CRUISE NEWS

  • DFDS profits £321 million, reports a record year

    Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

      After releasing annual results revealing operating profit of £321 million, ferry operator DFDS reported a record year for 2017.     Despite the ongoing uncertainty caused by Brexit the ferry company said that its operation across the Europe continued …

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  • Windstar launches onboard cruise consultant program for enhanced guest value

    Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Windstar Cruises launched 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 embarked on Star Legend on its February 3 itinerary …

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  • The AIDA 2018 season is kicked off with fireworks and escort ships

    Published on : Monday, February 12, 2018

    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. …

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  • New collection of ballet and opera-themed sailings announced by Silversea

    Published on : Monday, February 12, 2018

    Ultra-luxury Silversea has announced a new collection of ballet and opera-themed sailings for 2018 and 2019. These Enriched Voyages, designed to blend culture and travel for a more immersive experience, will feature evocative opera shows performed by the world-renowned Accademia …

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  • Princess Cruises revealed “The Secret Silk”

    Published on : Monday, February 12, 2018

    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 …

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  • ‘Top of the World’ sailing itinerary with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Published on : Saturday, February 10, 2018

    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. …

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  • ‘Behind the scenes’ excursions range launched by Celebrity Cruises

    Published on : Saturday, February 10, 2018

    A new programme of small-group shore excursions in Europe aiming to offer “behind the scenes, exclusive experiences” has been launched by Celebrity Cruises.     Currently the Celebrity Discovery Collection features four tours across the Western Mediterranean with more addition …

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  • Seven Seas Mariner drydock to complete Regent Seven Seas cruise refurbishment program

    Published on : Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, 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 2018 at Chantier Naval de Marseille, Seven …

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  • Cruise 1st and Dreamlines discuss potential transaction

    Published on : Thursday, February 8, 2018

    One travel agent Dreamlines is currently discussing with Cruise 1st about a ‘potential transaction’ of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited’s stake in the agency.   A joint statement that was issued on Tuesday evening has confirmed that discussions were ongoing and …

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  • Pet bird escaped and took a cruise for New Zealand

    Published on : Wednesday, February 7, 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 …

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  • P&O and Cunard stops plastic usage

    Published on : Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    By 2022 the P& O Cruises and Cunard have pledged to quit the usage of single-use plastic  and the Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein stated that the operator’s ships already have strict rules in place over recycling of the plastic …

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  • Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Introduces Newest Certification: Travel Agency Executive (TAE)

    Published on : Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has launched a new Travel Agency Executive (TAE) Certification for people who work in a leadership capacity in a travel agency. In order to qualify for the TAE Certification, the individual must be an executive, …

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  • Scenic Cruises to create second ship with own submarine, helicopter

    Published on : Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Scenic Cruises is planning to create another exclusive, expedition-style ocean vessel that boasts of its own submarine and helicopter.   The Australian-owned cruise operator mentioned on Saturday that the soon-to-be-launched 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse would be getting a sister in 2020 …

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  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises names new ship to launch in 2020

    Published on : Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, has 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 …

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  • Royal Caribbean Invites Travelers to Amp up Their Weekends

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    Royal Caribbean International is inviting adventure seekers to break out of their ordinary routine and take their weekends to new heights with the debut of the reimagined Mariner of the Seas. After an extensive $90 million makeover, Mariner will offer the chance to do, …

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  • Shaquille O’Neal is the new Chief Fun Officer of Carnival Cruise

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    NBA Hall of Famer and TNT commentator Shaquille O’Neal – also known as “Shaq” – announced on last night’s TNT Inside the NBA broadcast that he has been given a new title, joining Carnival Cruise Line as their newly appointed …

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  • First major cruise after Hurricane Maria welcomed by Dominica

    Published on : Saturday, February 3, 2018

    After the island was hit by Hurricane Maria, Dominica is all set to welcome its first major cruise ship.   On January 28, Tui Cruises’ MV Mein Schiff 3 arrived  bringing more than 2,000 passengers.     The Roseau cruise …

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  • Jamaica’s Tourism Minister stressed on further growth of Jamaica’s cruise

    Published on : Saturday, February 3, 2018

    The Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that cruise shipping for Jamaica is growing and the development is in rapid stage.     Edmund Bartlett who is currently attending the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Puerto Rico, said a recent trip …

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  • Fincantieri and Princess Cruises launched the bow section

    Published on : Saturday, February 3, 2018

    Fincantieri and Princess Cruises held a unique launch ceremony for the bow section of the line’s fourth Royal-class ship, to be named Sky Princess in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) on February 1, 2018.     The bow section launched off …

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  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line promises to go plastic-free

    Published on : Friday, February 2, 2018

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise company is promising to eliminate single-use plastics from the fleets of its three cruise lines.   Michael Bayley who is the CEO and President of Royal Caribbean mentioned to the media that …

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