Shore Power Ribbon Cutting

PortMiami: Shore Power Ready

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava celebrated the launch of shore power at PortMiami on Monday. The shore power system will allow cruise ships to turn off their engines and plug into landside electrical power while docked, resulting in reduced emissions and noise, according to a press release. “As Mayor,

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Marella Discovery 2

Marella 2024 Summer Deployment: Focus on the Mediterranean

With five ships sailing in the region, Marella Cruises’ 2024 summer program has a strong focus on the Mediterranean. Building on its fly-cruise product, the company is offering a mixed Mediterranean program with destinations across Southern Europe, the Aegean Sea and the Adriatic Sea. Cruise Industry News looked into the

Goddess of the Night

Goddess of the Night Reportedly Detained by Italian Authorities

The Goddess of the Night has reportedly been detained by Italian authorities while docked at the Port of Brindisi. According to Reuters, the 2,720-guest vessel was seized on Wednesday following complaints about poor sanitary conditions onboard. The ship, owned by Seajets, was impounded by order of local prosecutors to allow

Mein Schiff 7

TUI Cruises: Summer 2024 Deployment Breakdown

With the new Mein Schiff 7 debuting in June, TUI Cruises is set to offer its largest summer program ever in 2024. Serving the German-speaking markets, the company is offering itineraries in different parts of Europe, including the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea. Cruise Industry News looked into the

Lindblad Galapagos Ship

Lindblad Buys Two Celebrity Ships for Galapagos Cruise Expansion

Lindblad Expeditions today announced that it has added two purpose-built Galápagos expedition vessels to join the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet as the company said it has acquired the current 48-guest Celebrity Xpedition and 16-gust Celebrity Exploration. The ships will transition to the Lindblad fleet in early 2025, according to a

Seabourn Pursuit in Darwin

Seabourn Pursuit Arrives in Australia for Maiden Season in Kimberley

The Seabourn Pursuit entered Australian waters for the first time, sailing into Darwin, in the Northern Territory, on the morning of June 11, 2024. According to a press release, the arrival of the Seabourn Pursuit marks the start of Seabourn’s inaugural season in the Kimberley Region. The program officially begins

Delivery of Mein Schiff 7

TUI’s Mein Schiff 7 Delivered by Meyer Turku

The new Mein Schiff 7 was officially delivered to TUI Cruises today at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland, according to a press release. The 2,894-guest vessel is the first built by the shipyard with methanol capability, Meyer Turku said in a prepared statement. At the official signing ceremony, the

Westerdam

Holland America’s Westerdam Ready For 28-Night Cruise to Alaska

Holland America Line’s Westerdam is sailing from Seattle on Sunday June 9 for a 28-night cruise to Alaska and the Arctic Circle. Being offered by the company for the first time, the unique itinerary includes visits to 12 ports, in addition to scenic cruising past different glaciers. According to Holland

Lookout Cay

Disney Touts Authenticity Of New Lookout Cay

Disney Cruise Line’s latest private island experience is more than a play on their robust brand. Disney partnered with local Bahamas cultural ambassadors to create an experience close to what locals on Eleuthera might expect from a celebration. The Disney Magic sailed into Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Friday morning, officially

Pacific Explorer

More Details on P&O Australia Wind Down, Pacific Explorer Exit

After announcing plans to be absorbed by Carnival Cruise Line, P&O Cruises Australia has confirmed that all Pacific Explorer operations will be discontinued in early 2025. According to a statement published on the company’s website, all cruises previously scheduled to depart after March 2, 2025, are now canceled. Affected passengers

Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line Growth Update: Ten Ships in Seven Years

With recent newbuild orders and vessels transferring from sister brand P&O Australia and previously Costa, Carnival Cruise Line will see the addition of 10 ships over seven years by 2028. Since adding the Mardi Gras into revenue service, the company has already welcomed another six ships to its fleet while

Pacific Encounter

Carnival Cruise Line to Absorb P&O Australia in 2025

Carnival Corporation today announced that in March 2025, the company will sunset the P&O Cruises Australia brand and fold the Australia operations into Carnival Cruise Line, according to a press release. The Pacific Encounter and Pacific Adventure ships will be rebranded and operated by Carnival Cruise Line brand while the

Vasco Da Gama

Nicko Cruises Offers Free Cabins for Guests on World Cruise

Nicko Cruises is offering free cabins for guests who book the 2024-25 Grand World Cruise onboard the Vasco da Gama. According to the website of the German cruise brand, passengers embarking on the 148-day voyage are able to invite their family and friends onboard with the offering. Up to two

Crown Iris

Mano Cruises Launches 2024 Summer Program

Mano Cruises recently launched its 2024 summer program. Resuming service after an extended winter lay up, the company is now offering a series of cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean departing from Israel. After seeing a part of its 2023 operations impacted by the geopolitical situation in the Middle East, Mano

Royal and Celebrity Funnels

Royal Caribbean Introduces Loyalty Status Match Program

Royal Caribbean Group announced that loyalty members from its three brands – Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea – will enjoy the same tier status across all three brands. The Royal Caribbean Group Loyalty Status Match program allows members of Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society, Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s

Viking Sea

Viking Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Viking Holdings today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024, according to a press release. Key Highlights Adjusted Gross Margin for the first quarter of 2024 increased 19.1% compared to the same period in 2023, resulting in a Net Yield of $508. Adjusted EBITDA increased by

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