Cruise Events

Costa Cruises: to restart cruising on September 6

Costa Cruises will be restarting its cruising schedule on September 6, with itineraries departing from Italian ports. The Costa Deliziosa will be the first ship to set sail with weekly cruises from Trieste through the Adriatic and Greece. The Costa Diadema will begin its first cruise on September 19 from Genoa heading to the western […] Read more

Spirit of Adventure: installation of the interiors will begin

The Spirit of Adventure, the new Saga Cruises unit, left the Meyer Werft shipyards in Germany today. This is the second ship to be built here for the English company and it will be moved to a dock to proceed with the installation of the interiors. The Spirit of Adventure was originally due to enter […] Read more

Carnival Imagination and Carnival Fascination decommissioned

Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed the suspension of service of both the Carnival Imagination and the Carnival Fascination. Both ships are from 1994 and are headed for a long-term laying-up, without any indication being given about their eventual return to use or a date in which that might occur. This operation is part of the […] Read more

Cruise & Maritime Voyage falls victim to Covid-19

Cruise and Maritime Voyages, a company operating mainly in the English, French and German markets, has filed for bankruptcy because of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic. CMV is famous for its cruises from the United Kingdom using old but historic ships with some of the longest times in service. The company had […] Read more

Costa NeoRomantica sold to Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises announced today the purchase of Costa NeoRomantica from Costa Cruises. The cruise ship was on sold since long time. Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides, declared: “While COVID-19 has brought a temporary pause to our operations, it is important that we look to the future with optimism and continue to deliver on our strategic […] Read more

Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Fred. Olsen Cruise Line

It was already known for awhile that Holland America Line had put up for sale the oldest ships in its fleet –  a general consequence of the sector’s crisis that began with the Covid-19 pandemic. A buyer has been found, and it is Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a company operating in the English market. The […] Read more

Viking Cruises: trial cruises to test health protocols

Viking Cruises will do a trial run of both river and sea cruises with their new health protocols in place before resuming navigation. At the moment, cruises are canceled through September 30. Viking was the first cruise line to suspend cruises, on March 11, because of the worsening situation tied to the coronavirus. Although he […] Read more

Monarch arrived in Aliaga for scrapping

The Monarch is currently arriving, today, July 13, late afternoon / early evening (local time) in Aliaga, Turkey, where it will be dismantled. The ship has gone through a whole process in recent days, and thus arrives at Aliaga with less than 20 crew members on board. The ship spent the last few days docked […] Read more

Royal Caribbean now fully owns Silversea Cruises

Royal Caribbean has completed the acquisition of Silversea Cruises just two years after it acquired an initial two thirds of the company’s shares. As of today, the US Corporation owns the entire capital of Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio’s luxury cruise company. Up to now the acquisition of two thirds of Silversea by Royal Caribbean had not […] Read more

Hapag-Lloyd: routes and protocols for resuming cruises

Beginning at the end of July, Hapag Lloyd Cruises will resume cruises with 40% less passengers on board with respect to the standard capacity levels as well as new routes adapting to port openings and health regulations. Eight new short cruises have already been scheduled and will begin and end in Hamburg, initially only for […] Read more