Cruise Lines Guide

Silver Ray protagonist of the Mediterranean summer

In 2024, Silversea is set to welcome a new flagship into its fold: the Silver Ray. Currently under the final stages of construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, this latest jewel in the luxury brand’s crown will be a true haven of luxury with an environmental conscience. Not just exclusive suites, top-tier cuisine, […] Read more

Scenic Cruises: The Art of Luxury Travel

With over 36 years of experience, Scenic Cruises stands as a benchmark in the world of luxury travel, redefining the concept of cruising with its river and ocean journeys. Since its inception in 2008, Scenic has consistently raised the bar for truly all-inclusive, 5-star river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia. The introduction of Scenic […] Read more

Castellammare, Italy’s oldest shipyard

Enthusiasts of cruise ships remember the shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia for its construction of sections of cruise liners, later assembled with the rest of the ship at other Fincantieri group facilities.  The latest in this series is the Explora II by Explora Journeys, which was launched last January and then towed to Sestri Ponente, […] Read more

Storylines: a unique sector in continuous growth

Storylines, the luxury and residential cruise company that upholds the motto “discover, don’t just navigate,” where residing on board is not just a vacation but a lifestyle, takes us into 2024 by analyzing the trends in the cruise industry.  The luxury cruise market has experienced significant growth; compared to the over 600,000 guests in 2019, […] Read more

An exceptional captain: interview with Miia Holma

We recently had the pleasure of sailing on board Hondius, one of the newest units in the Oceanwide Expeditions fleet, specializing in expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to sail with Miia Holma on that occasion, an exceptional captain who upholds the value of women in leadership […] Read more

Advancing Sustainability: Electrification of Ports

What is a shore power connection? Alexandros Lampoglou and Ilias Bougas from Ship Nerd News are getting you up to speed with the concept of Onshore Power Supply that reduces emissions and eliminates the noise levels at port. Onshore Power Supply (OPS), also commonly referred to as Shore Power, Shoreside Electricity (SSE), Alternative Maritime Power […] Read more

Explora Journeys: Offers for All Types of Travelers

Explora Journeys, the luxury travel brand launched by the Msc Group to redefine the concept of luxury cruises, presents its offers to meet the needs of every type of traveler. To accommodate those who prefer to plan their vacations well in advance, Explora Journeys offers the Explora Early Booking Benefit, designed to assist guests in […] Read more

Celebrating Queen Anne: Cunard’s ship for a new era

Cunard Line‘s former New York Headquarters provided a mesmerizing glimpse of its latest addition to its fleet of Queens. With its roots deeply embedded in New York City’s history, Cunard Line, founded by Canadian visionary Sir Samuel Cunard, played a pivotal role in connecting Europe and North America through transatlantic travel. The journey began in […] Read more

50 years of Phoenix Reisen, 50 yr of Welcome Home!

This is an important anniversary and one to be proud of: “50 years of Phoenix Reisen.” In 1973, student Johannes Zurnieden founded Phoenix Flugreisen GmbH in the then-West German capital, Bonn. Initially, the company had nothing to do with cruises. It wasn’t until 1988 that Phoenix Reisen entered the cruise market when Neckermann Reisen ended […] Read more

Emissions Reduction: The Life-Cycle Assessment

Reducing emissions and combating pollution are the most discussed topics in the shipping industry due to the ever-increasing need to protect the environment. Previous editions have showcased some of the possible solutions to do this, including alternative fuels (methanol, liquid natural gas, hydrogen) and nuclear solutions. However, the search for the alternative solution shall consider […] Read more