Meyer Werft has laid the keel of AIDA Cruises’ second 183,900 gross tonne cruise ship, AIDAcosma.
The first building-block was lowered into the dry dock at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany on 15 October 2019.
Virgin Voyages, the new cruise brand that is shaking up the travel industry, has announced its second cruise ship Captain, who will join the company.
Earlier this year, Virgin Voyages announced that Captain Wendy Williams will be first to command the cruise line’s first ship, Scarlet Lady. Captain Williams will be joined by Captain Marco Carsjen, who most recently worked for Holland America Line.
Costa Cruises first of two $950 million cruise ships, Costa Smeralda, has returned to the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, following a series of sea trials.
The 6554-passenger ship, which is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) is to launch later than originally planned.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has officially christened its second of three new luxury expedition ships, Hanseatic Inspiration at a ceremony in Hamburg on the River Elbe on 11 October 2019.
The youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed, Laura Dekker, was chosen to be Godmother, who took part in the traditional champagne bottle smashing on the ships bow. Around 230 VIP guests were invited to the naming ceremony by Hapag- Lloyd Cruises.
The 171,598 gross tonne MSC Meraviglia has begun her debut in North America.
The 4,488-passenger ship called into New York City, docking at the Manhattan Pier on 07 October 2019. MSC Meraviglia is the largest cruise ship ever to visit Manhattan.
Cunard Line and the shipyard Fincantieri celebrated the start of construction for the company’s 249th ship.
The yet-to-be-named Cunarder will be the second largest ship to fly the Cunard flag when she launches in 2022. The 113,000 gross tonne ship will accommodate 3,000 guests.
Dream Cruises announces the world’s longest roller coaster at sea on board its new Global Cruise ship
Dream Cruises new Global Class cruise ship set to launch in early 2021 will feature the world’s longest roller coaster at sea.
The attraction will be the centrepiece of the ‘Dream Park at the Pier’, the first-ever theme park at sea and one of the many new attractions available on board. The 210,000 gross tonne ship is currently under construction in Germany.
Royal Caribbean International has announced the name of its highly anticipated fifth Oasis-class cruise ship…Wonder of the Seas.
At around 230,000 gross tonnes, Wonder of the Seas will be the world’s largest cruise ship when it debut in 2021.
The Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy has laid the keel for MSC Cruises’ first Seaside EVO ship, MSC Seashore.
At 339 metres, the ship will be the largest in the MSC Cruises fleet and the largest to be constructed in Italy. The 169,500 gross tonne ship is due to enter service in June 2021.
Viking has announced that its seventh ocean ship will be named Viking Venus, which will launch in early 2021.
The new 930-passenger ship will spend her inaugural season cruising to popular regions in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, including British Isles, Northern Lights and Midnight Sun itineraries.