All three of the world’s largest cruise companies, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, have dropped their mask requirements on cruises departing from US ports after March 1st.
Historical: The world’s oldest cruise lines
The cruise industry came of age in the 1960s and 70s, but has been around for much longer than that, surviving the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis.
When will the cruise lines start sailing again?
The world’s cruise lines have a number of different dates for when they’ll start operating again, some expedition lines have resumed services, along with four big ship lines in Europe in a […]
8 ways cruise lines are making wines the stars at sea
Cruise vacations are an increasingly popular way to relax, unwind and recharge. And while at sea, there’s opportunity for guests to embrace some of life’s most enjoyable pleasures – with wine-tasting and […]
Cruise Line Focus: AIDA Cruises
AIDA Cruises is Germany’s fun ship cruise line, with an emphasis on jam-packed days and lively nightlife. The on-board experience is super casual, reflecting the millennial German cruise market it targets.
Cruise Line Focus: Azamara
Azamara is a luxury boutique cruise line that takes destination-intensive itineraries to the next level.
Cruise Line Focus: Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line is the kingpin of the cruise industry. It is the largest cruise line in the world based on passengers carried, annual revenue, and total number of ships in its […]
Cruise Line Focus: Celestyal Cruises
Flying below the radar in the global cruise industry, Celestyal Cruises is a cruise line brand of Louis Group, one of the largest European cruise ship operators.
Cruise line focus: Marella Cruises
Marella Cruises made a name for itself as Thomson Cruises, becoming known as the UK’s preeminent fun ship cruise line offering fly-cruise itineraries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and (pre-COVID) Dubai.
Cruise line focus: P&O Australia
P&O Australia is a sister brand to P&O in the UK, but it couldn’t be more different, with a more super-casual approach to cruising and a focus on jam-packed entertainment and activities […]
Cruise line focus: Pullmantur Cruises (Defunct)
Pullmantur offered a traditional cruise experience with a Spanish flair aboard a fleet of older cruise ships that had been thoroughly refurbished to Spanish tastes. It declared bankruptcy in 2020 during the […]
Cruise line focus: Saga Cruises
Saga Cruises is the world’s most avowedly adults-only cruise line, with an over-50s policy and a focus on timeless British cruise traditions that has seen it achieve huge success.
Cruise line focus: Virgin Voyages
Virgin Voyages promises casual sophistication aboard a fleet of adults-only cruise ships designed specifically for the millennial cruise market.