Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the 167,800 gross tonne Norwegian Bliss was floated out at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 17 February 2018.
Norwegian Bliss is the third of four ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class of ships and is due to enter service in April 2018.
Royal Caribbean International’s newest and largest cruise ship yet, Symphony of the Seas returned to the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on 18 February 2018, after three days of sea trials.
The sea trials were originally scheduled to take place on 19 January but were postponed due to bad weather. Further sea trials are expected to take place in early March.
Royal Caribbean International’s newest and largest ship yet, Symphony of the Seas has started its sea trails. The ship which is around 94% complete left the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on 15 February 2018.
The sea trials are expected to last for three days. They were originally scheduled to take place on 19 January but were postponed due to bad weather.
Royal Caribbean International has announced further details about some of the new features that will be added to Independence of the Seas during the ship’s upcoming refurbishment.
Independence of the Seas will return to Southampton in May 2018 following her refurbishment. The ship will be the first in the fleet to feature virtual reality trampolines.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that its next new ship, the fourth Breakaway-Plus Class ship, will be named Norwegian Encore.
The name of the new ship was revealed on 31 January 2018 at the steel cutting, which took place at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
P&O Cruises has announced that a second new cruise ship will join the fleet in 2022. The new ship will be the largest cruise ship built exclusively for the British cruise market, sharing the title with her sister ship which is due to launch in 2020.
The new 180,000 gross tonne ship, like her sister, will have a capacity of 5,200 passengers and will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Both of the new ship will be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Celebrity Cruises celebrated another milestone in the construction of its new ship, Celebrity Edge when it was floated out of the dry dock for the first time on 23rd January 2018.
Celebrity Edge is the first new class of ships for Celebrity Cruises in 10 years and is currently under construction at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that its innovative and ground-breaking new ship, Celebrity Edge is going to debut earlier than originally expected.
Construction of the new ship at the STX shipyard in France is going so well that Celebrity Cruises are planning to launch the ship earlier than planned, adding a number of new cruises.
Azamara Club Cruises has announced that is new ship, Azamara Pursuit is to be refurbished at the iconic Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The cruise line has also announced a new maiden voyage, which is now on sale, departing Southampton on 01 August 2018. The new 12-night cruise will visit Norway.
MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Meraviglia, which launched in June 2017 will offer cruises from New York.
The 4,475-passenger MSC Meraviglia currently cruises the Meditterean but will head to North America in October 2019. The ship will arrive in New York for the first time on 07 October 2019.