Carnival Cruise Line’s has announced that its new flagship, Mardi Gras will introduce a number of new food and drinks venues when it launches in 2020.
Two of the themed zones on board the 183,900 gross tonne ship, the Summer Landing and Lido will feature new dining venues and bars.
Scenic Eclipse has successfully completed its first series of sea trials ahead of the luxury cruise ship’s delivery in August.
The ship, which has been dubbed the world’s first ‘discovery yacht’, carried out a series of extensive tests off the coast of Croatia.
Captain James Griffiths, said: "The results surpassed every expectation."
Scenic Eclipse will now undergo further work on her interior and exterior having returned to the shipyard. Crew will also undergo training.
The vessel will official launch on 15 August 2019, sailing on its maiden voyage from Reykjavik to Quebec. The delivery of the ship is nearly a year later than planned due to several delays at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula.
Scenic Eclipse is designed and built as a Polar Class 6 vessel, allowing her to cruise to the Antarctic. The ship feature two helicopters and its own submarine, Scenic Neptune.
Virgin Voyages have announced the Captain for the cruise line’s first ship, Scarlet Lady which is set to launch in 2020.
Captain Wendy Williams will take the helm of the 2,770-passenger Scarlet Lady. She will become the first Canadian women to command a cruise ship for a major cruise line.
Saga has announced that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be Godmother of its newly built boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery.
The naming ceremony will take place in Dover, Kent, on 5 July 2019. She will be the first cruise ship to be named at the Port of Dover for over a decade, and the first to be docked at Dover Western Docks following the £250m redevelopment of the area.
The unique feature of the Costa Cruises fleet has been applied to the hull of the cruise line’s new flagship, Costa Smeralda.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and is expected to launch in October 2019.
Saga’s first ever new build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery has complete the conveyance from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to the North Sea.
The 58,250 gross tonne vessel, left the shipyard on 26 May 2019, completing its conveyance the following day.
Dream Cruises has revealed more detailed about its 204,000 gross tonne Global Class cruise ship, set to launch in 2020.
The vessel is currently under construction at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany. When launched, the cruise ship will be the second largest class in the world, only rivalled by Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis Class.
The ship that revolutionized the cruise industry, Oasis of the Seas, marks its 10-year anniversary with a larger-than-ever, $165 million amplification.
The first to introduce the unique seven-neighborhood concept and one-of-a-kind AquaTheater entertainment venue, Royal Caribbean International’s original gamechanger will set a new standard for family vacations with first-to-brand experiences and the latest Royal Caribbean hits.
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.