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On Saturday, May 29, Emerald Cruises’ first ocean luxury yacht, Emerald Azzurra, was christened in an intimate ceremony in Venice, Italy. In attendance were Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of Scenic Group, of which Emerald Cruises is part; his wife Karen Moroney, Director of Project Design; embarking guests; Emerald Cruises staff who w… read more
Holland America Line’s flagship Rotterdam received the royal treatment in a ceremony rich with Dutch heritage May 30, 2022, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands served as godmother and officially named the ship in front of invited dignitaries and guests.
Upon arrival, Princess… read more
Onboard Media, a leading sales and marketing agency in global travel and part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, has partnered with the Alaska Small Business Development Center and its BuyAlaska program in a first-at-sea initiative. Aboard all Carnival Cruise Line ships visiting Alaska this season, Onboard Media will feature a divers… read more
Cruise Cape Town is gearing up for one of its biggest seasons to date,
with millions expected to be injected into the Western Cape economy.
Ships 108 to 295 meters in length, carrying between 100 and 2,500
passengers are booked for the upcoming season at the Port of Cape Town. After successful lobbying to restart the cruise season, the Sou… read more
Carnival Corp. is considering selling its luxury Seabourn cruise line to the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, according to a CNBC report.
The report, citing unnamed sources, said that Carnival was in "preliminary discussions" to sell Seabourn. It said that the deal would give the Saudis a "stronger footprint" in the cruise indust… read more
As she enters the final stage of her construction process, MSC World Europa is set to become the greenest and most efficient vessel in MSC Cruises’ fleet when she is delivered in October 2022. MSC Cruises has released information about the ship’s environmental credentials, including solid oxide fuel cells, a selective catalytic red… read more
Holland America Line is giving consumers the confidence to make travel plans through the summer, fall and holidays with the extension of its “Worry-Free Promise” to Dec. 31, 2022, for all cruises booked by Sept. 30, 2022. Under the promise’s Flexible Cancellation Plan, guests who make a new booking by Sept. 30, 2022, for itin… read more
Carnival Corporation & plc announced it has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a nonprofit, independent research and development center committed to accelerating the transition toward a net-zero future for the global maritime industry. Carnival Corporation, with nine global cruise line brands, is… read more
Dubai went all-out at this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global to encourage cruise lines to return to the Arabian Gulf following the COVID-19 pandemic, with 15 co-exhibitors and stakeholders participating alongside the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET).
The 15 entities are comprised of tourism boards, port operators, airlines, and destinat… read more
Virgin Voyages’ second lady ship, Valiant Lady, sheded her winter wardrobe and headed to her sunny new Mediterranean homeport of Port de Barcelona.
Eternally fashionable Barcelona – famed for its lively nightlife, sweeping architecture and world-class cuisine – will be the second homeport after Miami for the awar… read more