Virgin Voyages has announced that its cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, will visit Dover and Liverpool in the United Kingdom next year.
The ship will call into the two British port on its way from the Italian shipyard, where it is currently under construction, to its home at PortMiami.
The newest addition to the 135,500 gross tonne Costa Cruises fleet, the Costa Venezia, has arrived in Shanghai as the ship made its maiden call.
The maiden call of the vessel saw a group of VIPs take part in a ceremony on board the ship. Amongst the VIP guests was the Vice Mayor of Shanghai and executives from Carnival Corporation and the Costa Group.
Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its new 100-passenger cruise ship, Celebrity Flora, which has been specifically designed for cruise to the Galapagos Islands.
The unique vessel, the first to be customer built for the Galapagos, was constructed in the Netherlands by De Hoop and was delivered during a hand over ceremony in Rotterdam.
Celebrity Edge, the newest and most advanced ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet arrived in Southampton for the first time on 13 May 2019.
The ship launched in November 2019 and debut in the Caribbean before crossing the North Atlantic to Europe for her European debut.
On 12 May 2019, Saga’s first newbuild cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery was floated out from the building hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
As the ship was moved from the building hall the mast and funnel were carefully lifted into place. Spirit of Discovery was then berthed at an outfitting-quay where further work will take place on board. The ship’s crew will also here ahead of its departure from the shipyard towards the end of May.
The funnel for the first ever new build cruise ship for Saga, Spirit of Discovery, has arrived at the Meyer Werft shipyard, where the ship is currently under construction.
The 58,250 gross tonne ship is scheduled to float out of the building hall at the shipyard in Pepenburg, Germany on 12 May 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Norwegian Star will offer cruises from Southampton in 2020.
Norwegian Star will sail a range of 12 to 14-day cruise itineraries which include cruises around the British Isles, to Iceland and Norway. The ship will arrive in Southampton in May 2020 and offer sailings through until October.
The 294 metre long Norwegian Pearl has become the longest cruise ship to sail up the River Thames and berth at the London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, Essex.
The 93,530 gross tonne Norwegian Pearl arrived alongside at Tilbury on 09 May 2019 for its first of four visits this year.
Royal Caribbean International has cancelled all sailings from Southampton on board Independence of the Seas in 2020.
The ship will now sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Royal Caribbean International stated the decision was made in response to strong booking interest for their new exciting Caribbean private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.
The first new build cruise ship for Saga Cruises, Spirit of Discovery, is set to float out from the building hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 12 May 2019.
The 999-passenger vessel will be moved from the building hall where it has been constructed at the shipyard to a nearby quay, where the ship’s mast and funnel will be carefully lifted into place.