Cruise Events

Costa Toscana: Costa’s future flagship is floated out

Costa Toscana touched the cold Finnish waters off the Meyer Werft shipyards of Turku  for the first time today. The future flagship of Costa Cruises will enter into service in December 2021. Costa Toscana, like its twin unit the Costa Smeralda, is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), and is part of Carnival Corporation’s expansion […] Read more

Silver Dawn: float out for a new Silversea ship

Silver Dawn, a new Silversea Cruises ship, touched water for the first time during the float out at the Fincantieri shipyards in Ancona. The interior design and fittings will then continue for this, the tenth ship in the Silversea Cruises fleet. “We celebrate with pride this important goal achieved by our beautiful ship, the Silver […] Read more

Star Breeze is delivered after being “lengthened”

Star Breeze was returned to Windstar Cruises today at the Fincantieri shipyards in Palermo after undergoing the lengthening process, planned for all three Star Class ships. The Star Plus Initiative has a value of 250 million dollars and involves the Star Breeze, the first of the three ships to undergo the intervention, as well as […] Read more

Pullmantur: is a future resumption possible?

Pullmantur considers resuming cruising months after the Spanish company became the first victim of insolvency caused by the Covid-19 virus. During the month of September, the company asked their followers on Facebook what they would like to see if Pullmantur was able to make a comeback. Among the requirements was obviously safety from a health […] Read more

The resumption of cruises in the United States still far off

The lifting of the “No Sail Order” in the United States will bring a gradual return to cruising, with new and rigid protocols and some trial cruises required before welcoming the first guests back on board. The reality is that we still have a ways to go. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […] Read more

The Silver Moon: delivered by Fincantieri in Ancona

The Silver Moon, the new flagship of Silversea Cruises and second of three ships on order from Fincantieri, was delivered this morning in Ancona. Preceded by the beautiful Silver Muse, launched in 2017 in Sestri Ponente, the Silver Moon was delivered to the owners and is now awaiting to find out the itineraries it will […] Read more

Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard: Vega3 arrives

On October 21, 2020 Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announced the stipulation of a new contractual agreement for the order of a third cruise ship in the Vega class. Larger than its twin ships and designed to navigate in the waters of all the continents, the Vega 3 weighs 12,000 tons and is 125 meters […] Read more

American Cruise Lines ready to launch American Melody

On October 16, 2020 in Guilford (Connecticut) the company American Cruise Line announced that their next ship is almost ready to launch. It will be called the American Melody and it is the fourth ship of the company’s acclaimed series of modern river boats. Its delivery is set for next year on the Mississippi River. […] Read more

The new Iona delivered to P&O Cruises

In the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany on October 9th, P&O Cruises took ownership of Iona, the latest addition to its fleet and the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market. Iona is the first of two new vessels for the P&O Cruises brand. At 185,000 tonnes, 345 meters in length with 17 guest decks […] Read more

Enchanted Princess delivered to Princess Cruises

Enchanted Princess was delivered today by Fincantieri to it’s ship owners, Princess Cruises. It is the fifth ship in the Royal class for the company, due to set sail in the Mediterranean next season. The new flagship of Princess Cruises, the Enchanted Princess, is the fifth ship in the Royal class to join the fleet. […] Read more