Holland America Line has taken delivery of Rotterdam, officially making it the eleventh ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.
Majestic Princess has returned to Seattle, concluding her sailing to Alaska. The event marks the first successful United States voyage for Princess Cruises following an extended pause in operations.
Construction work on P&O Cruises second Excel class ship, Arvia, has started at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Warnemunde, Germany. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in December next year.
Held aboard the ship in the port of Piraeus, Silver Moon’s official naming ceremony was attended by many esteemed guests, including Royal Caribbean Group chief executive, Richard Fain.
The line said the deal was a sign of its long-term commitment to support the development of the local tourism sector by operating cruises in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf.
Viking has seen the 378-guest Viking Polaris float out in Norway. The ceremony marks a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touches water.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed a ban on international cruises docking in the UK will be lifted. The policy has been in place since last July, and is due to be lifted on August 2nd.
The latest ship Celebrity Cruises ship to return to action, Celebrity Equinox, has departed for the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale. The line now has a total of eight ships back in the water.
The cruise division of MSC Group has officially taken delivery of its new flagship MSC Seashore. The vessel is the largest cruise ship to be built in Italy.
Azamara Quest has become the first of its ships to depart from Peel Port (King George V Dock) in Glasgow. The fleet has been docked in the Scottish city for thirteen months.
MSC Cruises has confirmed the naming ceremony for its newest flagship, MSC Virtuosa, will take place in Dubai on November 27th. The event will be hosted at Mina Rashid.
Norwegian Jade has become the first of the 17-ship Norwegian Cruise Line fleet to welcome guests after a 500 day break - she also made NCL history as the first vessel to homeport in Athens.