Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the debut event for the new ship took place virtually, in an online inauguration ceremony – a first for the company.
Saga has become the first cruise operator to be awarded new Covid-19 health assurance accreditation by Lloyd’s Register, the maritime safety experts.
The line has received safety certification from the official Japanese maritime classification society, ClassNK. The move is a major step towards an operational restart in the country in April.
Associated British Ports is to open a new next-generation-ready and open access cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton. The facility will benefit from roof-mounted solar power.
P&O Cruises has extended its pause in operations into April. The line said the move was in response to the current uncertainty around European ports of call.
The cruise operator will cancel a series of 2021 voyages for two ships in its fleet as part of a broader redeployment in preparation for an eventual return to service.
Princess Cruises has announced that 2022 will see its longest UK season ever. During the season, Sky Princess, which joined the fleet in October last year, will join the offering.
The line is extending its pause of cruise operations for all departures up until March 31st at the earliest. Some departures will be rescheduled to comparable dates in 2022.
Celebrity Cruises held a traditional coin ceremony for Celebrity Beyond, the next ship in the Edge Series. The event marks an important milestone in the construction of a new vessel.
Carnival said it needed more time to build and implement a plan to meet the requirements for resuming operations issued by the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention.
The highly-experienced guide and lecturer Pierre Thomas, an expedition leader for over 26 years, has now found a new home at Swan Hellenic.
More than 35 countries feature in the 162 newly launched itineraries, covering north of the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean and from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, via the Panama Canal.