Cruise

  • 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…

  • More Than 230 Cruise Ships to Transit Panama Canal in 2016-17

    More Than 230 Cruise Ships to Transit Panama Canal in 2016-17

    15th September 2016

    More than 230 cruise ships will transit the Panama Canal during the 2016-2017 cruise season, which begins on 4 October 2016, with the transit of Coral Princess, on a voyage from Los Angeles, California, to the US East Coast. “We…

  • P&O Cruises to build LNG-powered ship for 2020 delivery

    P&O Cruises to build LNG-powered ship for 2020 delivery

    6th September 2016

    On 6 September 2016 Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver a next-generation cruise ship for P&O Cruises, the…

  • Port of Tyne breaks cruise records

    Port of Tyne breaks cruise records

    24th August 2016

    The Port of Tyne in North East England is preparing for the busiest day ever at its International Passenger Terminal in North Shields with the arrival of a record five passenger ships all in one day including the biggest cruise…

  • Ships attend Bournemouth Air Festival

    Ships attend Bournemouth Air Festival

    22nd August 2016

    The annual Bournemouth Air Festival was attended by a number of ships, including the Southampton based 1954-built steamship Shieldhall, which made her usual journey to Poole during August, and she is seen approaching the harbour entrance on 15 August. After spending…

  • First Carnival newbuild scrapped

    First Carnival newbuild scrapped

    10th August 2016

    After a short spell of cruising for Chinese owner HNA Cruises and a further period of lay-up, Henna appears to have been sold to Chinese breakers. She was built by Kockums at Malmø in 1986 as Carnival Cruises Lines’ Jubilee,…