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Viking suspends all cruises until May

Viking suspends all cruises until May

The announcement was made in a video by Viking chairman Torstein Hagen. Addressing guests, he said the safety of 10,000 staff and half a million annual passengers was the top priority.

Brittany Ferries completes Condor acquisition

Brittany Ferries completes Condor acquisition

Last November, Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund and Brittany Ferries reached an agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for the acquisition of 100 per cent of Condor Ferries.

Grand Lucayan sold to Royal Caribbean-led consortium

Grand Lucayan sold to Royal Caribbean-led consortium

The government of the Bahamas has sold the Grand Lucayan to a partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Bahamas Port Investments. Authorities hope to reinvest $250 million in the hotel and the redevelopment of the cruise port.

Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

Celebrations were held earlier in Savona for the naming ceremony of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship. The ship’s godmother and star of the event was international celebrity Penélope Cruz, who performed the ribbon-cutting duties with the traditional breaking of the bottle against the bow of the ship.

Scarlet Lady ready for Virgin Voyages debut in Miami

Scarlet Lady ready for Virgin Voyages debut in Miami

Construction on Scarlet Lady, the first vessel from Virgin Voyages, has officially been completed. Nearly three years in the making, the line formally welcomed Scarlet Lady to its fleet after departing the shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

Antigua signs with Royal Caribbean for new beach club

Antigua signs with Royal Caribbean for new beach club

Royal Caribbean International has signed a partnership with the government of Antigua & Barbuda for the company’s first Royal Beach Club. With planning and development underway, the location is scheduled to break ground later this year.

Celebrity Apex completes first sea trial in France

Celebrity Apex completes first sea trial in France

Celebrity Apex has returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, following a successful first sea trial. The trial, in the Bay of Biscay near the shipyard, was overseen by more than 50 crew members, including engineers and nautical experts.