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Dubai will be a key turnaround port on Borealis’ upcoming 2022 World Cruise with Fred Olsen Cruise Line. The UK cruise line announced the itinerary for its new ship’s first world cruise, and Dubai, in addition to several other ports in the Middle East, is included in the itinerary. Borealis, which formerly sailed as Rotterdam for Holland … read more
Virgin Voyages is cancelling all its scheduled cruises in November, according to a letter the cruise line sent to travel agents. Scarlet Lady, the cruise line’s first ship, was meant to commence cruises from Miami in November, but the 2,770-guest vessel will instead remain in lockdown with the rest of the US cruise industry.… read more
Mardi Gras, the new 180,000-grosston mega ship under construction for Carnival Cruise Line has finally taken to sea, for the first set of sea trials in the Baltic. The 10-day sea trials will see every mechanical systems aboard the new ship pushed to its limit and closely monitored by engineers and contractors from the… read more
The flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, its first-ever LNG-powered ship and the largest built for a European cruise line, Costa Smeralda, will homeport in Dubai for the winter, 2021/22 cruise season. Costa Smeralda will arrive in the Arabian Gulf at the end of November, 2021 to begin a months-long cruise season sailing roun… read more
Norwegian Cruise Line has opened its 2022/23 cruise itineraries for sale, with 13 of its 18 ships cruising 8 to 21-night itineraries in Panama, the Caribbean, and the West Coast of the US. “As we all continue to daydream of our next cruise vacation, we are excited to open for sale new itineraries for those eager to visit a tropical… read more
Costa Cruises has added Costa Diadema to its line-up of resumed cruises in Italy, making it the second ship to be brought back into service by the cruise line. Costa Diadema departed Genoa on Saturday on a week long roundtrip cruise calling in Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia.
Her all-It… read more
Today, the international premium cruise line, Princess Cruises, announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, to undisclosed buyers. The sale of these vessels is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.
“Sun Prince… read more
Seabourn has marked the cutting of the steel for the brand’s second ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship at the T. Mariotti shipyard. A sister ship to Seabourn Venture, the second as-yet-unnamed expedition cruise ship is scheduled to launch in 2022, a year after Venture.
“With two brand new ultra-luxury expedition … read more
Carnival Cruise Line announced the sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination, which had previously been put on long-term lay-up status and removed from published itineraries.
The sale of Carnival Fascination, launched in 1994, and Carnival Imagination, introduced in 1995, is in line with Carnival Corporatio… read more
Carnival Corporation has announced that it will again accelerate its ship retirement program amid the coronavirus pandemic, increasing the number of ships its selling off from 13 to 18. Eight of those ships have already left the fleet, which numbered 101 ships before the pandemic. The additional ships take the total fleet lay off to … read more