Cruise Events

Oceanwide Expeditions: Janssonius technical float-out

Janssonius, the new expedition ship and twin of the Hondius: technical float-out in Croatia for the Oceanwide Expeditions unit. A new ship but with the same spirit. “It doesn’t happen every day that we have such an important reason to celebrate, but today is one of those days,” declared Oceanwide Expeditions. They are celebrating the […] Read more

Coral Geographer is delivered to Coral Expeditions

Coral Geographer was delivered today by the Vard shipyard to the owner, the Australian expedition company specialized in small ships cruises along the Australian coast, Coral Expeditions. This is the third unit for the small but modern Australian company. The Coral Geographer is in fact the twin ship to the Coral Adventurer, which recently joined […] Read more

Viking Aton: a new river cruise ship on the Nile

VIKING ATON: VIKING RIVER CRUISES ADDS A NEW ADDITION TO ITS BUCKET-LIST CRUISES Viking River Cruises has just announced the addition of a second vessel in its fleet of Nile River itineraries. Viking Aton will join her identical sister ship Viking Osiris and Viking’s first owned and operated ship, Viking Ra, when Aton will debut […] Read more

Costa Toscana: Costa’s future flagship is floated out

Costa Toscana touched the cold Finnish waters off the Meyer Werft shipyards of Turku  for the first time today. The future flagship of Costa Cruises will enter into service in December 2021. Costa Toscana, like its twin unit the Costa Smeralda, is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), and is part of Carnival Corporation’s expansion […] Read more

Silver Dawn: float out for a new Silversea ship

Silver Dawn, a new Silversea Cruises ship, touched water for the first time during the float out at the Fincantieri shipyards in Ancona. The interior design and fittings will then continue for this, the tenth ship in the Silversea Cruises fleet. “We celebrate with pride this important goal achieved by our beautiful ship, the Silver […] Read more

Star Breeze is delivered after being “lengthened”

Star Breeze was returned to Windstar Cruises today at the Fincantieri shipyards in Palermo after undergoing the lengthening process, planned for all three Star Class ships. The Star Plus Initiative has a value of 250 million dollars and involves the Star Breeze, the first of the three ships to undergo the intervention, as well as […] Read more

Pullmantur: is a future resumption possible?

Pullmantur considers resuming cruising months after the Spanish company became the first victim of insolvency caused by the Covid-19 virus. During the month of September, the company asked their followers on Facebook what they would like to see if Pullmantur was able to make a comeback. Among the requirements was obviously safety from a health […] Read more

The resumption of cruises in the United States still far off

The lifting of the “No Sail Order” in the United States will bring a gradual return to cruising, with new and rigid protocols and some trial cruises required before welcoming the first guests back on board. The reality is that we still have a ways to go. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […] Read more

The Silver Moon: delivered by Fincantieri in Ancona

The Silver Moon, the new flagship of Silversea Cruises and second of three ships on order from Fincantieri, was delivered this morning in Ancona. Preceded by the beautiful Silver Muse, launched in 2017 in Sestri Ponente, the Silver Moon was delivered to the owners and is now awaiting to find out the itineraries it will […] Read more

Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard: Vega3 arrives

On October 21, 2020 Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announced the stipulation of a new contractual agreement for the order of a third cruise ship in the Vega class. Larger than its twin ships and designed to navigate in the waters of all the continents, the Vega 3 weighs 12,000 tons and is 125 meters […] Read more