Cruise

  • Marco Polo diverted to Portland due to bad weather

    Marco Polo diverted to Portland due to bad weather

    14th February 2017

    The cruise season at Portland started a little earlier than planned when Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Marco Polo diverted to the port on Monday 11 February 2017 due to bad weather and tidal restrictions. The ship, which was returning from…

  • Portland Port prepares for busiest cruise ship season

    Portland Port prepares for busiest cruise ship season

    27th January 2017

    Portland Port in Dorset is preparing for its busiest cruise season yet, hoping to welcome more than 36,000 passengers. In a welcome boost for the local economy, Portland Port is trying to establish itself as a major player in the…

  • Seaborne Encore named in Singapore

    Seaborne Encore named in Singapore

    22nd January 2017

    The first of the two 600-passenger cruise ships on order for Seabourn Cruise Line, Seabourn Encore, was named in Singapore on 7 January 2017 by the British soprano Sarah Brightman. The new ship, which completed her sea trials on 7…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    20th January 2017

    The March 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out today. It has a special cruising section, starting with a behind the scenes look at Magellan, our Ship of the Month, the well-known 1985-built cruise ship , flagship of Cruise &…

  • Oavtion becomes biggest ship to visit New Zealand

    Oavtion becomes biggest ship to visit New Zealand

    6th January 2017

    The cruise ship Ovation of the Seas (2016) became the largest ship to ever visit New Zealand, when she came to Auckland at the crack of a grey summer dawn on 27 December 2016. She was too large to berth…

  • Flying Clipper to be the world’s largest

    Flying Clipper to be the world’s largest

    12th December 2016

    When she debuts in late 2017, SPV Flying Clipper will be the world’s largest square rigger and the largest ship of its kind afloat today. She will also be the biggest and the most ambitious of the Clipper fleet to…

  • Larger ships and more cruise passengers to Malmö

    Larger ships and more cruise passengers to Malmö

    11th December 2016

    Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, has been given the go-ahead by the Swedish Maritime Administration to receive larger cruise ships in Malmö. The decision represents a major boost for cruise tourism in Malmö. Over 10,000 passengers are already booked for the…

  • Major refit in 2017 for Sea Adventurer

    Major refit in 2017 for Sea Adventurer

    2nd December 2016

    The chartered Sea Adventurer will have a massive refit in Norway between April and June 2017, to be undertaken by Ulstein Verft. Now 41 years old, this Yugoslavian-built former coastal passenger ship entered service with the Murmansk Shipping Company as…

  • MSC Cruises and Fincantieri mark float out of MSC Seaside

    MSC Cruises and Fincantieri mark float out of MSC Seaside

    28th November 2016

    On 26 November 2016 MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based privately-owned cruise line, and Fincantieri, one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, celebrated the float out of MSC Seaside, one of two new mega-ships that MSC Cruises is bringing into service…

  • Thomson Cruises expands long-haul for winter 2017

    Thomson Cruises expands long-haul for winter 2017

    16th November 2016

    On 14 November 2016 Thomson Cruises unveiled its winter 2017 programme which sees long-haul a focus, with more ships based in the Caribbean than ever before and exciting new ports of call added. From November 2017, Thomson Celebration will be…