Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its new cruise ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut in 2020 will features the first-ever roller coasters at sea.
The ride will provide guests with unforgettable views and a unique open-air thrill ride high above the ocean waves. The industry-first ride will be built Munich-based Maurer Rides.
For the first time ever, Royal Caribbean International will offer cruises from Cape Liberty, New Jersey on one of its Oasis Class cruise ships.
Oasis of the Seas will spend summer 2020 sailing from Cape Liberty, New Jersey. The ship will offer cruise in duration of four to seven-nights, including cruise itineraries to the Caribbean and Canada.
The latest addition to the AIDA Cruises fleet has been delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft on 12 December 2018 in Bremerhaven.
AIDAnova is the world’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered cruise ship. At 183,900 gross tonnes new ship is the largest ever built for the cruise line and the largest constructed by partner company, Carnival Corporation.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of the first XL-class ships due to be delivered in 2020. The 180,000 gross tonne ship will be named Carnival Mardi Gras.
Carnival Cruise Line revealed the name for its new flagship on the population game show Wheel of Fortune, which was broadcast nationwide across the United States.
On 04 December 2018, the latest addition to the Celebrity Cruises fleet, Celebrity Edge, was christened at ceremony on the quayside next to the ship docked in Port Everglades, Florida.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai was the chosen to be Godmother for the highly anticipated new ship. Over 3,000 guests, employees, crew members and students attended the ceremony to celebrate the debut of the cruise line’s brand new ship, the first in six years!
Holland America Line has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, the 99,500 gross tonne, Nieuw Statendam. The ship was handed over to the cruise line by Fincantieri at the shipyard in Marghera, Italy on 29 November 2018.
The ship is the second Pinnacle-class ship in the Holland America Line fleet, sister to Koningsdam which was delivered in 2016.
On 28 November 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line held an unforgettable keel laying ceremony for its newest ship, Norwegian Encore at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The cruise line also revealed further details the award-winning entertainment line-up and leading recreational amenities which will debut on board the new ship.
Virgin Voyages has announced that bookings for the inaugural season of its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, will go on sale on 14 February 2019.
Cruise itineraries are still yet to be announced but Virgin Voyages has confirmed that the ship will home port from Miami and cruise to Havana, Cuba. The ship will sail from a custom-built state-of-the-art cruise terminal to be construction at PortMiami.
Virgin Voyages has revealed plans for its very own custom-built cruise terminal at PortMiami, which will be home for its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady.
The announcement was made on 28 November 2018 at PortMiami LIVE on Facebook, with Sir Richard Branson and Tom McAlpin, CEO, Virgin Voyages present. The state-of-the-art cruise terminal will be named Palm Grove. The new terminal is inspired by the history and heritage of Miami Beach.
The bridge section for Virgin Voyages first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady has been lifted into place atop the ship at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy where the ship is currently under construction.
Scarlet Lady is the first of three new-build cruise ships for Virgin Voyages and is set to enter service in 2020. The second ship is due for delivery in 2021, whilst the third ship is expected to be delivered in 2022.