Royal Caribbean Cruises has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship for delivery in 2025. The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered in 2022 and 2024, respectively – in Royal Caribbean International's fleet.
Carnival Cruise Line has revealed that Netherlands-based Boskalis will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind “floating dry dock” facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista’s two azipods.
Seabourn is preparing to take travellers into the depths of the ocean for the first time. The line has revealed the design and details for its custom submarines that will operate excursions for an additional charge from its two upcoming expedition ships.
Award-winning ferry operator DFDS has announced the launch of its ‘Field to Ferry’ campaign following an internal review of its food produce suppliers on its channel ships from Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk.
Friends of the Earth has released the 2019 edition of its cruise ship report card, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 16 cruise lines and their 185 ships.
MSC Cruises has opened sales for MSC Seashore ahead of her inaugural season in the western Mediterranean. Starting in June 2021, she will perform a seven-night itinerary calling at the ever-popular ports of Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valetta.
Following the success of its new Polar Class 6 ship, Hondius, Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a sister ship built by the same manufacturer. M/V Janssonius is scheduled to be completed in October next year.
Carnival Corporation has announced an adjusted net income of $457 million for the three months to the end of May 31st. The figure is a slight fall from that of $489 million reported in the same period last year.
In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony has been held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in August next year.
Saga has warned that heavy discounting is taking a toll on its tours business. At the same time, an overhaul of its insurance arm has yet to take effect, sending shares in the company to a record low.
Azamara has debuted what it is branding the largest selection of pre- and post-voyage land programs in the cruise industry. As of today, the destination-focused brand offers a total of over 1,700 land program offerings, which complement its immersive voyages.
A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most contemporary cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The team building P&O Cruises 180,000-ton ship, Iona, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony.