Royal Caribbean International’s newest and largest cruise ship to date, Symphony of the Seas is expected to begin its sea trails later this week.
Symphony of the Seas, which is currently under construction in Saint-Nazaire, France is expected to set off on its first sea trials on the evening of 19 January 2018. The sea trials are subject to weather conditions.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that its innovative and ground-breaking new ship, Celebrity Edge is going to debut earlier than originally expected.
Construction of the new ship at the STX shipyard in France is going so well that Celebrity Cruises are planning to launch the ship earlier than planned, adding a number of new cruises.
Azamara Club Cruises has announced that is new ship, Azamara Pursuit is to be refurbished at the iconic Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The cruise line has also announced a new maiden voyage, which is now on sale, departing Southampton on 01 August 2018. The new 12-night cruise will visit Norway.
MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Meraviglia, which launched in June 2017 will offer cruises from New York.
The 4,475-passenger MSC Meraviglia currently cruises the Meditterean but will head to North America in October 2019. The ship will arrive in New York for the first time on 07 October 2019.
The 15,396 gross tonne cruise ship most recently operated by the now-bankrupt Voyages of Discovery as Voyager, has been re-named Vidanta Alegría and is expected to re-enter service in spring 2018.
According to Cruise Industry News the 540-passenger ship has been acquired by Grupo Vidanta. The Mexico-based company and developer of luxury resorts in South America is seeking to add a cruise line to its portfolio.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of its next new Vista-class cruise ship, which is scheduled to be launch in November 2019.
The 133,500 gross tonne ship will be named Carnival Panorama, joining sister ships Carnival Horizon, set to launch in April 2018 and Carnival Vista which entered service in 2016.
Princess Cruises has announced that its next new cruise ship will be named Sky Princess and is to offer cruises around the Mediterranean from October 2019.
The brand new 143,700 gross tonne ship will be the fourth ship in the cruise line's successful Royal-class of ships, with sister ships Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess already in service. A fifth ship is expected to launch in November 2020.
The latest edition to the rapidly expanding MSC Cruises fleet, the 154,000 gross tonne MSC Seaside is to set sail on its maiden voyage from the Italian port of Trieste.
The 5,179-passenger MSC Seaside is the 14th ship in the MSC Cruises fleet and was delivered to the cruise line from the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy on 29 November 2017.
During the delivery of MSC Seaside at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, MSC Cruises announced that it has ordered two new Seaside EVO cruise ships.
The two new ships will be constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard and are expected to be delivered in 2021 and 2023, costing a combined total of approximately £1.6 billion.
MSC Cruises has taken delivery of its latest new ship, MSC Seaside. The brand new ship was handed over to MSC Cruises at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The 154,000 gross tonne MSC Seaside is the first ship of its class to be built for MSC Cruises and can accommodate 5,179 passengers. A sister ship, MSC Seaview is currently under construction at the ship and is due to be delivered in June 2018.