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.
The funnel for the first ever new build cruise ship for Saga, Spirit of Discovery, has arrived at the Meyer Werft shipyard, where the ship is currently under construction.
The 58,250 gross tonne ship is scheduled to float out of the building hall at the shipyard in Pepenburg, Germany on 12 May 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Norwegian Star will offer cruises from Southampton in 2020.
Norwegian Star will sail a range of 12 to 14-day cruise itineraries which include cruises around the British Isles, to Iceland and Norway. The ship will arrive in Southampton in May 2020 and offer sailings through until October.
The 294 metre long Norwegian Pearl has become the longest cruise ship to sail up the River Thames and berth at the London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, Essex.
The 93,530 gross tonne Norwegian Pearl arrived alongside at Tilbury on 09 May 2019 for its first of four visits this year.
Royal Caribbean International has cancelled all sailings from Southampton on board Independence of the Seas in 2020.
The ship will now sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Royal Caribbean International stated the decision was made in response to strong booking interest for their new exciting Caribbean private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.
The first new build cruise ship for Saga Cruises, Spirit of Discovery, is set to float out from the building hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 12 May 2019.
The 999-passenger vessel will be moved from the building hall where it has been constructed at the shipyard to a nearby quay, where the ship’s mast and funnel will be carefully lifted into place.
The latest addition to the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet, the 55,877 gross tonne Vasco da Gama, has set sail on its maiden voyage from Singapore.
The 1,220-passenger cruise ship joined the fleet on 03 April 2019 and underwent refurbishment work before undertaking her first cruise with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages has officially taken delivery of its new ship, Vasco da Gamma, following a formal re-naming ceremony in Singapore.
The British-based cruise line took delivery of the 55,877 gross tonne ship at 19:48 (Singapore local time) on 03 April 2019. The ship is expected to undergo a refurbishment before its maiden voyage with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
The first phase of a multi-million-pound upgrade to the Ocean Cruise Terminal at Southampton has now been completed.
The reopening of the port’s largest and newest cruise terminal marks the beginning of another busy cruise season as it welcomed P&O Cruises Azura.