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 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

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

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 

KfW IPEX-Bank to fund Dream Cruises two new ships

KfW IPEX-Bank to fund Dream Cruises two new ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, August 19, 2019

German bank will supply US$2.9 billion for the construction of the vessels

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saga’s Spirit of Discovery prepares to undergo sea trials

Saga’s Spirit of Discovery prepares to undergo sea trials
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The ship has been built for the British market and will homeport in Dover

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates christening of Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates christening of Carnival Sunrise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 24, 2019

Godmother Kelly Arison uncorked a Romero Britto champagne bottle sculpture at the ceremony 

Crystal River Cruises to have youngest fleet in industry in 2020

Crystal River Cruises to have youngest fleet in industry in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, May 20, 2019

Crystal Mozart to depart for new Genting Cruise Lines ventures, leaving four all-suite, all-balcony newbuilds

Hanseatic nature sets sail for inaugural cruise

Hanseatic nature sets sail for inaugural cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ship will officially enter regular service this summer with her first trip to the Arctic

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A plaque exchange took place to celebrate the arrival of the first cruise ship to use LNG at sea and in port

Celebrity forms three partnerships ahead of Celebrity Flora launch

Celebrity forms three partnerships ahead of Celebrity Flora launch
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, April 29, 2019

Collaboration aims to enhance line’s commitment to environmental stewardship of the Galapagos Islands

Jalesh Cruises christens India’s first premium cruise ship

Jalesh Cruises christens India’s first premium cruise ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Karnika aims to offer passengers treasures and pleasures, just like her celestial namesake

Vasco da Gama joins the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet

Vasco da Gama joins the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ship will begin her maiden voyage on 22 April from Singapore to London, England

Mardi Gras to feature first-ever Carnival Excel suites

Mardi Gras to feature first-ever Carnival Excel suites
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 12, 2019

New accommodation will offer guests select amenities and access to resort-style deck, Loft 19

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