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 …

  • Breaking Waves 2018 – Representatives of the global maritime cluster

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Breaking Waves 2018 will take place over two days with the aim of stimulating active dialogue within the industry, as well as introducing new ideas from outside the industry. The ultimate goal is to make shipping more responsible and cost …

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  • Ferry crew strike over pay, travellers stranded on Greece island

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) went for a 24-hour ferry strike leaving thousands stranded on the Greece islands.     As the pay remained static for eight years, members  of the union have asked for 5 per cent increase in ferry …

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  • Dubai has the potential to become cruise tourism hub in the region

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Many dream of taking a cruise around the world, and see the various places that they have only dreamed or heard of before.   Now, the work that is being done at various ports across the UAE, especially in Dubai, …

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  • Tourism campaign planned to attract cruise ships to Great Lakes

    Published on : Thursday, August 30, 2018

    A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.     Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials are scheduled to attend an announcement of the “Cruise the Great …

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  • Viking Cruises announces kid free cruise

    Published on : Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Viking River Cruises announced that people under 18 will no longer be permitted on board.   The cruise company, based in Basel, Switzerland, adjusted its river cruise policy to mirror that of its Viking Ocean Cruises line, which has had …

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  • Regent Seven Seas cruises announces return to Turkey

    Published on : Wednesday, August 29, 2018

      Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) will return to Turkey along with eleven itineraries set to depart in 2019.     The cruise line had recently undergone a multi-million dollar enhancement and the all-suite all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager will sail …

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  • Cruise tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments in Dubai Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Compared to land vacations, the cruise industry has long boasted of its value. Now according to a new report from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, cruise tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments of Dubai’s tourism industry with the …

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  • European Waterways Introduces ‘Girl’s Getaway’ Hotel Barge Charters

    Published on : Friday, August 24, 2018

    With women travel groups on the rise, European Waterways has introduced “Girls’ Getaway” hotel barge charter options that offer a wide range of excursions, culinary experiences, shopping and health-conscious themes, such as yoga and walking. They’re a unique way for …

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  • European cruise ships using high-polluting fuels harm local life

    Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Nearly every cruise ship in Europe is still using high-polluting fuels that harm the environment and human health, prompting calls for ports to ban them altogether.     Of the 77 vessels tested by German environmental watchdog Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU), …

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  • Fred. Olsen Unveils Packed Programme Of ‘Closer’ Cruises On Braemar In 2019

    Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is bringing the world ‘closer’ to more guests than ever before, as it launches a packed programme of ‘closer’ cruising for 2019 aboard Braemar from Southampton.   Not only does almost every itinerary in Braemar’s ex-Southampton …

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  • Katarina Line Announces Fall 2018 Travel Agent Shows

    Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Croatia’s award-winning DMC and small ship cruise company, Katarina Line, has announced its trade show schedule for fall 2018 in North America as the company continues to expand its services in response to the growing demand for travel to Croatia. …

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  • Grenada Named Cruise Critic’s Top Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination

    Published on : Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    The numbers are in and the three-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique was named a Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s third annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The award is based entirely on consumer ratings submitted …

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  • Family from Hesse will christen AIDAnova!

    Published on : Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    For the first time in the history of the cruise company AIDA Cruises, a whole family will christen the newest ship AIDAnova. Family Mirza from Hanau in Hesse was selected from hundreds of applicants by a jury. On August 31, …

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  • Princess Cruises expands its business by introducing new fleet

    Published on : Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    As Princess Cruises fleet expansion continues, the premium international cruise line reveals the name of the ship it will launch in 2020 – Enchanted Princess.   Enchanted Princess is scheduled to debut on June 15, 2020 sailing on a series …

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  • Family From Hesse Will Christen AIDAnova

    Published on : Monday, August 20, 2018

    For the first time in the history of the cruise company AIDA Cruises, a whole family will christen the newest ship AIDAnova. Family Mirza from Hanau in Hesse was selected from hundreds of applicants by a jury. On August 31, …

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  • DFDS gets new order, expands fleet

    Published on : Saturday, August 18, 2018

        A new-build ro-ro freight ferry  has been ordered by DFDS from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard.     The new build is designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers and will be in …

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  • Oceangate Inc. plans for manned expedition for studying R.M.S. Titanic

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Seattle-based OceanGate Inc. has announced plans for a manned expedition for studying the R.M.S. Titanic, the world’s most famous shipwreck. Less than 200 people have ever visited the Titanic since it sank in April 1912. In comparison, more people have …

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  • Norwegian Joy’s China exit benefits to Royal Caribbean and Dream Cruises

    Published on : Friday, August 10, 2018

    Royal Caribbean International and Dream Cruises, these cruise line based in Norway and Singapore that stands to benefit from Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’s decision to pull out Norwegian Joy from March 2019 and return to China to operate seasonally from …

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  • On Monday, cruise ships brought a record number of 11,000 visitors to Helsinki

    Published on : Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Monday, 6 August witnessed the most-ever ship passengers coming ashore in Helsinki in a single day.   On three enormous cruise ships moored in the West Harbour and Hernesaari ports, a total of 11,000 passengers reached on Monday. For instance, …

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  • Early Booking Discounts on 2019 European Barge Cruises

    Published on : Friday, August 3, 2018

    European Waterways is rewarding multi-generational and small group travelers with early-booking specials of 10% off the whole-boat charter prices on many 2019 departures of the company’s luxury hotel barges, good when booked before September 14, 2018. These specials include the …

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