Cruise

  • 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…

  • Tthe next generation of Expedition Cruising

    Tthe next generation of Expedition Cruising

    7th November 2016

    Damen Shipyards Group, with Expedition Voyage Consultants Ltd and Denmark’s Knud E. Hansen, has designed a 115-passenger expedition cruise ship for exploring in both polar and tropical regions. The vessel would reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by employing a…

  • Busy 2017 ahead for Portsmouth International Port

    Busy 2017 ahead for Portsmouth International Port

    3rd November 2016

    With a successful 2016 summer season drawing to a close the schedule for cruise ships at Portsmouth International Port next year is looking healthy, with a 24 per cent rise in bookings already in the diary. 2017 will see some…

  • Upgrade to Queen Mary 2 completed

    Upgrade to Queen Mary 2 completed

    31st October 2016

    On 27 October 2016 GE’s Marine Solutions an extensive upgrade service to the liners Queen Mary 2. The upgrade service with new technology supplied by GE was completed in just 18 days. Twelve years after equipping QM2 with original propulsion…

  • Oriana undergoes major refurbishment

    Oriana undergoes major refurbishment

    28th October 2016

    P&O Cruises’ cruise ship Oriana is to undergo a three-week refurbishment, with the upgrades to be carried out in Hamburg at the end of November 2016. Oriana’s refit will improve the overall cruise experience, while staying true to the ship’s…

  • Baltic port of Kiel booming with cruise calls

    Baltic port of Kiel booming with cruise calls

    12th October 2016

    The Port of Kiel, located on Germany’s Baltic coast just inland from the entrance to the Nord-Ostsee Kanal, celebrated its 2,500th cruise call on 13 August, when Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth arrived. It was a busy day for the port’s cruise…

  • Cunard celebrates World Space Week  with a celestial voyage

    Cunard celebrates World Space Week with a celestial voyage

    6th October 2016

    On 4 October 2016 Cunard announced its flagship Queen Mary 2 will offer a transatlantic crossing to coincide with International World Space Week in October 2017. To celebrate this international event, Cunard has curated a bespoke voyage which will take guests…

  • Potential buyers look at Hurtigruten

    Potential buyers look at Hurtigruten

    3rd October 2016

    British private equity firm TDR Capital, which acquired Norway’s Coastal Express operation Hurtigruten during the autumn of 2014, is reported to be talking to three potential buyers after receiving unsolicited offers. Hurtigruten was valued at US$884 million when TDR took…

  • Mein Schiff 5 maiden call at Portland

    Mein Schiff 5 maiden call at Portland

    20th September 2016

    On 12 September 2016 the TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 5, which entered service in early 2016, made her maiden call at Portland, Dorset. It was also the first time a TUI cruise ship had called at the port. The…