Uniworld has announced that it will set sail in South America for the first time. The boutique river cruise collection will offer two new itineraries on the Peruvian Amazon aboard the Aria Amazon, set to debut in September.
River cruise specialist Viva Cruises is entering the expedition market with its new ship MS Seaventure. Viva Cruises now offers four-star expedition cruising for just 164 guests.
DFDS operates one of the largest networks of passenger and freight ferry routes in and around Europe. Its UK ferry services run from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, from Newhaven to Dieppe and from Newcastle to Amsterdam.
Holland America Line has celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,668-passenger ‘Ryndam’ at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 505-ton block, measuring 14 by 34 meters, was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction.
The three ships – Braemar, Balmoral and Black Watch – will be undergoing various engineering works, general maintenance and refurbishment during their dry docks at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.
Celebrity Cruises has announced the launch of ‘Sail Your Way’, a brand-new campaign that lets guests select from a choice of on-board benefits to truly personalise their experience.
Following on from the christening, MSC Grandiosa will embark on a grand tour, visiting Southampton in the UK, Lisbon in Portugal, Barcelona in Spain, Marseille in France and Genoa in Italy, before commencing her usual seven-night cruises on November 23rd.
Costa Cruises and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have celebrated the official float-out ceremony of Costa Firenze. The ship is the second for the brand designed and built specifically for the Chinese market.
City Cruises has been acquired by Hornblower UK, an American dining and excursion cruise operator based out of San Francisco. City Cruises was founded in 1985 and now comprises the operation on the River Thames, City Cruises York, City Cruises Poole, ThamesJet and R.S Hispaniola.
Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of Carnival Panorama at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The ship becomes the 27th in the fleet and the third vessel in the popular Vista class.
The deal will see the formation of a joint venture to manage the existing cruise facilities on the island, and to design, construct and operate a new cruise port.
Royal Caribbean is predicting that its Caribbean cruise tourism business will grow by 50 per cent by 2030, with the overall economic benefit of the sector reaching $6 billion.