MSC Grandiosa has been floated out at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, where the ship is currently under construction.
The 181,000 gross tonne ship was moved to a wet dock, where work will continue on the ship until it is delivered to MSC Cruises in October 2019.
Celebrity Cruises has releveled that its second Edge class ship, Celebrity Apex, which is due to launch in 2020, will offer five cruises to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, ranging from seven to ten nights.
Celebrity Apex will be christened in Southampton, UK in April 2020 before repositioning to Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) to continue its inaugural season in Europe.
The largest and newest cruise ship ever to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany has successfully completed its conveyance of the Ems River from the shipyard to Eemshaven.
The 183,900 gross tonne AIDAnova departed the shipyard on the morning of 08 October 2018, navigating numerous locks, bridges and barriers before it arrived in Eemshave at approximately 09:00 on 09 October 2018.
P&O Cruises has announced that its new flagship, Iona which is set to launch in 2020 will cruise to the Norwegian Fjords during its inaugural season.
Iona is the largest cruise ship ever specifically designed for the British cruise market. The vessel will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) making it the most environmentally friendly ship ever built for P&O Cruises.
Cruises on board Cruise & Maritime Voyages latest new ship, Vasco da Gama went on sale on 17 May 2018. Joining the fleet in April 2019 the ship will be the sixth vessel operated by CMV.
Following in the steps of the famous Portuguese explorer, the latest edition to the CMV fleet will sail from Singapore to London Tilbury via India in April 2019 on a spectacular maiden voyage.
MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Grandiosa will be christened in Hamburg, Germany in November 2019.
The announcement was made on 29 April 2018 when MSC Meraviglia made her maiden call into Hamburg to commence her new season in Northern Europe.
TUI Cruises have taken delivery of its brand new cruise ship Mein Schiff 1. The ship was delivered to the cruise line on 25 April 2018 at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.
At 111,500 gross tonne Mein Schiff 1 is the largest ship ever built for TUI Cruises. The new ship measures 315 metres in length, 20 meters longer than the previous new build for TUI Cruises. The new ship also features an additional 180 passenger staterooms, with a double occupancy guest capacity of 2,894.
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the 133,500 gross tonne Carnival Horizon set sail on its maiden voyage from Barcelona, Spain on 03 April 2018.
The 13-night Mediterranean cruise will visit Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy - Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy - Naples, Italy - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece - Messina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy - Valletta, Malta and Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy before arriving back to Barcelona on 15 April.
Earlier this month it was announced that Cruise & Maritime Voyages had acquired Pacific Eden from P&O Cruises Australia. Cruise & Maritime Voyages then invited its valued Columbus Club members and trade partners to vote and participate in the re-naming of the vessel.
The choices were Pytheas, Vasco da Gama, Henry Hudson and Amerigo Vespucci, each fitting with the other explorer themed names currently used by ships in the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet.
Costa Cruises has announced that its oldest cruise ship in the fleet, Costa neoClassica has been sold and will be leaving the fleet in March 2018.
The 1,300-passenger cruise ship was launched in 1991. Costa Cruises did not state who the ship had been sold to.