MSC Cruises Made 44 Shore Power Connections in 2023

MSC Euribia connects to shore power

MSC Cruises made 44 successful shore power connections in 2023, according to the company’s recent Sustainability Report. Eight ports across Norway, Germany, Malta and the United Kingdom provided MSC’s vessels with shore energy, including Alesund, Bergen, Warnemunde, Southampton and Malta. The year also marked the first time that the company’s fleet made regular shore power…

July Update: New Luxury Cruise Ships Increase Orderbook Numbers

Cruise Ship Orderbook Update

Recent orders from luxury cruise brands are contributing to an increase number of new cruise ships on order, according to the current global cruise industry orderbook. The latest update of Cruise Industry News’ orderbook report shows that 61 ships are currently expected to enter service by 2036. With a recent order placed at the Fincantieri…

Hurricane Beryl Forces Itinerary Changes in the Caribbean

Wind speed predictions

As Hurricane Beryl is elevated to a category five storm, a number of cruise lines have confirmed itinerary changes in the Caribbean. According to The Weather Channel, after moving south of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola on Tuesday, Beryl is expected to take a west-northwest track in the Caribbean through the rest of this week Carnival…

Carnival Cruise Line: Bigger Share of Corporate Mix

Carnival Pride

With new ships, transfers from Costa and two P&O Australia ships, Carnival Cruise Line is quickly growing and will represent a bigger share of the Carnival Corporation fleet mix by 2028, said Josh Weinstein, CEO, speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call. “By 2028, the Carnival brand will represent 37% of our portfolio, up…

Carnival’s Weinstein: Starlink is a Game Changer

Princess Ships in Victoria

Carnival Corporation is now using SpaceX’s Starlink high-speed internet on its entire fleet after completing the roll out across all ships in May. According to the company’s president and CEO, Josh Weinstein, the service is a game-changer for the company’s onboard connectivity. “We completed the rollout of Starlink this quarter, another revenue uplift opportunity and…

Disney Returns to Australia and New Zealand for Third Season in 2025-26

Disney Wonder

Disney Cruise Line recently confirmed plans to operate a third season in Australia and New Zealand in 2025-26. According to a press release, the Disney Wonder is set to return to the region in October 2025 for cruises departing from three homeports. The Wonder will offer a series of three- to five-night voyages from Sydney,…

Crystal Orders Two New Cruise Ships from Fincantieri

New Crystal Ship

Crystal announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for two new luxury cruise ships. The 690-passenger, 61,800-gross-ton ships will feature a host of amenities and innovative designs, the company said, ensuring unparalleled comfort and indulgence for guests. The delivery date for the first ship is spring 2028. A…

Carnival Reports 2024 Q2 Earnings; Raises Guidance

Carnival Ship

Carnival Corporation announced financial results for the second quarter 2024 and provided an updated outlook for the full year and an outlook for third quarter 2024. Highlights: Second quarter net income improved by nearly $500 million compared to 2023 and adjusted net income outperformed March guidance by nearly $170 million (see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below)….

Ten New Cruise Lines Set to Start Service Soon

Orient Express Ship

From new luxury brands to regional cruise lines and coastal operators, over ten new cruise companies are set to start service in the next three years. Cruise Industry News looks into some of the key brands set to join the cruise market over the next few years. Villa Vie Residences Niche: Residential Cruising First ship:…

MSC Cruises Carried Over 4 Million Guests in 2023

MSC Seaside

According to the company’s 2023 Sustainability Report, MSC Cruises carried just shy of 4.1 million guests last year. The company reported 7,669 operating days in 2023, as well as 26,845,167 available lower berth days (ALBDs) Operating a 22-ship fleet, MSC Cruises sailed different 385 itineraries around the world, visiting a total of 102 countries and…

MSC Cruises Publishes 2023 Sustainability Report

MSC Euribia Bunkering LNG

MSC Cruises released its 2023 Sustainability Report with a performance review of the 12 months in the areas of environment, social and governance.  The report also includes information on the line’s sister company Explora Journeys, as well as data tables including operations, emissions, water, waste, headcount and gender distribution.  Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC…

June Update: Here Are the Latest Five Cruise Ship Moves

Pacific Adventure

Cruise Industry News looks at some of the key ship announcements and transactions that took place in recent weeks. For a complete overview of the market, see the latest Secondhand Market Report by Cruise Industry News. Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration Capacity: 100 and 15 guests Tonnage: 3,159 (combined) Year built: 2001 and 2007 Move:…

Canada Place Cruise Terminal in Vancouver Implements Facial Biometric Technology

Canada Place launches biometric scanning

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has partnered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to introduce facial biometric technology for passengers embarking on cruises at the Canada Place terminal. According to a press release, the Port of Vancouver is the first seaport in Canada to introduce the technology for Canadian and U.S. passengers boarding cruise…

PortMiami: Shore Power Ready

Shore Power Ribbon Cutting

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, I vowed to protect our…

Marella 2024 Summer Deployment: Focus on the Mediterranean

Marella Discovery 2

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 company’s plans for its five-ship…