Cruise Events

Port of Barcelona: renewable energy for ships

The Port of Barcelona and major cruise operators, both cruise lines and terminals, have agreed to create a working group to accelerate the connection of ships to the general power grid once they dock, using 100% renewable certified clean energy. The creation of this working group is part of a collaboration agreement signed by the […] Read more

Carnival Celebration: Completed sea trials

Carnival Celebration, Carnival Cruise Line‘s latest ship, has successfully completed trials in the Baltic Sea from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and is almost ready for her long-awaited debut at the Port of Miami in November. “During the sea trials, Carnival Celebration underwent several tests, with the aim of verifying its capabilities and performance. […] Read more

GPH: a sustainable project for the ports of Las Palmas

Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest cruise port operator and its local partner SEPCAN S.L., together with the Las Palmas Port Authority, revealed its plans for its Las Palmas project at the Seatrade Cruise Med held in Malaga, Spain. The event was attended by cruise industry executives who presented the official project. GPH, together […] Read more

Intercruises: new Nat Geo tours for the cruise world

National Geographic Expeditions and Intercruises unveiled new 48 unique and educational tours available in 7 countries, with itineraries to explore throughout the year and beyond. These tours offer the spirit of exploration that National Geographic is known for, and focus on rich experiences designed to satisfy travelers’ curiosity. So National Geographic Expeditions has decided to […] Read more

CLIA Europe: interview with Marie-Caroline Laurent

The exclusive interview for Cruising Journal with Marie-Caroline Laurent, general manager of CLIA Europe, during the Ports and Destination Dialogue recently held in Malaga. A truly compelling edition of Seatrade Cruise Med took place in Malaga on the 14th and 15th, with a return to having Exhibitions in attendance and, above all, a series of […] Read more

Northern Xplorer: a zero-emission luxury project

Norway’s newly formed cruise line, Northern Xplorer, launches plans to build a luxury zero-emission cruise ship, entering into partnership with Portuguese shipyard West Sea Viana. The delivery of Northern Xplorer‘s new ship is scheduled for the start of the 2025/2026 cruise season. Behind this innovative project we find Sandvik, a man who, together with a […] Read more

CFC: a new cruise company is born

CFC, Compagnie Française de Croisières, a new French cruise company is born under the leadership of Clément Mousset, president and co-founder of the new company and Cédric Rivoire-Perrochat as COO. The company will begin operations in February 2023, with an inaugural ceremony scheduled for February in Le Havre, ahead of the first cruise departure on […] Read more

Sea Cloud II: between travel and music

The sailing ship Sea Cloud II of the Sea Cloud fleet is preparing to thrill its guests with a sophisticated musical program honoring French singer-songwriter Georges Brassens. The journey will begin in Genoa on October 18, 2022, and will travel through northern Italy, then pass through northern France until it reaches Valencia, Spain, where it […] Read more

P&O Cruises: Arvia Technical Launch

Saturday, August 27, 2022: Arvia, a new cruise ship from P&O Cruises, will be launched and leave the covered dock of Meyer Werft shipyard. The floatation device will start to maneuver in the morning around 9:00 am. Arvia will then moor on the outer dock of the shipyard, where the masts and funnel will be […] Read more

Viking christens Viking Osiris in Luxor

Viking christened its new river ship, Viking Osiris, with a celebration in Luxor, Egypt. Designed to sail on the Nile, the ship was built at the Massara shipyard in Cairo and will sail on Viking‘s Bestseller itinerary, “Pharaohs & Pyramids”. Offering a blessing of good fortune and safe navigation for the ship was George Herbert, 8th […] Read more