Viking will expand its presence in the Mediterranean this summer, adding a third ship to sail roundtrip voyages from the Maltese capital city of Valletta - a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed it expects to resume cruise operations from the United States from August 7th. The line is hoping to offer week-long voyages from Seattle to Alaska.
The eight-day itinerary departs from either Edinburgh or Greenock and has a port stop and excursion included every day, taking in Aberdeen, Inverness, Orkney, Oban, the Outer Hebrides and Belfast.
Three brands from Carnival Corporation are expected to return to service in the United States from July, all offering Alaska sailings departing directly from Seattle.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has confirmed its first sailing dates for this year. The company will resume cruising on June 20th, debuting its most recently transformed Super Ship S.S. La Venezia in Italy.
Today marks the restart of cruising in the UK after 14 months, as MSC Virtuosa sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton around the British Isles.
Ambassador Cruise Line will offer a “premium-value, authentic cruise experience,” a statement said, sailing for the British market from its home port of London Tilbury.
MSC Cruises will restart its sailing operations in Germany on July 3rd. The line will deploy a Seaside-class ship, MSC Seaview, to operate in the Baltic Sea and will offer a brand-new itinerary for the region.
Due to the unrest in Israel and the region, Odyssey has not been able to complete the preparations required to operate from Haifa, Israel as planned, the company said.
Viking has named its newest ocean ship, Viking Venus, with a celebration at sea in the English Channel as she sets sail for her inaugural voyage.
With voyages beginning August next year, the vessel, the first of six ships within an all-new Prima Class, will offer guests new and exciting itineraries.
Seven cruise line brands from Carnival Corporation have now announced plans to resume operations this summer. Limited itineraries for 16 ships have been confirmed to date.