And then there were (almost) five. Just a few weeks after Royal Caribbean ordered a sixth Oasis-class cruise ship, the cruise line has begun construction of the fifth sister ship – which […]
Carnival introduces high-energy Zumba-based classes for cruising kids
Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its on-board youth programming with an exclusive partnership with Zumbini, offering high-energy early childhood activities and classes that combine singing, dancing and playing.
Virgin Voyages unnamed ‘Lady Ship 2’ begins to take shape at Fincantieri
Virgin Voyages has commenced construction of its second ‘Lady Ship’ at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, according to a tweet by Stacy Shaw, Vice President of Sales & Business Development at the […]
P&O’s Aurora emerges from refurbishment for new life as adults-only cruise ship
Aurora, the second-oldest ship in the P&O Cruises fleet (until Oriana is sold in August this year) has completed a major refurbishment project that saw her transformed into an adults-only ship.
Windstar reveals details and renderings of Star Plus fleet refurb and stretching
Windstar Cruises has revealed more details about its US $250-million Star Plus Initiative, a major project that will see its three powered cruise ships lengthened and fully refurbished.
Celebrity Cruises expands Edge-class with fifth ship order
Celebrity Cruises has ordered a fifth Edge-class cruise ship from the French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique, for delivery in 2024.
MSC Cruises reveals design of new mega-ship cruise terminal for Miami
MSC Cruises has released the first renderings of its planned mega-ship cruise terminal in PortMiami as it pursues a greater share of the North American cruise market.
‘Carnival Excel’ suites, the most luxurious in fleet, to debut aboard Mardi Gras
Carnival Cruise Line has announced further details about the suites available to guests aboard its upcoming cruise ship Mardi Gras (in addition to her standard accommodations).
Holland America brings back historic Ryndam name for new Pinnacle-class ship
A Holland America Line ship will carry the Ryndam name once more in 2021 when the line’s new Pinnacle-class ship is launched, according to an announcement made at the 35th annual Seatrade […]
Princess Cruises and Regent Seven Seas drop Brunei port calls over new penal code
Princess Cruises and Regent Seven Seas intend to change their itineraries featuring port calls in Brunei after the country introduced a new penal code that includes death by stoning for homosexuals.
Passengers banned after elevator fails, Carnival says two sides to story
Five passengers cruising aboard Carnival Inspiration have been banned for life by Carnival Cruise Line after they got trapped in an elevator aboard the cruise ship, with Carnival contradicting almost every aspect […]
All April cruises cancelled following Oasis of the Seas crane collapse
Oasis of the Seas’ sailings throughout the rest of April have been cancelled following a shipyard accident during which a crane fell onto the massive ship, causing damage to her starboard side […]
Carnival Panorama’s “Choose Fun” water park revealed
Carnival Panorama will feature a “Choose Fun” water park named after Carnival Cruise Line’s tagline, it has been revealed in a video hosted by Shaquille O’Neal, Carnival’s ‘Chief Fun Officer.
Viking river cruise ship badly damaged in collision with tanker near Antwerp
Sometimes it just isn’t your day, and for Viking Cruises, it hasn’t been their month. Just a few weeks after one of their ocean cruise ships had to be evacuated in high […]
Video: Watch a time-lapse of Marella Explorer 2’s transformation
There’s something particularly satisfying about time-lapse videos, especially when it’s a cruise ship under construction or undergoing a refit, and we love the new video of Marella Explorer 2 from Marella Cruises.
Virgin Voyages keeps the surprises coming with new DJ and karaoke concepts
Almost every detail of Scarlet Lady announced thus far has either pushed back on cruise ship norms or thrown them overboard entirely, and the latest announcement of a vinyl DJ club and […]
Celebrity Summit takes her turn undergoing Edge-like refurbishment
Following close on the heels of Celebrity Millenium, Celebrity Summit has emerged from a massive refurbishment project at Freeport in the Bahamas.
Fires break out on two cruise ships from Costa and Carnival in shipyard
Both Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line were struck by fires aboard one of their ships last week during shipyard work.
Luxury cruise ship Viking Sky evacuation underway off Norway in heavy seas
The 900-passenger luxury cruise ship Viking Sky has issued an SOS off the coast of Norway due to engine failure in heavy seas, passengers and crew are currently being airlifted off the ship.
Port Canaveral breaks ground on new Terminal 3 for Carnival’s Mardi Gras
Canaveral Port Authority and Carnival Cruise Line have broken ground for the construction of Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3, which will be used by Mardi Gras, the new cruise ship for […]