Cruise Events

Silversea confirms new ships and protects its guests

Barbara Muckermann, Chief Marketing Officer, and Mark Conroy, Managing Director for the Americas, illustrated in an online conference the measures being taken by Silversea Cruises to counter the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.   Protection for passengers both on board and not yet departed but with booked cruises was announced by Silversea. The policy, […] Read more

Costa Smeralda christened by Penélope Cruz

The christening ceremony for the Costa Smeralda, the new flagship of Costa Cruises which began its service last December, was held today in the port of Savona. Penelope Cruz, for some time now the icon of the company’s advertising campaign, had the honor of being the godmother, thus resolving the mystery of the previous days.   […] Read more

Sea Cloud Spirit: Gerald Schöber the first Captain

Sea Cloud Cruises recently announced that the captain of their new ship, the Sea Cloud Spirit, will be Gerald Schöber, a 54-year old Captain from Northern Germany with years of windjammer experience. Schöber commented: “It is very special to be the first Captain on such a unique ship”. The ship’s maiden voyage is set for […] Read more

National Geographic Endurance completes sea trials

National Geographic Endurance, a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation and the first polar new build for Lindblad Expeditions, has successfully completed the sea trials around Storfjorden, Norway.     During the trials, made in the entrance of the famous and beautiful Geirangerfjord, the ship was put through a series of exercises which tested engines, […] Read more

Gaia Gaja will be the Silver Moon’s godmother

Gaia Gaja was chosen as the godmother of the Silver Moon, the new Silversea Cruises ship being built by Fincantieri in Ancona. As the godmother of the ship, Gaja will have the honor to officially name the Silver Moon during the ceremony planned in Trieste on August 5, 2020.   The fifth-generation wine producer represents […] Read more

Sea Cloud Spirit opens to booking

The delivery of the new Sea Cloud Spirit is expected within the original set terms and therefore passengers can now book the first dates of cruises onboard this magnificent sailing ship with interesting offers. The inaugural trip of the new flagship Sea Cloud Cruises is set for August 29, 2020 from Lisbon to Civitavecchia. Daniel Schäfer […] Read more

Silver Origin: Technical launch in Holland

The Silver Origin, the first ship of Silversea Cruises that was built specifically for an itinerary, has officially had its ship launch from the De Hoop a Lobith shipyards in Holland. With only suites on board and a maximum capacity of 100 guests, the Silver Origin went into the water on December 30th, 2019. The new exploration […] Read more

Le Commandant Charcot: fabulous itineraries

Le Commandant Charcot, the new ship by Ponant that runs on liquefied natural gas (LNG), has officially begun selling its splendid polar itineraries.  During the inaugural season the ship, the first small vessel to run on LNG, will be heading to Antarctica over the winter of 2021-22 and will offer a series of cruises that […] Read more

Maiden Voyage of the Sea Cloud Spirit set for august 2020

The third tall ship for Sea Cloud Cruises, the Sea Cloud Spirit, will be taking its maiden voyage in August 2020. Just like the company’s flagship, the Sea Cloud, and sister ship, the Sea Cloud II, the Sea Cloud Spirit will offer the atmosphere of a private yacht and is indeed the perfect cruise for […] Read more

Norwegian Encore launched

Delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line, the amazing, brand new Norwegian Encore departed on October 31st for its inaugural mini-cruise from Bremerhaven to Southampton. Cruising Journal was on board and will recount in a series of articles all the news and services of this giant of the seas.   “Today we celebrate the delivery of our […] Read more