The newest cruise ship in the Princess Cruises fleet – Discovery Princess – was delivered today during an official handover at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Discovery Princess expands the Princess Cruises fleet to 15 MedallionClass vessels and features an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line's previous Royal-Class ships. The Discovery Princess handover was attended by John Padgett, President of Princess Cruises, Captain Gennaro Arma, and Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri.
Guests on board Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas enjoyed a magical view of the Perseid Meteor Shower this week as the cruise ship sailed towards Alaska.
The ship’s lights were dimmed especially to allow guests the best possible chance of seeing the meteor showers above the ship.
Norwegian Bliss was officially delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line on 19 April 2018 in Bremerhaven, Germany, when ship was handed over to the cruise line from the Meyer Werft shipyard.
The new 167,800 gross tonne cruise ship, which is the third Breakaway-Plus class ship, is the sixteenth ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest and largest cruise ship yet Norwegian Bliss, has left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany as its slowly made its way to Eemshaven, Netherlands along the Ems River.
Norwegian Bliss left the shipyard stern first on the night of 13 March 2018. The 1698,028 gross tonne ship was very carefully manoeuvred along the Ems River towards the North Sea. The team on board responsible for the navigation of Norwegian Bliss included a experienced Ems River pilots, navigation offers, the yard captain and local waterway authorities.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the 167,800 gross tonne Norwegian Bliss was floated out at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 17 February 2018.
Norwegian Bliss is the third of four ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class of ships and is due to enter service in April 2018.
Windstar Cruise has announced that it will offer cruises to Alaska in 2018 aboard its small cruise ship, Star Legend.
The 212-passenger Star Legend will offer a total of eight cruises and three different cruise itineraries between May and August 2018. Cruises range in length from 11 to 14-nights and will include visits to Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords.
Royal Caribbean International is to announce details about the 2018 – 2019 deployment for its fleet, which currently consists of 25 cruise ships, with an additional six new build cruise ships due to launch between 2018 and 2024.
The deployment of the Royal Caribbean International’s ships is expected to be announced in phases throughout March 2017 and April 2017. The opening scheduled for 2018 – 2019 deployment is as follows:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced the deployment of its fleet of four ultra-luxury cruise ships, for 2018 and early 2019, offering a total of 113 different cruise itineraries. The ultra-luxury cruise ships will visit a total of 28 maiden ports of call.
Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said: “We’ve created a highly impressive array of voyages worldwide that will delight and awe our guests. For the intrepid traveler, we also introduced a new Grand Voyage that delves into the Northern Atlantic and Arctic Circle, as well as our 13th annual World Cruise. There is no better inclusive-luxury experience than Regent and we look forward to sharing the world with our guests.”
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its 2018-2019 cruise itineraries, which will see the cruise lines largest ship, Norwegian Escape set sail from New York City on regular seven-night cruises to Bermuda, Canada and New England, Bahamas and Florida.
The Norwegian Breakaway, which has been homeported from New York with it’s Big Apple inspired hull art, will leave New York in April 2018 to homeport Copenhagen sailing nine-night cruises to Scandinavia and Russia after a brief dry dock. The ship will return to New York in winter 2018 and will resume seven-night cruises to the Bahamas and Florida.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship which is still under construction, the Norwegian Bliss is being custom-built to operate seven-night Alaskan cruises from Seattle and will arrive in June 2018.
The first piece of steel for the Norwegian Bliss was cut at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenbergen, Germany on 28 October 2016, marking the ceremonial start of the 167,800 gross tonne ship’s construction.
Norwegian Bliss will be launch in summer 2018 and will based in Seattle, operating cruises to Alaska. The 4,200 passenger cruise ship will be the largest to ever operate cruises to Alaska.