24 June 2022 – The countdown is on: Only 6 months until Christmas. Christmas comes as a surprise every year, which is why TUI Cruises extends the anticipation of Christmas into the summer..
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June 23, 2022 - After the Costa Luminosa changes to Carnival Cruise Line in September 2022, the Costa Venezia and the Costa Firenze also leave the fleet. The change is scheduled for spring 2023 and 2024.
June 22nd, 2022 – Phoenix Reisen, the Bonn-based operator of river and ocean voyages, invites you to three ocean cruises with musical entertainment. Music-loving guests meet on two ships with Roberto Blanco and Peter Kraus, two veterans of the German Schlager scene. The Swinging Funfares, a big band whose origins go back more than 70 years, perform on the MS Amera.
June 22, 2022 - One week after the start of production of Mein Schiff 7, TUI Cruises is setting another example for the expansion of the fleet. In San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy, Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, has completed the first steel cutting for the first of two identical cruise ships for the Mein Schiff fleet. The ships, measured at around 166.000 GT, are being built by the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone near Trieste.
June 23, 2022 – The Cuxhaven Cruise Forum took place last week. Topics included the Restarting the industry after the Covid pandemic, new, environmentally friendly ship propulsion systems and the positioning of the city of Cuxhaven as a cruise port.
June 21, 2022 - AIDA ships offer music, dance and soccer workshops. A vacation full of action and adventure with care for kids and teens as well as relaxation and recreation for the parents - that's what makes a family vacation on the AIDA ships so extraordinary.
June 20, 2022 | MSC Group's cruise division and Chantiers de l'Atlantique celebrated two important milestones over the weekend for MSC Cruises' first two LNG ships, both of which will be built at the French shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
June 15, 2022 - In September 2022, the cruise ship Costa Luminosa will change within the Carnival Group from Costa Crociere to the sister brand Carnival Cruise Line. The ship, which was put into service in 2009, will be named after a phase of modernization as Carnival Luminosa.
June 15, 2022 – The cruise company AIDA Cruises offers its guests a variety of holiday options with a total of twelve ships in winter 2022/2023. The variety of routes ranges from dream trips to the Caribbean to fascinating South Africa and Northern Europe cruises to unforgettable breaks in the Orient, the Mediterranean and around the Canary Islands.
June 14, 2022 - For its 130th anniversary, the traditional Norwegian mail line Hurtigruten is delighting its fans with two special travel destinations. That renovated Hurtigruten mail ship MS Trollfjord sails on the "Hurtigruten Spitsbergen Line" and the "Hurtigruten North Cape Line". The shipping company sees the route guidance as a good opportunity to experience the Norwegian coast in a new way.
June 14, 2022 - Ten years after the start of production of the first newbuild of the Mein Schiff fleet, the first steel cutting for Mein Schiff 7 was completed today in Turku, Finland. None other than Wybcke Meier, head of TUI Cruises, gave the signal for the start of production. TUI Cruises will invest in three new buildings by 2026.
June 13, 2022 – Now it's certain: The Carnival Celebration, the second member of the Carnival fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will make its maiden voyage from Southampton on November 6th towards Miami/Fl. start. Carnival Celebration is a sister ship to Carnival Mardi Gras. The Carnival fleet currently consists of 23 ships.
June 10, 2022 | The MSC Bellissima complements the current summer program of MSC Cruises in the Mediterranean
June 10, 2022 - Yesterday, Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT handed over the "Disney Wish" to Disney Cruise Line. The Disney Wish is the third ship that the shipyard has built for the shipping subsidiary of the US media group Disney. Disney Cruise Line has ordered two more cruise ships from MEYER.
June 10, 2022 - Strong partnership for Kiel Week: AIDA Cruises with three ships and a large holiday world on land
June 9, 2022 - One cruise line after the other is lifting the mask requirement on board the ships. This waiver has recently also applied to Costa ships. on all cruises, life on board is without restrictions possible. A prerequisite for traveling with you is a full vaccination or the recovered status. A negative antigen test is sufficient for embarkation.
May 31, 2022 – Last Saturday, Switzerland-based Emerald Cruises christened its first ocean-going luxury yacht in Venice. The 110 meter long ship sails under the Bahamas flag. Emerald Cruises is part of the Australian Scenic Group, which currently operates nine river vessels in Europe and Asia.
May 24, 2022 - The LNG-powered MSC World Europa will be the first modern cruise ship with fuel cell technology capable of significantly reducing CO2 emissions.
April 22, 2022 – That The luxury ship EUROPA 2 from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has its shipyard time completed. Numerous modernization and repair work for even more feel-good atmosphere were carried out.
May 24, 2022 – With a "Pride Party at Sea" in June, the "New Luxury" cruise line celebrates the LGBTIQ* community across the fleet - Legally Recognized: Same-Sex Marriages on Board Celebrity Ships
May 24, 2022 – The credo of AIDA Cruises is: A cruise with AIDA should be possible for every guest. Based on this motivation, the cruise company has for many years adjusted to the special needs of people with individual and health impairments.
May 24, 2022 – Attention families: Extra time out on board the Mein Schiff fleet in summer Stable prices for spontaneous cruises during the summer holidays
May 21, 2022 - After the complete standstill of cruise ships caused by the corona pandemic, the market has been recovering for some time. Even if the booking figures are still not satisfying the cruise companies, the situation on board the ships is gradually approaching the situation before the outbreak of the corona pandemic. This applies in particular to the ships of AIDA Cruises. The company has just lifted the mask requirement on board for the coming summer.
May 19, 2022 – TUI Cruises invites you to “The Kelly Family Cruise” on board Mein Schiff 6. Three exclusive concerts on the high seas with the famous singing family.
May 19, 2022 – In the future, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will waive certain hygiene regulations when boarding. As of today, simplified boarding regulations apply to ships in the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet. With this measure, the company follows the parent company TUI Cruises. From May 29th, TUI Cruises will relax the hygiene requirements on board the fleet.
May 17, 2022 - Summer can come: Mein Schiff Flotte relaxes travel requirements for a carefree cruise
May 13, 2022 - After the stay in the shipyard: AIDAdiva and AIDAperla with numerous new products on board
May 12, 2022 – Today, May 12, 2022, bookings start for cruises with the AIDA ships from October 2023 to April 2024. On the AIDA cruises in winter 2023/2024, guests will discover the world in all colors and always have the sea in view
May 12, 2022 – Caribbean flair, Atlantic islands and Scandinavian highlight ports: Mein Schiff 3 offers the greatest variety in winter 2022/2023
May 08, 2022 – On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the time had come: The cruise ship AIDAaura started as the 12th ship in the AIDA fleet from Hamburg on a 14-day journey to Scotland and Ireland. In addition to the impressive nature adventures of the Scottish islands, two-day stays in Killybegs (Ireland) and Dublin await the guests.
April 22, 2022 – Hapag-Lloyd Cruises presents thenew MS EUROPA catalog for the 2023/2024 season. The plunger contains 25 single trips. In particular, the shipping company recommends three combinations of trips with a duration of 46 to 69 days. The trips can now be booked.
April 21, 2022 – On October 26, 2022, AIDAsol will embark on a 117-day trip around the world. From today on, the second world cruise of the AIDAsol planned for October 2023 can be booked. The journey takes in 43 ports, 20 countries and four continents. Attractive early bird discounts will be granted for travel bookings made by April 30, 2023.
April 14, 2022 - Starting today, AIDAmar will operate nine- and ten-day cruises from Rostock-Warnemünde to Scandinavian destinations.
April 09, 2022 - Under the motto "The world is becoming more colorful", AIDAcosma was christened on April 9, 2022 as part of a colorful music and light show in the port of Hamburg.
April 08, 2022 – On April 11, 2022, AIDAdiva opens the cruise season in Warnemünde. With AIDAmar and AIDAvita, two more AIDA ships set sail from Warnemünde.
Genoa, April 7th, 2022 - The Costa Firenze made its debut today in Genoa. The activity represents the incorporation of Costa cruises departing from Genoa.
April 06, 2022 - The cruise ship AIDAcosma has to stay one day longer in Zeebrugge due to a storm.
April 06, 2022 - Today the delivery ceremony of Celebrity Beyond took place at the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire. Crafted here, the newest addition to the Celebrity Cruises fleet is the third and most luxurious ship in the Edge class, one of the most modern and innovative ship classes in the world.
April 05, 2022 – On Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 21:30pm the time has come: The exceptional athlete Kristina Vogel will christen the cruise ship AIDAcosma accompanied by AIDA Captain Vincent Cofalka in the port of Hamburg
April 1st, 2022 - MS Deutschland, the former dream ship of the Germans, will be sailing from April 22nd on a half-yearly full charter for the Bonn-based tour operator Phoenix Reisen. MS Deutschland departs from the base port of Bremerhaven to selected European destinations.
March 31, 2022 - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the experienced provider of luxury and expedition travel, publishes the main catalog for the 2023/2024 season of the new expedition class and opens the booking channels.
March 31, 2022 - In collaboration with the Norwegian research organization SINTEF develops Hurtigruten Norway zero-emission ships for the Norwegian coast. After is two world's first hybrid expedition ships MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen the traditional Norwegian company is planning a forward-looking innovation for the classic mail boat line. The shipping company intends to use the first zero-emission mail boat on the mail boat route from 2030.
March 29, 2022 - The routes of the Mein Schiff fleet for the winter season 2023/2024 can now be viewed. The destinations all lure with plenty of sun and soothing warmth. At the moment the winter timetables of five ships are presented. The Mein Schiff 3 route plans are expected to follow from the summer of this year.
March 24, 2022 – The attack by Russian troops on Ukraine affects the route planning of many shipping companies. The Enchanted Princess, which will be commissioned in 2021, is also affected by the Ukraine conflict. The "enchanting princess" will not spend her summer season in the Baltic Sea as planned. Instead, the cruise ship departs from Southampton for cruises.
March 23, 2022 - Launched five days ago the cruise ship AIDAprima into the summer season. Prior to this, routine classing and maintenance work was carried out on the 300-metre-long ship in Rotterdam, and the stay in the dockyard was used to install a battery storage system. In addition, AIDAprima was given a makeover in the public areas.
March 22, 2022 - A week ago, TUI Cruises announced the ninth Full Metal Cruise of Mein Schiff 3 from Bremerhaven. As of today, the date for the second music event of the Hamburg shipping company has been set. Mein Schiff 6 chooses Kiel as the starting point of a five-day hit cruise on the Baltic Sea.
18. March 2022 – With the traditional start of firing, MEYER WERFT in Papenburg heralded the construction of the Carnival Jubilee. The future, 345 meter long flagship of the Carnival Cruise Line is a sister ship of the Mardi Gras, which was previously built by MEYER TURKU. Following the current trend, the new building will be operated with low-emission liquid gas (LNG)..
March 15, 2022 - Last Saturday, the Emerald Azzurra set out from Aqaba/Jordan on her first eight-day voyage in the Red Sea. The 110 meter long ship combines the term "cruise" with the luxury of a private yacht. The ship offers 44 suites and six outside cabins on six decks.
March 15th, 2022 – On June 2nd, 2022, Mein Schiff 3 starts from Bremerhaven for the ninth Full Metal Cruise. The five-day journey takes in Invergordon and Newcastle on the east coast of Great Britain. Representatives of the heavy metal scene present themselves on three stages and other locations. The supporting program of the trip includes comedy, metal karaoke, meet and greet with the stars, readings, cinema, tattoo artists, metal wellness and music workshops.
March 15, 2022 – Norwegian Escape, 326 meters long, ran aground while leaving the port of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic last night. Strong winds are cited as the cause of the accident. The Dominican Republic's Navy chief said there was no danger to passengers or crew. Apparently the ship got free on the next high tide. As passengers reported on Twitter, the ship was on its way to the next destination.
March 11, 2022 – TUI Cruises is promoting new bookings for trips to Great Britain with Mein Schiff 3 with attractive weekend offers. Until March 11.03th, 14.03.2022, attractive prices for trips from/to Bremerhaven will be called up.
March 9, 2022 – AIDA Cruises, TUI Cruises and others are avoiding Russian ports because of the war against Ukraine. Nicko cruises, the Stuttgart provider of ocean and river cruises, is also reacting to the current warlike developments between Russia and Ukraine with detours. All guests affected by the plan changes have now been informed about the alternative routes in the Baltic Sea.
March 9, 2022 – Azamara Club Cruises is about to launch its fourth boutique ship. The 181 meter long ship of the so-called R class will in future be called "Azamara Onward". The naming ceremony will take place during the inaugural cruise in Monaco. Godmother is Beth Santos, American entrepreneur and communication talent.
March 3, 2022 - The war in Ukraine is causing AIDA Cruises to adjust the itineraries in the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg in Russia will be removed from the list of destination ports in summer 2022. The following ships are affected by the route changes in the 2022 summer season: AIDAdiva, AIDAmar, AIDAnova and AIDAvita.
3. March 2022 - 183 days, 90 ports, 40 countries and five continents: In the 2023/24 season, the Stuttgart cruise company nicko cruises is sending its flagship VASCO DA GAMA on a world tour. The catalog for the trip around the world is now available online and will be available in printed form next week.
February 28, 2022 – The war Russia has sparked in Ukraine is forcing companies to adjust their planning and operations. Cruise lines are not exempt from the exceptional situation. Hamburg-based TUI Cruises is informing its customers about upcoming timetable changes in the Baltic and Black Seas.
February 27, 2022 – On Saturday evening, February 26, 2022, AIDA Cruises welcomed the first guests to AIDAcosma’s premiere cruise in Hamburg. The seven-day cruise runs from Hamburg to Southampton and on to Cherbourg in France.
February 26, 2022 - Reboot + Easter offers + great video of Mein Schiff 5
February 24, 2022 – The AIDAcosma, AIDA Cruises' new flagship, will call into Hamburg for the first time tomorrow, Friday. The cruise ship will call at the Hanseatic city a total of seven times. Before mooring at the Steinwerder cruise terminal, the AIDAcosma will probably meet the AIDAprima before Teufelsbrück.
February 21, 2022 - The Norwegian mail shipping company Hurtigruten, which gave itself the apt nickname "the original", is upgrading its mail ships to modern environmental technologies. The investment in sustainability gives the shipping company and its passengers a clear conscience in the future and pollutes the environment along the Norwegian coast with significantly lower carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.
February 16, 2022 - In December 2020, we reported that the Swan Hellenic brand was making a comeback with three ships in the expedition cruise market after a year-long hiatus. It has now become known that the SH Vega, the second new building of the traditional brand, has left the construction dock in Helsinki, Finland. At the end of May 2022, SH Vega will embark on her maiden voyage to Iceland.
February 16, 2022 - The P&O Iona gets a sister ship. P&O Cruises and MEYER WERFT in Papenburg celebrated the laying of the keel and the coin ceremony of the P&O Arvia yesterday. A crane lifted the first 570-ton component of the Arvia's underwater hull onto the slipway.
February 15, 2022 – In addition to five river vessels, Bremer Plantours Cruises operates a single ocean-going vessel, the MS HAMBURG. The company likes to flirt with the statement that the extensively renovated MS HAMBURG is Germany's smallest cruise ship. For the European season starting in March, only fully vaccinated passengers will be allowed on board.
February 15, 2022 - Globetrotters who want to combine expedition cruises with exclusive travel destinations and excellent cuisine are in good hands on board the twelve PONANT ships. PONANT is opening the booking portals for the newcomer, the Le Commandant Charcot, with immediate effect. Ten exclusive departures to regions in the high North.
February 14, 2022 | This year the entire Costa fleet will start. Good news for cruises from Germany
February 11, 2022 – MEYER WERFT in Papenburg undocked the Disney Wish from Baudock II this Friday. Present at the maneuver were representatives from Disney Cruise Line, representatives from the shipyard and Captain Minnie Mouse. According to the shipyard, the comic figure attended the maneuver and supported the shipyard captain and the tugs.
February 8, 2022 – Cunard Line has just announced the name of its fourth ship. The new building is named "Queen Anne". The 249th ship in the history of the shipping company will set off on its maiden voyage in early 2024. The good news for Cunard Line fans: The travel program for their inaugural season can be booked from May 2022.
February 3, 2022 – A change of ownership is imminent for the Hamburg provider of cruises under sail. According to press reports, Sea Cloud Cruises will be acquired by The Yacht Portfolio. Both companies have signed a corresponding letter of intent. The value of the transaction and the time of the transition are open.
February 3, 2022 - On March 11, 2022, Carnival Cruise Line celebrates its 50th anniversary. To mark this occasion, the company is giving passengers a discount of 50 euros. The discount campaign applies for every new booking made by the end of February.
February 2, 2022 - As of January 28, the Princess Cruises fleet consists of 15 ships. On this day, the cruise line belonging to the Carnival Group took delivery of the sixth newbuild of the Royal Class, the “Discovery Princess”..
February 01st, 2022 – Save up to 28 euros per person until February 130th.
February 01, 2022 | Costa Cruises' new "green" ship, moored in Sanremo, will be the first floating stage in the history of the Festival.
November 29, 2021 | MSC Bellissima completes its Red Sea season on schedule, replacing MSC Virtuosa for cruises to destinations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha from April 2nd. The additional twelve cruises will soon be bookable
January 31, 2022 - Today the big AIDAcosma competition starts at AIDAradio
January 26, 2022 – nicko cruises' WORLD VOYAGER is currently traveling to dreamlike Caribbean destinations. At the beginning of March the ship moved to Europe. Several cruises to certain Canary Islands and Madeira are on the itinerary list in March and April. The shipping company points out special entertainment for two of the upcoming Canary Islands trips.
January 26, 2022 - AIDA Cruises will continue to expand its Selection program.
January 25, 2022 – TUI Cruises announces that Clas Eckholt will be appointed Vice President Marketing & Sales for the “Mein Schiff” brand as of May 1, 2022. Mr. Eckholt was previously 15 years worked in various marketing and sales functions at Stage Entertainment. His task will be to promote the interaction of all commercial disciplines of the cruise line and the premium brand "My ship" to strengthen.
January 21, 2022 - The cruise company AIDA Cruises is again one of the best employers in Germany this year, awarded by the Top Employers Institute.
January 12, 2022 - More destinations than in the previous season and two new home ports: In addition to the Celebrity Solstice, the Celebrity Millennium will also be sailing in Asian waters in the 2023/24 season
January 20, 2022 - Booking start of the Upgrade Your Horizon offer with upgrades of up to two suite categories and a reduced deposit.
January 20, 2022 - In the summer of 2022, AIDA Cruises will take its guests to the most beautiful European destinations. Sun-seekers can look forward to trips to the western and eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic, for example.
January 18, 2022 – TUI Cruises is sailing in choppy waters. Since July 2020, the Hamburg cruise line has been operating cruises without any problems after the previous business interruption caused by the corona pandemic. Corona cases have recently been reported on three ships.
January 17, 2022 - Celebrity Cruises expands Cruise with Confidence offering and continues to offer Best Price Guarantee
January 17, 2022 | Costa Launches New Golf Cruise Offering: “Cruise & Golf”
January 11, 2022 - In the 30th year of the existence of the Brand nicko cruises, the company improves its brand image and invents the term “time to discover”. The term stands for the slow cruising practiced by nicko cruises. At the same time, the company logo was modernized.
January 03, 2022 | Yesterday, Sunday, the MSC Magnifica set sail for her first departure of the new winter program
January 3, 2022 | According to AIDA Cruises (AIDAnova), TUI Cruises is forced to cancel the Dubai cruise that starts today due to corona cases on board Mein Schiff 6. The Hamburg cruise company announces that the company has decided to take a short break to protect guests and crew.
January 02, 2022 - The cruise ship AIDAnova ends its current cruise unplanned in Lisbon. The ship will be completely disinfected and will continue its cruises from Gran Canaria on January 15th.
December 28, 2021 | A corona outbreak on board Mein Schiff 4 hit TUI Cruises last Sunday. As a result of several corona cases on board the cruise ship, around 300 passengers were forced to end their cruise early in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
December 22, 2021 | Residents of Palma de Mallorca lament the pollution caused by cruise ships and overtourism. To counteract both factors, limited the Balearic Government together with individual shipping companies and the International Association of Cruise Lines (CLIA) visited the cruise ships in the island's capital, Palma.
December 21, 2021 | The MEYER WERFT in Papenburg in Lower Saxony today handed over the AIDAcosma, the sister ship of AIDAnova, to AIDA Cruises in Rostock. The cruise ship measured at around 183.900 GT has a low-emission propulsion system with liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the shipyard, the AIDAnova, launched in 2018, was the world's first cruise ship with this innovative propulsion system.
December 17, 2021 | Big event for the start of the season of the Costa Firenze with premieres of the Costa special tours for the EXPO 2020
December 16, 2021 - The VASCO DA GAMA 2022/23 program includes classic destinations on the western and northern European coasts as well as on the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean and the Baltic states, but also special travel destinations such as Cape Verde and West Africa. If you want to get a taste of the cruise air and get to know the ship, you will get your money's worth with the short trips along the North and Baltic Sea coasts
December 16, 2021 - The AIDA vacation for summer 2023 can now be planned: On December 16, 2021, bookings for the most beautiful AIDA cruises from April to October 2023 and an eventful summer in the most exciting places in Europe will start.
December 13, 2021 - This morning AIDAnova entered the port of Hamburg for the first time. Upon arrival, the crew and ship sent a loving light message "We ❤ HH" to the people in Hamburg along the Elbe.
December 9, 2021 - Since December 09.12.2021, 31.03.2022, AIDA has been offering the following for your flexible vacation planning: When booking a new trip with a departure by March 40, XNUMX, you can rebook free of charge up to XNUMX days before the start of the trip - in all tariffs, both the travel date and the route.
December 7, 2021 | Costa Cruises simplifies the price model for guests: The three new offers are easy to understand, individually adaptable and offer all-inclusive services.
02. December 2021 | The Celebrity Eclipse will be sent to southern South America in the 2023/24 season and most of it will be launched in Chile and Argentina