Jeremy Lindblad about what makes the operator’s voyages authentic

Sunstone Ships is getting ready to return

Sunstone Ships is getting ready to return
By Alex Smith | 15 December 2020

Niels-Erik Lund tells Alex Smith about how SunStone Ships is preparing for the resumption of cruising after the Covid-19 pandemic

Niels-Erik Lund explains how the shipowner is preparing for the resumption of cruising

Why Scenic Group is expanding into ocean cruising

Why Scenic Group is expanding into ocean cruising
By Allan Jordan | 09 December 2020

Scenic Group’s Glen Moroney talks with Allan Jordan about the group’s entry into a new market

Scenic Group’s Glen Moroney talks with Allan Jordan about the group’s entry into a new market

Technology firms partner for property management system development

Technology firms partner for property management system development

iStock

By Alex Smith | 04 December 2020

Sourcetoad technology will help cruise lines migrate to Otalia system

Sailing in safe hands with Columbia Cruise Services

Sailing in safe hands with Columbia Cruise Services
By Jon Ingleton | 02 December 2020

Jon Ingleton asks Olaf Groeger about the comprehensive programme Columbia Cruise Services has developed to help its managed fleet restart cruise operations

Olaf Groeger explains the programme the company has developed to restart operations

Meyer Werft floats out Odyssey of the Seas in Germany

Meyer Werft floats out Odyssey of the Seas in Germany

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 02 December 2020

Royal Caribbean's newest ship will now undergo interior outfitting ahead of her sea trials next spring 

New Saga ship features catering areas installed by Almaco

New Saga ship features catering areas installed by Almaco

Almaco

By Rebecca Gibson | 02 December 2020

Company successfully completed work on Spirit of Adventure before her delivery in September

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