The Majestic Line has announced an exciting new short cruise to its new custom designed small cruise ship, Glen Etive, which launched in April 2016.
The new three-night cruise has been added to the cruise line’s cruise calendar, following many previous guests suggesting a short cruise on the new vessel. The short cruise will depart Oban on 22 April 2017 and will cruise Loch Linnhe, Glencoe, the Sound of Mull, Tobermory and Loch Sunart, whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife.
Royal Caribbean International is to announce details about the 2018 – 2019 deployment for its fleet, which currently consists of 25 cruise ships, with an additional six new build cruise ships due to launch between 2018 and 2024.
The deployment of the Royal Caribbean International’s ships is expected to be announced in phases throughout March 2017 and April 2017. The opening scheduled for 2018 – 2019 deployment is as follows:
Azamara Club Cruises has unveiled a new campaign ‘stay longer, experience more’. The campaign will offer guests travelling on the cruise line’s two mid-sized ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest longer stays in port, more overnight stays and new and improved shore excursions.
Azamara Club Cruises has expanded its range of shore excursions from 500 to around 1,200. The cruise line’s signature ‘AzAmazing’ evenings will remain but new excursions have been added including ‘taste local’, ‘walk local’ and ‘eco local’.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced the deployment of its fleet of four ultra-luxury cruise ships, for 2018 and early 2019, offering a total of 113 different cruise itineraries. The ultra-luxury cruise ships will visit a total of 28 maiden ports of call.
Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said: “We’ve created a highly impressive array of voyages worldwide that will delight and awe our guests. For the intrepid traveler, we also introduced a new Grand Voyage that delves into the Northern Atlantic and Arctic Circle, as well as our 13th annual World Cruise. There is no better inclusive-luxury experience than Regent and we look forward to sharing the world with our guests.”
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its latest new cruise ship, Carnival Horizon, will offer cruises from Barcelona, New York and Miami during its maiden season next year.
The 133,500 gross tonne cruise ship will depart on its maiden voyage from Barcelona on 02 April 2018 and cruise the Mediterranean. Unlike her sister ship the Carnival Vista, the newer ship will offer just four cruises from Barcelona. The ship will then cross the Atlantic Ocean to New York in May 2018.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will be repositioning three of the cruise line’s largest ships to cruise from new homeports in 2018.
The newest ship to join the fleet, the 133,550 gross tonne Carnival Vista, will move to Galveston in September 2018. The ship will offer seven-night cruises every Sunday, cruising to the western Caribbean, visiting ports of call such as Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
The new MSC Seaview which is due to launch in May 2018 is set to head to Brazil in winter 2018-2019, after completing her debut cruise season in the Mediterranean, sailing from Genoa on 7-night cruise itineraries.
MSC Splendida will no longer be re-positioned to China year-round as previously announced. The ship will now cruise from Dubai on 7-night cruises visiting Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Norwegian Bliss will cruise from Miami in winter 2018. The winter cruise season from Miami will commence on 17 November 2018.
Norwegian Bliss will cruise seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises departing every Saturday from Miami. The cruises will visit St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
Following months of research, Voyages to Antiquity is to offer cruises in the Caribbean and Cube in Winter 2017 on board the 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey.
Voyages to Antiquity are known for cruising lesser-known and lesser-explorers regions of the world but this will be the visits first the cruise line have offered cruises to this part of the world.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its 2018-2019 cruise itineraries, which will see the cruise lines largest ship, Norwegian Escape set sail from New York City on regular seven-night cruises to Bermuda, Canada and New England, Bahamas and Florida.
The Norwegian Breakaway, which has been homeported from New York with it’s Big Apple inspired hull art, will leave New York in April 2018 to homeport Copenhagen sailing nine-night cruises to Scandinavia and Russia after a brief dry dock. The ship will return to New York in winter 2018 and will resume seven-night cruises to the Bahamas and Florida.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship which is still under construction, the Norwegian Bliss is being custom-built to operate seven-night Alaskan cruises from Seattle and will arrive in June 2018.