Cruise Events

SH Diana: christening date announced

SH Diana, Swan Hellenic‘s third and largest cultural expedition cruise ship, will be christened in Amsterdam on May 4th by the visionary luxury travel icon Valerie Ann Wilson. The christening of the new, specially designed Ice Class ship will be attended by Swan Hellenic‘s top management, local dignitaries, VIP guests, media and members of the […] Read more

Explora Journeys: Coin Ceremony for Explora II

The Coin Ceremony was held today at Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente for Explora II, the second ship in Explora Journeys’ luxury fleet. Further progress has been made in the construction of Explora Journeys’ second vessel, following the plate cutting in Castellammare di Stabia in October 2021. Explora II will enter service in 2024, offering summer […] Read more

Oceania Cruises Welcomes Allura to Fleet

Oceania Cruises has unveiled Allura, the new ship that will debut in 2025. She will be the eighth ship of this world-leading large cruise line focused on fine dining and magnificent destinations. Allura will be the second Allura-class ship after her sister ship Vista, which will sail in May this year. With a tonnage of […] Read more

Swan Hellenic: SH Diana float out

SH Diana, the largest and newest ship in Swan Hellenic‘s ultra-modern 5-star fleet, left dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard on Monday, Jan. 23. Outfitting of SH Diana is already underway, and will be completed on schedule for its inaugural cruise, “Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors,” which will sail from Palermo, Italy on April 15 […] Read more

Aman: T.Mariotti will build its first luxury ship

Aman group, a Saudi Arabian extra-luxury hospitality operator, has decided to launch into the cruise industry, and it will be the Genoese shipyard T. Mariotti that will build its first luxury ship. The project is called Project Sama and “represents the first ultra-luxury experience in the cruise segment by Neptune Co, the joint venture between […] Read more

Explora Journeys: bow trunk of Explora II launched

It was recently launched the bow section of Explora II, the second of four ships of Explora Journeys, a luxury brand of the Msc. The launching of the approximately 5,000-ton trunk took place in Castellammare di Stabia, the same place where Explora II‘s sheeting was cut in October 2021. All the procedures of the launching […] Read more

Viking Neptune is named in Los Angeles

It was a banner day Sunday, January 8th 2023. when Viking not only named its latest ship, it celebrated an extraordinary 25th Anniversary. It is hard to believe that in the relatively short space of 25 years, Viking has firmly established its leadership position in so many areas of cruise ship travel. In Los Angeles, […] Read more

World Traveller Embarks on Her Inaugural Season

On November 19, 2022, Atlas Ocean Voyages’ newest yacht-style ship World Traveller came together with her sister ship for the first time ever at a special Dual Naming Ceremony. Celebrations in the Beagle Channel’s Glacier Alley, including Zodiac safaris around the stunning Pia and Garibaldi Glaciers, invoked a sense of awe and wonder as fellow […] Read more

Barbara Muckermann takes over leadership of Silversea

Silversea Cruises President and CEO Roberto Martinoli will be Senior Advisor to Royal Caribbean Group. Barbara Muckermann will take the helm of the brand. A momentous transition for Silversea Cruises, a leading luxury cruise line, as Barbara Muckermann takes over as head of the prestigious cruise brand starting next January 2023. The succession to Ceo […] Read more

Swan Hellenic: a space partnership with SETI

Swan Hellenic has announced a partnership with the SETI Institute, intended to engage Swan Hellenic’s many adventure-minded travelers. The goal is to provide guests with insights into the history and latest discoveries in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology and knowledge of our planet, as well as the search for new life in and outside […] Read more