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German cruise lines AIDA and TUI to sail Greek cruise season for 2021

Both AIDA Cruises and TUI, Germany’s two largest cruise lines, have announced a Greek cruise season starting in May, 2021. AIDA Cruises will offer new cruises in Greece from May 23rd, 2021, with seven-day cruises departing from Corfu, while TUI will offer two different one-week itineraries sailing from Crete from May 13th, 2021.

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New Viking Venus delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises by Fincantieri

Viking Ocean Cruises has taken delivery of the new Viking Venus, the latest cruise ship to join its rapidly expanding fleet. The new Viking Venus was delivered by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri and will now be repositioned to the UK for new naming ceremony, Viking Ocean Cruises announced.

The delivery ceremony took place wh… read more

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Royal Caribbean is now the largest cruise line in the world

While it was anticipated several years ago that Royal Caribbean would eventually overtake Carnival Cruise Line as the largest cruise line in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic hastened the change. Carnival Cruise Line was forced to trim its fleet considerably, selling off several of its ships as part of a wider fleet reduction across the en… read more

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South Africans give thumbs up to Cruise Holidays

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, recently surveyed over 600 South Africans in order to determine their confidence around booking and embarking on cruise holidays in the near future.

International travel firmly on the horizon

Based on the results of the survey, it would … read more

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New Disney cruise ship keel laid, delivery due in summer 2022

Despite cancelling its US and European cruise seasons, Disney Cruise Line is moving ahead with its new build program and has marked the keel laying of Disney Wish. The keel for the new Disney cruise ship was laid at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and marks a significant milestone in its construction process.

In a press r… read more

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Silversea cruise restart set for June, but full vaccination required

Silversea Cruises has announced it will return to service with Silver Moon out of Greece, but will only be accepting bookings from fully vaccinated guests.

The Silversea cruise restart will require all embarking crew and guests to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when Silver Moon cruises from Athens. The Silversea cruise … read more

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Seabourn Mediterranean summer cruises from Greece announced for July

Seabourn, the luxury cruise line of Carnival Corporation, has announced it will be resuming services in the Mediterranean after agreeing a plan for roundtrip cruises with the Greek government. The Seabourn Mediterranean summer cruises will go on sale on April 12th, and will begin on July 3rd, but will only be available to guests wh… read more

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Norwegian Cruise Line restart announced in Mediterranean and Caribbean

A Norwegian Cruise Line restart is finally happening, with the cruise line confirming that it will put three ships back into service in the Caribbean and Mediterranean in 2021.

Norwegian Joy, Jade and Gem will lead the Norwegian Cruise Line restart in July.

Norwegian Jade will sail cruises to the Greek Isles from Athens… read more

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MSC Cruises announces MSC Virtuosa UK cruise season for 2021

MSC Cruises announced earlier this month that it would be deploying a ship in the UK market for the summer cruise season, but hadn’t revealed itinerary details, or announced which ship it would be. Now it has confirmed that its latest flagship, MSC Virtuosa, will be cruising from the UK.

The MSC Virtuosa UK cruise season will… read more

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