The former Sea Princess, which most recently sailed under charter for P&O Australia, has been put into drydock in China for a two-month refit and refurbishment ahead of entering into service with […]
China takes on European shipyards with more large cruise ship newbuilds
Following the announcement that China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and its joint-venture with Carnival will soon launch service soon under the name Adora Cruises, the company has now confirmed it is pursuing a […]
Carnival-China joint venture cruise line floats out its first newbuild
The first cruise ship being built for the Carnival China Cruise Shipping joint venture was floated out last week at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.
Domestic cruise shipbuilding in China is bad news for European shipyards
Carnival Corporation’s expansion into China under the new CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping (Carnival China) subsidiary will lead to significantly more competition for European shipbuilding in the coming years.
Wonder of the Seas Asian itineraries cancelled, along with Dubai cruise
Wonder of the Seas will no longer be cruising from Dubai next year as previously anticipated, due to the cancellation of her Asian cruise season.
First newbuild for Carnival joint venture in China is halfway complete
The first cruise ship being built for Carnival Corporation’s joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation is halfway complete, with much of her hull and superstructure now assembled.
MSC ramps up China cruise commitment while orderbook remains largest in the industry
MSC Cruises has announced its new Meraviglia Plus-class cruise ship MSC Virtuosa will homeport in China in 2022, after sailing her first Middle East cruise season out of Dubai.
Costa Cruises takes delivery of brand-new Costa Firenze ahead of cruise to Dubai
Costa Cruises has taken delivery of its new cruise ship Costa Firenze, the fourth of its Vista-class, with three more on order from the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
Royal Caribbean postpones Wonder of the Seas’ Dubai cruise again, this time indefinitely
Royal Caribbean’s new Oasis-class mega cruise ship Wonder of the Seas won’t be cruising from Dubai in 2021 after all, the cruise line has confirmed.
Costa Firenze Dubai cruise plans altered as Carnival Corp delays new ship deliveries
Costa Cruises has announced changes to its cruise itineraries for new ships Costa Firenze and Costa Toscana as parent company Carnival Corporation moves to delay new ship deliveries, impacting scheduled Dubai cruise […]
New images released of Dubai-bound Wonder of the Seas under construction
New pictures have emerged on social media showing the construction progress of Royal Caribbean’s fifth Oasis-class cruise ship Wonder of the Seas, which will be the largest cruise ship in the world […]
Cruise lines begin cancelling China cruises as coronavirus death toll mounts
Major cruise lines homeporting in China have announced that they are pulling their ships from the region amid reports that the coronavirus may be more contagious than initially thought.
Costa Cruises and other lines start offering coronavirus refunds on Asian itineraries
Italian cruise giant Costa Cruises and China-based Astro Ocean have both announced new measures to prevent passengers bringing coronavirus aboard their ships sailing Asian itineraries, while also rolling out refund options.
Dubai-bound Costa Firenze floated out of dry-dock at Fincantieri
Costa Cruises’ new Vista-class cruise ship Costa Firenze has touched water for the first time as she was floated out of her construction dry-dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
Royal Caribbean names fifth Oasis-class ship Wonder of the Seas, Dubai cruise likely
The world’s largest-ever cruise ship is highly likely to cruise from Dubai in 2021.
Costa’ new LNG ship Costa Firenze will cruise from Dubai earlier than planned in 2020
Costa Cruises has announced that Costa Firenze will cruise from Dubai in September instead of October, 2020, as part of a regional re-juggling of its Mediterranean fleet commitment for the summer.
Indian cruise market could rival China in coming years says Costa Cruises
India’s cruise source market could exceed China’s in the coming years if more cruise lines homeport in Mumbai, according to Nalini Gupta, Head of Costa Cruises India.
New owners revealed for P&O’s former Oriana cruise ship
P&O Cruises announced back in June last year that it was selling its oldest and smallest ship, the 1995-built Oriana, out of the fleet, but the buyer was never revealed, until now.
Refurbished Quantum of the Seas to homeport in Singapore for longer
Royal Caribbean has announced that Quantum of the Seas will homeport in Singapore for an additional cruise season from October, 2020 to April, 2021.
Costa sending second Vista class ship Costa Firenze to Dubai in 2020
Costa Cruises has announced that it’s upcoming new Vista-class cruise ship will be named Costa Firenze and will cruise from Dubai in 2020, like her sister ship Costa Venezia did this year.