Cruise Events

Restarting cruising in Italy: uncertainties and successes

Cruising has restarted: success for Msc Grandiosa but a step back for cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean for the Msc Magnifica. Costa Cruises decides as well to do mandatory testing during boarding. These have been frantic weeks full of difficult decisions for the two largest cruise ship companies for the Italian market: Msc Cruises and […] Read more

Msc Cruises: the Msc Seashore’s technical launch

Msc Seashore: this morning the Float Out ceremony was held in the Fincantieri shipyards in Monfalcone, during which the future flagship of Msc Cruises went into the water for the first time. The ceremony for the technical launch by Fincantieri and Msc Cruises was very exciting to witness after so many months without any type […] Read more

Msc resumes cruises: Msc Grandiosa sailed from Genoa

Msc Cruises restarts: today the MSC Grandiosa became the first ship to set sail from an Italian port after the long pause caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A 7-day Western Mediterranean cruise, with stops in Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and La Valletta. The cruise is a different experience to be sure, with new safety protocols, but […] Read more

Scenic Cruises celebrates its first anniversary

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours: the first anniversary of the inaugural cruise of the Scenic Eclipse, baptized in September 2019 with godmother Helen Mirren. In eight months of activity, given the block caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the luxury yacht visited 4 continents and more than 20 countries with its 228 passengers at maximum capacity […] Read more

Costa Cruises: to restart cruising on September 6

Costa Cruises will be restarting its cruising schedule on September 6, with itineraries departing from Italian ports. The Costa Deliziosa will be the first ship to set sail with weekly cruises from Trieste through the Adriatic and Greece. The Costa Diadema will begin its first cruise on September 19 from Genoa heading to the western […] Read more

Spirit of Adventure: installation of the interiors will begin

The Spirit of Adventure, the new Saga Cruises unit, left the Meyer Werft shipyards in Germany today. This is the second ship to be built here for the English company and it will be moved to a dock to proceed with the installation of the interiors. The Spirit of Adventure was originally due to enter […] Read more

Carnival Imagination and Carnival Fascination decommissioned

Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed the suspension of service of both the Carnival Imagination and the Carnival Fascination. Both ships are from 1994 and are headed for a long-term laying-up, without any indication being given about their eventual return to use or a date in which that might occur. This operation is part of the […] Read more

Cruise & Maritime Voyage falls victim to Covid-19

Cruise and Maritime Voyages, a company operating mainly in the English, French and German markets, has filed for bankruptcy because of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic. CMV is famous for its cruises from the United Kingdom using old but historic ships with some of the longest times in service. The company had […] Read more

Costa NeoRomantica sold to Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises announced today the purchase of Costa NeoRomantica from Costa Cruises. The cruise ship was on sold since long time. Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides, declared: “While COVID-19 has brought a temporary pause to our operations, it is important that we look to the future with optimism and continue to deliver on our strategic […] Read more

Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Fred. Olsen Cruise Line

It was already known for awhile that Holland America Line had put up for sale the oldest ships in its fleet –  a general consequence of the sector’s crisis that began with the Covid-19 pandemic. A buyer has been found, and it is Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a company operating in the English market. The […] Read more