Cruise Events

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

Mardi Gras: sea trials begin in Finland

Today the Mardi Gras, the future flagship of Carnival Cruise Line, left for sea trials from the Meyer Werft shipyards in Turku, Finland. The technical sea trials will last 10 days, after which the ship will return to the shipyards for the final preparations before its definitive departure for the United States where it will […] Read more

Swan Hellenic: construction begins on the SH Minerva

Today the keel laying ceremony took place in Helsinki for the first of the two new Swan Hellenic cruise ships, the SH Minerva. The first 347-ton block of the ship, which had just arrived from Klaipeda where it was set up and painted, was placed on the keel over special coins for good luck. Relaunched […] Read more

Ponant is number one for respecting the environment

Ponant has created a new approach to cruising, proposing a travel experience on the sea which also supports the development of responsible tourism.  Now their yachts have helped them gain notoriety as one of the companies with the highest respect for the environment. This important achievement has just been recognized by the Nature and Biodiversity […] Read more

Viking Cruises launches 2 new expediton ships

Thorsten Hagen is About to Change the Future of Cruise Ships…Again. Thorsten Hagen, Founder and Chairman of Viking Cruises, is a man on a mission. Not content to have built the world’s largest fleet of River Cruise Ships, numbering 73, and the world’s number-one rated fleet of Ocean-going Cruise ships, now numbering 6, Hagen is […] Read more

Costa Deliziosa sets sail from Trieste: Costa restarts

Costa Deliziosa departed today from Trieste for its first Adriatic itinerary, signaling the resumption of activities for Costa Cruises and for the Carnival Corporation. Costa Deliziosa will call in Bari, Brindisi, Corigliano-Rossano, Syracuse and Catania, hosting only Italian passengers. All the health and safety protocols put in place in the last weeks will be applied […] Read more

Silver Moon completes its sea trials

Silver Moon, the new Silversea Cruises’ ship set to be delivered by the end of 2020, successfully passed its sea trials done during the month of August. The future flagship sailed from Ancona to Trieste, and is currently returning to Ancona. The delivery is set for October 30. The ship underwent sea trials, for stability […] Read more

Lindblad Expeditions: $ 85 million in capital raised

Lindblad Expeditions raised 85 million dollars from prominent investors to better their financial flexibility and support their growth in the long term. In this way, their cash reserves are increased, which could be useful in the case of a prolonged stop to operations because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the investors there are famous names […] Read more