Construction of Seven Seas Splendour, a new all-inclusive luxury vessel, has begun. The new 750-guest ship will join the Regent fleet in early 2020.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca has begun an extensive refit at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on March 29th.
Norwegian Bliss, the first cruise ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience, has departed Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship has begun her conveyance along the Ems River, arriving to Eemshaven, Netherlands, earlier.
On behalf of All Hands & Hearts – Smart Response, philanthropist and supermodel Petra Nemcova has announced the completion of Nibugaun School in Nepal. Built by U by Uniworld and its foundation TreadRight, the school is situated in the Sindhupalchok district.
Voting has opened ahead of the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018. The event will take place in the Zappeion Magaron Hall, Athens, Greece, on June 30th, with industry leaders from across the region in attendance.
White-hot plasma jets cut through sheets of steel at the FSG shipyard in Germany earlier. The steel cutting ceremony marks the first step in the construction of Brittany Ferries’ Honfleur, a ship that will take little over a year to complete.
Viking has seen its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, officially named during a celebration in the heart of Shanghai. The ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day world cruise from Miami to London, and its stop in Shanghai marks the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China.
Crystal Cruises has announced details and revealed images of the most extensive redesign in Crystal Serenity’s history during a press briefing at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale.
Elaine Paige will serve as godmother to Seabourn’s elegant new all-suite ship, Seabourn Ovation. The naming ceremony will take place on Friday, May 11th in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta, during a spectacular ceremony that will light up the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site and 2018 European Capital of Culture.
Almost two million cruises were taken by British holidaymakers in 2017, with a record high of 1,959,000 cruise passengers reported in latest figures, released by industry body, the Cruise Line International Association.
A steel cutting ceremony has been held for Spirit of Discovery, Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built boutique ship. The event took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany, to mark the start of construction of the 999-guest vessel.
Queen Latifah – Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur – has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.