A maritime coin ceremony tradition took place earlier at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa.
Wightlink, a provider of cross-Solent travel, will begin transporting tourists to the Isle of Wight again on July 4th. The decision follows the green light from the UK government to restart much of the hospitality and tourism sector.
Princess Cruises will welcome Majestic Princess to Los Angeles for this first-time next year, visiting top destinations including Mexico, Hawaii and the California coast.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that it is conducting a restructure of its head office functions in Ipswich, Suffolk, as the company looks ahead to post-Covid operations.
Carnival initially announced a voluntary 30-day pause in operations on March 13th, and has now extended that pause three times, reflecting the public health challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Carnival Corporation has confirmed that Simon Palethorpe has been named as president, Carnival UK, expanding his current role as president of Cunard.
Carnival Corporation will downsize its fleet as the cruise line battles back to operation following the coronavirus pandemic. The giant said it already had preliminary agreements for the disposal of six ships.
As the road back for the cruise sector grows ever long, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has confirmed a new wave of cancellations. Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises will not now return to operation until at least October.
Holland America Line has become the latest cruise company to extend the pause in its operations. The line will cancel departures from the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, later this year, as well as select Hawaii itineraries for early 2021.
With an older customer base and exposure to struggling cruise sector, Saga has been forced to act in order to rebuild confidence among passengers.
The collection is coming to market earlier than previous years in response to a recent upturn in search, bookings and brochure requests as travellers look to plan their next river cruise.
Thames Clippers will return to service on June 15th to help Londoners safely commute through the capital. The operator has implemented a range of enhanced hygiene and social distancing measures to allow for a safer transport option through London.