Norwegian Cruise Line has seen revenue increase 9.3 per cent, to $1.66 billion, for the three months to June 30th. The figure compares to that of $1.52 billion in 2018.
Saga has finalised a deal to sell the Sapphire cruise ship to Anex Tour of Turkey. With a farewell season already on sale, the ship will be delivered to Anex in mid-2020 and will home port in Antalya.
Following close monitoring of the situation within the Straits of Hormuz and taking advice from external authorities P&O Cruises has cancelled its planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme from October until at least March next year.
Scenic Cruises confirmed the ship earlier departed the shipyard on its journey to Valletta, Malta for registration. From there she will make a number of short stops before arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she will commence operations of her first scheduled cruise.
Tour operator G Adventures will welcome a sixth yacht to its fleet of vessels touring the Galápagos Islands, with departures starting in July next year.
The first steel was cut earlier at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for the Costa Toscana. The ship is the second of two new sister ships ordered by Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation.
Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess has rescued three sailors who were forced to take to a life raft after their boat sank in the south Caribbean. A tanker had been standing by but had been unable to lower a rescue boat in the prevailing conditions.
Portsmouth International Port has confirmed construction firm Knights Brown will lead a multi-million-pound project to increase the size of docking facilities at the location.
Genting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Michael Goh to the role of president with Dream Cruises. He will also assume the position of head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced an interactive new app to assist its guests in making the most of their cruise experience. The app is of use both while on board Fred. Olsen’s four ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – and during time ashore.
Scenic has revealed the appointment of dame Helen Mirren as the godmother for Scenic Eclipse. The maiden voyage of this ultra-luxury vessel is scheduled for August 15th, departing Reykjavik Iceland on a 13-day discovery sailing, ending in Quebec.
This year’s CLIA River Cruise Conference will include four ship visits and an overnight stay onboard, organisers have revealed.