Cunard has introduced a new dining concept across its fleet of three ships. The new concept, ‘Steakhouse at the Verandah’ was trialed aboard the company’s flagship, Queen Mary 2 but has now been introduced on board Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.
The ships’ teams of chefs have curated a menu which takes influence from both sides of the Atlantic, showcasing Prime USDA grain finished New York Strip steak, Maine lobster and Alaskan king crab, as well as dishes celebrating British provenance such as Scotch grass fed dry aged beef and Salt Marsh lamb rack. The new menu also features offerings from other destinations further away such as renowned Wagyu Beef from Australia also feature.
Oceania Cruises has announced plans to build two brand new cruise ships. The new Allura Class ships will be constructed at the Fincantieri Shipyard, in Trieste, Italy.
The cruise line currently has plans to build two ships, with first expected to launch in 2022, whilst the second ship will debut in 2025. The last new-build cruise ship for Ocean Cruises was Riviera, which launched in 2012.
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.
Saga Cruises has announced that its first ever new-build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, will be named in its home port of Dover on 05 July 2019.
The boutique luxury cruise ship will be the first cruise ship to be christened in Dover for more than a decade, following the completion of stages 1&2 of the £250 million redevelopment of Dover Western Docks.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that its second Edge-class ship, Celebrity Apex which is due to launch in April 2020, will debut in Southampton.
The ship which is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France will also be christened in Southampton.
Viking Ocean Cruises latest new cruise ship was officially named by retired NASA Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher in Livorno, Italy on 14 June 2018.
Named Viking Orion after the prominent constellation, the 930-passenger new ship is the fifth new build cruise ship in the ever-growing Viking Ocean Cruises fleet.
Royal Caribbean International has revealed further details about its first Quantum-Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas which is due to launch in spring 2019.
The 168,666 gross tonne cruise ship currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany is being specifically designed for the Asian cruise market.
Celebrity Cruises have revealed further details about its upcoming new cruise ship, Celebrity Edge which is due to launch in December 2018. The ship is currently under construction at the STX shipyard in France.
At an event in London on 17 May 2018 the cruise line revealed further details about The Spa which will be on board the exciting new cruise ship. Present at the event was Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises and Jo Rzymowska, Vice President, Celebrity Cruises, UK & Ireland and Asia.
Azamara Pursuit arrived at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 04 April 2018, where the ship will undergo an extensive interior refurbishment.
Outfitting specialist MJM Group will manage the four-month refurbishment of the cruise ship. It is the first time that a luxury cruise ship has been refurbished at Harland & Wolff. The shipyard is famous for being the birthplace of the Titanic.
Azamara Club Cruises has officially taken ownership of its third ship, the former P&O Cruises’ ship Adonia, soon to be known as Azamara Pursuit.
Adonia arrived at the dry-dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahama on 14 March 2018, where Carnival Corporation, the owners and partner company of P&O Cruises, finalised paperwork and officially transferred the vessel to Azamara Club Cruises.