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.
Azamara Club Cruises has announced that the new addition to its fleet, Azamara Pursuit will be officially named in Southampton.
The new ship will become to third ship in the Azamara Club Cruises fleet and is currently owned and operated by P&O Cruises as Adonia, regularly sailing from Southampton.
Virgin Voyages announced further details about its cruise ships during the keel laying ceremony of the first of the three new cruise ships at the Fincantieri shipyard.
The three ships will be part of the Lady-ship class and the first ship will be named via a contest. Each of the three 110,000 gross tonne ships will accommodate 2,800-passengers, although Virgin Voyages prefer to refer to passengers as ‘sailors’.
Cunard Line has announced that it will build a new ship, which will join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth as part of the iconic Cunard fleet in 2022.
The new ship will be the first new Cunard ship in 12 years and will also be the first time since 1998 that Cunard have operated four ships simultaneously. The investment in the new ships clearly demonstrated the ambitious plans Cunard has globally.