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    Oceania unveils $100m overhaul of Regatta-class ships

    Oceania Cruises has announced the latest stage of its OceaniaNEXT initiative, a $100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships – Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica. Each will emerge from the re-inspiration process with 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms and stunning new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars, inspired by the […]

    Scarlet Lady to set sail for Virgin Voyages in 2020

    The first Virgin Voyages vessel will be named Scarlet Lady. The news was revealed by Virgin Group founder Richard Branson during a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa earlier. The ship, the first of a proposed three, is set for launch in 2020, sailing out Miami. Virgin Voyages will offer mid-sized ships, carrying around […]

    Showtime! aboard Aida nova: Entertainment enters a new dimension

    If you want the very best entertainment on vacation, AIDAnova is the place to be. The new ship in the AIDA fleet offers a different and innovative entertainment experience for all tastes every day in a total of 13 venues. Apart from popular AIDA shows such as “AIDA Stars,” “Wer wird Millionär” (Who Wants To […]

    Saga’s Secret Cruise

    No guarantee where Captain Horne will sail but there’s definitely all-inclusive drinks and tours plus entertainment from the Syd Lawrence Orchestra ·         Guaranteed VIP Chauffeur service to and from the port included in the price, along with travel insurance ·         Array of mystery celebrity guests onboard When the crew aren’t sure where they’re going, you […]

    Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Enhancements to 2019 and 2020 Itineraries to Meet Strong Demand in Highly Sought After Destinations

    Norwegian Cruise Line today announced enhancements to its 2019 and 2020 itineraries to leverage the strong global demand environment in highly sought after destinations. Norwegian Joy will join sister ship Norwegian Bliss sailing seasonally in Alaska in summer 2019 and will offer Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal voyages in winter 2019/2020. Norwegian Pearl will sail […]

    Princess Cruises completes Sun Princess refit

    Princess Cruises has recently refurbished the 2,000-guest Sun Princess following a two-week refit in Singapore. The multi-million pound enhancements include a redesigned youth centre, new premium staterooms and upgraded onboard shopping. The refit comprises: Camp Discovery Youth Centre: for cruisers aged 3-17, Sun Princess will offer a redesigned youth centre – Camp Discovery – which […]

    Windstar Makes Traveling Light Even Easier with New Luggage Forwarding

    World travelers are all too familiar with the “bag drag,” the extra hustle and hurdles involved in getting their luggage from home to the great capitals of the globe. Windstar Cruises now offers guests a reprieve from lugging their luggage through airports, navigating customs, and re-checking to a final destination, with the addition of Luggage […]

    ITALY VOTED NUMBER 1 DESTINATION IN TRAVEL “HALL OF FAME”

    Viking, the award-winning cruise line, revealed today that Italy has been voted as the UK’s favourite travel destination. To celebrate its sponsorship of the 2018 Classic FM Hall of Fame – the largest poll of the world’s most popular classical music – Viking has released its very own travel “Hall of Fame”. This top 10 list […]

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Confirms Orders for Fifth and Sixth Ships in Next Generation of Newbuilds for Norwegian Cruise Line

     Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH), (together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings”, “Norwegian” or the “Company”) today announced it confirmed its previously announced options for the fifth and sixth Project Leonardo Class ships with Fincantieri S.p.A. for Norwegian Cruise Line for delivery in 2026 and 2027.  “These orders extend our disciplined and […]

    Saga Sapphire – Raise a glass to All-Inclusive

    Cruises on all 2019 Saga Sapphire sailings are now all-inclusive – and that means free drinks, a chauffeur service within 250 miles from the port, included travel insurance, daily afternoon tea and a 24-hour room service and free wifi – what more could you ask for from a cruise! And as if that wasn’t enough, […]

    P&O Cruises reveals SkyDome plans for Iona

    A stunning glass SkyDome will be the crowning glory on top of P&O Cruises ship Iona, providing a new home for on board entertainment, along with a “hidden” night club and boutique cinema. Brand new for P&O Cruises, SkyDome is a contemporary entertainment venue.  Located on decks 16 and 17 it promises to be one […]

    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to add expedition ship to fleet

    TUI Group has confirmed it will invest in another new-build for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.  The management of the cruise company signed a contract for another ship with the Norwegian Vard shipyard earlier. The new expedition ship will be called the Hanseatic Spirit and will launch in the second quarter of 2021 as the […]

    Cruise ship AIDAperla celebrates first birthday

    Congratulations from “Let’s Dance” stars Gil Ofarim and Ekaterina Leonova who whet appetites for the AIDA pure cruise in November Guests and crew celebrated AIDAperla’s first birthday last Saturday in radiant sunshine. Celebrity well-wishers included Gil Ofarim. The well-known singer and actor sang the birthday serenade and, performing with his dance partner Ekaterina Leonova, delighted […]

    Phillip Schofield sets sail again with Princess Cruises

    A series of videos filmed during his time on Regal Princess are being made available on www.princess.com to provide a snapshot of his time spent both onboard and ashore. The latest videos focus on the relaxation of a day at sea as Phillip samples the onboard facilities including ‘The Sanctuary’, a luxurious spa-inspired top deck […]

    Norwegian Cruise Line celebrates top cruise honour at World Travel Awards in Athens

    Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to announce it has been awarded ‘Europe’s Leading Cruise Line’ at the annual World Travel Awards, which took place in Athens at the Europe Gala Ceremony on 30 June. This marks the eleventh year in a row that Norwegian Cruise Line has won this award, beating nine other leading industry […]

    Up to $500 per person onboard spending money available from Princess Cruises

    Princess Cruises is offering up to $500 onboard spending money on over 850 cruises setting sail from the end of 2018 up to 2020, for select voyages booked from today until August 30, 2018. The deal includes sailings from the UK, Europe and a number of further afield destinations including Asia, Australia, Alaska and the […]

    THE VIKING CRUISES NORDIC LIFESTYLE GARDEN WINS SILVER AT RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW 2018

    The Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden, sponsored by Viking, the award-winning cruise line, has been awarded a Silver Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018. Designed by Stephen Hall, the garden is inspired by the Nordic landscape and the profound relationship between nature and wellbeing. It celebrates traditional Nordic wellbeing rituals and […]

    Seabourn reveals plans for two new expedition ships

    Seabourn has signed a letter of intent for the construction of two new ultra-luxury expedition ships with a new partnership between shipbuilders T.Mariotti and Damen. The two organisations will collaborate on the construction of the vessels under a common name Mariotti Damen Cruise. The new ships will be a brand new innovative design, created specifically […]

    Sail the US west coast and Mexico with Princess Cruises in 2019-20

    Princess Cruises has announced that its 2019-20 California coastal and Mexico voyages are now on sale. Over 60 cruises are available, with ports of call including San Francisco, San Diego, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. As part of the sailings, guests will have the chance to experience the 3,560-guest Royal Princess as she […]

    THE ICONIC MSC SEAVIEW IS NAMED IN A GLITTERING CEREMONY IN THE HISTORIC PORT OF GENOA

    The striking ship has been designed for the Mediterranean to create a very special connection between guests and the ocean Godmother Sophia Loren will cut the ribbon on her 13th MSC Cruises ship MSC Seaview to become the third MSC Cruises ship to be launched in just 12 months   Genoa, Italy June 9, 2018 […]

    Princess Cruises to Screen 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Games on Movies Under the Stars®

     Princess Cruises guests sailing all over the world will be able to spectate and cheer on their favorite team during the single biggest tournament of the most popular sport on the planet – the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Broadcasting all 64 soccer games aboard nine cruise ships, the matches start June 14, culminating with the […]

    Where do old cruise ships go to die?

    On a recent four-night cruise to the Bahamas on the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory, a lively crowd was downing neon drinks at an equally fluorescent bar in the ship’s multi-story atrium. The casino was packed and smoky. This was old-school cruising, and everyone was loving it. Most ships have an official lifespan of 30 years, the […]

    Captain Boris Becker will take command of AIDAnova Cruise ship afloat for the first time

    AIDAnova’s future captain has been announced: Boris Becker will be taking command of the new cruise ship. Over the course of his career with AIDA Cruises, he has already commissioned several new-builds, including AIDAluna, AIDAblu and, most recently, AIDAperla. As of now he is working at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, overseeing the final construction […]

    Norwegian Bliss Makes History As The Largest Ship Christened In Seattle

    Radio personality and Godfather to Norwegian Bliss, Elvis Duran, commences the full-day christening celebration in the Emerald City. Following a month-long show-stopping tour around the United States including previews in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, Norwegian Cruise Line’s highly-anticipated ship, Norwegian Bliss, was officially christened today in her summer home of Seattle. Following a […]

    Crystal Debussy christened in Amsterdam

    Crystal River Cruises has officially welcomed its newest ship to the fleet, as Crystal Debussy was christened in Amsterdam.   Marking the occasion were Crystal’s president and chief executive, Tom Wolber, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director, Walter Littlejohn, and Crystal Debussy’s godmother, Broadway star Rachel York.   The ceremony took place during […]

    Costa Cruises Celebrates 70 Years of Happiness with its Most Loyal Guests

    Costa Cruises celebrated its 70th anniversary in the company of its guests, on a special cruise dedicated to the members of CostaClub, the Club for people who always choose a Costa cruise as their favourite holiday.   On a 12-day trip aboard the Costa Pacifica, with a new itinerary that visited some of the most beautiful places in the […]

    Carnival Cruise Line And Heinemann Partnership Sees State-Of-The-Art Duty Free Shopping Experience Come To Life

    Carnival Cruise Line today announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art duty free store available on Carnival Spirit, on Australian cruises, from 25 June, 2018, further enhancing the guest experience the cruise line is known for.   Today’s news is the result of a new partnership between Carnival Cruise Line and Heinemann Asia Pacific, a subsidiary […]

    After weeks of anticipation, the name of P&O Cruises’ latest ship was revealed today by TV presenter, Stephen Mulhern, to be Iona

    More than 30,000 votes were cast as P&O put it you, the Great British Public, to provide the name of their latest ship due for delivery in May 2020. And, after sorting through the list for the finest suggestions, P&O Cruises’ expert panel whittled down the options before finally deciding on Iona. Named after the […]

    Costa Cruises Continues To Renew Its Fleet: 43% Capacity Growth By 2021

    t Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, construction has begun on the sister ship of the Costa Venezia.  Four new ships will be added to the Costa fleet by 2021. In 2019, the Costa Venezia and Costa Smeralda will be delivered, the Costa Fortuna will return to Europe and at the end of the year the Costa neoRiviera […]

    Dreamlines acquires Cruise 1st as brand moves into UK market

    Dreamlines has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the share capital of Cruise 1st, the UK headquartered cruise specialist. The value of the transaction is not disclosed. Cruise 1st is one of the UK’s leading cruise specialists with operations in the Australia and Singapore markets also. The company adds 180 employees to more […]

    Windstar Debuts New Signature Expeditions Program Marking Long-Anticipated Arrival Back to Alaska for the Award-Winning, Small Ship Cruise Line

    Seattle-based Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching the small ship line’s first endeavor into expedition cruising, with a kick off in Kenai Fjords National Park on May 18, this cruise marks a return to Alaska for the award-winning travel company after a 20-year hiatus from the region.  […]

    Craig David celebrates launch of Marella Explorer

    Multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist Craig David has dazzled employees, suppliers and media at an exclusive ceremony to celebrate the launch of Marella Cruises’ newest ship, Marella Explorer, in Palma, Majorca. Davis surprised guests with a set from his world-renowned DJ show TS5, playing many of his much-loved hits including ‘Fill Me In’ and […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Unveils Its New Fleet Operations Center In Miami

    Miami fleet operations center is third overall in Carnival Corporation’s global network Carnival Cruise Line today previewed its new Fleet Operations Center (FOC) in Miami, the largest and most advanced in the cruise industry. The 35,000-square-foot facility is custom-designed for hands-on, around-the-clock monitoring and support of the line’s 26 cruise ships. The Carnival Cruise Line FOC is […]

    Princess Cruises Kicks Off 2018 Alaska Cruise Season

    — Princess Cruises has welcomed the start of the 2018 Alaska cruise season, offering guests more options to experience the best of the Great Land. Princess Cruises takes more guests to the 49th state than any other cruise line, offering unique itineraries, cruisetour options and new guest experiences that bring the history, people and culture of Alaska to life both on land and at sea. This […]

    Seabourn Ovation presented during Fincantieri ceremony

    Seabourn has taken delivery of its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ship in the line’s award-winning fleet and the newest ultra-luxury ship in the industry. “We are delighted to take delivery of Seabourn Ovation, offering yet another reason for […]

    Win a Seven-Day Cruise on Holland America Line’s Newest Ship with Nieuw Statendam Sets Sail Sweepstakes

    Participants can enter online to win; share on social media for a second entry SEATTLE, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate the upcoming debut of its newest ship in December 2018, Holland America Line has launched the Nieuw Statendam Sets Sail sweepstakes for the chance to win a seven-day cruise for two in 2019 aboard the new ship. The sweepstakes […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Salutes Military Couples Aboard Carnival Miracle At Port Tampa Bay

     Carnival Cruise Line, which carries more active and retired military personnel than any other cruise operator, joined forces with Operation Homefront Sunday, April 29, 2018, to host a “day date” event for 100 military couples aboard Carnival Miracle at Port Tampa Bay in Florida. “We’re always looking for meaningful ways to show our troops how much […]

    Norwegian Cruise Line breaks ground on new PortMiami terminal

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has celebrated the ground-breaking of the new and dedicated Norwegian Cruise Line terminal at PortMiami. The Miami-Dade County board of commissioners approved the project on April 10th, with construction beginning on May 1st. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is a leading global cruise company which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and […]

    Hurtigruten becomes latest operator to join plastic crusade

    Hurtigruten has announced a ban on all unnecessary single-use plastic from July. Everything from plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids and plastic bags will be removed from all Hurtigruten ships. The goal is to become the words first plastic free cruise company. “At Hurtigruten, we have focused on the problem with plastic pollution […]

    Save Time Going Through Customs When Traveling for Your Next Cruise

    There are ways to enjoy your cruises and related travel even more. “If you don’t already participate in one or all of these programs for expediting travel through checkpoints, consider signing up and make your travel more convenient and enjoyable,” says Bob Levinstein, CEO of CruiseCompete.com. At the Cruise Port Mobile Passport app is authorized by U.S. […]

    The World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Just Set Sail, and It’s Straight-Up Bonkers

    It had been a while since I’d played Aliens vs. Robots. But nothing really bonds you with a group of complete strangers like strapping on a set of laser tag vests, running around in total darkness, and aimlessly shooting at people you’re not sure are your teammates or your enemies. So this was how I […]

    Super Bowl Champion Jake Elliott To Face Off Against Carnival Horizon Godmother Queen Latifah In Lip Sync Battle: Horizon, Part Of Ship’s Naming Ceremony

    Let the battle begin!  Carnival Cruise Line today announced that Jake Elliott, kicker for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, and Queen Latifah, Grammy-award winning musical artist, acclaimed actress and godmother of the new Carnival Horizon, will face off in a special edition of Lip Sync Battle as part of the ship’s naming ceremony.  The invitation-only event, which will take place in New […]

    AIDA launches 2018 cruise season in Rostock

    With AIDAdiva’s arrival on Thursday, April 26, 2018, AIDA Cruises will open its 2018 cruise season in Rostock. AIDAdiva spent the winter season in the Caribbean and will reach her home base for the coming summer in the early morning after crossing the Atlantic via the Canaries. Her departure tomorrow from Warnemünde will be broadcast […]

    Marella Explorer enters drydock for refurbishment

    Marella Explorer, the latest addition to the Marella Cruises fleet, is now on the blocks in Cadiz, Spain as the refurbishment process begins. The ship is due to depart from Cadiz on May 13th before embarking on her first customer sailing around the Mediterranean, leaving from Palma, Majorca on May 19th. With just a four-week […]

    Most Booked U.S. Destination: Vegas? Orlando? Try Cruises to Alaska for Bucket-List Vacation

     Amy Hurley of Boston cruised in Alaska in 2017 with three generations of her family. Outside of Ketchikan, she had a jaw-dropping moment – the kind you dream about in anticipation of a cruise to a bucket list destination. “We saw four whales spiraling down to create a whirlpool to get food and jump up with their mouths open,” said […]

    OCEANIA CRUISES ANNOUNCES NEW 2019-2020 TROPICS AND EXOTICS COLLECTION From Africa, to Asia, to Alaska, Transformative Discoveries Await

    oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line unveiled its new 2019-2020 Tropics and Exotics Collection which features itineraries to Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, South America, the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand. The voyages range in length from seven to 31 days and there are myriad opportunities for intrepid […]

    Carnival Corporation Celebrates Opening of St. Maarten Shore Excursion

    Debuting world’s steepest zip line, the Rockland Estate eco-park attraction, with financing from Carnival Corporation, also features historic museum, 360-degree views from island’s tallest mountain and three additional exciting ridesWith eight brands from world’s largest leisure travel company making calls on St. Maarten, guests can experience excursion already ranked as a top 10 Caribbean attraction […]

    Record Level of Guest Satisfaction for Costa Cruises

    In February, the Italian company achieved a Net Promoter Score of 55%, the highest it has ever recorded, mainly due to the increased appreciation for its exotic destinations.    For the next summer season, Costa is aiming for excellent results with Costa Victoria and other new products.     Genoa, 12 April 2018 – Costa Cruises has achieved record satisfaction […]

    Revealed: This cruise operator uses a simple trick to make you spend more money on-board

    THE WORLD’S second largest cruise operator has found a way to make customers spend more money than they would have otherwise – and it’s all about psychological spending. A cruise boss has revealed how he has doubled the company’s earnings in the past three years, simply by getting customers to spend more money. The chief […]

    Princess Cruises Announces Encounters with Discovery at SEA Program Lineup for 2018

     Princess Cruises has announced the 2018 Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series program welcoming a variety of celebrities and notables to share their experiences on board with guests on select sailings this year. From astronomy, sports, and entertainment to pop culture, the Encounters with Discovery at SEA speakers will educate, inspire and entertain guests on the […]

    Newmarket Holidays partners with A-Rosa for summer 2019 cruise season

    Newmarket Holidays and river cruise operator A-Rosa have announced a new partnership, which will see Newmarket dedicate its entire 2019 river cruise programme to A-Rosa products. Allowing the operator to offer a more premium level of river cruising to both agents and customers alike, a stand-alone 92-page brochure has been created. In total, 64 departures […]

    P&O Cruises’ Ni Vanuatu Crew Members Become Special Commonwealth Games Cheer Quad for Vanuatu Women’s Volleyball Stars

    A contingent of Ni Vanuatu crew members from P&O Cruises’ have flown in to the Gold Coast as a special cheer squad for Vanuatu women’s beach volleyball stars Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu as they seek to win a medal for Vanuatu at the Commonwealth Games.   The crew members attending the semi-final and medal […]

    S.S Beatrice sets sail on inaugural cruise for Uniworld

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest super ship, the S.S. Beatrice, has set sail for her maiden voyage along the Danube from Budapest to Giurgiu. Debuting with a fresh, sleek, yacht-like design, the S.S. Beatrice is the first vessel in the brand’s award-winning fleet of floating boutique hotels to be upgraded to super ship status. […]

    OCEANIA CRUISES UNVEILS NEW AND INVENTIVE CULINARY CLASSES From Knife Skills, to Crepes and Nordic Kitchens, Creativity and Fun Abound

    OceaniaCruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, introduced 16 new, enriching, and exciting cooking classes for the 2018 European season aboard the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera. Oceania Cruises is widely recognized for its groundbreaking culinary enrichment offerings, including the introduction of the first-ever Culinary Center at sea equipped with individual induction cook top work […]

    Holland America Line Introduces the World’s Largest Emerging Art Gallery by ArtLink

    In advance of World Art Day, April 15, 2018, Holland America Line announces it is developing a unique and special art experience on board its ships and on shore during cruises. Launching this summer through partner ArtLink, the world’s leading pioneer of the international emerging art scene, the new program will deliver a unique art […]

    New Carnival Horizon Takes Cruise Retail Offerings To The Next Level With Most Expansive Shopping Space In The Fleet

    Two-Deck-High, Mall-Style Space Features World-Renowned Brands Such as Kate Spade, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Hublot and More MIAMI, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing Carnival Cruise Line’s commitment to providing guests with the widest variety of choices at sea, the line has dramatically expanded its retail offerings with its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, featuring the fleet’s most expansive retail […]

    Seabourn Expands Culinary Offerings With “Earth & Ocean at the Patio™” – An “Al Fresco” Dining Experience

    Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has a new dining experience for guests to savor in the open sea air. Introducing “Earth & Ocean at The Patio™”, an a la carte dinner venue developed by consulting Chef Anton Egger to entice guests with candlelight seating and a sophisticated menu celebrating flavors rooted in authentic […]

    Award-winning cruise ship bed heading to the UK

    Princess Cruises has been awarded the highest ranking for best onboard beds by the Cruise Critic website. The site made the commendation to Princess’ new ‘luxury bed’, which is being added to all staterooms across the line’s fleet. Cruise Critic has six million visitors per month and is the largest global cruise review website. Cruise […]

    AIDA supports everyday heroines with 30,000 euros

    AIDA presented three everyday heroines with a check of 10,000 euros each during three AIDAprima cruises between March 10 to 31, 2018. Bettina Landgrafe, Anja Gehlken and Sylke Hoß were recognized for their voluntary work and courage by Europe’s biggest women’s magazine at a gala held on AIDAprima last year.   During their cruises, the […]

    Seven Seas Mariner returns to service following extensive overhaul

    In the final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ $125 million refurbishment programme, the company has completed its bow-to-stern upgrade of Seven Seas Mariner. The company hopes the investment has elevated the ship to the level of elegance set by Seven Seas Explorer and will provide a consistent look and feel to the entire fleet. […]

    Holland America Line Establishes the Shared Humanity Award and Bestows First Honor on Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Grand World Voyage in Cape Town

    Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation    To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing […]

    Costa Cruises Celebrates #Carbonaraday With Barilla

    Guanciale” (cheek lard), pecorino (Italian sheep cheese), egg, salt and pepper: these are the simple – and only – ingredients in a carbonara, one of the best-loved and oft-imitated dishes in the world.  And to celebrate this 100% Italian speciality, Costa Cruises is taking part in #CarbonaraDay, organised by the International Pasta Organization and Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta (Italian manufacturing industries of pasta and bakery […]

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes Brabant to European river cruise season

      Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 156-guest river ship, Brabant, has commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam, on a five-night Springtime Dutch Discovery itinerary. The journey will be calling at Amsterdam, Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands, before ending in Dűsseldorf, Germany. Peter Deer, commercial director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, […]

    Holland America Line’s Popular Ready Set Sail Promotion Offers Pre-Paid Gratuities, Reduced Deposits and Exceptional Cruise Fares

    Travelers looking to plan ahead and book their future Holland America Line cruise vacation can take advantage of the Ready Set Sail promotion featuring pre-paid gratuities, reduced deposits and exceptional rates on nearly all of the cruise line’s worldwide itineraries. Guests who book a Holland America Line cruise by June 14, 2018, will be eligible […]

    Seabourn’s 2018 Alaska/British Columbia Season To Feature World-Class Expedition Team Leading “Ventures By Seabourn” Optional Tours

    Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is putting immersive adventure at the forefront for its Alaska and British Columbia season this summer with an impressive offering of optional Ventures by Seabourn guided kayak, Zodiac, catamaran and hiking tours. From exploring Misty Fjords, Holgate Glacier and the Inian Islands by kayak or Zodiac, to hiking […]

    Crystal River Cruises unveils host of summer itineraries

      Crystal River Cruises is unveiling more than two dozen new Crystal Getaways for three of its river ships, sailing between May and November of this year. The new collection of getaways for the all-suite, all-balcony, all-butler Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel feature multiple over nights in stunning cities on six- to nine-day […]

    Sapphire Princess returns to UK following refit

    Princess Cruises has completed an extensive two-week refit of its 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess cruise ship, which will sail out of Southampton this year and in 2019. The refurbishment was carried out in Singapore, with the vessel now including enhanced on-board spaces and product innovations.  Sapphire Princess has recently departed Singapore for the UK and will […]

    Silversea to add free Wi-Fi to all guests

      Silversea is taking its offer of free Wi-Fi to the next level. Starting this month, free unlimited Wi-Fi access will be extended to every guest throughout its fleet of intimate, ultra-luxury classic and expedition ships. Since January 2016, guests have enjoyed at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per day. The new policy will […]

    Carnival Cruise offers Virginia teen a luxurious trip in exchange for his Snapchat handle

    Carnival Cruise traveled to Virginia Tuesday to make a deal that a teenager could not refuse.   The cruise line offered Darian Lipscomb, 15, of Prospect, Virginia, a free trip for him and his family in exchange for his Snapchat handle appropriately named @CarnivalCruise. Lipscomb, who dubbed himself a “Carnival Cruise superfan,” said he made […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of 26th Ship, Carnival Horizon

    Line’s Newest Ship to Sail on Inaugural Voyage from Barcelona April 2 MIAMI, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line officially took delivery of the new 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, the 26th ship in its fleet. The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Barcelona, Spain, where it will depart April 2 on an inaugural […]

    Sapphire Princess heads to the UK following refit

    Princess Cruises has completed an extensive two-week refit of its 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess cruise ship, which will sail out of Southampton this year and in 2019. The refurbishment was carried out in Singapore, with the vessel now including enhanced onboard spaces and product innovations.   Sapphire Princess has recently departed Singapore for the UK and […]

    Caribbean series of ITV’s ‘The Cruise’ to air in April

    ITV documentary The Cruise will return to screens at 8.30pm on Thursday April 5. ‘The Cruise: Sailing the Caribbean’, will follow crew and guests as they travel on the 3,600 guest Royal Princess. The documentary series, which has drawn up to 4 million viewers per episode, will once again be narrated by Downton Abbey’s Hugh […]

    Ayana Hotels to launch Phinisi cruise ship in Bali, Indonesia

    Ayana Hotels launch the largest specially built Phinisi cruise ship, Ayana Lako di’a, in July. With a name meaning Safe Journey in Balinese language, the craft draws on ancient techniques passed down from generation to generation. The art of Phinisi ship-building is an age-old craft originated in Sulawesi by Konjo people. As of December 2017, […]

    Carnival Paradise Resumes Year-Round Cruise Service From Tampa Following Extensive Multi-Million-Dollar Makeover

    Spectacular WaterWorks Aqua Park, New Staterooms, Popular Food and Beverage Venues Added To Ship During Extensive Month-Long Dry Dock MIAMI, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Paradise returns to year-round cruise service today from Port Tampa Bay following an extensive month-long dry dock that added a variety of spaces and innovations, including a spectacular water park, 38 new staterooms, 98 […]

    Princess Cruises to sail onboard to the ‘Rhythm of the Caribbean’

    Princess Cruises is set to offer its guests sailing to the Caribbean a raft of new onboard experiences and activities derived from the tropical islands. The enhancements include new cuisine, cocktails, entertainment and ‘parrots in the piazza’. The ‘Rhythm of the Caribbean’ programme will first appear on the 3,150-guest Caribbean Princess in May 2018. It […]

    Costa Cruises Puts Liguria in the Spotlight: In 2019 Costa Fortuna will be in Genoa and the New Flagship Costa Smeralda in Savona and La Spezia

    From March 2019 Costa Fortuna will call at Genoa every Friday. From November 2019 Costa Smeralda, the new flagship currently under construction, will offer one-week cruises that includes both Savona and La Spezia. Work is scheduled to be carried out in the port and cruise terminal in Savona to host Costa Smeralda.   Genoa, 23 […]

    Experience the Oktoberfest on the high seas with AIDA

    Many celebrities such as voXXclub, Mickie Krause, Antonia from Tyrol and the HÖHNER complete the AIDA Oktoberfest Special 2018.   This year, guests on board the entire AIDA fleet can again look forward to plenty of festival tent atmosphere very much embracing Bavarian style. From arm wrestling and veal sausage sucking through to yodeling, there […]

    Carnival Media Alert: Carnival Splendor, Australia’s Newest & Largest Home Ported Ship Now Open For Sale

    Today, Carnival Cruise Line announced Carnival Splendor’s 2019 sailings are now open for sale.     This news marks the chance for Aussie cruise lovers to be the very first guests to sail on Australia’s newest and largest home-ported ship as she sails in local waters for the first time.     Fares are currently available for […]

    Seabourn Ovation completes sea trials ahead of April launch

    Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Ovation, has achieved another important maritime milestone with the completion of its final round of sea trials in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy. Seabourn Ovation departed the Fincantieri shipyard on March 14th for four days at sea, where a team of officers and engineers tested the ship’s technical […]

    P&O Cruises Announces the Biggest Comedy Festival at Sea

    P&O Cruises will give Kiwis a good reason to laugh out loud with the launch of ‘The Big Laugh’ – a first-of-its-kind Comedy Festival at Sea onboard Pacific Jewel in August 2018.   Nine big-name Kiwi and Aussie comics including Cal Wilson, Brendhan Lovegrove and Heath Franklin will deliver 22 shows and a combined 1,000 minutes of jokes at the jam-packed three night festival.   The announcement comes as P&O Cruises launches its biggest ever season of comedy, comprising nine dedicated comedy cruises departing Auckland in […]

    A cruise line is spending £150m on the perfect private island

    he largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, the tallest waterslide in North America and a hot air balloon offering aerial tours of the Bahamas are among the new features to be unveiled on CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s exclusive private island after a £142 million renovation. Dubbed as the cruise line’s “most ambitious project yet”, the revamped […]

    Princess Cruises reveals largest ever Australia and New Zealand season in 2019/2020

    Princess Cruises has today announced that the 2019/2020 Australian cruise season will be the largest in its history. A total of five ships will travel to over 100 destinations and carry 200,000 guests. Sailings will depart from Sydney, Perth (Fremantle), Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. They include voyages around Australia, New Zealand and beyond including […]

    Reservations Now Open For New Carnival Panorama’s Year-Round Departures From Long Beach

    New 133,500-Ton Ship to Offer Seven-Day Cruises From Southern California Beginning in December 2019, First New Carnival Ship on the West Coast in 20 Years Carnival Cruise Line today began accepting reservations for the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama, which kicks off its year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera schedule from Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 14, 2019, becoming the first new Carnival ship homeported on […]

    MSC Bellissima to be christened in Southampton, UK, next year

      The glamorous event that will take place on March 2nd next year will be attended by more than 2,000 guests, including VIPs and important British stakeholders. The ship will remain in the city for three days, giving the opportunity for over 3,000 British and Irish travel partners and guests to experience the beautiful addition […]

    Seabourn’s Fifth Luxury Ship, Seabourn Ovation, Successfully Completes Final Sea Trials

    Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Ovation, achieved another important maritime milestone with the completion of its final round of sea trials in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy. Seabourn Ovation departed the Fincantieri shipyard on March 14 for four days at sea, where a team of officers and engineers tested the ship’s technical and mechanical systems. Seabourn Ovation returned […]

    Seabourn Offers an Impressive Line Up of “Ventures by Seabourn” Excursions for Seabourn Sojourn’s 2018 Season Exploring Alaska and British Columbia

    Following a very successful 2017 season Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is headed back to Alaska and British Columbia in 2018 with an exciting lineup of guided Ventures by Seabourn optional, for-charge shore excursions. The new excursions for 2018 invite guests to explore the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of The Last Frontier and Canada’s Inside Passage […]

    Oceania Cruises rolls-out high-speed internet fleetwide

    Oceania Cruises will introduce its new Wavenet high-speed internet fleetwide.  With Wavenet, travellers will be able to upload and download large files in a snap, enjoy their favourite shows on Netflix, stream their favourite playlist on Spotify and instantly share their Oceania Cruises memories on Facebook and Instagram.  They can even livestream, Facetime and Skype […]

    Marella Cruises to offer adult-only and all-inclusive trips next year

    Marella Cruises has unveiled its summer 2019 programme. The move sees an array of exciting new developments for the UK’s third largest cruise line, including a new ship exclusively for adults, a new homeport, exciting new itineraries and all ships offering all-inclusive as standard from May 2019.  Joining the fleet in 2019, Marella Explorer 2 […]

    Follow in the footsteps of Alaska TV series with Princess Cruises

    Princess Cruises has revealed its most popular Alaska shore excursions for 2017, following the conclusion last week of ITV’s ‘The Cruise’ documentary. The three-part series was set on the 3,100-guest Star Princess as she sailed across the north American state last year. Millions of viewers tuned in for ‘The Cruise: Voyage to Alaska’, which has […]

    First steel cut for Seven Seas Splendour in Italy

    Construction of Seven Seas Splendour, a new all-inclusive luxury vessel, has begun. Regent Seven Seas Cruises president Jason Montague; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings executive vice president of vessel operations Robin Lindsay; Regent senior vice president of hotel operations Franco Semeraro; and Fincantieri shipyard director Giovanni Stecconi earlier pressed the button to ignite the cutting torch […]

    Fred. Olsen sees Boudicca depart for extensive refit

    fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca has begun an extensive refit at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on March 29th. The Blohm + Voss schedule for Boudicca comprises engineering works, general refurbishments and painting of […]

    Norwegian Bliss begins convenience on River Ems, Germany

    Norwegian Bliss, the first cruise ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience, has departed Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship has begun her conveyance along the Ems River, arriving to Eemshaven, Netherlands, earlier. Norwegian Bliss completed another key milestone with only two months until her highly-anticipated arrival to Seattle, […]

    OCEANIA CRUISES UNVEILS FREE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET FLEETWIDE New Wavenet Internet Offers Fast File Downloads and Seamless Streaming

    Oceania Cruises will introduce its new Wavenet high-speed internet fleetwide. With Wavenet, travelers will be able to upload and download large files in a snap, enjoy their favorite shows on Netflix, stream their favorite playlist on Spotify and instantly share their Oceania Cruises’ memories on Facebook, and Instagram. They can even livestream, Facetime, and Skype […]

    Windstar Announces Return to Asia: Expansive Deployment offers 27 Sailings from September 2018 to April 2019 featuring New Cruise Itineraries to Bali & Indonesia

      Immersive Journeys from 10- to 47-days also visit Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and China, Attracting Travelers Looking for Authentic Experiences and a Different Way to Cruise Seattle, WA, March 14, 2018 — Windstar Cruises’ second season for the 212-passenger Star Legend in Asia kicks off in the fall of 2018 after her inaugural […]

    An insight into the criminal underworld on a Saga Cruise

    Join ‘DCI Banks’ Stephen Tompkinson on Saga Sapphire’s crime-themed cruise. Join Saga Sapphire for an exploration into the criminal underworld, with guest speakers including actor Stephen Tompkinson, who played the central character in the television drama DCI Banks. A crime writer is also on board the all-inclusive Sunshine in the Canaries cruise which features a […]

    Looking to Combine a Passion with Enjoying a Great Vacation? Theme Cruises May Be Your Ticket

    Going on a cruise vacation is one of the hottest trends in travel. And for a growing number of travelers, going on a theme cruise is the proverbial icing on the cake. On theme cruises you travel with like-minded fellow passengers, exploring one of your passions or interests while also enjoying all the other virtues of […]

    Crystal Cruises unveils redesign plans for Crystal Serenity

    Crystal Cruises has announced details and revealed images of the most extensive redesign in Crystal Serenity’s history during a press briefing at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale. This October, the ship will enter dry dock for a three-week refurbishment that mirrors the dramatic changes that debuted last year aboard Crystal Symphony. With an aim […]

    British cruise industry reaches new peak in 2017

    Almost two million cruises were taken by British holidaymakers in 2017, with a record high of 1,959,000 cruise passengers reported in latest figures, released by industry body, the Cruise Line International Association. This represents an increase of 0.5 per cent, against 2016. The Mediterranean remains the most popular cruise destination for British travellers, representing 37 […]

    Viking Sun officially named in Shanghai, China

    Viking has seen its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, officially named during a celebration in the heart of Shanghai. The ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day world cruise from Miami to London, and its stop in Shanghai marks the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China. Viking Sun is also […]

    AIDAstella with Langnese Happiness Station

    Cruise ship presents itself after Beauty treatment in the orient with new offers for the guests From now, guests can look forward to an ice bar by Langnese Happiness Station on the cruise ship AIDAstella. After a beauty treatment at Drydocks World in Dubai from March 3, until March 8, 2018, the new bar was […]

    Embark on the Ultimate Sailing Vacation: Windstar’s 51-Day Grand Mediterranean Cruise in Summer 2019 Aboard the World’s Largest Sailing Ship

    Cruise guests on Windstar’s 51-day Grand Mediterranean adventure will embark the 310-passenger MSY Wind Surf on July 7, 2019, in Europe’s Westernmost port of Lisbon, Portugal, prepared for an epic adventure visiting the best ports in central Europe sailing across the culturally-rich Mediterranean, one of the world’s most beautiful seas. An equal match, the majestic […]

    Holland America Line Premieres ‘Planet Earth II in Concert’ Featuring Breathtaking Footage and Live Music in Partnership with BBC Earth

    Following the success of the highly acclaimed “Frozen Planet in Concert” that was produced in partnership with BBC Earth, Holland America Line is debuting “Planet Earth II in Concert” on nearly all ships in the fleet. Combining live music with a backdrop of breathtaking footage from the new, award-winning BBC Earth television series “Planet Earth […]

    AIDA Cruises builds school in the Philippines with the Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP

    In 2018 AIDA Cruises is continuing its ongoing commitment to social, cultural and charitable projects. On March 9, 2018, at the ITB in Berlin, Hansjörg Kunze, Vice President Communication & Sustainability, presented a check for 42,265 euros to the Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP for the reconstruction of an elementary school in Dinagat in […]

    Holland America Introduces Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises Featuring Culinary Council Members, Mixologist, Wine Curator & Winemakers

    Holland America Line is introducing Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises in 2018 that showcase the talents of the members of its esteemed Culinary Council, Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, and the premium line’s wine curator and winemaker partners. The Culinary Council comprises a collection of elite international celebrity chefs who bring global influence to every dining […]

    OCEANIA CRUISES UNVEILS THE 2020 AROUND THE WORLD VOYAGE 180-Day Voyage is the Most Unique, Most Diverse Ever Offered

    Oceania Cruises unveiled its most unique and diverse Around the World in 180 Days voyage to date, departing on January 8, 2020. Crossing the equator an unprecedented four times, this epic exploration visits 95 different ports of call on four continents across 27 time zones and, for the very first time on an Oceania Cruises’ […]

    Highly Acclaimed Singer And Actress Elaine Paige Named Godmother Of New Seabourn Ovation

    One of the world’s best-loved and most highly awarded actresses and singers, Elaine Paige, will serve as godmother to Seabourn‘s elegant new all-suite ship, Seabourn Ovation. The naming ceremony will take place Friday, May 11, in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta during a spectacular ceremony that will light up the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site and […]

    Holland America Line Continues its Brand Evolution with Revamped Onboard Retail Experience to Deliver Relevant Brands and Merchandise That Reflect Premium Line’s Amazing Destinations

    Holland America Line is introducing a new retail experience on board its ships to better align with its ongoing brand evolution. The multi-faceted retail plan introduces new products and services, including an expanded logo collection, locally cultivated items, a new Fujifilm photo space and new supplier partnerships.     The retail rollout began with Veendam and expands […]

    Seabourn Launches Innovative Month Long “Global Partner Appreciation Event” In March 2018

    Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is launching a “Global Partner Appreciation Event” in March to demonstrate its ardent support of the travel professional community worldwide. Taking place March 5-30, 2018, the line’s global sales teams in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia will reinforce and strengthen the commitment to travel professional […]

    Holland America Line’s World-Renowned Culinary Council Takes on a New Focus That Taps into the Expertise of its Seven Celebrity Chefs

    Holland America Line is cultivating the expertise of the seven members of its award-winning Culinary Council by entrusting each chef with a designated onboard dining experience to enhance and elevate. The Culinary Council comprises a collection of elite international celebrity chefs who bring global influence to every dining venue across the fleet.   The Culinary […]

    Holland America Line Elevates Celebrated Sushi Chef Andy Matsuda to its International Culinary Council

    Since 2016 sushi chef Andy Matsuda has been sharing his knowledge with and training Holland America Line’s shipboard chefs to ensure that the cruise line’s staff is at the forefront of sushi trends and techniques. In recognition of his significant impact on the brand, Holland America Line is elevating Matsuda to its esteemed Culinary Council […]

    AIDA Open Air with christening of AIDAnova and David Guetta concert in Papenburg on August 31, 2018

    Before AIDAnova sets off on its first voyage toward the North Sea, AIDA Cruises is inviting to one of the biggest events in Northern Germany on August 31, 2018, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. Ticket sales for the AIDA Open Air with a spectacular christening show and live concert with star DJ David […]

    World-Renowned Wine Critic James Suckling Named Holland America Line’s New Wine Curator

    Holland America Line is tapping into the expertise of one of the world’s most acclaimed wine critics, James Suckling, to curate an extensive new wine list that will be featured on all ships in the premium fleet. As Holland America Line’s official Wine Curator, Suckling will lead the design and development of the premium line’s […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Names Chris Chiames Vice President And Chief Communications Officer

    Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Chris Chiames has been named to the newly created role of vice president and chief communications officer (CCO) following a nationwide search. Chiames is reporting directly to Carnival President Christine Duffy. As CCO, Chiames serves as a key advisor to Carnival’s leadership team and is responsible for corporate reputation […]

    Saga hosts steel cutting for Spirit of Discovery

    A steel cutting ceremony has been held for Spirit of Discovery, Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built boutique ship. The event took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany, to mark the start of construction of the 999-guest vessel. Spirit of Discovery is due to start sailing from Dover in July 2019 and is the […]

    AIDA Cruises appoints Germany’s first female cruise ship captain

    Starting now, Nicole Langosch (34) will be in charge of AIDAsol. This makes her the first female captain in the AIDA fleet and highest-ranking woman on a cruise ship in Germany.   Nicole Langosch was born in Osterode and grew up in Herborn in Hesse. Sailing was her first introduction to seafaring. She completed her […]

    I Like It! I Like it!

    Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Merseybeats and The Fortunes bring sounds of the 60s to Saga Sapphire’s Scandinavian Cities cruise Dance and sing along to the sounds of the 60s when top bands Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Merseybeats and The Fortunes join Saga Sapphire as she sails into a trio of stylish Scandinavian cities […]

    Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon

    Grammy-Award Winning Artist to Preside Over Ship’s Official Naming Ceremony in New York Featuring ‘Lip Sync Battle: Horizon’ and Honoring St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® MIAMI, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Queen Latifah – Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur – has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, […]

    From Italy To The Far East With The New Ship Costa Venezia In The Footsteps Of Marco Polo

     Costa Cruises has started selling tickets for the inaugural cruise of Costa Venezia, the Italian company’s new ship currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone.   The cruise will set off from Trieste on 8 March 2019, on a 53 day, eastward-bound itinerary in the footsteps of Marco Polo that will end in Yokohama, in Japan, on 29 April 2019.   The cruise will take guests […]

    Carnival Cruise Line To Offer New Cruises To Cuba From Miami In 2019

    New Voyages to Feature Day-Long Visits to Havana Along with Calls at Popular Caribbean and Bahamian Ports MIAMI, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line will offer 17 new sailings to Cuba aboard Carnival Sensation in 2019.  The five-day Cubavoyages will be the line’s first to operate round-trip from Miami and feature a day-long call in Havana as well as stops at popular Caribbean and Bahamian ports,  including Grand […]

    Carnival Corporation Orders Third New Ship for AIDA Cruises

    The company’s leading cruise brand in Germany continues fleet enhancement strategy and significant expansion of passenger capacity to meet accelerating demand for cruise vacationsNew vessels to debut between 2018 and 2023 featuring industry-first “green-cruising” design enabling cruise ships to be fully powered in port and at sea by LNG, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel […]

    Carnival Corporation’s MedallionNet™ to Set Industry Apex for Wi-Fi Bandwidth Capacity at Sea Powered by SES Networks

      Regal Princess set to eclipse 1.5 gigabits per second stream during special eventStaying connected allows guests to share photos and videos, and stream movies, live sporting events and other content onboard Regal Princess and at Princess Cays MIAMI, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, will establish […]

    Princess Cruises Newest Promotion Offers Guests an Opportunity to Experience the Transformative Power of Travel

     Princess Cruises announced today the Come Back New Sale, offering guests free gratuities and the opportunity to experience the line’s award-winning service and onboard experiences. In addition to free gratuities, guests book with a low $100 refundable deposit during the Come Back New sale, and are offered a savings of up to $300 per person on flights […]

    Carnival Paradise Undergoing Massive, Month-Long Renovation That Will Add New Water Park, New Cabins, Balconies To Existing Staterooms And Exciting Food And Beverage Innovations

    Carnival Paradise is undergoing an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment that will add a wide variety of spaces and innovations, including a spectacular water park, 38 new cabins, 98 balconies to existing staterooms, and an a host of exciting food and beverage concepts. Following the month-long dry dock, which takes place in Freeport, The Bahamas, Carnival Paradise will resume its year-round […]

    Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Launch O’s Reading Room Fleetwide Featuring Oprah’s Book Club’s Latest Selection “An American Marriage” By Award-Winning Author Tayari Jones

    Due to its overwhelming popularity, Holland America Line is bringing O‘s Reading Room to all 14 ships in the fleet around the world. Introduced as part of special onboard programming developed in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine. By May 2018, guests on all ships regardless of cruising region will have the opportunity to read the latest […]

    P&O Cruises fleet offers more choice as Aurora becomes exclusively for adults

    Following extensive research and guest feedback, P&O Cruises has announced that Aurora will return from its March 2019 refit as an adult-only ship.   From April 8, 2019, Aurora will join Arcadia and Oriana as a ship exclusively for adults, offering a relaxed way of life, stylish surroundings and a variety of bars and lounges […]

    Exhilarating Playlist Production Shows Among Array Of Entertainment Options Aboard New Carnival Horizon

    New 133,500-ton Ship Set to Debut in Europe April 2, 2018 MIAMI, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line’s talented in-house entertainment team has partnered with leading creative directors from Broadway, Los Angeles and London’s West End to create three brand new shows that are designed to raise the bar on cruise ship entertainment. Part of the line’s popular Playlist […]

    Carnival Fascination Resumes Year-Round Service From San Juan Following Multi-Million-Dollar Dry Dock

    Seven-Day Sailings Feature Five Tropical Caribbean Ports: St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten MIAMI, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Fascination resumed its year-round schedule of seven-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juanthis past Sunday, following an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that added a variety of popular food and beverage concepts. On its San Juan-based program, Carnival Fascination departs every […]

    Celebrity Edge unveils range of new dining concepts

    From a sky-high restaurant cantilevered 16 decks above the ocean to an immersive fusion of technology, animation and dining, Celebrity Cruises has announced the latest culinary hotspots offered on its transformative new ship, Celebrity Edge. Jo Rzymowska, vice president and managing director UK, Ireland and Asia, Celebrity Cruises, said: “This is such an exciting time […]

    Silver Spirit to undergo lengthening project in Italy

    Silver Spirit has made her final port call before undergoing an extensive lengthening project in Italy. Docking in Dubai, the ship completed an eight-night cruise from Mumbai. Silver Spirit will enter dry dock at the industry-leading Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo on March 5th, where she will remain until May 1st. She will undergo large-scale refurbishment […]

    Cunard Announces New Record Australian Season with Queen Elizabeth to be Based Down Under for 2019-2020 Summer

    Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced that its world famous ship Queen Elizabeth will be based in Australia for an unprecedented 101 days over the 2019-20 summer. Queen Elizabeth will sail on six roundtrip cruises from Melbourne and two from Sydney during the season, which will feature an array of itineraries to South Australia, Tasmania, […]

    Norwegian Bliss floats out in Germany ahead of April launch

    Norwegian Bliss, the third of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, emerged from the Meyer Werft building dock in Papenburg, Germany, earlier, representing a major milestone in the vessel’s construction. The ship will remain in the shipyard port for the final phase of construction, until its conveyance down the River Ems towards the North Sea, […]

    New catalog: AIDA presents the most wonderful cruises from March 2019 to April 2020 – bookings start on February 20, 2018

    From Greenland to Greece, from the Caribbean to the Canary Islands: The 2019/20 AIDA year is going to be as diverse as the regions on this earth. In its new catalog “My hotel shows me the world,” AIDA presents unforgettable vacation experiences, the most beautiful destinations, and vibrant cities for the travel period March 2019 […]

    Seabourn To Tempt Guests With A Wealth Of Culinary Options Aboard Seabourn Ovation, Launching Spring 2018

     Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is readying an exceptional menu of dining options to delight guests of its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. Scheduled to launch in May 2018, the fifth ultra-luxury vessel in the Seabourn fleet will set the table for world-class, award-winning dining with five restaurants, each in keeping with the high quality […]

    Princess Cruises Celebrates The Premiere Of “The Secret Silk” With Stephen Schwartz and John Tartaglia Onboard Royal Princess

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 1, 2018) – Princess Cruises celebrated the premiere of “The Secret Silk,” the newest offering from it’s first-of-its-kind partnership with Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar-, Grammy- and Tony Award-winning composer of “Wicked,” “Godspell,” and “Pippin.” Joining Schwartz aboard Royal Princess for the premiere was the Tony Award nominated director/creator John Tartaglia (“Avenue Q,” “Shrek”).   […]

    Princess Cruises completes enhancements to private Caribbean island

    Princess Cruises has given a makeover to its Caribbean island, Princess Cays. The 40-acre retreat, set in the Bahamas, is used exclusively by Princess guests. The enhancements include: ·        Refitted beach bungalows ·        Construction of a new water sports rental area, which provides snorkelling, swimming and diving equipment · […]

    Princess Cruises offers up to £300pp flight discount

    Holidaymakers looking to fly to their next cruise are being offered up to £300 per person off the cost of air travel on select 2018 and 2019 sailings with Princess Cruises. The offer runs from March 1 – April 30, 2018 and includes more than one hundred voyages in the Caribbean, Panama Canal and Hawaii. […]

    Princess Cruises offers new shore excursions on UK-based sailings

    Princess Cruises will offer seven new shore excursions to guests sailing on Sapphire Princess, one of its Southampton-based ships for this spring and summer. The 2,670-guest vessel will head to northern Europe and the Mediterranean from May to October 2018 on voyages ranging from three to 14 nights. The new excursions are in addition to […]

    Carnival orders third LNG-powered ship for AIDA

    Carnival Corporation has signed a shipbuilding contract for a third next-generation cruise ship for its rapidly growing AIDA Cruises brand. Scheduled for delivery in 2023, the new 180,000-ton ship, being built by leading German shipbuilder Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, will include an estimated 2,700 staterooms and extensive selection of popular onboard features. […]

    MS Roald Amundsen floats out in successful launch

      Hurtigruten’s new hybrid expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen, has touched water for the first time during a launch ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The successful launch marks an important milestone in the construction of the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship. It will be fitted with large battery packs for reduced […]

    Holland America Line to Launch New EXC In-Depth Voyages that Feature Zodiac ExcursHolland America Line to Launch New EXC In-Depth Voyages that Feature Zodiac Excursions for Up-close Discovery Sail farther and delve deeper with innovative and engaging approach to cruising aboard Maasdam in fall 2018

     This September Holland America Line will begin an innovative approach to cruising for travelers who are looking for thoughtful and immersive ways to see the world. Offered on the 1,258-guest Maasdam, new EXC In-Depth Voyages explore some of the most fascinating corners of the globe on itineraries from 12 to 34 days, using world-renowned experts, […]

    Holland America Line Introduces Culinary-themed EXC Tours (Shore Excursions) Developed in Partnership with FOOD & WINE

    The long-time partnership between Holland America Line and FOOD & WINE has delivered immersive culinary experiences for more than a dozen years. The collaboration is expanding with a collection of exciting culinary-themed EXC Tours (shore excursions), that explore food, wine and culture in some of the world’s hottest gastronomic locales.    “Holland America Line continues to […]

    Princess Cruises Announces Locally Inspired West Coast Culinary Cruise

    Mexican Food Expert and Journalist Bill Esparza Joins West Coast Chefs  for an Immersive Cruise and Culinary Journey  Princess Cruises announced today its fourth Culinary Cruise featuring noted food journalist Bill Esparza. The culinary cruise sails the west coast departing out of Los Angeles on Ruby Princess March 22 – 26, 2018. Esparza brings along notable chefs […]

    P&O Cruises launches South Australia’s Cruise Season with longest-ever itinerary from Adelaide

    P&O Cruises is kicking off the South Australia cruise season with its longest itinerary from Adelaide to date – an eight-night round trip cruise to Tasmania on Pacific Eden. The new ‘Taste of Tasmania’ voyage has twice the number of nights of P&O’s previous Adelaide cruises and calls at Melbourne, Hobart and Port Arthur with […]

    Carnival Panorama, The First Brand-New Carnival Ship Deployed To Southern California In 20 Years

    Carnival Cruise Line today announced its latest ship – Carnival Panorama – will be home ported in Long Beach, Southern California, from December 2019. This will be the first brand-new ship deployed on the West Coast of the USA in 20 years.     The 3,960-passenger Carnival Panorama, the third Vista-class ship in the fleet, will offer […]

    Find the perfect holiday with MSC Cruises From a two night mini-break to an 18-night Grand Voyage, make the most of your holiday on board an MSC Cruises ship

      In 2017 Briton’s took an average of  3.81  holidays a year. This number is increasing year on year and is fuelled by the demand for beach holidays and short city breaks. Industry Association ABTA predict a rise in the number of people that will cruise in 2018 with 80% of people surveyed  in their […]

    23 Members of the Same Family Were Kicked Off the Carnival ‘Cruise From Hell

      A violent brawl broke out aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship in Australia — leading to 23 members of the same family getting kicked off the trip. At least 30 people aboard the Carnival Legend cruise ship were injured during the fight, which broke out around 12:45 a.m. Friday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. While it is […]

    Inaugural UK sailing to Canada & New England sets the pace for Princess Cruises

    Princess Cruises has stated that a roundtrip sailing from Southampton to Canada & New England, which includes a call to New York, is currently its best-selling voyage of 2019. Furthermore, UK bookings are being made more quickly for the cruise than any other Princess sailing during the past five years. The voyage, which went on […]

    Big reception for AIDAcara world travelers in Hamburg The AIDA 2018 season is kicked off with fireworks and escort ships

    On Saturday morning, February 10, 2018, around 6:30 a.m., it was time: AIDAcara returned from the first world tour in the history of AIDA to its “home port” of Hamburg. The ship had cast off on a 116-day cruise around the world with around 1,100 guests on board on October 17, 2017. Several escort ships […]

    New Alaska Cruise Tours Add to Adventure AND Ease of Booking

      With the highly anticipated return of Windstar Cruises to the scenic beauty of Alaska in May 2018 (after a hiatus of more than 20 years from sailing in the region) comes an agenda of larger-than-life adventures awaiting those boarding the 212-guest Star Legend. The award-winning cruise line has announced that a new batch of […]

    Costa Cruises Is A Top Employers Italy For The Fifth Year Running

    The Italian company has been awarded the prestigious ‘Top Employers Italy 2018’ certification, in recognition of its high standards in terms of human resources management.   Genoa, 9 February 2018 – For the fifth year running, Costa Cruises is one of the best Italian companies to work for. That’s what the Top Employers Institute has decided, which awarded the company […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Significantly Expands Its West Coast Presence And Offerings

    New 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama to be Based in Long Beach in 2019, First Brand New Carnival Ship Deployed to Southern California in 20 YearsEnhancements to Long Beach Cruise Terminal Dramatically Enhance Overall Passenger Experience and Operational FlowMulti-Million-Dollar Ensenada Port Development Project to Provide One-of-a-Kind Experiences Ashore on Short Cruises to Mexico from Long Beach MIAMI, Feb. […]

    Regent unveils Seven Seas Mariner renovation plans

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises has confirmed details for the upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship. After a 20-day drydock in April at Chantier Naval de Marseille, Seven Seas Mariner will re-emerge with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs, and completely renewed modern guest spaces. After […]

    P&O Cruises launches South Australia’s Cruise Season with longest-ever itinerary from Adelaide

    P&O Cruises is kicking off the South Australia cruise season with its longest itinerary from Adelaide to date – an eight-night round trip cruise to Tasmania on Pacific Eden. The new ‘Taste of Tasmania’ voyage has twice the number of nights of P&O’s previous Adelaide cruises and calls at Melbourne, Hobart and Port Arthur with […]

    OCEANIA CRUISES INTRODUCES NEW BISTRO MENUS FOR LUNCH

    Miami, FL, February 8, 2018 – Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has expanded its acclaimed bistro lunch service fleetwide and introduced an entirely new slate of menus with more than 600 new dishes.   “The Bistro offers the ultimate combination of lunchtime Grand Dining Room classics that our guests have […]

    Princess Cruises Announces Locally Inspired West Coast Culinary Cruise

    Mexican Food Expert and Journalist Bill Esparza Joins West Coast Chefs  for an Immersive Cruise and Culinary Journey  Princess Cruises announced today its fourth Culinary Cruise featuring noted food journalist Bill Esparza. The culinary cruise sails the west coast departing out of Los Angeles on Ruby Princess March 22 – 26, 2018. Esparza brings along notable chefs […]

    A lucky double: Visit two AIDA ships in one day

    This season for the first time, it will be possible to visit not one but two AIDA ship classes in a single day   On three dates in May, June and August 2018, visitors will have the chance to tour both AIDAperla and AIDAsol in Hamburg in just one day.   AIDAperla celebrates her premiere […]

    Survey Reveals That A Vacation Tops Flowers Or Jewelry As The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift

    Caribbean Cruise Top Choice for a Romantic Rendezvous SANTA CLARITA, Calif (February 7, 2018) Princess Cruises has long been a leader in romance, setting the standard for love on the high seas – from serving as the co-star of “The Love Boat” TV series, to being the first cruise line to offer weddings at sea. In celebration of the line’s […]

    Carnival to Offer More Than 75 Ship Inspections and Seminar at Sea Opportunities to Travel Agents as Part of 2018 ‘Travel Agents Rock’ Program

    Registration Now Open for 2018 Ship Inspections and Seminars at Sea on GoCCL.com   MIAMI (Feb. 8, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line has announced it is offering travel agents the opportunity to participate in more than 75 ship inspections and Seminar at Sea events in 2018 as part of the line’s popular “Travel Agents Rock” […]

    Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam Earns Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection

    Score follows sister-ship Eurodam‘s 13th consecutive USPH score of 100   Seattle, Wash., Feb. 7, 2018 — Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam recently earned a perfect score of 100 on a surprise routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Zuiderdam‘s score follows sister ship Eurodam‘s December 2017 score of 100, continuing […]

    Seabourn Delivers Expansive 2018 Season With New Marquee Ports in Europe

    Guests will enjoy experiences in 175 destinations, along with the highly anticipated launch of Seabourn Ovation SEATTLE, February 7, 2018 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is gearing up to allow guests to immerse themselves in the best of Europe in 2018. Following the launch of the line’s newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, in May this year, […]

    Royal Caribbean enhances My Club Royal

    Royal Caribbean International has announced the latest enhancement to My Club Royal.  Royal Caribbean International Positioned as ‘one site, one log in, one Royal super club’, travel agents will be able to access bookings, training, rewards and sales materials all through a single portal. Amanda Darrington, sales director RCI UK&I said: “We’ve developed the newly […]

    Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, the Baltic, Iceland and the Mediterranean for the 2019 Summer/Fall Season

     Following an inaugural season island-hopping throughout the Caribbean, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic Ocean in late April 2019 and spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean.   The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the summer. Offering an enchanting collection of seven- and 14-day […]

    Princess Cruises Unveils Artwork for Newest Stephen Schwartz Production “The Secret Silk”

    Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion Commissioned to Create One-of-a-Kind Painting SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 8, 2017) – Princess Cruises today revealed the artwork for “The Secret Silk,” the third production created in collaboration with Oscar-, Tony- and Grammy award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”, “Pippin”, “Godspell”). Created by Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion, the “The Secret Silk” artwork […]

    Seabourn Delivers Expansive 2018 Season With New Marquee Ports in Europe

    Guests will enjoy experiences in 175 destinations, along with the highly anticipated launch of Seabourn Ovation SEATTLE, February 7, 2018 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is gearing up to allow guests to immerse themselves in the best of Europe in 2018. Following the launch of the line’s newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, in May this year, […]

    Flavours of Amsterdam autumn cruise aboard Saga Sapphire

    All-inclusive, four-night, November mini-cruise cruise to Amsterdam from Southampton on Saga Sapphire, including a visit to Bruges, from £499 per person Enjoy a twilight canal cruise in Amsterdam Stroll around Bruges’ famous Grand Place and intriguing cobbled streets Visit the 18th century ‘windmill village’ of Zaanse Schans The majestic Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum for art lovers […]

    Cockatoo Takes a Cruise: As Family Prepares for Australian Cruise Vacation Pet Bird Escapes from Home – Lands on Different Cruise Ship and Sails to New Zealand

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 6, 2018) – Having flown the coop for a cruise adventure of her own, Harri the stowaway galah, a rose-breasted female cockatoo native to Australia, has been returned to her family by Princess Cruises for a joy-filled reunion at the Portside Cruise Terminal in Brisbane.    The adventure all started as Michelle and Brett […]

    P&O Cruises and Cunard make 2022 single use plastics commitment

    P&O Cruises and Cunard have stated an intention to remove single use plastics from the hotel operation on their ships by the end of 2022 as part of their overall environmental compliance plan.   Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein said “Whilst we have stringent regulations and procedures on board our ships for recycling, we need […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Launches “What’s Your Carnival IQ?” Contest On Facebook For Wave Season

    Travel Agents Have Opportunity to Win One of Five Cruises and More Than $10,000 in Gift Card Prizes During Contest   MIAMI (Feb. 5, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line is launching a “What’s Your Carnival IQ?” contest for travel agents on its trade Facebook page starting today throughout February. As part of the contest, Carnival […]

    Costa Cruises To Halve Food Waste On Board Its Ships Thanks To The “4GOODFOOD” Program

     Costa Cruises has today unveiled its 4GOODFOOD program, whose aim is to halve food waste on board the Italian company’s ships by 2020.   The starting point for the project is recognizing the value of food.  The food experience is a key part of the cruise and the relevant figures are quite staggering:  some 54 million meals a year are prepared on board the members of […]

    Windstar Launches Onboard Cruise Consultant Program Starting with Star Legend This Month

    Program Will Expand to Four Ships This Year, Enhancing Guest Value & Travel Professional Support Seattle, WA, February 5, 2018 – Windstar Cruises will launch a new Onboard Cruise Consultant (OCC) program to help guests on cruise vacations plan future cruise experiences and drive recognition and benefits supporting travel professionals. The first OCC will embark […]

    Star Princess back at sea following comprehensive renovations

    Princess Cruises’ 2,600-guest vessel, Star Princess, has received a multi-million-pound renovation. After a two-week dry dock, the refurbished ship now boasts improvements including redesigned youth centres, a wider choice of shopping, an enhanced spa and an updated fitness centre. The ship is currently sailing the Hawaiian Islands on 15-night round trip itineraries from Los Angeles […]

    In pictures: the glamorous era of ocean cruising then and now

    From Sixties icon Twiggy to Dame Joan Collins and The Queen, the celebrity godmother tradition is one example of cruising’s inextricable link with glamour and style. “I have 13 godchildren – and now I have a ship!” said Collins when she christened the ship Joie de Vivre.  Indulging this passion is a major exhibition opening […]

    Wyland adds final flourishes to Norwegian Bliss

    Marine artist Wyland has put the finishing touches to the hull art of Norwegian Bliss as the cruise ship prepares for launch. The artist was on hand to add the final brush strokes during a ceremony at the Meyer Weft shipbuilding facility in Papenburg, Germany, earlier. The ship, which will launch in April, will cruise […]

    Celebrity Edge floats out in France ahead of November debut

    Celebrity Cruises has offered the first glimpse of what will be the brand’s first ship in a new class in more than ten years, as Celebrity Edge floated out of her dry dock at the STX France shipyard. “This truly is an exciting moment for our brand,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president, Celebrity Cruises. “The float […]

    Dominica welcomes first cruise post hurricane Maria

    Dominica welcomed the MV Mein Schiff 3 of TUI Cruises earlier, which brought in well over 2,000 passengers to the destination’s shores. This was the first major cruise call to Dominica and the first call to the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth post hurricane Maria. Dominica’s ability to welcome visitors to the island after the level […]

    Princess Cruises and Fathom: Cruise For the Caribbean

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 17, 2018) – In an effort to provide support to local communities affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, and after the sell-out of the inaugural group on the January 20, 2018 Crown Princess sailing, Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel are adding two additional spring sailings in 2018. The Caribbean […]

    Three America’s Test Kitchen Feature Cruises on Holland America Line Showcase Cast Members, Editors and Authors

    Guests can join featured talent from the popular show at cooking shows, workshops and more     Foodies and those who simply love to learn about gastronomy can now embark on a culinary journey with Holland America Line during three exclusive America’s Test Kitchen feature cruises. The special sailings elevate the cruise line’s partnership with the multifaceted […]

    Cruising With Jane Mcdonald

    Singer and TV personality Jane McDonald sets sail for more exotic locations in the third series of her popular cruising travelogues. With Jane’s taste for adventure, love of a good laugh and unerring ability to find eccentric characters, cruising has never been more fun.   After a lifetime’s wait to see America’s ‘golden state’, Jane […]

    AIDA donates 10,000 euros to “Orang-Utans in Not” association Captain Harms hands over the check aboard AIDAprima

    On AIDAprima’s cruise around the Canaries and Madeira, a very special guest was on board for the daily talk show aboard: Julia Cissewski (45), who works with the Max Planck Institute in the area of evolutionary anthropology, and is the chairwoman of the charitable organization “Orang-Utans in Not e.V.” (orangutans in need). She was presented […]

    Sail ‘To the Top of the World’ and make the most of your destination with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

      With destination experience topping the over-50s ‘wish list’ when it comes to choosing a holiday, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released four fascinating sailings ‘To the Top of the World’ in 2018/19, which take in remote parts of Northern Europe.   Holidaymakers can see dramatic landscapes, abandoned ‘ghost towns’, icebergs or the ‘Northern Lights’, […]

    Grandmother gets £50k bill for hospital airlift from cruise ship to Mexico as bank insurance only covered Europe

    © PA Undated family handout photo of Joyce Kettle, 74, (front row, second from the left), and her family A great grandmother has been hit with a £50,000 bill for an airlift to hospital from a Mexican cruise ship because her bank insurance only covered Europe. Joyce Kettle, 74, from Blyth, Northumberland, thought she had holiday […]

    AIDAnova eagerly awaited: Exclusive cruises before maiden voyage

    Travelers now have the chance to experience AIDAnova before the maiden voyage. AIDA Cruises will take ownership of the first new-build of a new generation of ships from the Meyer shipyard on November 15, 2018. Guests will be able to experience the new flagship on a series of pre-premiere cruises before AIDAnova’s maiden voyage when […]

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Releases the 2018 Cruise Travel Report: Annual Study of Attitudes, Behaviors and Travel Preferences

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has released the 2018 Cruise Travel Report. The comprehensive analysis of cruisers and non-cruisers provides an annual overview of attitudes, behaviors and travel preferences. This year, key highlights of the study found almost all income brackets are cruising.  A third (33 percent) of cruisers surveyed have a household income […]

    Holland America Line Expands Denali Experience in Alaska with New Guest Accommodations Featuring First-Ever Junior Suite-Level Rooms

    Seattle, Wash., Jan. 29, 2018 — Holland America Line is expanding the guest experience on its award-winning Alaska Land+Sea Journeys with the addition of new guest accommodations at its Denali operation. The 99-room addition will feature the first-ever junior suites at the resort and is expected to be open for the 2019 summer Alaska cruise season. […]

    Costa Luminosa Departs On Around-The-World Tour

    The exclusive Costa Around the World Cruise leaves from Venice: 106 days exploring the most interesting sights on 5 continents, crossing 3 oceans and visiting 41 fascinating destinations   Genoa, 5 January 2018 – On 6 January 2018 the Costa Luminosa will set sail from Venice on the Around the World Cruise: a thrilling 106-day journey that will take Costa […]

    Carnival Miracle Kicks Off Year-Round Seven-Day Schedule From Tampa, Doubling Capacity At Port Tampa Bay

    Six- to 14-Day Cruises to the Panama Canal, Western Caribbean and Central America Also Added to Line’s Tampa-Based Options MIAMI, Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle kicked off a year-round program of seven-day cruises from Tampa this weekend, doubling the line’s capacity at the port and further bolstering its position as the leader in Caribbean cruising.  Carnival Miracle will offer […]

    HANSEATIC inspiration: launch of first main catalogue for the new, international expedition ship

    HANSEATIC inspiration to serve German and international markets; HANSEATIC nature to serve German-speaking markets Both new ships underline TUI AG’s growth strategy for the cruise segment Innovative learning in the on-board HanseAtrium and Ocean Academy Gastronomy concept: specialities from fashionable Peruvian and Japanese cooking Booking from: 23 January 2018 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is expanding. Today, at […]

    Hurtigruten introduces Northwest Passage by hybrid ship and voyages to Franz Josef Land

    From the Northwest Passage and Franz Josef Land, via Svalbard and the Norwegian coast, to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu: Hurtigruten releases the most diverse and wide-ranging selection of expedition voyages in the company’s 125-year history. London, 6th December 2017: With three ships in Antarctica and five ships calling in Svalbard in the 2019/2020 […]

    Carnival Cruise Line To Pay Travel Agents Commission On Wedding Packages

    New Program Kicks Off with Accelerated Earning Opportunities during Wave Season   MIAMI (January 10, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line has begun paying travel agent commission on wedding package sales effective January 1, 2018. Commission tiers for wedding packages will be based on wedding package sales made January 1-March 31, 2018. Additionally, travel agents will […]

    Modern Luxury Design, All Oceanfront Veranda Suites Will Have Guests Feeling At Home Aboard Seabourn Ovation

    Newest ultra-luxury vessel to feature 300 contemporary suites in a range of sizes and layouts fashioned true to the line’s understated elegance by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany SEATTLE, January 25, 2018 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has a simple yet eloquent message for guests of Seabourn Ovation: “Welcome home.” Scheduled to launch in […]

    Carnival Corporation Orders Second New Ship for its P&O Cruises Brand

    New ships position P&O Cruises to become Britain’s number one holiday choiceVessels with industry-first “green-cruising” design will enter service in 2020 and 2022 with dual-fuel engines utilizing LNG for power in port and at sea, with cleaner air emissions and improved air quality MIAMI, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest […]

    Cruise with Saga Sapphire to Isle of Man TT Race

    All-inclusive seven-night boutique style coastal cruise from Dover aboard Saga Sapphire, including visits to the Isle of Man for the TT Race, Dublin and Liverpool, from £999 per person Experience the high-octane thrills at the Isle of Man TT superbike race Raise a glass or two of the black stuff in buzzy, elegant Dublin Beatlemania […]

    Carnival Corporation Extends Original TV Programming to Telemundo, Further Expanding Presence in Growing Hispanic Community

    Episodes from first season of popular travel series created by world’s largest leisure travel company will be featured on Telemundo’s new three-hour Saturday programming blockCompany’s ambitious content production effort now includes Ocean Originals TV programming on two largest Spanish networks in U.S.Univision program attracted over 1.3 million viewers for debut, making its Sunday primetime debut […]

    VICTORIA CRUISES ADDS NEW EXCURSIONS FOR 2018 RIVER CRUISE SEASON ON CHINA’S MAJESTIC YANGTZE

    NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2017) – In order to enhance the passenger experience and provide greater flexibility based on river conditions, Victoria Cruises (www.VictoriaCruises.com) will debut two new excursions when its 2018 sailing season on China’s mist-shrouded Yangtze River commences in March. As an alternative to Shibaozhai, where passengers experience an impressive 12-story wooden pagoda […]

    Princess Cruises Debuts New Features and Upgrades Onboard Star Princess to Start Hawaii Season

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 09, 2018) – Star Princess has returned to service following a two-week multi-million-dollar renovation, outfitting the ship with some of the latest Princess Cruises product innovations and enhancements to various onboard areas.   Resuming a season of 15-day Hawaiian Island cruises roundtrip from Los Angeles and Vancouver through April before summer cruising in Alaska, Star […]

    Carnival Triumph to Offer Diverse Inaugural Schedule in 2019-20 with Four- to 14-Day Sailings from New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Norfolk

    Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-20, with a wide variety of four- to 14-day departures from New York, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Norfolk, Va., visiting nearly two dozen stunning destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada, New England, Bermuda and the Panama Canal. “We’re delighted to offer this unique schedule on  Carnival Triumph […]

    Princess Cruises confirms celebrity speaker line up for UK-based ship

    Princess Cruises has revealed its second round of celebrities who will speak on Southampton-based ship Sapphire Princess this year. The 2,670-guest vessel will head to northern Europe and the Mediterranean from May to October. Further to the first round of celebrities who were announced in late 2017, the second group comprises: · William Roache (actor, […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Announces Four New Craft Beers That Will Debut At Carnival Horizon’s Onboard Brewery In April 2018

    Created by Ship’s Brewmaster Colin Presby, Refreshing New Brews to be Featured at First-Ever Smokehouse|Brewhouse BBQ Restaurant Created by Food Network Star Guy Fieri MIAMI, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line has announced the names of the four craft beers that will be brewed aboard the new Carnival Horizon which is set to debut in Europe April 2, 2018. The […]

    Cruise to Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in the Fall

    All-inclusive 28-night Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in the Fall cruise, from Dover to Canada’s Atlantic coast aboard Saga Sapphire, including visits to Quebec City, the Gaspe Peninsula and Montreal, from £4,307 per person Ride a cable car to the summit of the Laurentian Mountains Evening strolls along the historic boardwalk of Halifax, Nova Scotia […]

    Princess Cruises and Fathom – Cruise For the Caribbean

    After First Sold Out Group, More Cruises Added to  Connect and Come Alongside Local Communities SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 17, 2018) – In an effort to provide support to local communities affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, and after the sell-out of the inaugural group on the January 20, 2018 Crown Princess sailing, Princess […]

    Carnival Corporation’s Cruise Line Brands, Leadership Earn over 500 Industry Awards

    World’s largest leisure travel company and its nine cruise brands, as well as members of its leadership teams, are recognized for excellence in key categories including best ships, vacation value and entertainmentCompany’s Ocean Originals TV programs, airing on weekends on national networks ABC and NBC, received multiple awards for excellence in broadcasting MIAMI, Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ […]

    Virgin Voyages begins construction of first ship

    Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages president and CEO Tom McAlpin hosted a ‘Ship Tease’, where details were revealed about the first of three ships debuting in 2020.  Virgin Voyages Ship The laying of the keel for the first ship, marking the commencement of construction, was celebrated at the Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa, […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Announces Four New Craft Beers That Will Debut At Carnival Horizon’s Onboard Brewery In April 2018

    Carnival Cruise Line Announces Four New Craft Beers That Will Debut At Carnival Horizon’s Onboard Brewery In April 2018 Created by Ship’s Brewmaster Colin Presby, Refreshing New Brews to be Featured at First-Ever Smokehouse|Brewhouse BBQ Restaurant Created by Food Network Star Guy Fieri MIAMI, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line has announced the […]

    Woman dies after falling several decks from her cruise ship balcony

    The woman was travelling on Elation, a Carnival Cruise Line ship (Picture: Carnival Cruise Lines) A woman fell off her cabin’s balcony and plunged to her death several decks below while sailing on a cruise ship to the Bahamas. The woman – who has not yet been identified – was a passenger on the Carnival […]

    Back Princess Cruises Unveils Newest Stephen Schwartz Production “The Secret Silk”

    Third Show in Industry-First Partnership puts a Contemporary Spin on Ancient Asian Tale with Live Puppetry by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 11, 2018) – Princess Cruises today revealed the third production show created in collaboration with Oscar-, Tony- and Grammy award-winning composer of “Wicked,” “Pippin,” and “Godspell,” Stephen Schwartz, and his team of […]

    Discover ‘Rare Gems of the World’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2017/18

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ New ‘Rare Gems of the World’ Brochure Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure, entitled ‘Rare Gems of the World’, which highlights six exotic fly-cruises that guests can experience in 2017 and 2018. Guests can choose from a choice of unforgettable destinations and itineraries, including a chance to sail […]

    Carnival Cruise Line To Pay Travel Agents Commission On Wedding Packages

    New Program Kicks Off with Accelerated Earning Opportunities during Wave Season MIAMI (January 10, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line has begun paying travel agent commission on wedding package sales effective January 1, 2018. Commission tiers for wedding packages will be based on wedding package sales made January 1-March 31, 2018. Additionally, travel agents will earn […]

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises Names New Ship to Launch in 2020

    The most inclusive luxury experience, today announced the name of its new ship, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020. The second Explorer-class ship will embody and enhance the elegance, style and luxury that brought forth the high-end features and amenities that have made sister-ship Seven Seas Explorer renowned as the most luxurious […]

    TUI: “Sunshine Saturdays

    TUI Survey: Saturdays in January are the busiest days of the year for bookings Europe-wide phenomenon, the busiest day in Germany will be 13th January Travel experts: Booking a holiday to beat the Winter blues The British call it “Sunshine Saturday“: the first Saturday of the New Year is the day on which TUI in […]

    Take a European river cruise with Fred. Olsen – and enjoy your choice of free benefits!

    To hail the start of its first ever European river cruise season, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched one of its most exciting sale offers to date.   Guests who book one of 26 European river cruises of five nights or more, can now benefit from free flights from London.* This offer is available on […]

    BEAT THE WINTER BLUES AND EMBARK ON AN EASTERN ADVENTURE WITH MSC CRUISES

    MSC Cruises introduces MSC Lirica to the UAE with new longer itineraries and calls to India MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, is enhancing its range of cruises from the United Arab Emirates with the introduction of a second ship, MSC Lirica. Featuring new extended cruises of 11 nights and 14 nights, MSC […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Wants You To Choose Fun

    New Brand Campaign Encourages Vacationers to Experience all the FUN That Waits Aboard a Carnival Cruise MIAMI, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line and its newly appointed ad agency of record Anomaly, are launching a new brand campaign called “Choose Fun.” After robust research on Carnival guests, Anomaly discovered that the Carnival brand, guests and crew all […]

    So much to do, so much time with Cunard

    In January, luxury cruise brand Cunard will be launching its latest marketing campaign: ‘So much to do, so much time’. The campaign has been designed to celebrate the elements that our guests have told us they love most about their Cunard experiences. The first phase highlights the freedom that a voyage on Cunard offers, allowing […]

    Four Brands from Carnival Corporation to Launch New Ships in 2018

      Four of cruise industry’s leading brands – AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Seabourn – from the world’s largest leisure travel company will debut new ships in 2018Ground-breaking new ship designs reinforce company’s commitment to exceeding guest expectations with innovative and entertaining onboard offeringsCompany set to add 18 new cruise ships […]

    Carnival Cruise Line Named Best Overall Cruise Line And Best Cruise Ship For Families, Carnival Vista Best Cruise Ship For Entertainment In USA Today10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

    Carnival Cruise Line was the big winner in the USA Today10Best Readers’ Choice awards, taking top honors in the Best Ocean Cruise Line and Best Cruise Line For Families categories while Carnival Vista was named Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment. The awards were based on nominations from a team of cruise industry experts and the winners were […]

    Cunard offers guests the chance to trace their family history on the Voyage of Genealogy

    In November 2018, luxury British cruise brand, Cunard will embark on its first Voyage of Genealogy. Cunard, in association with Ancestry, is offering their guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to trace and follow their family’s history on board the iconic Queen Mary 2. The voyage, ‘A Journey of Genealogy in Association with Ancestry’ […]

    Carnival Fascination To Undergo Multi-Million-Dollar Dry Dock Prior to Resuming Year-Round Service From San Juan In February 2018

        Carnival Fascination will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of popular food and beverage innovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint developed by Food Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican eatery, Cherry on Top sweets shop, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila […]

    New brochure launch with savings on 2018 cruises

    Cruise from £115 per person per night New-to-Saga cruisers save up to £1,000 More cabins for solo traveller All Saga 2018 ocean cruises have a new lower price in Saga’s latest 2018 brochure. Prices start from £115 per person per night and that includes a chauffeur-driven car to and from the port. First-time Saga cruisers […]

    P&O Cruises celebrates peak booking period with more memories, value and on board spending money.

    To celebrate its peak booking period, P&O Cruises is offering low deposits, extra on board spending money, enticing prices plus much more with its brand new ‘this way for more memories’ promotion which runs from December 21, 2017 to March 5, 2018. P&O Cruises is also set to launch a new television advert, featuring the […]

    Cirque du Soleil at sea and romantic lawn clubs: The best cruise lines of 2017 Named By The Experts.

    It’s time to set sail, because the best cruise ships in the world have been revealed. A range of large, medium and small cruise companies across dozens of categories – including best ship, best service, most luxurious and most romantic. MCS Cruises’ 4,475-passenger MSC Meraviglia sailed away with Best New Ship while Celestyal Cruises won […]

    200 ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE PASSENGERS STRUCK DOWN WITH GASTRO-INTESTINAL ILLNESS

    Passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas cruise have been struck down with an outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness believed to be norovirus. Some 3 per cent of passengers – 195 out of 5,800 – have gone down with the sickness according to Royal Caribbean. The outbreak began after the liner left Singapore on 23 November. Passengers were […]

    Cruise Ship Workers Reveal The Things That Passengers NEVER Get To Know About.

    Ship workers have been revealing exactly what happens behind the scenes on a cruise liner. And it appears that crew members having ‘so much sex’, T-shirts being flushed down the toilet and elderly people dying are among the things passengers on board never get to know about. The revelations emerged on an online discussion that […]

    After years of see-saw debate between Venetians and the tourism industry, giant cruise ships are to be banned from sailing past St Mark’s Square, the Italian government announced. Passenger liners are currently allowed to pass within a few hundred yards of St Mark’s Square and Venice’s historic centre on their way to the lagoon city’s […]

    Britannia Rescues 10 Migrants Clinging To Wooden Boat In The Mediterranean

    British cruise ship passengers on a luxury trip round the Mediterranean woke up to find themselves in the middle of a mission to save a group of stricken migrants lost at sea.  Holidaymakers on the P&O ship Britannia, were alerted by the “man overboard” siren early on Monday morning. It is understood 10 men, of North African origin, were spotted clinging […]

    A New Cruise Ship Facility Could 100,00 Extra TouristsTo Derry

    A proposed cruise ship terminal at Greencastle could bring an extra 100,000 tourists to the city every year, the Chief Executive of Foyle Port has revealed. The terminal will be located less than an hour from Derry and will have the capability to safely berth the largest cruise vessels in the world without any tidal […]

    Royal Caribbean announces additional features coming to Independence of the Seas

    Royal Caribbean UK announced additional features coming to Independence of the Seas that will be added during a major refurbishment in 2018. In addition to the features previously announced, Independence of the Seas will receive A larger interactive aqua park, Splashaway Bay, featuring wild waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and drench bucket Addition of Izumi specialty restaurant […]

    Blaze breaks out on Southampton-based Aurora cruise ship

    A LUXURY cruise ship, based in Southampton, drifted for almost an hour after a fire took hold of its engine room. P&O Cruises ship Aurora was in the mid-Atlantic in the early hours of Thursday morning sailing for the Azores when the blaze caused it lose electricity and propulsion. The fire was eventually extinguished after burning for almost an […]

    What happens if you get left behind on land during a cruise holiday? We can tell you,

    Cruise holidays are a great way to see many destinations in one easy trip. Holidays on a cruise ship also have trips and excursions that passengers can book when on land. Yet sometimes this can go wrong when passengers are late back or forget the boarding time, resulting in them being left on land as […]

    Royal Caribbean cancels Majesty of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas cruises due to Hurricane Irma

    Royal Caribbean announced it has cancelled two sailings due to the forecasted path of Hurricane Irma. The September 8th sailings of Majesty of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas are now cancelled. Royal Caribbean emphasized the decision was made with the safety and comfort of our guests and crew in mind. Guests scheduled to sail […]

    The world’s poshest cruise ship where every cabin is a suite and each passenger gets their own BUTLER

    On Silversea’s Silver Muse, passengers dine on gold leaf risotto and blue lobster  – and they don’t even have to unpack Silversea’s Silver Muse, which was christened by Prince Albert of Monaco earlier this year and sets sail from Southampton tomorrow, is a cut above the rest. Unlike other ships, every cabin is a suite, […]

    Why Go To Ibiza? Meet the 19-year-olds who would rather have a cruise holiday

    Think cruise holidays are exclusively for over-50s? Think again. Eliot Brittain and Blaze Halliwell, both 19, embarked on a week-long cruise on P&O Brittania to France, Spain and Guernsey, a round trip from Southampton, which made calls at La Rochelle, Bilbao and St Peter Port. Eliot Brittain and Blaze Halliwell, both 19 Was this your […]

    Dublin Is Targeting More Turnarounds by 2020

    In May, Dublin welcomed the Celebrity Eclipse and next year, the ship will debut a handful of sailings using Dublin as a turnaround port for the Norwegian fjords. “Dublin shows considerable capacity for further development as a marquee destination and is seeking to become a turnaround port for cruise ships by 2020,” commented Pat Ward, […]

    A Luxury Cruise Ship On a World Tour Imposed a 10 Day Blackout On Guests While It Faced The Threat Of a Pirate Attack.

    The Sea Princess was on a 104 day journey when the Captain reportedly told his 1,900 passengers that a dusk-til-dawn shutdown would be imposed. Deck parties, outdoor bars and movies were all cancelled and curtains and shutters were drawn at night. The ships lights were also dimmed to avoid attracting attention.    All passengers were […]

    MSC Cruises just unveiled amazing new deals on family holidays for 2018

    Thinking of going on a cruise ship holiday with the kids next year? Then MSC Cruises’ newest offer is going to be of serious interest! The luxury cruise company has just unveiled exciting new deals for 2018, and it’s going to make it cheaper than ever for your children to come along. Under their new ‘Get the […]

    Newbuild Program For Mystic Cruises,Confirms Expedition

    As first reported by Cruise Industry News last week, Mystic Cruises today confirmed a newbuild under construction at Portugal’s WestSea Yard, part of Martifer Group. The ship will be built on a Rolls-Royce technical platform and is the first in a planned series of cruise ships.  Quark Expeditions will operate the vessel, the World Explorer, for 10 charter cruises for […]

    Take a Peek Inside Saga’s New Cruise Ship Spirit Of Discovery

    Ever since Saga Cruises announced it would be launching a new, bespoke-built ship Spirit of Discovery , cruise holiday fans have eagerly awaited to get a sneak peek of what will be on offer. Although the ship won’t be launching until Summer 2019, Saga has given holidaymakers a taste of what to expect, and released artist’s impressions of the […]

    Christened The Viking Sky

    Viking Cruises christened its third ocean-going ship, the Viking Sky during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway on Thursday. “This is a special time of year in Norway – these are the days of the midnight sun and the perfect backdrop for a celebration. All of our ships proudly carry the Norwegian flag, and it […]

    The Cruise Ship With The Biggest Capacity In The World Is Revealed: MSC Vessel Will Host a Record-Breaking 6,850 Passengers

    A new cruise ship is heading our way, built to host more passengers than ever before. MSC Cruises announced plans for its new World Class ships – which will carry a maximum of 6,850 guests and boast 2,760 cabins – at a ceremony in France’s Saint-Nazaire last week, with an artist’s rendering of the ship […]

    Air quality on cruise ship deck ‘worse than world’s most polluted cities’, investigations finds

    Levels of pollution on some cruise ships’ decks are worse than in the world’s most polluted cities, an investigation by Channel 4 Dispatches has found.  The undercover investigation on Britain’s biggest crew operator P&O Cruises aimed to find out how clean the air holidaymakers breathe when on a ship is.  It focused on the levels of “ultra-fine particles” found […]

    Europe’s biggest cruise ship gets a Champagne send-off by President Macron.

    Europe’s biggest cruise ship gets a Champagne send-off by President Macron: The 1,000ft-long MSC Meraviglia sets off on its maiden voyage after a €892m construction job The MSC Meraviglia mega-ship crept out of its dock in Saint-Nazaire, Brittany, on Wednesday Measuring 1,033 feet long and 213 feet tall, the enormous boat  has room for 5,714 […]

    Fred Olsen ships has decided to axe Belfast ‘departure calls’

    Belfast’s success at attracting cruise lines has suffered a setback with Fred Olsen Lines decision this week to withdraw Belfast from its list of departure ports.   A spokesperson for Fred Olsen has confirmed that they would no longer begin cruises from Belfast for the 2018/19 cruise season. The company said there was a lack […]

    New Ice Cream Range For P&O Cruises

    Summer has just got tastier as P&O Cruises guests enjoy an even more chilled experience thanks to the introduction of award-winning Jude’s real dairy ice cream in fabulously moreish flavours such as Salted Caramel, Ginger Spice, Gin & Tonic and Brown Butter Pecan. Made in Hampshire, Jude’s ice cream will be available from May across […]

    The New Ship AIDAperla Sails from Nagasaki

    The AIDAperla has been delivered to AIDA Cruises and earlier this week, the new ship left Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Japan, en route to Europe for her first summer season cruising in the Mediterranean.  The AIDAperla is coming off a successful set of sea-trials that took place in Japan.  The AIDAperla will be christened […]

    Four New Ships For Princess in 2018-2019 Australia Season

    Princess Cruises will be homeporting four ships in Australia and New Zealand for the 2018-2019 season. Princess will introduce the 3,560-guest Majestic Princess to the market for its inaugural season, calling Australia home from September 2018 to March 2019. As the newest in the Princess fleet, the Majestic will sail itineraries from Sydney and Auckland […]

    Symphony of the Seas construction photo update

    Here is   another batch of  photos for the construction progress being made on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. Symphony of the Seas will be the cruise line’s fourth Oasis Class ship.   Our friends at Saint Nazaire, une ville à la mer posted these photos, which were taken on April 19, 2017.  

    Sea Trials For AIDAperla

    The AIDAperla will debut for AIDA Cruises this summer in Southern Europe, and the new ship recently left Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan on sea trials, a set of performance tests for the newbuild. The ship will launch service from Palma de Mallorca on July 1, 2017, sailing week-long cruises from Palma to Barcelona, also […]

    38 Million Passengers 10 Year Target

    Thirty-eight million passengers is the global capacity target for 2027 based on existing newbuild orders and known ship deployments and withdrawals, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry News Annual Report  This year’s fleet of 365 ocean going ships, which can carry an estimated 25.2 million passengers, will have grown to 434 ships, able to carry […]

    Drydock at Lloyd Werft Set For AIDAvita

    The AIDAvita is set to drydock at Lloyd Werft from March 25 through April 4 prior to her AIDA Selection cruising season in Northern Europe.  Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven will carry out, a redesign and renovation of numerous areas of the ship, in addition to regular safety and maintenance work, said AIDA, in a statement. The […]

    Virgin Cuts Steel for First Cruise Ship

    Virgin Voyages today cut steel for the first of three cruise ships to be built at Fincantieri. President and CEO Tom McAlpin was joined by Fincantieri team members and the ships’ designers.  “Today is the moment when our intrepid, romantic and irresistible vision for Virgin Voyages starts to become tangible. I’ve been inspired by the […]

    $40 Million Upgrade For Queen Victoria

      Cunard Line announced the Queen Victoria will drydock this May at Fincantieri for a $40 million refit that will take a full month at Fincantieri. According to the company, the areas of focus will include the introduction of Britannia Club balcony staterooms and dining for the first time, with a dedicated new restaurant, as […]

    Top Cruise Line in Europe Is MSC

    MSC Cruises is holding onto its number one spot in Europe, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry New Annual Report MSC and Costa Crociere are virtually tied when it comes to available capacity in the Mediterranean, but MSC pulls ahead with more beds in Northern Europe as it has a significant chunk of the Northern European […]

    Passengers Ship Safety Southampton: Mitigating Risks

    Delegates attending Passenger Ship Safety Southampton will hear from industry experts discussing technologies, solutions and strategies and what the future risks may entail. The event takes place April 4-6. The conference, spanning three days, includes a Lifesaving focus on day one, followed by two full conference program days with speakers ranging from cruise line and […]

    New Ship Renderings Released By Saga

    Saga Cruises has released artist’s impressions of its new ship which will be launched in 2019. “The thoughts and recommendations of passengers have been incorporated into the design and the sleek ship will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers and feature 540 all-balcony cabins,” said the company.  Features will include single-sitting dining in a choice of […]

    Four Ships Have Been Ordered From Fincantieri by Norwegian Cruise Lines

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced it has reached an agreement with Fincantieri to construct the next generation of ships for its Norwegian Cruise Line brand. Four ships are on order for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.  The four […]

    Career day announced by AIDA

    AIDA Cruises has announced its first career day event to take place in Hamburg aboard the AIDAprima on March 4. Subsequent career days this year will take place aboard the AIDAdiva in Rostock on May 9 and 19, and July 4. According to AIDA, the events are designed to let applicants demonstrate their theoretical knowledge […]

    Sydney Welcomes The Seabourn Encore for the first time

    The Seabourn Encore has arrived in Sydney for the first time, becoming the youngest ship to ever visit the city, according to a statement. The ship’s arrival in Sydney last night came on the first day of Sydney’s busiest cruise month, with a total of 26 ships scheduled to make 45 calls to Sydney across […]

    Viking Sea Ports in Tunisia

    The Viking Sea called earlier this month in Tunisia at the La Goulette Cruise Terminal, with mostly American passengers aboard, according to a statement. The cruise terminal collaborated with Cultural Ministry to organize a classical music concert in the cruise village played by the Orchestre symphonique de Tunis. The Cultural Minister and the Tourism Minister […]

    Cruise almost ruined with couples gun shaped key

     A Florida couple’s Carnival cruise vacation was almost ruined last weekend as they attempted to board the ship because one of them was carrying a 2-inch house key shaped like a gun. Henry Echevarria, a deputy sheriff in Pasco County, Fla., was boarding a cruise ship in Port Canaveral with his wife Lisa Jan. 15 […]

    AIDA Cruises is Now Serving Starbucks coffee on the AIDAprima.

    As of last week, guests will be able to enjoy a vast array of Starbucks products for the very first time on board German cruise ship. As part of the “We Proudly Serve Starbucks” partnership, the extensive range carried by the Pier 3 Market onboard AIDAprima, said AIDA in a statement. This offer is to […]

    Future-Proofing for Port Everglades:

    Port Everglades was looking to book just under 3.9 million cruise passengers for fiscal year 2016, up slightly from 2015. This year is trending the same way, with an additional ship, making it four, in the port in the summer, which is big news for the local tourism industry. With growth coming in other markets, […]

    Norwegian Joy: Tailored for The Chinese Market

    Chinese passengers embarking on the Joy later this year will get a variety of food and beverage offerings ranging from Chinese hot pot to an alternative French restaurant, with 28 in total. The majority of venues will mimic the Norwegian Escape, but have adjusted menu options for Chinese guests. The buffet, the Garden Café, will […]

    AIDAperla to Start Service Two Months Earlier Than First Planned

    AIDA Cruises have  announced that the AIDAperla will be arriving in the Western Mediterranean in July 2017, two months earlier than they first  planned. The ship will launch service from Palma de Mallorca on July 1, 2017, sailing week-long cruises from Palma to Barcelona, also calling on Civitavecchia, Corsica and Livorno. The AIDAperla will be taking […]

    Carnival Splendor will join P&O at the end of 2019

    Carnival Cruise Line has just revealed that its vessel, Carnival Splendor, will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in late 2019. The move is to boost guest capacity and maintain the line’s growth in the Australian market. The 113,000gt Carnival ship is 50% larger than P&O’s biggest ship and will accommodate 3,000 guests. P&O Cruises […]

    The Norwegian Breakaway Is Now Set for 2018 Season in Baltic

    The Norwegian Breakaway will follow in the waves of the Norwegian Getaway, re-positioning from the domestic North American market to spend summer 2018 sailing in Northern Europe. The Escape is expected to take the Breakaway’s place sailing from New York.  Norwegian Cruise Line’s website shows the Breakaway re-positioning from New York to Southampton in April […]

    The Norwegian Cruise Line are to Sail to Cuba in 2017

     The Norwegian Cruise Line  announced that it has received approval from the government of the Republic of Cuba to operate cruises to Cuba, beginning March 2017. All three of the company’s brands: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will sail to Cuba in 2017, according to a statement. The company’s first […]

    Keel Laying For Seabourn Ovation Which Will Be Ready for 2018

    The keel laying ceremony for the Seabourn Ovation took place today at Fincantieri in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti at the Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard. The ceremony was attended for the ship owner by Captain Stig Betten, while Fincantieri was represented by the General Manager Alberto Maestrini. This ship will […]

    On November 18,  Port Tampa Bay officials welcomed the captain and crew of Holland American Line’s MS Oosterdam, which will call Tampa home for the 2016-2017 winter cruise season, according to a prepared statement.  Holland America Line initiated home port service at Port Tampa Bay in 1982, and has been a staple in the Tampa […]

    Celebrity To Become First Major Cruise Line With Dublin Based Ship

    Celebrity Cruises have just announced that they are set to be the first major cruise line with a vessel based in Dublin. Irish fans will be excited to know that one of the Celebrity Solstice ships will be based in the port by 2018. The itinerary details for this ship are not yet known but […]

    Norwegian Cruise Line reveals Wyland’s hull artwork for Norwegian Bliss

    Cruising with the Whales” will grace the hull of Norwegian’s upcoming new build, which will seasonally homeport in Seattle beginning summer 2018. Continuing its tradition of featuring original artwork on its ship’s hulls, Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed the signature art designed by one of the world’s premier marine life artists, Wyland, for its upcoming […]

    P&O Reveals Details on there New Ship

    Just under four years from delivery, P&O Cruises announced details regarding its 2020 newbuild at a press event in the UK. A major new entertainment hub called The Dome will be among the star attractions to feature, the company said. The ship will be powered by LNG. The ship will be delivered in summer 2020 […]

    Bolsover Cruise Club launches secret cruises

    Bolsover Cruise Club has announced that it is to ask holiday-makers to take a leap of faith with a new cruise where the details of the entire itinerary are hidden in riddles. Only the price of the aptly titled Secret Sailaway, along with departure and return dates, will be revealed to customers. Instead the details […]

    Royal Caribbean shares its vision for the future

    Speaking at the ABTA Travel Convention today Stuart Leven, managing director UK and Ireland, Royal Caribbean International, shared his vision for travel 2030. In 2002 the cruise industry attracted 800,000 passengers – in 2016 that has grown to 1.7 million, so anticipate unprecedented growth by 2030. As for Royal Caribbean, Leven explained how technology is […]

    Legendary season ahead for Carnival Cruise Line

    Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Legend has returned to Australia to ramp up the fun factor for local cruisers, sailing into Sydney yesterday for her third season of cruises from the city. A favourite Down Under, Carnival Legend is sporting a range of new features including the marine-themed Camp Ocean kids club, which replaces Camp Carnival. […]

    Celebrity Cruises marks launch of new brand film with exclusive travel agent premiere

    Celebrity Cruises’ new ‘A Different View’ brand film was exclusively premiered to agents and travel industry partners this evening, a week ahead of it airing on national television to highlight the luxury cruise line’s Caribbean sailings and immersive destination experiences. To celebrate the launch of ‘A Different View’, shot on the beautiful island of St. […]

    Dream Cruises’ first ship heads out to sea

    The first ship in the fleet of Dream Cruises, Genting Hong Kong’s new high-end Asian cruise line, has started its long journey from the German shipyard where it was built to its new home in China. Following 18 months of construction, Genting Dream left the Meyer Werft shipyard on 18 September to make its way […]

    Saga Sapphire’s new all-inclusive Caribbean cruise features a call to ‘Death in Paradise’ island of Guadeloupe

    Step ashore in Guadeloupe, the setting for the popular BBC TV series Death in Paradise; solve a crime during an on board murder mystery evening and learn about novelist Agatha Christie’s life and works on Saga Sapphire’s new Mystery in the Caribbean cruise. As if that wasn’t enough – there are talks from a Death […]

    Norwegian Joy Stellar line-up of culinary offerings planned for China’s newest cruise chip Norwegian Joy

    Most extensive range of restaurants ever offered on a cruise ship has been tailor-made for local palates on Norwegian’s first ship purpose-built for China, coming in June 2017 The international cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line has this week presented the wide array of culinary offerings that will be available to guests on board the line’s […]

    Cruise Lines Ban Use Of Galaxy Note 7 Phones For Fear Of Explosion

    Several major cruise lines have officially imposed a ban on the use of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s newest product, on-board due to multiple reports of the device exploding due to a faulty battery causing the phones to catch on fire. This has emerged just a few days after Samsung resumed sales of new Note 7 […]

    Record five passenger ships in one day at Port of Tyne

    The Port of Tyne in North East England is preparing for the busiest day ever at its International Passenger Terminal in North Shields with the arrival of a record five passenger ships all in one day including the biggest cruise ship ever to visit the Port. Today (Tuesday 16 August) Holland America Line’s Koningsdam will […]

    AIDAaura Will Sail Back to Mediterranean in 2017

    The AIDAauda will sail in Southern Europe in 2017, the German brand confirmed today. The ship will sail round-trip from Palma de Mallorca. These new seven-day cruises are part of the AIDA Selection program that guests will be able to experience for the first time in 2017, exclusively onboard AIDAaura, AIDAcara and AIDAvita. Ports include […]

    This time and this day in 2014

    This happened on the P&O Oceania just 4 days before i was due to get married after waiting for over 20 years, To say that i was in ones bad books would be an understatement  

    An Elderly cruise passenger spends night in bear-filled, Alaskan forest after getting left behind

    Princess Cruises holidaymaker had a more memorable stop-off than she bargained for when she got lost on a day hike – forcing her cruise ship to leave her behind in a forest home to black bears. When the Coral Princess docked in Juneau, Alaska, last week, the 79-year-old tourist embarked on a hike to Mendenhall […]

    Silvesilversea announces refurbishment for the fleet costing 170-million

    Silversea have announced exciting new plans for a fleet wide refurbishment set to cost a whopping $170 million dollars. The refurbishment is set to begin at the end of 2016 and finish in 2017 and will mean that those travelling on world cruises in 2017 will experience ultimate luxury. The chairman of Silversea Manfredi Lefebvre […]

    Norwegian Cruise Line’s first-ever ship for China to feature custom artwork by artist Tan Ping

    norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has commissioned renowned Chinese artist Tan Pingto design the artwork to be featured on the hull of its soon to-be-unveiled Breakaway-Plus class vessel Norwegian Joy. Scheduled for release in Summer 2017, with home porting in Shanghai and Beijing, Norwegian Joy will be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first ship that […]

    Carnival Corp. Opens €75m Cruise Safety Training Facility

     At a dedication ceremony in Almere, The Netherlands, Carnival Corp. officially opened its new €75 million cruise safety training facility, dubbed the Arison Maritime Center. Named for Carnival founder Ted Arison and son Micky, who currently serves as Carnival Corp.’s board chairman, the 110,000-square-foot center will offer training for the bridge and engineering officers who […]

    Queen Mary 2 Remastered

    Last week saw the world’s only ocean liner, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, leave Hamburg following a 25-day dry dock refurbishment — and we’re onboard its first post-refit voyage. The most significant refurbishment in its 12-year history, the ship’s “remastering” runs far deeper than a lick of paint and new carpets (though 55,200 square metres of […]

    Star Pride is all set to be Back in Service for Windstar

    After a grounding incident in December 2015 , the Star Pride is back in service after a six-month hiatus for Windstar Cruises, which took the opportunity to make $4.5 million worth of product enhancements onboard the 212-passenger ship The refit included a complete renovation of two owner’s suites featuring enhancements to a private deck. Also […]

    Royal Caribbean to Sell The Legend of the Seas

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its cruise ship Legend of the Seas to Thomson Cruises in the spring of 2017. “Since its inaugural sailing, Legend of the Seas has created many wonderful memories for hundreds of thousands of guests, and we expect this successful history […]

    Cruise Ship Crashes into pier in Alaska

    See the dramatic footage when the celebrity infinity crashes in port causing damage to the ship as passengers look on in fear.     A Celebrity Cruises ship on Friday smashed into a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska, causing millions of dollars in damage. Video of the accident posted online shows the port side of the 2,170-passenger Celebrity […]

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed its inaugural “South Africa Fly-Cruise

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed its inaugural “South Africa Fly-Cruise” to sail onboard the Boudicca in early 2018. The cruise goes on sale on May 24, adn the 14-night itinerary starts with a flight from London or Manchester airport on Jan 10., flying into Cape Town where passengers will board the ship. Nathan Philpot, […]

    World’s biggest ship arrives in Southampton

    The port of Southampton, U.K. welcomed the Harmony of the Seas today. After 32 months of construction, the ship’s arrival marks a major milestone for Royal Caribbean International as Harmony becomes the 25th ship in the fleet. “Harmony of the Seas is redefining vacations and intriguing a new generation of travellers with a bold and […]

    World’s largest cruise ship handed over to owners in France

    Saint-Nazaire (France) (AFP) – The largest-ever cruise ship, the 120,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, a luxury home on the waves for 8,500 passengers and crew, was handed over by a French shipyard on Thursday after a 40-month engineering feat. At 66 metres (217 feet), it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 362-metre […]

    Viking Cruises New Ship Christened

    with the crack of a bottle of Aquavit, Viking Sea, the newest oceangoing ship from Viking Cruises, was christened Thursday night in Greenwich, U.K. Surrounded by family, passengers,  and invited guests, the ship’s godmother, Karine Hagen, daughter of Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen and also Viking’s Senior Vice President, named Viking Sea and then cut the […]

    First US cruise ship in 50 years arrives in Cuba

    A US cruise ship has docked in the Cuban capital, Havana, after sailing from Florida – the first such crossing in more than 50 years. The Adonia sailed from the port of Miami carrying some 600+ passengers. Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations last year. But several Cold War-era restrictions on travelling and trading are […]

    Global Fleet to Carry 33.5 Million Passengers by the year 2026

    The world’s cruise fleet is set to grow to more than 375 ships by 2026, based on existing orders and known withdrawals, according to the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Yearly Report. That is an increase of more than 55 ships from this year, but an ever bigger jump in passenger capacity as the new ships […]

    Princess Cruises announces longest ever Japan season

    Princess Cruises has announced that 2017 will see its longest ever Japan cruise season, with a total of 39 departures. Guests can choose to travel around Japan itself, or combine it with other countries including South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Hong Kong and Vietnam. This increase of sailings reflects the fact that Asia is now the second most […]

    More cruise liners to use Liverpool next year in further boost to port economy

    CMC cruise vessel Magellan which is due to sail from Liverpool in 2017 Cruise line operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has unveiled its “largest ever” cruise programme out of Liverpool next year including a “spectacular” 28-night voyage to Canada. CMV is offering new sailings on its Magellan and Marco Polo vessels throughout June, July, […]

    Viking Ocean Cruises Takes Delivery Of Second Ship

    Viking Ocean Cruises have announced it took delivery of Viking Sea, the company’s second ship. The delivery ceremony took place today when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On April 3, Viking Sea will set sail from Istanbul and will make her way through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic on her […]

    Genting Dream Hull Art Announced

    Dream Cruises today unveiled the artwork set to adorn Genting Dream, the cruise line’s inaugural ship purpose-built for the China and Asia cruise market. The ship debuts later this year. Conceived by Chinese pop-artist Jacky Tsai, the art piece entitled “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream” envisages an ethereal and fantastical journey of love between a […]

    Germans are still Europe’s biggest cruisers

    Germany remains the number one source market in Europe for cruises but the UK’s growth to just shy of 1.79 million passengers cruising last year is “the highest increase in eight years,” according to the trade body Cruise Lines International Association   The number of passengers cruising from a UK port is up 12 per […]

    Royal Caribbean Opens 2017 Alaskan Itineraries For Booking

    Royal Caribbean will be returning to Alaska for the 28th straight year in 2017 with the return of the cruise line’s favorite cruise ships to the Great American Frontier. All Alaskan itineraries opened for booking on February 26, 2016. Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas will each sail seven-night itineraries that bring […]

    175 years of the Cunard shipping line – in pictures

    As Cunard marks the 175th anniversary of its formation with a special sailing display by three of its liners in Liverpool, these pictures offer a glimpse of how travelling by ship has changed over time   January 1847The Cunard Line’s first transatlantic liner Britannia leaves Boston, Massachusetts, in 1847. It made its first transatlantic voyage […]

    World’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, sets sail on first sea trial

    The Harmony of the Seas cruise ship leaves the STX shipyard of Saint-Nazaire.    Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, set off on Thursday on its first sea trial from Saint-Nazaire, western France, with just two months to go to delivery.   The city’s STX France shipyards began building the €1bn ($1.1bn) […]

    Disney Cruise Line Announces Two New Ships

    The Walt Disney Company announced plans today to build two additional cruise ships, each of them showcasing the immersive family entertainment, enchanting storytelling and unparalleled service that only Disney can deliver. The company has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The schedule calls for the new ships to […]

    PICTURED: Man, 46, who fell overboard during Caribbean cruise after passengers saw him ‘arguing with his mother’

    A man who fell 100 feet from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship had gotten into a big argument before the incident on Friday evening, a fellow passenger said. David Mossman, 46, of Cypress, Texas, plummeted from the 10th deck balcony of the Navigator of the Seas ship when it was about 40 miles south of […]

    Unsold Cruise Cabins, How Cruise Lines Fill Them and How You Can bag One

    The last thing cruise lines want is too many empty cruise ship cabins on any given sailing. Unsold cruise cabins mean fewer passengers to spend money on drinks, excursions, in the spa and at alternative restaurants. With a goal of more than 100 percent occupancy on every sailing (meaning the number of passengers onboard is […]

    Cruise Ship Crew Member Aims To Change The Industry With New Song

    Here’s the music video via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1T-Ne4xjWc Cruise ship crew member Cary Aria releases the “Cruisers National Anthem” with a song about taking a cruise. He calls it the “Cruisers Theme Song.”   After spending several years entertaining cruise vacationers as a musician, Cary Aria knew what the perfect soundtrack would be for a cruise […]

    Carnival Corp. to Build New Princess Ship, Plus Three Additional Ships

    Princess Cruises will soon welcome a fourth Royal-class ship to its fleet. Expected for delivery between 2019 and 2020, the new ship is one of four to be launched by Carnival Corp. & plc, as part of a new agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. Like its fleetmates Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess […]

    When is the Best Time to Visit Gibraltar?

    From fascinating WWII siege tunnels to the famous Barbary apes that live on the Rock of Gibraltar, this British Overseas Territory is full of surprises. Enjoying the best of the Spanish climate with some familiar British touches, Gibraltar is something of a home from home for British holidaymakers. While it might be a small destination, […]

    New for 2016 Seabourn Encore

    Seabourn Encore, December 2016 Seabourn has spent the past two years selling off its three oldest ships. The upside has been consistency among its remaining vessels, as well as a clear plan of expansion, which begins with Seabourn Encore. The 604-passenger ship will be the largest in the fleet of luxury ships. Much of the […]

    New for 2016 Seven Seas Explorer

    Regent Seven Seas Explorer, July 2016 Regent Seven Seas promises its new cruise ship, Explorer, will be the most luxurious ship ever built. The 738-passenger vessel certainly has plenty of opulence in support of the claim. Every cabin onboard is a suite, where even the smallest come it at 212 square feet — large by […]

    New for 2016 Harmony of the Seas

    Harmony of the Seas, June 2016 The biggest cruise ship in the world, at 227,000 gross tons, can accommodate 5,497 passengers at double occupancy (and a whopping 6,410 when sailing at maximum occupancy). Harmony of the Seas is part of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class, which includes uber-popular megaships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of […]

    New for 2016 Carnival Vista

    Carnival Vista, May 2016 By the time Carnival Vista debuts, it will have been four years since a new Carnival Cruise Line ship came on the market. (Carnival Breeze debuted in 2012.) Vista, a 3,954-passenger ship, could be a game-changer for Carnival because it features a number of firsts for the line, which has built […]

    New for 2016 Viking Sea

    Viking Sea, April 2016 Viking Sea is the second oceangoing cruise ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, a branch of the longtime trendsetter in river cruising. With a 930-passenger capacity, Viking Sea offers small-ship intimacy along with some bigger-ship bells and whistles like multiple dining venues and two pools (including a true infinity pool that extends […]

    New for 2016 Ovation of the Seas

    Ovation of the Seas, April 2016 The third ship in Royal Caribbean’s innovative Quantum Class is aimed at the growing Asian market. Like its sister ship, Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas will homeport in Tianjin, China, though the 4,180-passenger cruise ship will sail four Australia and New Zealand itineraries from December 2016 […]

    New for 2016 Koningsdam

    , April 2016 Holland America hasn’t introduced a new ship since Nieuw Amsterdam debuted in 2010. That’s eons in the cruise industry, where new ships pop up every year. Koningsdam is the highly anticipated first ship in the line’s Pinnacle Class, and it brings with it a number of firsts for Holland America, including ocean-view […]

    New ship Norwegian Escape breaks with tradition as it arrives in Southampton

    Norwegian Escape arrived in Southampton after its inaugural cruise from Hamburg today to welcome British cruise fans on two one-day sailings before it departs for Miami, its Florida homeport. The 4,200-passenger ship is the biggest in Norwegian Cruise Line’s 14-strong fleet and is the first of two new Breakaway Plus Class ships. It will specialise […]