Royal Caribbean‘s new Quantum Ultra-class cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, has taken to the water for the first time, leaving her construction dry dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard this week.
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The final ‘block’ has been placed atop AIDA Cruises’ mammoth new LNG-powered cruise ship, AIDAcosma, marking the imminent completion of her assembly ahead of her float out, delivery and repositioning to the […]
In an apparent attempt to reach a compromise with US lawmakers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory warning Americans against cruise travel, just days after rescinding […]
Celebrity Cruises laid the keel for its new cruise ship Celebrity Beyond on Thursday at the French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
Windstar Cruises has taken delivery of its transformed cruise ship Star Breeze, which has been refurbished from bow to stern, and lengthened by 26-metres.
Disney Cruise Line’s new LNG-powered cruise ships, originally due for delivery in 2022 and 2023, will be delivered two years later than planned due to shipyard bottlenecks caused by the COVID-19 lockdown […]
South Africa has relaxed its anti-coronavirus restrictions further, allowing bottle stores to return to normal opening hours, and in a crucial hint for the future of cruises, reopening to tourists and foreign […]
Four Mina Plaza towers and several buildings along the wharf front in Port Zayed are to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of Abu Dhabi‘s cruise port.
Crystal Cruises will be sending its luxury yacht-like cruise ship Espirit back to the Middle East in 2021 on a series of voyages that take in the Holy Land, Petra and the […]
Major US-based cruise lines have begun removing cruises longer than 7 days from their planned itineraries featuring departures from, or visits to, North American cruise ports.