Cruise Events

Albatros Expeditions: Gold Award for environment

The Meaningful Tourism jury awarded the prestigious Gold Award in the “Environment” category to Albatros Expeditions. The names of the 18 award winners were revealed during the Meaningful Tourism Panel at ITB ASIA in Singapore. Rashidah Lim of Albatros Expeditions was a speaker at ITB Singapore and received the award for the company. This was […] Read more

Msc Cruises takes delivery of Msc World Europa

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique celebrated today in Saint-Nazaire the delivery of MSC World Europa, the world’s most advanced “green” cruise ship, bringing the number of ships in the Msc Cruises fleet to 20. The handover ceremony marked an important moment in the long-term and successful partnership between the two companies that resulted in […] Read more

GPH signs agreement with St Lucia government

Global Ports Holding Plc (“GPH”), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of St Lucia for a 30-year concession, with a potential 10-year extension option for cruise-related operations in St Lucia. GPH will use its global experience and operating model to manage cruise port operations […] Read more

Explora I’s maiden voyage: the new date

Explora Journeys, a luxury brand part of the MSC Group, today announced an update on the maiden voyage of its first ship, Explora I. The cruise will depart from Southampton, UK, on July 17, 2023. Michael Ungerer, Chief Executive Officer of Explora Journeys, said, “From day one, our vision and purpose has been to create […] Read more

Four Seasons Yachts: The First Luxury Megayacht

The first 190-passenger, all-suite ship of the new Four Seasons Yachts brand, ordered from Fincantieri in July, will be delivered by the end of 2025. The ship will be 207 meters long and 27 meters wide with 14 decks and will have a remarkable custom design. The first Four Seasons Yacht will offer nearly 50 […] Read more

Silver Endeavour: Felicity Aston will be the godmother

Silversea Cruises has named Felicity Aston as Silver Endeavour‘s godmother, who will be officially named during an intimate ceremony in Antarctica in the days leading up to the ship’s maiden voyage, which departs Nov. 21. A celebrated polar explorer, author, TV presenter and climate scientist, Aston became the first woman to ski alone in Antarctica […] Read more

Four Seasons opens up to the cruise world

Four Seasons, a luxury hotel group, has decided to venture into a new and exciting corporate extension by launching Four Seasons Yachts. In partnership with luxury shipping experts Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD and revered Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the first Four Seasons Yacht, currently being designed in Trieste, Italy, is expected to set sail in 2025. […] Read more

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