Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' flagship Balmoral made its maiden call at the East Anglian port of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in the United Kingdom as part of its 11-night Mystery Cruise.
The Mayor of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Councillor Michael Jeal was on hand wearing the town’s Chains of Office, with the Mayoress, his wife Paula, to greet guests, as they disembarked the ship for tours to Norwich and buses into town for nearby attractions.
The delivery of Costa Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise ship has been delayed and is now due to debut at the end of November 2019.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Due to construction delays the ship will not be ready for its original delivery date.
Virgin Voyages, the new cruise brand that is shaking up the travel industry, has unveiled pieces from its stylish new uniform collection designed by maverick British fashion designer Gareth Pugh.
The company’s first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The adults-only ship is expected to enter service in April 2020. The 2,770-passenger ship will be exclusively for adults only and cruise from Miami.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced Kelly Clarkson as Godmother to its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, which is set to debut in Miami in November 2019.
The announcement was made on the ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’. The cruise line’s President & CEO, Andy Stuart appeared on the daytime television show aired in the United States, to invite Kelly Clarkson to be Godmother to Norwegian Encore.
Hurtigruten’s newest cruise ship, Roald Amundsen became the first ship in the fleet to transmit the Northwest Passage.
The cruise line took delivery of the 530-passenger hybrid ship in July 2019. The ship is named after to polar hero Roald Amundsen, who led the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage.
Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas is to homeport at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2020.
The ship, the second Quantum-Ultra class for the cruise line, will sail on its inaugural cruise from Port Everglades on 05 November 2020.
Construction of the first of four 205,700 gross tonne World class cruise ships for MSC Cruises is expected to start next month.
The World class ships will be built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantic shipyard in Saint Nazaire, the first is due for delivery in May 2022.
Princess Cruises latest new build cruise ship, Sky Princess, has successfully completed a series of sea trails ahead of its delivery in October 2019.
The 143,700 gross tonne cruise ship left the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and spent six days at sea carrying out the trials.
Cruise lines have been offering their help to the Bahamas following the devastating Hurricane Dorian.
Between the major cruise lines which are providing help, the major cruise corporations, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Corporation, MSC and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, have already committed over £4 million.
MSC Cruises has announced that it will be lengthening MSC Magnifica and basing the newly enhanced ship in Southampton for summer 2021.
According to MSC Cruises announcement demonstrates the cruise line’s commitment to the UK cruise market.