Royal Caribbean International released episode 2 of its “Making an Icon” monthly video series, featuring the cruise line’s brand-new ship, Icon of the Seas.
At present, very Little is known about the highly anticipated new ship, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Icon of the Seas, which is expected to be the world’s largest cruise set, and Royal Caribbean International’s first ship powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) is scheduled to enter service in Autumn 2023.
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Princess Cruises has revealed a stunning new and bespoke ship platform that is the brand’s largest ship ever that will accommodate over 4,000 guests.
The new Sun Princess boasts stunning views, expansive venues, innovative entertainment venues, multi-story dining rooms and next level stateroom accommodations while remaining true to the smooth clean lines and design aesthetics inspired by the Seawitch icon and popularized in the original “Love Boat” TV series and returning the venerable “Sun Princess” name back into operation.
Royal Caribbean International is expected to premiere episode 2 of its "Making an Icon" series of online monthly videos, featuring the cruise line’s brand-new ship, Icon of the Seas.
Little is known about the ship, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Icon of the Seas, which is expected to be the world’s largest cruise set, is scheduled to enter service in Autumn 2023.
A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most innovative cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.
The team building P&O Cruises 184,000 tonnes ship Arvia, which, like its sister ship Iona, will be powered by liquefied natural gas, making them both among the world’s greenest ships, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony. This event is a long-held ship-building tradition which is to bring good luck to the ship and its crew through construction to the future at sea.
Cunard have announced the name of its new ship, set to enter service in 2023. The new ship will join the company's current three Queens, Queen Mary 2 (2004), Queen Victoria (2009) and Queen Elizabeth (2010).
The name chosen for the line's fourth ship is Queen Anne. The 3,000-passengers ship will be the first new Cunard to launch for well over a decade. It will also be the first time since 1998 that Cunard have operated four ships simultaneously.
The launch of the Disney Cruise Line's latest new-build ship, Disney Wish has been pushed back six weeks, with the cruise line citing delays at the Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
In a letter sent to guests, Thomas Mazloum, president of Disney Cruise Line, wrote: "The shipyard has notified us that despite their very best efforts, they will need more time to finish our ship in part due to the pandemic and particularly the arrival of the Omicron variant in Germany at a critical point in the process."
MSC Cruises has revealed the details of the Winter 2022/2023 programme with an incredible choice of 21 modern, elegant ships sailing to more than 190 of the world’s most sought-after destinations in 85 different countries.
With cruises ranging from mini-cruises through to the 118-night world cruise, ships will explore the Middle East, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America and South Africa – there really is a ship and itinerary for everyone looking for the perfect winter cruise holiday.
Cunard announces the return of the extraordinary Literature Festival at Sea, curated by the programming team of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival aboard flagship Queen Mary 2 in 2022, featuring a line-up of some of the world's finest talent, including Bernardine Evaristo, Ian Rankin, Alexander McCall Smith, Mary Beard and Richard Osman.
The seven-night Transatlantic crossing, which departs New York for Southampton on December 3, 2022 will include a plethora of workshops, talks and readings as Queen Mary 2 sails across the Atlantic.
Captain Colm Ryan has joined Saga Cruises, working alongside Kim Tanner, Darin Bowland and Jason Ikiadis as the latest Master to operate the cruise liner’s ocean ships, ‘Spirit of Adventure’ and ‘Spirit of Discovery’.
Having grown up in Cork, Ireland, an area steeped in maritime traditions, Captain Ryan is a veteran with three-decades of experience at sea. He started as a cadet in the Merchant Navy, before moving to the cruise industry several years later, joining Holland America Line rising to the rank of Captain and later serving as Fleet Master.
Ambassador Cruise Line, which will begin the operation of its inaugural season in April, has announced today that it has made three new executive management team appointments.
Phil Gardner (CCO), Matthias Seeger (CFO) and Nick Hughes (COO) bring both substantial cruise and wider business experience to the enterprise, which also just announced its expansion plans into 2023 with the addition of a second ship to its fleet.