Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has officially christened its second of three new luxury expedition ships, Hanseatic Inspiration at a ceremony in Hamburg on the River Elbe on 11 October 2019.
The youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed, Laura Dekker, was chosen to be Godmother, who took part in the traditional champagne bottle smashing on the ships bow. Around 230 VIP guests were invited to the naming ceremony by Hapag- Lloyd Cruises.
Cunard Line and the shipyard Fincantieri celebrated the start of construction for the company’s 249th ship.
The yet-to-be-named Cunarder will be the second largest ship to fly the Cunard flag when she launches in 2022. The 113,000 gross tonne ship will accommodate 3,000 guests.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that the highly anticipated inaugural season of Celebrity Apex has been expanded.
Construction of the new vessel is ahead of schedule, so, the second revolutionary Edge Class ship will now be completed ahead enter service earlier than anticipated in 2020.
On 28 June 2019, the first of two bespoke new build ‘boutique’ cruise ships, Spirit of Discovery, arrived at her home port of Dover for the first time.
Sailing past the iconic White Cliffs and into Dover’s recently developed Western Docks, Spirit of Discovery’s British arrival marks the start of a new chapter for cruising in the UK.
The first ever new build cruise ship for Saga, the 58,250 gross tonne Spirit of Discovery has been delivered to the cruise line from Meyer Werft shipyard.
The delivery ceremony and hand over of the ship took place in Emden, Germany on 24 June 2019. The ship will soon sail for Dover, United Kingdom, where it will arrive on 28 June 2019.
Saga has announced that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be Godmother of its newly built boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery.
The naming ceremony will take place in Dover, Kent, on 5 July 2019. She will be the first cruise ship to be named at the Port of Dover for over a decade, and the first to be docked at Dover Western Docks following the £250m redevelopment of the area.
Saga’s first ever new build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery has complete the conveyance from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to the North Sea.
The 58,250 gross tonne vessel, left the shipyard on 26 May 2019, completing its conveyance the following day.
Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its new 100-passenger cruise ship, Celebrity Flora, which has been specifically designed for cruise to the Galapagos Islands.
The unique vessel, the first to be customer built for the Galapagos, was constructed in the Netherlands by De Hoop and was delivered during a hand over ceremony in Rotterdam.
Celebrity Edge, the newest and most advanced ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet arrived in Southampton for the first time on 13 May 2019.
The ship launched in November 2019 and debut in the Caribbean before crossing the North Atlantic to Europe for her European debut.
On 12 May 2019, Saga’s first newbuild cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery was floated out from the building hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
As the ship was moved from the building hall the mast and funnel were carefully lifted into place. Spirit of Discovery was then berthed at an outfitting-quay where further work will take place on board. The ship’s crew will also here ahead of its departure from the shipyard towards the end of May.