Cruise

  • Portland Port welcomes Crown Princess

    Portland Port welcomes Crown Princess

    8th May 2019

    Portland Port welcomed the 3,080-passenger Princess Cruises cruise ship Crown Princess at the end of April. This was another inaugural call by both cruise line and vessel. Princess Cruises is a major US cruise line owned by the Carnival Corporation,…

  • MSC Musica Closes South African 2018-19 Cruise Season

    MSC Musica Closes South African 2018-19 Cruise Season

    4th May 2019

    On 29 April 2019 the cruise ship MSC Musica made her final call to the Port of Durban on 26 April 2018, bringing the port’s 2018/19 cruise season to a close. This was also the final sailing in the South…

  • Inaugural call by cruise ship Zenith at Portland

    Inaugural call by cruise ship Zenith at Portland

    2nd May 2019

    The inaugural visit to Portland Port by Pullmantur’s cruise liner Zenith took place on 29 April 2019. Pullmantur Cruises is based in Madrid Spain, starting operations as an off shoot of the Madrid based travel agency Pullmantur. Zenith is a…

  • Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge class vessel from Chantiers

    Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge class vessel from Chantiers

    14th April 2019

    On 11 April 2019 Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a fifth Edge class ship for delivery in the autumn of 2024. “Edge class made an…

  • Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season gets under way

    Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season gets under way

    12th April 2019

    The start of Portland Port’s cruise season was saw the first visit of 2019 as the inaugural call of the panamax size ship Costa Mediterranea. The Spirit class cruise ship is operated by the Costa Crociere, can carry a total…

  • Ships Monthly – April 2019 issue – out now

    Ships Monthly – April 2019 issue – out now

    22nd March 2019

    The main features in the April issue cover: Profile of the Royal Navy and its current fleet. Modernising the Royal Canadian Navy for the 21st century. A history of Maxim Gorkiy , the former Hamburg, to mark her 50th anniversary…

  • P&O Cruises Iona looking to younger generations

    P&O Cruises Iona looking to younger generations

    12th March 2019

    P&O Cruises new ship Iona is already proving popular with younger guests, more than a year before she sets sail on her maiden voyage. Advance bookings for the biggest cruise ship built for the British market show that 49% of…

  • Ulstein promotes its cruise design

    Ulstein promotes its cruise design

    10th March 2019

    Ulstein Design & Solutions introduced their first design illustrations within the expedition cruise segment three years ago. With the latest contract by Lindblad, the company has been awarded totally six firm ship contracts, and options for further six vessels. Ulstein…

  • Hurtigruten’s Finnmarken going for total makeover

    Hurtigruten’s Finnmarken going for total makeover

    6th March 2019

    After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 125 years of history, the small cruise ship Finnmarken will reemerge as a new premium expedition cruise ship. From 2021 the fully refurbished Finnmarken will explore a variety of destinations along the rugged…