The largest and newest cruise ship ever to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany has successfully completed its conveyance of the Ems River from the shipyard to Eemshaven.
The 183,900 gross tonne AIDAnova departed the shipyard on the morning of 08 October 2018, navigating numerous locks, bridges and barriers before it arrived in Eemshave at approximately 09:00 on 09 October 2018.
Royal Caribbean International has trademarked the name Metropolis of the Seas. The trademark was registered by the cruise line on 01 October 2018.
The trademark is just one of multiple trademarked names which the cruise line has registered in recent months.
Not one but two cruise ships are to take shelter at the Port of Poole in Dorset as Storm Bronagh moves towards the United Kingdom.
The storm will develop across Wales and south-west England during the late hours of 20 September 2018, before moving eastwards during the 21 September, bringing gusts of wind up to 65mph in places.
Saga Cruises has announced that its first ever new-build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, will be named in its home port of Dover on 05 July 2019.
The boutique luxury cruise ship will be the first cruise ship to be christened in Dover for more than a decade, following the completion of stages 1&2 of the £250 million redevelopment of Dover Western Docks.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that its second Edge-class ship, Celebrity Apex which is due to launch in April 2020, will debut in Southampton.
The ship which is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France will also be christened in Southampton.
Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the hull art for its fourth and final Breakaway-Plus class ship, Norwegian Encore which debuts in November 2019 from Miami.
Spanish ar Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, the Spanish artist has been commissioned to create the artwork which will embellish the ship’s hull.
The only cruise line to operate flying the French flag, Ponant has announced the name of its newest polar class expedition ship, Le Commandant Charcot which is set to launch in 2021.
The hybrid electric icebreaker has been named in honour of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who was known as ‘the gentleman of the Poles’.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrated an historic coming together of its fleet of four ocean ships Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – in Cádiz, Spain on 10 September 2018. Entitled 'Captains in Cádiz', it was only the second time that the fleet has converged in one place, anywhere in the world.
Fred. Olsen's four ships sailed into Cádiz harbour at just before 08:00, carrying 4,000 lucky guests, who were welcomed by the ‘Los Sones de Cádiz’ band and a port bedecked with ‘Captains in Cádiz’ fiesta-style bunting and banners.
The largest ever cruise ship constructed for AIDA Cruises has been floated out of the construction hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The 180,000 gross tonne AIDAnova is now positioned at the outfitting dock at the shipyard ahead of its delivery to the cruise line later this year.
Carnival Cruise Line and the Canaveral Port Authority have reached an agreement in principle for a new state-of-the-art cruise terminal to accommodate the cruise line’s new 180,000 gross tone ship.
The new ship which will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be the largest ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Line is expected to launch in 2020.