Cruise Events

Explora I christened in New York

Explora I, the first of the six luxury ships by Explora Journeys, was christened at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York, following the highly anticipated arrival of the ship in the United States in recent days. This was a significant ceremony held in New York, not only because it marks the official christening of […] Read more

Porto Cruise Terminal: Growing Number of Passengers

The cruise activity at Porto Cruise Terminal in the first half of 2023 has seen an 88% increase in the number of passengers and a 12% increase in the number of cruises compared to the same period in 2022. In the first six months of the year, the port welcomed a total of 56 cruise […] Read more

Celebrity Ascent successfully completes Sea Trials

The sea trials are always a crucial step, not only from a technical standpoint but also symbolically, marking the maiden voyage of a new ship in open waters. It’s a shared success, as demonstrated by the ship’s two brother captains, who guided her into open waters for a series of tests. This achievement is significant […] Read more

A-ROSA Expands Its Fleet with the addition of two ships

A-ROSA is expanding its fleet for the 2024 season with the addition of two ships, A-Rosa Alea and A-Rosa Clea, which will set sail from April on the Rhine, both to the north towards Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and to the south towards Basel and Strasbourg. Starting in the 2025 season, one vessel will be transferred […] Read more

Explora Journeys: Order for 2 Hydrogen-Powered Ships

MSC Group’s Cruise Division has confirmed an order for two hydrogen-powered ships for its luxury brand, Explora Journeys, as part of its commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. The ships, Explora V and Explora VI, are scheduled to be delivered in 2027 and 2028, respectively, and will feature innovative energy efficiency systems. Additionally, […] Read more

AIDA Cruises: Building Schools for a Better Future

Traveling, exploring the world, and doing good at the same time: AIDA Cruises has been following this approach with its charitable initiative, “AIDA Cruise & Help,” since 2019. On board the fleet, frequent charitable activities are organized. What’s new is that since mid-2023, each AIDA ship has been responsible for its very own partner project. […] Read more

Hanseatic Nature: it’s First Northwest Passage

Since 1906, only a few ships have ventured on this marvelous route, made possible by the Arctic summer. This marks the 21st time that Hapag Lloyd has offered its guests this extraordinary journey and the very first for the Hanseatic Nature. The first ship in Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ new expedition fleet has successfully completed the Northwest […] Read more

Scaling Sustainably: Seatrade Europe in Hamburg

Scaling sustainably. This was the central theme of the recent Seatrade Cruise Europe, held in the splendid setting of Hamburg from September 6th to 8th, 2023. A crucial moment of gathering and discussion for all industry stakeholders, aiming to steer growth towards a sustainable process that respects both natural resources and local communities. The effort […] Read more

Explora Journeys: The Fleet Construction Continues

Just two months after the delivery of Explora I, Explora Journeys, the new luxury cruise brand within the MSC Group, is advancing the construction of its fleet with a dual ceremony held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente: the technical launch (float-out) of Explora II and the steel cutting for Explora III. The ceremony […] Read more

Crystal Symphony returns to service

Crystal Symphony, one of the jewels of the luxury cruise industry, has officially returned to service after an extensive refurbishment. Following its acquisition by A&K Travel Group last summer, the second of Crystal Cruises‘ two units has undergone a transformation that promises to redefine the standards of luxury cruising. The refurbishment operations have encompassed a […] Read more