The new ship will be officially named on May 17th by her ceremonial godmother, Anne Diamond, before setting off with her first passengers later next week.
Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed its next ship will be called Norwegian Prima. The vessel, due to launch next summer, will be the first of six new ships in a class of the same name.
It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which has returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy after successfully completing two sets of sea trials.
Enhanced health and safety protocols - tested by SGS Institut Fresenius and confirmed by the classification society DNV - include a mandatory PCR test for all passengers.
Both trips will feature over-the-top, unique experiences both on and off the ship that have been curated by the Uniworld team, and all the details - including the destinations - will remain a surprise.
Both the Scenic and Emerald cruise lines will resume their original Douro schedules, offering eight-day round-trips from Porto exploring the sun-drenched vineyards and postcard-worthy towns.
Working in close coordination with the government of Greece, Holland America Line has received approval to restart cruising from Piraeus (Athens).
P&O Cruises Australia has announced a six-week extension to its suspension of operations. The line will not now return to sailing until September 17th at the earliest.
Carnival Cruise Line has joined members of the Federal Maritime Commission, Galveston city and port officials at the Port of Galveston to highlight the economic impact of cruising in Texas.
The facility joins the line-up of the four existing terminals in the port, which are named Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal, City Cruise Terminal, Ocean Cruise Terminal and Mayflower Cruise Terminal.
The launch signifies a strong vote of confidence in the UK, as Celebrity Beyond prepares to depart on her maiden voyage from Southampton on a ten-night western Europe cruise.
The line has reported a $1.1 billion loss for the first quarter of 2021, compared to a loss of $310 million a year ago. The giant said first quarter average monthly cash burn was $300 million.