Adora Ship

Former Costa Mediterranea Enters Service for Adora Cruises

After a refit in Singapore, the former Costa Mediterranea set sail on its maiden voyage for Adora Cruises on September 30. Now cruising year-round from its new homeport in Tianjin, the Mediterranea is offering a series of cruises between Northern China, Japan and South Korea. The five- to seven-night itineraries


Carnival Funnel

Carnival Corp Releases 2023 Q3 Earnings; Record Revenue

Carnival Corporation has reported third quarter 2023 earnings and provides an outlook for the full year and fourth quarter 2023. Highlights: U.S. GAAP net income of $1.07 billion, or $0.79 diluted EPS, and adjusted net income of $1.18 billion, or $0.86 adjusted EPS, exceeded the June guidance range. Adjusted EBITDA

Shore Power Connection

Holland America: Full Fleet Shore Power Ready

Following the shore power installation on the Volendam, Holland America Line’s entire fleet is now equipped for shore power connectivity. The Volendam recently completed its installation in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was connected to the port’s shoreside electricity for a full day on September 27. “At Holland America Line, our

Crown Princess

Crown Princess to Sail Year-Round from Australia

The Crown Princess is set to be based in Australia on a year-round basis starting in October 2024. According to Princess Cruises’ published deployment, the 3,100-guest ship will offer a series of itineraries departing from Sydney. Replacing the Coral Princess, which is currently sailing a year-round schedule in Australia, the


Holland America to Offer 53-Day Cruise to Japan from Seattle

Holland America Line is set to offer a new 53-day cruise to Japan in September 2024. A first for the company, the itinerary sails roundtrip from Seattle onboard the Westerdam. In addition to the Far East, the voyage also includes port calls in Alaska and Hawaii. According to Holland America,

Brilliance of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance Starts Repositioning Voyage to Australia

Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas is kicking off its repositioning voyage to Australia. The first part of the journey, which will ultimately take the ship to its new homeport in Sydney, is departing from Canada today. The ten-night itinerary sails from Vancouver to Honolulu and includes five full


Oceania Announces Seven New 2025 Summer Sailings

Oceania Cruises has announced seven new summer 2025 sailings to French Polynesia and Hawaii onboard the Regatta. The new voyages will explore French Polynesia and Hawaii during the months of August, September and October. Itineraries include visits to Bora Bora, Tahiti, Raiatea, Nuku Hiva and more. “At Oceania Cruises, we

Explora I

MSC Confirms Two Hydrogen-Powered Ships for Explora with Fincantieri

MSC Group today confirmed firm orders for two hydrogen-powered vessels for its luxury travel brand Explora Journeys with Fincantieri and pledged to continue its push towards a net zero-carbon emissions target by 2050 by investigating additional new and advanced environmental technologies for the luxury ships, according to a press release.

Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s New Utopia of the Seas Floats Out

Royal Caribbean International’s Utopia of the Seas is now one step closer to its debut in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, in July 2024 as the ship floated for the first time over the weekend, marking a major milestone and the next phase of construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

Adora Magic City

Adora Magic City Completes Second Sea Trials

In final stages of construction in China, the Adora Magic City completed its second trial voyage. According to local reports in the Asian country, the cruise ship sailed from Shanghai for a six-day trial on Sep. 7. Over 1,300 people were onboard, including ship inspectors, contractors, service providers, as well

Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line: Winter 2023-24 Deployment Breakdown

Debuting new itineraries and a new destination, Disney Cruise Line is planning an eventful 2023-24 winter program. While the 2022-built Disney Wish continues to sail to the Bahamas for a second consecutive season, the Disney Wonder is set to mark the company’s first season in Australia and New Zealand. With


Three Year World Cruise Ready to Sail Nov. 1

Life at Sea Cruises is ready to begin its three-year world cruise, sailing the Lara from Istanbul on Nov. 1. Cruise Industry News caught up with Kendra Holmes, CEO of Miray Cruises, on the project. Can you give us a general update on Life at Sea Cruises? Due to the

Ocean Explorer Grounding

Ocean Explorer Freed After Running Aground in Greenland

After four days stranded at Greenland’s Alpefjord, the Ocean Explorer was freed on Thursday morning. According to the Joint Arctic Command, the 140-guest ship was pulled free by the research ship Tarajoq, which is operated by Greenland’s Institute of Nature. The Ocean Explorer will now sail to a port designated

Carnival Luminosa

Luminosa Set For on Carnival’s Longest Ever Sailing

The Carnival Luminosa is setting sail from Seattle on Thursday on Carnival Cruise Line’s longest ever cruise. Part of the company’s Carnival Journeys program, the 30-night transpacific itinerary sails all the way to Brisbane, in Australia. Before arriving at the port, the Luminosa is scheduled to visit several ports of

Radiance of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Radiance to Resume Service

The Radiance of the Seas is set to return to revenue service on Sept. 15, Royal Caribbean International confirmed. After seeing two cruises cancelled due to propulsion issues, the 2001-built vessel is set to resume its regular schedule in Alaska. “Our Marine technical team has given us green light and

Viking Sun

China Merchants Viking JV Announces New Itineraries

China Merchants Viking Cruises has announced a new set of itineraries sailing from Mainland China this winter, visiting Vietnam and Hong Kong. The company, which operates the former 930-guest Viking Sun, is launching a new eight-day South China Sea tour, roundtrip from Shenzhen with calls in Ha Long Bay, Danang


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