The first guests in 15 months were welcomed by P&O Cruises earlier, as Britannia departed Southampton for a four-night summer sailing around the UK coast.
Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery has returned to the ocean from Tilbury Docks on its first round Britain tour since the UK was locked down in March last year.
The group ended the period with $9.3 billion of cash and short-term investments, however, which the company believes is sufficient liquidity to return to full cruise operations.
A traditional coin ceremony for MSC Cruises’ second Seaside-class ship was held earlier at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, where the keel was laid.
Silversea Cruises has announced the promotion of Barbara Muckermann to the role of chief commercial officer, effective immediately.
Swan Hellenic announced that Helsinki Shipyard has floated SH Minerva out of dry dock. Her twin ship, SH Vega, was floated in dry dock on the same day.
A total of eight brands are resuming operations using a gradual, phased-in approach, with sailings announced on 42 ships to date through the end of fiscal year 2021.
Regent has confirmed the name of its new ship as Seven Seas Grandeur. Embodying a 30-year legacy of luxury travel, the sixth member of the Regent fleet is scheduled for delivery in 2023.
Hurtigruten Expeditions has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Ecuador-based Metropolitan Touring, the most experienced and renowned travel company in the Galapagos.
Holland America Line is gearing up to restart cruising out of Port of San Diego. The line will offer a season of cruises to Mexico, Hawaii and along the California coast aboard Koningsdam and Zuiderdam.
Ben Bouldin of Royal Caribbean will take over the role from Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK & Europe, who has been in the post for three years.
Cruise guests will be allowed to go ashore in Denmark from Saturday. The Danish authorities require that guests be vaccinated with two doses of a European Medicines Agency accepted vaccine.