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Lloyd Werft Group Design Centre launches in Germany

Lloyd Werft Group Design Centre launches in Germany

Genting Hong Kong has launched the new Lloyd Werft Group Design Centre, a major milestone for the recently formed shipyard group. Comprised of Lloyd Werft’s existing shipyard in Bremerhaven and three recently acquired facilities from Nordic Yards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany, the Lloyd Werft Group will become the second largest shipyard group in Germany.

Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of Carnival Vista

Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of Carnival Vista

A traditional maritime handover ceremony has been held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, as Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista. The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Trieste, Italy, where it will depart on its maiden voyage, kicking off a summer schedule in Europe that runs through October 2016.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises waives solo supplement fee

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises waives solo supplement fee

With a huge growth in demand for solo travel, and in response to an increasing number of guests opting to have their own cabin when cruising, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has waived the solo supplement fee on some of its most popular European cruises for 2016. The amazing savings to be had on Uniworld’s luxurious, all-inclusive river cruises make these exceptional European itineraries the ideal holidays for solo travellers, and for those who are travelling with others but wish to enjoy the space and indulgence of a cabin to themselves.

Carnival Corporation makes historic Cuba return

Carnival Corporation makes historic Cuba return

Carnival Corporation sailed into Havana this morning completing the first leg of its historic inaugural voyage to Cuba that began on May 1st, 2016, from Miami. The company’s Fathom brand made history with its arrival into Havana, marking the first time in over 50 years that a US cruise line has sailed from the US to Cuba. It is also the first time in decades that Cuban-born individuals have been able to travel by sea to or from Cuba.

Costa Group to deploy Costa neoRomantica to Asia

Costa Group to deploy Costa neoRomantica to Asia

The Costa Group has announced that starting in April 2017 the Costa neoRomantica will be based in Asia year-round. She will be the fifth Costa ship deployed regularly in Asia and operated by the Costa Asia brand, offering cruises marketed for local Guests.

Carnival Corporation warns over possible Cuba delays

Carnival Corporation warns over possible Cuba delays

Carnival Corporation is continuing discussions with Cuba to allow cruise ships to operate in the same manner as current air charter operations, which transport Cuba-born individuals to and from Cuba. Fathom will begin sailing its 704-passenger Adonia luxury cruise ship to Cuba every other week starting on May 1st, marking the first time in over 50 years that a cruise ship has sailed from the U.S. to Cuba.

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

Holland America Line will continue tradition when Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands christens the line’s new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, in a ceremony in Rotterdam. The event will take place on May 20th on board the ship. The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new class of vessel for the line.