Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Viva Christened in Miami Ceremony

Norwegian Cruise Lin has celebrated the christening of Norwegian Viva in a Miami ceremony. “To christen Norwegian Viva in Miami is incredibly special to many of us at NCL, not only because Miami is our hometown, but also because we can share this moment with our local family and friends,”


Opening at CCS

China Cruise Shipping Opens in Shenzhen

The 16th China Cruise Shipping Conference (CCS16) got going from Shenzhen on Nov. 26, as the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) hosted its annual gathering which has become the prime event for the Chinese cruise market. The opening day ceremonies took place on the Zhao Shang Yi Dun

Mariner of the Seas

Royal’s Mariner of the Seas Completes 20 Years in Service

The Mariner of the Seas just completed 20 years in service. Built at the Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland, the Voyager-Class vessel was delivered to Royal Caribbean International on October 31, 2003. Two weeks later, after crossing the Atlantic for the first time, the Mariner of the Seas was named at

Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer Completes Final Cruise for Silversea

The Silver Explorer recently completed its final voyage for Silversea Cruises. Now set to be withdrawn from the company’s fleet, the 1989-built vessel arrived in Chile following a 23-day cruise that sailed across the South Pacific. After departing from Tahiti in late October, the itinerary featured visits to several destinations

Carnival Ship in Tampa

Carnival Cruise Line to Serve 48,000 Pounds of Turkey

Carnival Cruise Line’s chefs are cooking up what will be the largest Thanksgiving meal in the cruise line’s 51-year history, according to a press release. The cruise line expects to serve over 48,000 pounds of turkey this year, a 14 percent increase compared to last year. For guests who prefer

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

MSC Announces Expansion of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

MSC Cruises has announced a new infrastructure development program for Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas, according to a press release. A heads of agreement was signed on Monday in Bimini attended by the country’s Prime Minister The Honourable Philip Davis and Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism,

Oceania Marina

Oceania Marina to Undergo Big Refurbishment in May 2024

Oceania Cruises announced that its 1,250-passenger ship, the Marina, will undergo an all-encompassing refurbishment in May 2024, according to a statement. The refurbishment will include the addition three new dining options: Aquamar Kitchen, the new wellness-focused dining venue which debuted on Vista this year; an expanded poolside ice cream parlor


Life at Sea Three Year World Cruise Facing Investor Withdrawal

“Despite our efforts, the Life At Sea project faces challenges due to investor withdrawal,” said Vedat Ugurlu, CEO of Miray Cruises, in a statement. The company, which was behind the Life at Sea three year world cruise, failed to get going on Nov. 1 and has yet to acquire a

Seabourn Sojourn

Seabourn Announces 129-Day 2026 World Cruise

Seabourn announced its “2026 World Cruise – Ring of Fire: Hidden Gems,” visiting 63 destinations in 14 countries onboard the Seabourn Sojourn, departing Los Angeles on January 6, 2026. Sailing for 129 days, the Seabourn Sojourn will take guests to explore the volcanic islands of the South Pacific, circumnavigate the

Celestyal Discovery

Celestyal Acquires AIDAaura; To Sail as Celestyal Discovery

Celestyal has confirmed the acquisition of a second new vessel this year as the Celestyal Discovery follows the recent arrival of the Celestyal Journey, signaling a fleet refresh and further commitment to significant investment into the customer proposition, the company said. The Celestyal Discovery will now join the Celestyal Journey

Carnival Celebration

Carnival Celebration Completes First Year in Service

The Carnival Celebration recently completed its first year of service. Built for Carnival Cruise Line at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, the LNG-powered vessel welcomed its first guests on Nov. 6, 2022. At the date, the Celebration set sail from Europe on a 14-night transatlantic crossing to the United

MSC World Europa

MSC Cruises Confirms Two More Cruise Ship Orders

MSC Cruises has confirmed its order for two more LNG-powered ships from Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyards, according to a press release. The two  ships – currently referred to as World Class 3 and 4 – are scheduled for delivery in 2026 and 2027. There is an option for a fifth

World Voyager Naming

Atlas World Voyager Named in Ceremony and Joins Fleet

Atlas Ocean Voyages’s World Voyager is officially joining the fleet, after a naming ceremony in Ushuaia, Argentina, according to a press release. The expedition yacht was christened by Godmother physiotherapist and British Army Captain Harpreet “Preet” Kaur Chandi MBE. The ceremony was attended by shareholders, travel advisors,  guests on the

Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery of the Ascent

Celebrity Cruises took delivery of its newest ship, the Celebrity Ascent, at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. The fourth ship in the Edge Series, the Celebrity Ascent will make its debut in Fort Lauderdale on December 3, sailing a seven-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary with calls in

Regal Princess in Galveston

Regal Princess Arrives in Galveston

Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess arrived in Galveston on November 5, marking a milestone as the largest Princess cruise ship ever to homeport in Texas. The Regal Princess will operate roundtrip sailings to the Western Caribbean from now through March 24 with an anticipated 75,000 passengers sailing aboard the ship. To

Explora I in Miami

Explora I Arrives For Inaugural Call in Miami

PortMiami welcomed the new Explora I for her maiden call marking the ship’s debut in South Florida on Friday. “We take immense pride in introducing our remarkable new ship, the Explora I, to the Magic City,” said Michael Ungerer, CEO of Explora Journeys. “Miami is a paramount destination and important


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