Norwegian Cruise Line has followed Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line in extending its voluntary suspension of all operations until May 10th.
Global cruise industry grinds to a halt amid Coronavirus pandemic
The global Coronavirus pandemic is bringing the world’s cruise industry to a standstill amid growing fears over the vulnerability of cruise ships to on-board outbreaks of the virus.
Top 10 new cruise ships coming in 2020
While there are 24 new cruise ships coming in 2020, we can’t include them all here, so we’ve whittled our list down to the ten that we’re most excited about.
Windstar Cruises reveals all-new spa concept for trio of refurbished cruise ships
Windstar Cruises has revamped its spa offering aboard its three all-suite Star-class ships, Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride as part of their US $250-million overhaul that included being cut in […]
Norwegian Cruise Line first major cruise line to end single-use plastic bottles across the fleet
Single-use plastic bottles have been eliminated aboard all Norwegian Cruise Line ships, the company has announced.
Top 5 best cruise destinations in 2020
There is an almost limitless range of options to choose from when it comes to picking a cruise in 2020. No matter what you’re looking for or who you’re traveling with, there […]
Ship Review: Norwegian Jade
If it weren’t for the builder’s plate on display in the ship’s Deck 6 aft stairwell, you’d never think Norwegian Jade was launched in the previous decade – this was our last […]
Oceania Cruises to roll out new Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center fleet wide
Oceania Cruises has introduced the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, which will be available across its fleet of six ships by the end of January, 2020.
Princess Cruises’ sixth Royal-class newbuild to be named Discovery Princess
Princess Cruises’ sixth Royal-class newbuild will be called Discovery Princess when she is launched in November, 2021, which is also a year earlier than previously planned. The 3,660-guest Discovery Princess is under […]
Andy Stuart to step down as Norwegian Cruise Line CEO after 31 years with company
Andy Stuart is to retire from his position as CEO for Norwegian Cruise Line following the launch of the company’s last Breakaway-Plus class cruise ship Norwegian Encore.
Abu Dhabi and Fujairah see massive cruise call growth in 2019 as lines discover GCC
Abu Dhabi Ports saw a significant increase in cruise passengers in the first half of the year, with the total number increasing from 237,169 in the first half of 2018 to 321,277 […]
Luxury French cruise line Ponant purchases Paul Gauguin Cruises
Compagnie du Ponant, which is branded as PONANT, has confirmed it has reached a deal to purchase the French Polynesia specialty cruise line Paul Gauguin Cruises.
Royal Caribbean to offer vegan menu in main dining room ahead of Dubai season
Royal Caribbean is rolling out a vegan menu for its main dining room fleet wide this month, which means passengers cruising aboard Jewel of the Seas from Dubai for the coming cruise […]
TUI releases itineraries for Mein Schiff Herz’ roundtrip Cape Town season in 2020/21
TUI Cruises have revealed the itineraries for Mein Schiff Herz’ inaugural cruise season in South Africa, and it’s one of the most unusual of all the cruise ships homeporting in Cape Town.
Seven Seas Navigator debuts ship-wide new look following major refurbishment
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ luxury cruise liner Seven Seas Navigator has re-entered service following a major two-week refit and refurbishment in Brest, France.
Crystal Cruises latest cruise line to ban plastic straws across the fleet
Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has announced that all plastic straws have been eliminated from it’s two-ship fleet as it seeks to implement a broad spectrum of environmental efforts and sustainable practices.
India’s first cruise line makes maiden call in Dubai to start Arabian Gulf season
Karnika, the first cruise ship to be operated by Jalesh Cruises, itself the first-ever domestically owned mainstream cruise line in India, has made her maiden port call in Dubai, marking the start […]
Azamara Club Cruises latest luxury cruise line to introduce vegan menu
Azamara Club Cruises has joined Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises with a dedicated vegan menu, as well as an expanded selection of Italian cuisines in its Aqualina specialty restaurant.
Dubai-bound Island Princess and five others to get the MedallionClass
Princess Cruises has announced the expansion of its MedallionClass to six more cruise ships by the end of 2020, including Dubai-bound Island Princess.
Saudi Arabian Navy evacuates passengers from two cruise ships off Aqaba
Two passengers have had to be evacuated from two separate cruise ships sailing in the Red Sea in recent days, with medical emergencies reported aboard both Costa Luminosa and Seven Seas Navigator.