Cruise Events

Havila: Sustainability and Environmental Report

Havila Voyages is actively working to reduce emissions and meet future environmental requirements.  “Last year we made history. We were the first cruise line in the world to sail into the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with zero emissions and zero noise,” says CEO Bent Martini. “This is clear proof and underlines our ambitions. […] Read more

Silversea Cruises: Delivery of Silver Nova

Silversea is proud to announce that the all-new Silver Nova, the most luxurious and eco-friendly cruise ship ever built, was finally delivered on July 19 in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.  Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty joined Silversea President Barbara Muckermann, Meyer Werft executives and other distinguished guests to officially welcome this landmark ship […] Read more

Delivery of Explora I, the first ship of Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys has officially taken delivery of Explora I, marking the official launch of MSC Group’s new luxury brand. The handover ceremony, which took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, was attended by the top management of the MSC Group, including Gianluigi Aponte, Founder and Chairman of the MSC Group, Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman […] Read more

Methanol as a possible green fuel

Cruising Journal has previously covered traditional fuels, LNG, cold ironing, and hydrogen batteries and fuel cells. Today, we will discuss green methanol as a possible fuel of the future to reduce the environmental impact of cruise ships. It should be remembered that the calorific value of hydrogen is 5 times lower than that of the […] Read more

Silversea: Executive Preview of Silver Nova

On July 11, Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO, Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Group President, and Barbara Muckermann, Silversea President, enjoyed a preview of Silver Nova as it embarked from Eemshaven, the Netherlands. Royal Caribbean executives were welcomed by Meyer Werft CEOs Jan and Bernard Meyer and had the opportunity to enjoy an […] Read more

Ambassador Cruise Line: Ambition Joins the Fleet

Ambition, the second ship to join the Ambassador Cruise Line fleet, was christened in Newcastle on May 11. Built in France in 1999, Ambition has been in service with several cruise lines, most recently Aida Cruises. Ambassador Cruise Line, a British brand that enjoyed great success after the launch of its first ship, Ambience, purchased […] Read more

Thurgau Gold: Thurgau Travel’s greenest ship

Thurgau Travel unveiled Europe’s most modern riverboat today in Basel: the MS Thurgau Gold. Leading river cruise operator Thurgau Travel welcomes a new ship to its fleet at a christening ceremony attended by pop star Linda Fäh. Equipped with the latest technology and innovative design, the MS Thurgau Gold will be the most environmentally friendly […] Read more

Silversea Hosts World Premiere of Steve McCurry’s Film

Silversea Cruises recently hosted the world premiere of “McCurry: The Pursuit of Color”, an intimate portrait of Steve McCurry, the brand’s longtime collaborator and one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, on its fleet. The film played onboard the fleet’s 11 ships throughout June, inspiring travelers to love the authentic beauty of the world and […] Read more

Swan Hellenic’s Ocean and Water Mission

On Monday, June 26, 2023 Swan Hellenic actively participated in the Ocean Race Grand Finale celebrations in Genoa, Italy. The event, organized by the European Commission and the City of Genoa, launched the joint “Transition Plan” of Mayors with the mission “Restoring our Oceans and Waters by 2030”. The aim is to raise awareness of […] Read more

NCL: Luis Fonsi Named Godfather of Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Luis Fonsi, GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, musician and producer and five-time Latin GRAMMY winner, will serve as Godfather of Norwegian Viva, the line’s second innovative first-class ship, which will be christened in Miami. Best known for his extensive list of radio hits, including the award-winning global smash “Despacito”, Fonsi will […] Read more