CRUISE NEWS

Odyssey of the Seas floats in Germany ahead of debut

Royal Caribbean’s next ship, the Odyssey of the Seas, recently passed another milestone in its journey to market, floating out of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The ship was on route to the transfer docks, a process that took …

  • Carnival Cruise Line and City of Long Beach start renovations at the Long Beach cruise terminal

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Carnival Cruise Line marked the beginning of a multimillion-dollar renovation of its Long Beach Cruise Terminal facility to accommodate larger ships and enhance terminal operations. A “FUNstruction” groundbreaking ceremony included remarks by City of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, President …

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  • Oceania Cruises unveils 2018-19 tropics and exotics itineraries

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, unveiled its most extensive collection of tropics and exotics itineraries to date. Featuring an astonishing array of voyages to Asia and Africa, the South Pacific, Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, and South …

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  • Couple celebrates 200th Carnival cruise

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Caribbean-focused Carnival is a starter brand for many cruisers — a line one sails a few times before moving on to more globe-circling operators such as Holland America or Princess.   Not so for Bernard and Janice Caffary. Carnival this …

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  • Oceania Cruises rolls out new vegan menus

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, announced the debut of the most expansive vegan menu offerings and the only cold-pressed raw juice and vegan smoothie bars at sea. The juice and smoothie bars are currently available …

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  • Paul Gauguin Cruises presented its 2018 voyages brochure

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Paul Gauguin Cruises, debuts its new 2018 Voyages brochure featuring Tahiti, French Polynesia, and South Pacific itineraries.   The brochure presents sailings by The Gauguin, which offers an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, trademark Polynesian hospitality, and …

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  • Cruise ship season kicks starts in Vancouver

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    The cruise ships and the crowds they have been ushering in to Vancouver have started getting larger, thanks to the newly expanded Panama Canal.   The cruise shipping season of 2017 of Vancouver had kicked off right on Tuesday along …

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  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Mike Evans assumes new Head of Sales role

    Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Evans as its new Head of Sales. Mike has been promoted from his previous role as Sales Manager – Independent Retail, and will be responsible for managing Fred. …

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  • CLIA signs MoU with The Marine Hotel Association

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and The Marine Hotel Association (MHA) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore a collaboration between the two organizations.   The collaboration would bring MHA into CLIA and offer one …

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  • UnCruise Adventures Adds Ship, New Itineraries to 2018 Alaska Cruise Schedule

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Seven ships and seven new itineraries. UnCruise Adventures’ newly published schedule of 2018 Alaska cruises adds a seventh ship to its Alaska fleet,   more visits to Glacier Bay National Park, and seven new itineraries. The 88-guest S.S. Legacy, a …

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  • Ceremony marks first presentation of silver muse

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Silver Muse, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship built by Fincantieri for Silversea Cruises, was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.   The official delivery of the ship took place on April 3rd.   Guests attending the ceremony included …

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line extends cruises to Cuba through 2018

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it will further extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new voyages. The all-inclusive Norwegian Sky will begin her 2018 Cuba cruise season in March, sailing four-day …

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  • After beauty makeover AIDAvita begins first Selection season

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    April 5, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. on the dot, the cruise ship AIDAvita docked at the cruise terminal in Hamburg Steinwerder. The same evening, at 6:00 p.m. the cry of “cast off!” went up for around 1,200 guests on board, …

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  • “Kids Go Free” On European Hotel Barge Vacations

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    European Waterways is catering to the growing market for family travel with a new “kids go free” promotion on select hotel barges in France and Scotland this summer. The company is also offering a wider range of family-friendly excursions and …

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  • Cruise tourism industry predicts further slump in Greece next year

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The chief executive officer at ICTS Hellas and executive vice president of ICTS Europe Panayiotis Kampouroglou declared that the number of cruise tourists passing through Greece is believed to face a sharp drop next year.   Already, the Greek Tourism …

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  • Innovations galore on modern cruise ships

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Starting from robotic bartenders to deck-top lawn areas with real grass, apparently for designers of today there seems nothing to be beyond their realms of imagination for modern cruise ships.   As you’ll see, one company — Royal Caribbean — …

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  • P&O Cruises to usher 1,400 cruise tourists to Townsville

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    The renowned cruising giant P&O is expected to dock one if its cruise vessels in Townsville for the very first time in six years on Sunday ushering over 1400 passengers to this city of Australia.   Pacific Aria, the cruise …

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  • Welcome to Shanghai – First Call of AIDAbella in China’s megacity

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai’s famous skyline, before the ship docked at the International Cruise Terminal at around 6.30 a.m.   AIDAbella will remain …

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  • Singapore says India is a top market for cruise holiday

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is targeting Indian tourists as its primary source market consumers for cruise packages after the reports portray that in 2016, out of the 1.2 million people on board, about 100,000 were from India and that …

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  • Oceania Cruises introduces ten new journeys to Cuba

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, announced ten new Journeys to Cuba in 2018. Sailing roundtrip from PortMiami, itineraries range in length from 7 to 10 days; all include calls in Havana and the storied destinations …

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  • New study shows cruise industry’s leadership in environmental performance

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    A new study released by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) provides the first-ever wide-ranging analysis by independent maritime environmental experts of the cruise industry’s environmental practices and performance.   The in-depth analysis found that with both air emissions and wastewater …

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