Cruise

  • Busy times with cruise ships at Portland Port

    Busy times with cruise ships at Portland Port

    25th July 2019

    Britain’s newest cruise ship made her inaugural call to Portland Port. The long-awaited new Spirit class from Saga Cruises, Spirit of Discovery, was officially named by the Duchess of Cornwall on Friday 5 July at Dover, before setting sail around Britain on 10 July.…

  • Ships Monthly August 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2019 issue out now

    22nd July 2019

    Ships Monthly August 2019 SHIP OF THE MONTH – Review of Holland America Line’s 1959-built liner Rotterdam, the last great Dutch ship of state, which had a dual-purpose design and enjoyed an illustrious history. D-DAY ANNIVERSARY – Led by the…

  • World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica

    World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica

    18th July 2019

    Hybrid powered expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen will be named in the autumn, as Hurtigruten announced the first ever ship naming ceremony in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming…

  • Viking Jupiter maiden call at Tilbury

    Viking Jupiter maiden call at Tilbury

    4th July 2019

    Viking Ocean Cruises’ 47,861gt Viking Jupiter, delivered on 7 February 2019 from Fincantieri in Ancona, made her maiden call at Greenwich on the River Thames on 28 June. The ship stayed at anchor until the night of 1 July as scheduled,…

  • Royal Caribbean’s newest ship makes debut in China

    Royal Caribbean’s newest ship makes debut in China

    5th June 2019

    On 3 June Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, made her debut in China. The first Quantum Ultra Class ship sailed into Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai after completing a 46-night Global Odyssey that spanned 17…

  • HANSEATIC Nature makes maiden call at Cowes

    HANSEATIC Nature makes maiden call at Cowes

    28th May 2019

    The Isle of Wight’s up-and-coming cruise destination port Cowes Harbour welcome the maiden call of cruise ship HANSEATIC Nature on 27 May 2019. Cowes Harbour Commission held a plaque exchange on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new ship HANSEATIC Nature to welcome…

  • Damen cuts steel for new Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere

    Damen cuts steel for new Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere

    14th May 2019

    Damen Shipyards Group has cut the first steel for a 34m Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere Lake Cruises, located in England’s Lake District National Park. Damen and Windermere Lake Cruises have planned the vessel construction process in close consultation with…

  • Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    10th May 2019

    The June 2019 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Full of news and biew, it includes the following features: HMS Cavalier – The career of HMS Cavalier, now on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard, a ship which turned 75…