Phoenix Reisen christened the newest addition to its fleet, Amera, at a ceremony on the quayside in Bremerhaven, Germany on 16 August 2019.
The 1988-built ship was formerly Prinsendam, which was operated by Holland America Line. The ship was handed over to Phoenix Reisen in July and underwent a €25 million refurbishment.
Norwegian Encore, currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, was floated from the building hall on 17 August 2019.
The 169,145 gross tonne ship, which is due to join the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet later this year, was floated out during the early hours, with the assistance of tug boats.
The Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany is preparing to join two mega sections of the new P&O Cruises flagship, Iona, which is expected to enter service in May 2020.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently in two, with a large mid-ship section of the vessel outside of the main building at the shipyard, Hall 6, whilst inside is the bow section.
The first piece of steel was cut for AIDA’s next liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The new 6,600-passenger ship will be a sister to the world’s first LNG cruise ship, AIDAnova which was recently awarded the Blue Angel for its environmentally friendly design. The new ship, which is yet-to-be-named, is expected to launch in May 2021.
The ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse, which is been dubbed the world’s first ‘discovery yacht’, has set sail on its maiden voyage from Reykjavik to Quebec.
The delivery of the ship to the cruise line was nearly a year later than planned due to several delays at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula.
Virgin Voyages has released new cruise itineraries for its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, for the autumn and winter 2020-2021 season.
Scarlet Lady is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The adults-only ship is expected to enter service in April 2020.
The much loved 1995-built cruise ship Oriana has returned to her homeport of Southampton following her last ever cruise with P&O Cruises.
Oriana leaves the P&O Cruises fleet after 24 year of service. The 1,880-passenger ship is heading to China to be re-named and join another cruise line.
The 169,145 gross tonne Norwegian Encore, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, is preparing to float out as it leaves the building hall.
The ship is expected to exit the giant building hall on 17 August 2019 from around 08:00 local time. Following the float out, various tests will take place in the shipyard basin.
After a ten-year dispute, the Italian government has announced that it will begin redirecting cruise ships away from the Grand Canal in the historic city of Venice.
Residents have been complaining for year that larger cruise ships which regularly sailing along the Grand Canal in Venice are causing damage.
Princess Cruises is to attempt to set a world record next year on board one of its Royal-class cruise ships, Regel Princess.
The cruise line will be attempting to set the world record for the most marriage vow renewals at sea.