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.
Costa Cruises have announced the name of its next newbuild cruise ship which is bound for China when it debuts in October 2020.
The new 135,500 gross tonne ship will be named Costa Firenze and will be a sister to Costa Venezia, which will also operate in the Chinese cruise market.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has taken delivery of the 16,100 gross tonne Hanseatic Nature from the Vard shipyard in Norway.
The 230-passenger vessel is the first of three ships from the cruise line. The second, Hanseatic Inspiration will launch in October 2019, whilst the third Hanseatic Spirit is due to join the fleet in 2021.
The 91,128 gross tonne MSC Magnificia has completed the first ever world cruise undertaken by a ship in the MSC Cruises fleet.
The ship departed Genoa, Italy in January 2019 and covered more than 32,000 nautical miles cruising around the world during the 119-night cruise.
The French shipyard, Chantiers de l'Atlantique has cut the steel of the fifth Oasis-class ship for Royal Caribbean International.
The steel cutting marks the official start of construction for the yet to be named new vessel, which is scheduled to be delivered to the cruise line in 2021.
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.
A federal judge has threatened to ban all 102 Carnival Corporation cruise ships from docking at ports in the United States.
Cruise giant, Carnival Corporation, which is the partner company of multiple cruise lines and operates over 100 ships has reportedly violated a probation period of another case.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that it has placed an order for a fifth Edge-class ship in an agreement with the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France.
The fifth Edge-class ship is expected to be delivered to the cruise line in autumn 2024. The first Edge-class vessel Celebrity Edge was delivered to the cruise line in November 2018.
Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of its latest brand new cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas.
The delivery ceremony took place at Bremerhaven, Germany on 11 April 2019. The brand new 169,300 gross tonne ship was officially handed over to the cruise line from the Meyer Werft shipyard.
MSC Cruises has unveiled details of its new state-of-the-art, multiple ship cruise terminal to be built at PortMiami.
The cruise line has received approval and will design and construct the new highly innovative cruise terminal. MSC Cruises will also be responsible for operating and maintaining the large building that will house the two cruise terminals as well as the two quayside cruise berths.