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Norwegian Joy floats out in Germany on route to Chinese market

Norwegian Joy floats out in Germany on route to Chinese market

Norwegian Joy, soon to be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first cruise ship custom designed for China, was floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered buildings earlier in Papenburg, Germany. The 168,800-ton ship has been under construction since September 2015.

Thomson Cruises launches summer 2018 programme

Thomson Cruises launches summer 2018 programme

Thomson Cruises has unveiled its summer 2018 programme which sees TUI Discovery based out of the UK for the first time, as well as the addition of 15 new ports of call, including Monaco, Ancona and Skiathos Town, and 12 brand new itineraries.

Cruise Critic signs new MSC Cruises partnership

Cruise Critic signs new MSC Cruises partnership

Cruise Critic has announced a new partnership with MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, to expand the Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle program. Starting March 2017, MSC Cruises will host Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties, allowing people who have been chatting online to meet in person while on-board.

American Cruise Lines reveals details of new fleet

American Cruise Lines reveals details of new fleet

American Cruise Lines has revealed details for the first of a new class of five modern riverboats destined for America’s rivers. These will be the first to combine the modern styling of a European riverboat with the premium comfort for which American Cruise Lines is known.

Silver Muse completes sea trials ahead of launch

Silver Muse completes sea trials ahead of launch

Silversea Cruises has seen the successful completion of sea trials by its new flagship, Silver Muse. Rigorous assessments were conducted from Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa where the ship is currently under construction.

Saga Cruises reveals first impressions of new ship

Saga Cruises reveals first impressions of new ship

Saga Cruises has released artist’s impressions of its new ship which will be launched in summer 2019. The thoughts and recommendations of passengers have been incorporated into the design and the sleek ship will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers and feature 540 all-balcony cabins.

DFDS overcomes Brexit fears to post strong financial results for 2016

DFDS overcomes Brexit fears to post strong financial results for 2016

Ferry and logistics business DFDS reports no negative impact on volumes from the Brexit effect as it continues to post record earnings. The company’s annual report for 2016 showed that freight volumes and UK-Continental trade flows are holding up well despite the result of the UK referendum last June.

Darrington to head UK sales for Royal Caribbean

Darrington to head UK sales for Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has today announced that Amanda Darrington has been appointed sales director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin’s promotion to associate vice president and managing director UK & Ireland.