The brand new ocean-going super yacht Emerald Azzurra from Emerald Cruises has floated out at the Halong Shipbuilding Company in Vietnam.
MSC Cruises will pause the operation of MSC Grandiosa later this month as regulations change in Italy. The line will also move the restart of operations onboard MSC Magnifica back to January.
The move comes as the cruise giant continues to work with the United States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention and governments around the world toward a safe return to cruising.
Jan Swartz will be responsible for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia, as well as Holland America Princess Alaska Tours and inter-group operations.
Odyssey of the Seas, the next ship from Royal Caribbean, has passed another milestone in its journey to market, floating out of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the debut event for the new ship took place virtually, in an online inauguration ceremony – a first for the company.
Saga has become the first cruise operator to be awarded new Covid-19 health assurance accreditation by Lloyd’s Register, the maritime safety experts.
The line has received safety certification from the official Japanese maritime classification society, ClassNK. The move is a major step towards an operational restart in the country in April.
Associated British Ports is to open a new next-generation-ready and open access cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton. The facility will benefit from roof-mounted solar power.
P&O Cruises has extended its pause in operations into April. The line said the move was in response to the current uncertainty around European ports of call.
The cruise operator will cancel a series of 2021 voyages for two ships in its fleet as part of a broader redeployment in preparation for an eventual return to service.
Princess Cruises has announced that 2022 will see its longest UK season ever. During the season, Sky Princess, which joined the fleet in October last year, will join the offering.