Friends of the Earth has released the 2019 edition of its cruise ship report card, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 16 cruise lines and their 185 ships.
MSC Cruises has opened sales for MSC Seashore ahead of her inaugural season in the western Mediterranean. Starting in June 2021, she will perform a seven-night itinerary calling at the ever-popular ports of Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valetta.
Following the success of its new Polar Class 6 ship, Hondius, Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a sister ship built by the same manufacturer. M/V Janssonius is scheduled to be completed in October next year.
Carnival Corporation has announced an adjusted net income of $457 million for the three months to the end of May 31st. The figure is a slight fall from that of $489 million reported in the same period last year.
In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony has been held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in August next year.
Saga has warned that heavy discounting is taking a toll on its tours business. At the same time, an overhaul of its insurance arm has yet to take effect, sending shares in the company to a record low.
Azamara has debuted what it is branding the largest selection of pre- and post-voyage land programs in the cruise industry. As of today, the destination-focused brand offers a total of over 1,700 land program offerings, which complement its immersive voyages.
A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most contemporary cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The team building P&O Cruises 180,000-ton ship, Iona, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony.
Saga has announced the duchess of Cornwall as the godmother of its newly built boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery. The naming ceremony will take place in Dover, Kent, on July 5th.
Saga has marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship for the British market, Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The Port of Southampton has welcomed the Sun Princess cruise ship on her maiden call. A traditional plaque and key ceremony took place on board the ship to mark her first call to Europe’s leading cruise turn around port.
The first ship designed specifically for the beautiful Galapagos Islands – Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Flora – is preparing to embark on her transatlantic journey to her new home following a delivery ceremony.