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.
Costa Cruises have announced the name of its next newbuild cruise ship which is bound for China when it debuts in October 2020.
The new 135,500 gross tonne ship will be named Costa Firenze and will be a sister to Costa Venezia, which will also operate in the Chinese cruise market.
Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of its latest brand new cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas.
The delivery ceremony took place at Bremerhaven, Germany on 11 April 2019. The brand new 169,300 gross tonne ship was officially handed over to the cruise line from the Meyer Werft shipyard.
Viking Cruises and China Merchants Group have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to launch a joined venture cruise line for the Chinese cruise market.
The deal was signed on 08 April 2019. It includes a wide-ranging partnership which covers product development, sales and marketing for the new cruise line, which will offer worldwide cruises.
Royal Caribbean International’s soon to launch Spectrum of the Seas has arrived in Eemshaven, following its conveyance along the River Ems from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Spectrum of the Seas departed the shipyard early on the morning of 20 March 2019, before arriving at Eemshaven the following day.
Royal Caribbean International’s soon to launch Spectrum of the Seas has left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and began its conveyance of the River Ems.
The ship left the shipyard early on the morning of 20 March 2019 and will continue its journey along the River Ems to Eemshaven.
The departure of Spectrum of the Seas from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany has been postponed by a day, as the shipyard waits for water levels to rise.
The ship is the latest cruise ship at the shipyard to be constructed for Royal Caribbean International and will join the fleet in April 2019.
Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas, was floated out from the construction hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 25 February 2019.
The ship is the cruise line’s first Quantum-Ultra class vessel and is now berthed in the shipyard’s basin. The shipyard will continue the outfitting of the ship here before it leaves for sea trials later this year.
Princess Cruises 1996-built cruise ship Sun Princess has re-entered service following an extensive 14-day multi-million dollar dry dock in Singapore.
The refurbishment is part of the cruise line’s ‘Come Back New Promise’ which see a total fleet wide investment of over $450 million dollars. Sun Princess now offers passengers the newest on board enhancements and features the Princess Cruises new livery with the Sea Witch painted on the bow of the ship.
Royal Caribbean International has revealed further details about its first Quantum-Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas which is due to launch in spring 2019.
The 168,666 gross tonne cruise ship currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany is being specifically designed for the Asian cruise market.