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.

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

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise Baltic reports cruise record

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise Baltic reports cruise record
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Member ports welcomed record number of guests in 2018 and expect further growth in 2019

Virgin Voyages finalises contract to sail to Cuba

Virgin Voyages finalises contract to sail to Cuba
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 5, 2019

Cruise line’s Shore Things excursion programme aims to provide guests with a range of experiences

YSA Design helps Costa to deliver a taste of Venice to Chinese guests

YSA Design helps Costa to deliver a taste of Venice to Chinese guests
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Norwegian firm creates a feeling of intimacy on luxury ship, Costa Venezia

Windstar Cruises celebrates steel-cutting for ship renovations

Windstar Cruises celebrates steel-cutting for ship renovations
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Project is part of the line’s US$250 Million Star Plus Initiative to extend half of the vessels in its fleet

Almaco to transform SuperStar Virgo into Explorer Dream

Almaco to transform SuperStar Virgo into Explorer Dream
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Refurbishment will refresh all cabins and build a new VIP galley on deck 10 

Meyer Werft and Saga Cruises celebrate steel-cutting of new ship

Meyer Werft and Saga Cruises celebrate steel-cutting of new ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, March 29, 2019

Construction has officially begun on Spirit of Adventure which will enter service in 2020

ABB to power first home-grown Chinese cruise ship

ABB to power first home-grown Chinese cruise ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Technology firm will provide the new vessel with Azipod steerable propulsion systems

CroisiEurope launches Amália Rodrigues on the Douro

CroisiEurope launches Amália Rodrigues on the Douro
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, March 25, 2019

After the ship’s star-studded inauguration in Porto, she visited several Portuguese towns on first cruise

Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship

Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Newbuild is being built at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard and is due for completion in 2021

Canaveral Port Authority begins constructing new cruise terminal

Canaveral Port Authority begins constructing new cruise terminal
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The facility will be home to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Mardi Gras, from 2020