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Viking Sun officially named in Shanghai, China

Viking Sun officially named in Shanghai, China

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.

Paige announced as godmother for Seabourn Ovation

Paige announced as godmother for Seabourn Ovation

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.

British cruise industry reaches new peak in 2017

British cruise industry reaches new peak in 2017

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.

Saga hosts steel cutting for Spirit of Discovery

Saga hosts steel cutting for Spirit of Discovery

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 appointed godmother to Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah appointed godmother to Carnival Horizon

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.

Celebrity Edge unveils range of new dining concepts

Celebrity Edge unveils range of new dining concepts

From a sky-high restaurant cantilevered 16 decks above the ocean to an immersive fusion of technology, animation and dining, Celebrity Cruises has announced the latest culinary hotspots offered on its transformative new ship, Celebrity Edge.

Carnival orders third LNG-powered ship for AIDA

Carnival orders third LNG-powered ship for AIDA

Carnival Corporation has signed a shipbuilding contract for a third next-generation cruise ship for its rapidly growing AIDA Cruises brand. Featuring Carnival Corporation’s exclusive “green cruising” design, the ship will also be fully powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas.

Dates revealed for National Ferry Fortnight in UK

Dates revealed for National Ferry Fortnight in UK

Britain’s annual National Ferry Fortnight will this year take place from April 14th-28th. Now in its tenth year, National Ferry Fortnight is run by Discover Ferries, the industry body for the ferry sector, as a two-week showcase of Britain’s extensive 75-plus ferry routes and the benefits of travel by sea.