AIDAmar Opens 2024 Season in Warnemünde

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmar will open the 2024 cruise season in Warnemünde. The AIDAmar and AIDAdiva will make a total of 69 calls this year from April 14 to November 4. The AIDAmar will visit Warnemünde 40 times during this year’s cruise season the AIDAdiva will


New Windstar Ships

Windstar Cruises Welcomes Two New Ships to Fleet

Windstar Cruises has announced the expansion of its fleet with the addition of the Star Seeker and Star Explorer. The first of the two ships, the newbuild Star Seeker, is currently being constructed in the WestSEA shipyard and is expected to be delivered in December of 2025, followed by Star

State of the Industry 2024

State of the Cruise Industry 2024: Green, Spending, China, Supply

The 2024 state of the cruise industry panel took place in Miami Beach on Tuesday morning, with leadership from the four major cruise corporations accounting for over 80 percent of global capacity. Green Discussions Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group said there is more opportunity to evolve sustainability

Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Orders 8 New Ships for 3 Brands from Fincantieri

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today unveiled the most comprehensive newbuild order in its history—a total of eight vessels, representing nearly 25,000 additional berths, with new classes of ships for each of its three brands—and the construction of a multi-ship pier at Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island destination in

Viking Sea

Viking: $700-Plus Per Passenger Day

Viking Ocean posted revenue per passenger day of $714 for its ocean cruises and $792 for its river cruises in 2023, according to its recent IPO filing. The company operated 70 river vessels that sailed at 95.5 percent occupancy during the year, and nine ocean-going vessels that sailed at 93.5

Viking Mars

Viking Ocean Orderbook: 6 Ships Get Accelerated Delivery; 4 More Options

Viking’s ocean cruising fleet could see the addition of just under 10,000 additional berths if the company picks up four options it has with Fincantieri in 2029 and 2030. Per the company’s recent IPO filing, it is set to take delivery of 998-guest ocean-cruising ships in 2024 and 2025. Those

Viking Ship in Port

Viking Files for IPO

Viking has officially filed for its IPO with the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission. For the year ended December 31, 2023, nearly 650,000 guests traveled with the company and it generated total revenue of $4,710.5 million, a net loss of $1,858.6 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $1,090.3 million. As

Mardi Gras

Carnival’s Digital Debarkation System Now Available on Ships in North America

Carnival Cruise Line’s digital debarkation system is now available on every ship sailing from North America, the company’s Brand Ambassador John Heald announced. The system allows guests to select their preferred debarkation option and time using Carnival’s HUB App. In addition to different timeslots, passengers may choose between “Checked Luggage”

Pacific Adventure Debuts New Features After Drydock

Following a routine drydock in Singapore, the Pacific Adventure resumed service for P&O Cruises Australia with several new improvements. According to the company, the 2,600-guest vessel now offers a new sound system, in addition to a new photo viewing area and new family cabanas in the Byron Beach Club. Available

American Queen

American Cruise Lines Purchases American Queen River Fleet

American Cruise Lines has purchased four American Queen Voyages river ships plus other assets, according to a court filing. “American Cruise Lines is pleased to be the successful bidder for AQV’s river vessels. We look forward to announcing additional details after this portion of the Hornblower Holdings bankruptcy process concludes,”

Orderbook April Teaser

Cruise Ship Orderbook: 50+ Ships and $36 Billion

The current global cruise ship orderbook has expanded to 54 ocean-going cruise ship with a value of over $36 billion. Recent additions include two newbuilds in 2027 and 2028 for Carnival Cruise Line, another Oasis-class ship for Royal Caribbean and a smaller expedition ship for Antarctica21. Other news includes the

Carnival Luminosa

Carnival Luminosa Sets Sail on 31-Night Repositioning Cruise

The Carnival Luminosa is setting sail today on one of Carnival Cruise Line’s longest-ever cruises. Departing from Australia, the vessel is set to offer a 31-night trans-Pacific voyage. The month-long cruise sails from Brisbane to Seattle and features visits to several destinations in Asia, the Far East and Alaska. Upon

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Some 2025 Sailings on Various Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line is cancelling several sailings onboard its fleet for 2025. According to a statement sent to travel agents, a total of 20 departures across seven different vessels have been affected. “Due to fleet redeployments, charters and one drydock, we have made the decision to cancel selected sailings onboard

Splendor in Trinidad

Regent Announces 2027 World Cruise with 71 Ports

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced its 2027 World Cruise, sailing from January 11, 2027, onboard the Seven Seas Splendor, according to a press release. Sailing from Miami, Florida to New York, the 2027 World of Splendor adventure travels to 71 ports of call in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, Australia

Carnival Spirit

Carnival Corp. Reports Q1 2024: Record Revenue

Carnival Corporation announced financial results for the first quarter 2024 and provided an outlook for the full year and second quarter 2024. Record first quarter revenues of $5.4 billion with record net yields (in constant currency) and record net per diems (in constant currency) both significantly exceeding 2023 levels. The

Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line Orders Another Newbuild for 2028 Delivery

Carnival Corporation announced it has signed an agreement with Meyer Werft shipyard for a fifth Excel Class cruise ship for its Carnival Cruise Line brand, set to be delivered in 2028. This announcement confirms the addition of the 11th Excel Class ship to the corporation’s fleet across four brands, with


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