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Royal Caribbean Cruises orders third Icon-class ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises orders third Icon-class ship

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.

Seabourn unveils custom submarines for new expedition ships

Seabourn unveils custom submarines for new expedition ships

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.

Sales open ahead of MSC Seashore debut

Sales open ahead of MSC Seashore debut

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.

Carnival celebrates Mardi Gras keel laying in Finland

Carnival celebrates Mardi Gras keel laying in Finland

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.

Booking slowdown sees Saga shares fall

Booking slowdown sees Saga shares fall

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 reveals largest ever pre- and post-cruise land programme

Azamara reveals largest ever pre- and post-cruise land programme

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.

P&O Cruises celebrates latest Iona construction milestone

P&O Cruises celebrates latest Iona construction milestone

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.