Cruise Lines International Association has announced the appointment of Ukko Metsola as director general for the organisation in Europe.
American Cruise Lines has confirmed that American Jazz has passed sea trials with flying colours. Following the successful trials, American accepted delivery of the riverboat from Chesapeake Shipbuilding.
The cruise line said funds could be used to strengthen its balance sheet, improve liquidity and support the execution of its reinvigorated strategy under its strengthened management team.
Germany-based Aida Cruises has confirmed it now hopes to offer trips from November as the line seeks to return from a Covid-19 enforced suspension of operations.
Carrying a reduced crew due to precautionary health protocols, the new Silversea vessel journeyed between Fincantieri’s shipyards in Ancona and Trieste, Italy.
Investors have purchased elements of the company, including customer databases, websites and intellectual property, according to administrators Duff & Phelps.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled its plans to have three of the fleet ‘back in the water’ in March and April, with Balmoral to sail even sooner.
There is still no sign of a significant return for the cruise industry, with Carnival Cruise Line the latest line to postpone a resumption of operations.
The decision was blamed on restrictions and limitations with border and port access determined by health authorities and the continued uncertainty of airline travel.
Pointing to UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office guidance and the complexity of operating world voyages, Cunard said its ship Queen Elizabeth would now sail again on March 25th.
Brittany Ferries has announced its newest ship, Galicia, is to take to the seas linking the UK with Spain. She will sail two round trips a week connecting Portsmouth and Santander.
MSC Cruises has postponed the relaunch of MSC Magnifica. The company said the decision followed the introduction of additional testing measures for residents of Italy having travelled to Greece.