Royal Caribbean International has entered into an agreement with the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France, to construct a sixth Oasis-class ship.
The brand new Oasis-class ship is expected to be delivered to Royal Caribbean International and join the fleet in autumn 2023.
The start-up cruise line from Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Voyages officially opened bookings on 14 February 2019.
Sir Richard Branson and Tom McAlpin, President, Virgin Voyages officially announced bookings were open at an exclusive event in New York City at One World Trade.
On 14 February 2019, Princess Cruises and the shipyard Fincantieri celebrated three construction milestones for the cruise lines next three Royal-Class cruise ships, each at a different stage in their construction.
The ceremony was held at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. Present at the event was Jan Swartz, President, Princess Cruises & Carnival Australia Group President and Luigi Matarazzo, Senior Executive Vice President of the Merchant Ships Business Unit, Fincantieri.
Princess Cruises has announced that the 3,112-passenger Caribbean Princess will be the first cruise ship in the fleet to feature a brand new family-friendly splash zone.
The Reef Family Splash Zone will be added to the ship during its dry dock, scheduled to begin in May 2019. When the ship emerges, it will be the first in the Princess Cruises fleet to feature the new family-friendly venue.
The 2000-built cruise ship Celebrity Millennium has emerged from dry dock in Singapore following an extensive refurbishment, part of the cruise line’s $500 million Celebrity Revolution project.
The 2,038-passenger cruise ship is the first in the Celebrity Cruises fleet to undergo the Celebrity Revolution. The ship emerged from dry dock with the cruise line’s new livery, featuring a dark blue hull, like that seen on the cruise line’s newest ship, Celebrity Edge.
The steel cutting ceremony for the second Quantum-Ultra class ship for Royal Caribbean International has taken place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
At the steel cutting ceremony, which took place on 01 February 2019, the name of the new ship could clearly be seen at Odyssey of the Seas. The ship 168,666 gross tonne ship will be a sister ship to Spectrum of the Seas, which is due to launch in spring 2019.
With just over one month until MSC Bellissima is named in Southampton, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, MSC Cruises, has revealed more details about the three days of celebrations that will launch the cruise line’s new flagship.
Hosting the Naming Ceremony proceedings on the 02 March 2019 March in Southampton, will be English TV presenter and star of ITV, Holly Willoughby. She is best known for her current presenting roles on ‘This Morning’ (ITV), ‘Dancing on Ice’ (ITV) and ‘Celebrity Juice’ (ITV2). She recently joined Dec in jungle for a once in a lifetime opportunity co-hosting last year’s 'I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’.
TUI Cruises has taken delivery of its latest new ship, Mein Schiff 2. The ship was delivered to the cruise line on 22 January 2019, from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.
The Mein Schiff 2 is 111,500 gross tonne and along with her sister ship Mein Schiff 1, the two vessels are the largest ships ever built for TUI Cruises. Mein Schiff 2 measures 315 metres in length and has a double occupancy passenger capacity of 2,894.
The highly anticipated new ship, Scarlet Lady from Virgin Voyages, which is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy has got a splash of paint!
Scarlet Lady is just the first of fourth ground-breaking cruise ships which Virgin Voyages has ordered from the shipyard. Construction of the 110,000 gross tonne ship is progressing well, ahead of its delivery date in 2020. The ship has recently had its stern painted bright red, with the Virgin logo added as well as the ship's name.
Princess Cruises has announced that three more ships in its fleet – Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess – are to be fully Princess Medallion-activated; meaning a total of five ships in the fleet will now feature the award-winning technology.
The Medallion will be available on the 3,080-guest Crown Princess in July 2019, sailing from Southampton around the British Isles. The 3,560-passenger Royal Princess will also benefit from the technology from April as she departs for her first ever cruise season in Alaska.