Cruise Events

Viking Cruises: trial cruises to test health protocols

Viking Cruises will do a trial run of both river and sea cruises with their new health protocols in place before resuming navigation. At the moment, cruises are canceled through September 30. Viking was the first cruise line to suspend cruises, on March 11, because of the worsening situation tied to the coronavirus. Although he […] Read more

Monarch arrived in Aliaga for scrapping

The Monarch is currently arriving, today, July 13, late afternoon / early evening (local time) in Aliaga, Turkey, where it will be dismantled. The ship has gone through a whole process in recent days, and thus arrives at Aliaga with less than 20 crew members on board. The ship spent the last few days docked […] Read more

Royal Caribbean now fully owns Silversea Cruises

Royal Caribbean has completed the acquisition of Silversea Cruises just two years after it acquired an initial two thirds of the company’s shares. As of today, the US Corporation owns the entire capital of Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio’s luxury cruise company. Up to now the acquisition of two thirds of Silversea by Royal Caribbean had not […] Read more

Hapag-Lloyd: routes and protocols for resuming cruises

Beginning at the end of July, Hapag Lloyd Cruises will resume cruises with 40% less passengers on board with respect to the standard capacity levels as well as new routes adapting to port openings and health regulations. Eight new short cruises have already been scheduled and will begin and end in Hamburg, initially only for […] Read more

Aida Cruises: ready to resume cruises in August

The cruise company AIDA Cruises has just released details about their new health and safety procedures on board and on the beginning of their gradual resumption of cruises, now scheduled to begin mid-August. In the month of August 2020 at least 5 Aida Cruises itineraries are scheduled to resume: As of August 15, 2020 AIDAperla (Hamburg […] Read more

Birka Cruises ceases its cruising activities

Birka Cruises, the Swedish company known for its mini-cruises in the Baltic, recently announced that it would cease operations. Parent company, Rederi Ab Eckerö, began negotiations for the cessation of the Birka Stockholm itineraries. From March 16 on the ship of the company has been docked in Mariehamn, where it is currently still located, due […] Read more

Cruise Crises: many ships put up for sale

The inevitable delay in the resumption of cruises has created the first consequences in terms of serious economic loses and the removal of many ships from service by different companies. Therefore, there has been an increase in the number of ships for sale by many companies and corporations. We start with the biggest, the Carnival […] Read more

The Viking Venus float-out in Ancona from Fincantieri

Today the Viking Venus, the seventh ship built for Viking Oceans Cruises, was floated out at the Fincantieri shipyards in Ancona. Viking Oceans Cruises is the maritime branch of the colossal Viking Cruises. The interior fittings will now begin, with a final completion scheduled for 2021. The relationship between Viking and Fincantieri began in 2012 […] Read more

The Silver Origin enters into the Silversea fleet

On June 3, 2020 the new ultra-luxury expedition ship, the Silver Origin, was officially delivered to Silversea Cruises. The ship was built in the De Hoop shipyards and completed with great skill and tenacity despite the obstacles imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Present on board for the unveiling were all the highest representatives of Silversea […] Read more

Costa Cruises presents: “The holiday we miss”

Costa Cruises has started up again with a digital campaign called “The holiday we miss” which is aimed at remembering the best moments from life on board, inviting us to return to cruising and relive every cruiser’s dream of the sea. The Holiday we miss uses English, the “international” language, because it will be launched […] Read more