Celebrity Edge has arrived into the UK today in advance of a summer season sailing in Europe. The ship boasts a wealth of high-tech innovations. One of the most impressive is the latest in facial recognition software; imagine arriving on the ship and going from your transfer to the Magic Carpet in ten minutes.
Singapore-based boutique cruise line Aqua Expeditions has announced two new fleet additions: Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera. Itineraries will cover tropical islands where wildlife, culture and age-old traditions reside in addition to the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites.
Crown Princess has arrived in Southampton to begin its spring and summer season in the UK and will be sailing around the British Isles on a series of 12-night voyages.
A-Rosa River Cruises has ordered a new ship, for delivery in spring 2021, with new onboard technology to reduce the line’s environmental footprint, and designed specifically to appeal to families and multi-generational guests.
Cruise Lines International Association has announced that the number of ocean cruises taken by UK and Irish passengers last year reached over two million for the first time.
Designed by the award-winning global architecture firm Arquitectonica, MSC Cruises’ exclusive new PortMiami terminals will be capable of hosting two mega cruise ships at the same time, allowing the Company to conduct two turnaround operations simultaneously, handling up to 28,000 passenger movements per day.
After a meticulous eight-month renovation in the shipbuilding village of Druten in the Netherlands, the ship has now returned to France, setting sail on her maiden voyage.
TripAdvisor Cruises expands its offering to both new and seasoned cruisers with the ability to consider a cruise holiday, as they read and write cruise ship reviews, share photos and shop for great deals.
From summer 2020, Tui Group will be expanding into the river cruise industry following the purchase of three passenger ships. Tui River Cruises will offer adults the flexibility to create their trip when it comes to river cruising, with the option to create bespoke packages to suit their every need.
In a nod to its long line of historic ships, Holland America Line has announced that its next Pinnacle class ship will be called Ryndam. The new build, due for delivery in May 2021, will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name.
American Cruise Lines continues to accelerate its new build program across its diverse fleet - adding new ships to its new modern riverboat series as well as its fleet of new coastal ships and Victorian-style paddle-wheelers.
The deal was formalised by Virgin Voyages president, Tom McAlpin, and Diana Block-Garcia, vice president of destination, itinerary and revenue at the cruise line, following a meeting with La Habana Cruise Port officials.