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Fincantieri develops new ventilation systems for Msc Cruises

Fincantieri has developed a new system of air purification for Msc Cruises to install on board their next-generation of ships. The Msc Seashore will have the first of these systems installed. Fincantieri and Msc Cruises have long been synonymous with research and innovation in the navigation and cruising sectors, with constant attention paid to the […] Read more

Celebrity Edge-class: will “Modern Luxury” ever be the same?

Celebrity Edge, and now its sister ship, Celebrity Apex were two of the most eagerly awaited cruise ships ever. And the ships have taken the cruise world by storm.. Their innovations start at its “parabolic ultra-bow” -which is curved rather than pointed–to their stern which encloses a three-story room that’s the largest glass-walled room on […] Read more

How to return to sailing: the example of Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises has begun to sail again as of September 6, after a long safety protocol planning phase and attentive health evaluations coordinated with the Italian government. Let’s take an in-depth look at life on board post-Coronavirus and in particular at the new Safety Protocols. In order to return to sailing, Costa Cruises has developed […] Read more

Silver Spirit: the first infection-proof ship

On August 24, 2020 the Silver Spirit became the first luxury cruise ship to obtain the certification for the maritime prevention of infection (CIP-M) from DNV GL, a world-class certification company. The certification of Silversea Cruises is the final step in their updating and preparation of new protocols which has already been underway for some […] Read more

Change: Polar art on the National Geographic Endurance

Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic reveal “Change”: an extraordinary exhibition of polar art on board the National Geographic Endurance. Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Expeditions, world leaders in responsible tourism and expedition cruises, present Change, a one-of-a-kind art exhibition on board the newest ship in the fleet, the National Geographic Endurance. The on board installation […] Read more

Costa Cruises – a nominee for the World Spa Awards

The Costa Cruises fleet is a nominee again this year for the World Spa Awards, in the contest for the best spas on board a cruise ship. After its good placing last year, this year Costa is aiming to win thanks to the Samsara brand’s high-quality and modernity. It is the 6th edition of the […] Read more

Cruising after Covid-19: 4 reasons why “luxury” is better

There is no doubt that luxury cruising has taken a crushing blow in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there is strong evidence that the industry will rebound, as avid cruisers won’t give up their favorite obsession. The question used to be, are they worth the money. And to that I give you an […] Read more

Cruises of the future: moving toward “protected ships”

Stefano Pastrovich, an established architect and yacht designer based in Monaco, explained to Cruising Journal some of the possible short and long term solutions for the resumption of the cruise market. From the use of fabrics for internal separations, to the concept of a ship as a “protected island” and as the destination itself for […] Read more

Mardi Gras coming soon: the newest ship from Carnival

Mardi Gras: the new ship by Carnival Cruise Line in its second reincarnation. After having launched their very first ship in 1972, called the Mardi Gras, along with their new concept of cruises that were less exclusive but full of fun, Carnival is repeating history this year with a second new ship called by the […] Read more

Silversea’s new ship Silver Moon launches May 2020

Cruising Journal brings you the best in cruising news – including the May launch of Silversea‘s new vessels, Silver Moon.   Silversea’s luxurious new ship Silver Moon, sister ship to the line’s flagship Silver Muse, is on course to celebrate her much anticipated inaugural voyage August 6, 2020. She’ll be the tenth ship to join Silversea’s […] Read more