Captain McCue (aka Captain Kate), the upcoming captain of the line’s flagship Celebrity Edge, and a social media influencer in her own right, says the dramatic changes Celebrity Cruises has made to […]
What are the chances of falling overboard on a cruise?
Is the risk of falling overboard on a cruise ship a real threat? With two dozen reports of man overboard incidents from cruise ships annually, what are the chances of this happening […]
Royal Caribbean is now the largest cruise line in the world
Royal Caribbean is now the largest cruise line in the world by daily capacity and the number of ships it has in its fleet, but here’s why they don’t focus on it.
OneSpaWorld to operate spas and gyms aboard Virgin Voyages’ first three ships
Virgin Voyages has selected OneSpaWorld to operate the spa and fitness facilities aboard Scarlet Lady, its first cruise ship, and her two sister ships due in 2021 and 2022.
Why a lot more brand-new cruise ships are going to be cruising from Dubai
The Dubai cruise market is growing at a phenomenal rate, with eight cruise ships homeporting in the Arabian Gulf in the coming cruise season, but an increasing number of brand new cruise […]
How steeply can a cruise ship roll before it capsizes?
The recent incident involving Viking Sky is the latest of several weather-related events that have caused discomfort and fear for passengers, and reignited a debate as to whether modern cruise ships are […]
Carnival Corporation going all-out to revamp at-sea entertainment offerings
Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, is enhancing the cruise holiday experience as its nine cruise line brands expand partnerships with some of the best-known names in entertainment.
Royal Caribbean targets Chinese cruise tourists for 2019 Dubai cruise season
China has seen significant growth in the number of cruise tourists booking fly-cruises rather than domestic cruise itineraries, according to Jason Liberty, chief financial officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises, which is sure to […]
Royal Caribbean is refurbishing five cruise ships in 2019
This year, Royal Caribbean is kicking its US $900-million Royal Amplified project into overdrive, with five cruise ships due to go into dry-dock for a range of upgrades intended to bring its […]
Cruise industry has more ships on order in 2019 than any time in history
This year a total of 24 new cruise ships will be delivered, introducing 42,488 new berths to the global fleet and representing an investment by cruise lines of US $10-billion.
8 most exciting new cruise ships coming in 2019
There are 24 cruise ships due for delivery in 2019, including a strong selection of expedition and luxury vessels, but these are the 8 ‘mass market’ ships we’re most excited to sail […]
How will ‘hard Brexit’ impact the UK cruise industry?
How Brexit (the UK leaving the EU) affects the British cruise tourism sector will depend entirely on the nature of the deal, or lack thereof, negotiated with the European Commission.
6 great features aboard Celebrity Edge, and one disappointment
There is much to love about Celebrity Edge, the newest cruise ship of 2018 and the first new launch for Celebrity Cruises in more than half a decade, but she’s not perfect.
Wärtsilä and Royal Caribbean extend their partnership to 2028
The cruise industry is moving more and more toward long-term partnerships after Wärtsilä and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd extended their long-term cooperation and service agreement to the year 2028.
Cruise lines are embracing comedy to diversify on-board entertainment
As experienced cruisers know and first-timers quickly discover, there is something to laugh out loud about on the high seas. Some of the top stand-up comedians in the world come on board […]
5 things to expect on a new ship’s first cruise
Sailing aboard a brand new cruise ship is a wonderful experience. Not the first revenue generating cruise, the first scheduled voyage (which is often erroneously referred to as the maiden voyage), but […]
8 ancient seafaring superstitions on modern cruise ships
Traditions dating to seafarer days centuries ago to bring good luck remain alive and well with coins for divine protection’, godmother blessings for new ships, no whistling in the wheelhouse and spilled […]
Women increasingly challenging female gender stereotypes at top of cruise industry
From bad luck omens to pioneers: women, from CEOs to captains, are challenging gender stereotypes in the global cruise industry.
Dubai Harbour cruise terminal won’t compete with Port Rashid say officials
Investments are being made across the region in cruise infrastructure, with Dubai leading in the Arabian Gulf by some margin. The city is developing two new cruise terminals at the Dubai Harbour, […]
When will the QE2 Hotel in Dubai open?
Editor’s note: Staff at QE2 Dubai confirmed on April 10th that the floating hotel will in fact open on the 18th, just as we guessed below. It’s the number one question that […]