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Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

Celebrations were held earlier in Savona for the naming ceremony of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship. The ship’s godmother and star of the event was international celebrity Penélope Cruz, who performed the ribbon-cutting duties with the traditional breaking of the bottle against the bow of the ship.

Scarlet Lady ready for Virgin Voyages debut in Miami

Scarlet Lady ready for Virgin Voyages debut in Miami

Construction on Scarlet Lady, the first vessel from Virgin Voyages, has officially been completed. Nearly three years in the making, the line formally welcomed Scarlet Lady to its fleet after departing the shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

Antigua signs with Royal Caribbean for new beach club

Antigua signs with Royal Caribbean for new beach club

Royal Caribbean International has signed a partnership with the government of Antigua & Barbuda for the company’s first Royal Beach Club. With planning and development underway, the location is scheduled to break ground later this year.

Celebrity Apex completes first sea trial in France

Celebrity Apex completes first sea trial in France

Celebrity Apex has returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, following a successful first sea trial. The trial, in the Bay of Biscay near the shipyard, was overseen by more than 50 crew members, including engineers and nautical experts.

Baltic Sea reaches new cruise guest record in 2019

Baltic Sea reaches new cruise guest record in 2019

The cruise industry in the Baltic Sea continues to grow according to the latest Cruise Baltic Market Review. The research shows a record-breaking number of cruise guests visiting the region as well as an increase in the number of calls.

TUI shifts ownership of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

TUI shifts ownership of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

TUI has agreed to sell its Hapag-Lloyd Cruises business to TUI Cruises, the joint venture the company operates with Royal Caribbean Cruises. The deal is valued at €1.2 billion.