Cruise

  • Cowes Harbour Commission promotes cruise calls to the Isle of Wight

    Cowes Harbour Commission promotes cruise calls to the Isle of Wight

    6th December 2017

    Cowes Harbour Commission is working with Destination Cowes and the Island’s tourism organisation Visit Isle of Wight to promote Cowes as a destination port-of-call for cruise ships, encouraged by the rising demand in the cruise ship market, including the growth in the…

  • Cruise season underway at South African ports

    Cruise season underway at South African ports

    5th December 2017

    More than 20 luxury cruise ships operated by 17 cruise lines will call at South Africa’s ports during the 2017-18 cruise season. Operators that have included the country on their routes are: Costa Crociere, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Lines, Fred. Olsen…

  • New cruise ship World Dream named In Hong Kong

    New cruise ship World Dream named In Hong Kong

    26th November 2017

    Genting Hong Kong celebrated the arrival of Dream Cruises’ second new ship, World Dream, on 17 November 2017 at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal with a special christening ceremony to impart good fortune and luck to the vessel. Puan Sri…

  • Royal Caribbean celebrates Spectrum of the Seas keel-laying

    Royal Caribbean celebrates Spectrum of the Seas keel-laying

    19th November 2017

    On 10 November 2017 an important milestone in the development of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas, took place when her keel was lowered into place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany. The keel-laying signifies the beginning…

  • Lindblad order new polar vessel from Ulstein Verft

    Lindblad order new polar vessel from Ulstein Verft

    8th November 2017

    Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., the global expedition cruises and adventure travel experience company, has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein to build a new expedition ship. The vessel will be built in Ulsteinvik, Norway and is…

  • Virgin Voyages lays keel for first ship

    Virgin Voyages lays keel for first ship

    4th November 2017

    The keel for the first ship of the new Virgin Voyages cruise line was laid on 31 October at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Completion of the vessel is due in 2020 with two others following in 2021 and 2022. All…

  • Record-breaking cruise season in Copenhagen

    Record-breaking cruise season in Copenhagen

    3rd November 2017

    Figures for 2017 show that Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has hosted 325 ships and 850,000 passengers at Copenhagen, a new passenger record, which is partly the result of the ships being larger. “Last season we welcomed 15 larger ships, each…

  • Arcadia and Oceana to be refitted 

    Arcadia and Oceana to be refitted 

    1st November 2017

    P&O Cruises has announced details of multi-million pound refits for two of its ships – Arcadia and Oceana. For Arcadia, interior design practice RPW Design have been employed to update and improve cabins, suites, public areas, bars, main dining restaurants and…

  • Celestyal Cruises announces Aegean itinerary

    Celestyal Cruises announces Aegean itinerary

    31st October 2017

    Celestyal Cruises has announced details of its 2018 seven-day cruises of the Aegean. The cruise ship Celestyal Crystal will sail from 30 April until 15 October 2018 and combine calls and shore excursions to the Greek isles. The itinerary has…