Cruise Events

Ambassador Cruise Line: new cruise company

Ambassador Cruise Line, the new cruise line dedicated to the over-50s, is the first new British cruise line to be launched since 2010. The Purfleet, Essex, U.K.-based company, backed by London-based private equity firm Njord Partners LLP, plans to begin sailing its first ship in April 2022. The Ambassador Cruise Line management team consists of […] Read more

Windstar Cruises: Renovated Star Pride delivered

Windstar Cruises has taken delivery of its all-suite Star Plus Class Star Pride at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. The yacht is the third and last of the line’s Star Plus Class yachts to be lengthened and transformed in a multi-year, $250 million project that is considered the most complex and comprehensive refurbishment […] Read more

Viking Saturn: the new ship from Viking Cruises

Viking has announced that its newest ocean ship, Viking Saturn, will join the company’s award-winning fleet in early 2023. The sister ship, with 930 guests, will spend its first season sailing on three new itineraries in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. “The thousands of guests who participated in our Welcome Back trip to Iceland last […] Read more

American Queen Voyages is born

American Queen Steamboat Company announced that it has now become American Queen Voyages, the new global brand combining American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines. Offering a diverse and comprehensive catalog of North American itineraries, American Queen Voyages includes American Queen Voyages River, American Queen Voyages Lakes & Ocean (welcoming the Victory Cruise Lines […] Read more

Emerald Cruises reveals construction of Emerald Sakara

Emerald Cruises has announced the construction of a second superyacht, Emerald Sakara, which will be welcomed into the brand’s fleet of cruising yachts in 2023. Emerald Sakara will join sister superyacht Emerald Azzurra sailing in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red and Black Seas. The addition of a second yacht adds further capacity to keep up with […] Read more

Seabourn: new departure date for Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Cruise Line has updated the restart of Seabourn Quest, one of its ships that has not yet restarted, the new date is set for May 10, 2022.  The luxury cruise line, continues its ongoing efforts to develop plans for a full return of cruise travel. The ship will resume service in Europe, where it […] Read more

Ponant: Le Commandant Charcot at the North Pole

Le Commandant Charcot reached the geographic North Pole for the first time with Captain Étienne Garcia at the helm, accompanied by Captain Marchesseau. This is the first time a French ship has reached the North Pole (90,00,000°). “It is a source of great pride to have been at the helm of the first French ship […] Read more

Sea Cloud Spirit christened in Palma de Mallorca

Sea Cloud Spirit has been launched at the cruise terminal in Palma de Mallorca: Sea Cloud Cruises has finally put into service its new three-masted sailing ship. “I wish you to always carry a special spirit across the oceans, as your name promises,” said Gabriela Toran, godmother and wife of ship designer Iñigo Echenique. In […] Read more

Seabourn: Technical Launch for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn Cruise Line recorded a major construction milestone yesterday with an intimate launching ceremony for its new expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The launching ceremony is an age old maritime tradition whereby a ‘godmother’ presides over the celebratory events. A very significant role that was filled by Jarda […] Read more

NCL: Norwegian Prima Launch

Norwegian Prima was launched at the Marghera shipyard and is the first of six new-generation cruise ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Prima class. At some 142,500 gross tons, nearly 300 meters in length and with a capacity to accommodate 3,215 passengers, Norwegian Prima and her sister ships will form the backbone of NCL’s future fleet. […] Read more