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.
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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
December 02, 2021 | 14 ships are used in the Mediterranean - more than half of the fleet - and with over 40 routes offer the shipping company the largest range of services in this region to date
December 2, 2021 | German vacationers love Norway and especially the North Cape. Since August XNUMX the expedition ship MS Otto Sverdrup has been making regular trips to the far north since August 2021. The expedition voyages are fully booked in the first quarter of 2022. This is why Hurtigruten Expeditions will be deploying another hybrid expedition ship from Hamburg, the MS Fridtjof Nansen, from January 2022. As a result of the good number of bookings, the Nordland offer will be expanded in the 2023/24 season.
December 2, 2021 | Costa Crociere took over its new flagship, Costa Toscana, from Meyer Werft in Turku today. It is another liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship from the Costa Group. The ship with more than 2.600 cabins was built by the MEYER TURKU shipyard in Finland.
December 2, 2021 | After the first outbreaks of the corona pandemic, Australia quickly enforced strict border closings for its own nationals and foreigners.
November 29, 2021 | On November 25, 2021, the cruise ship AIDAbella visited the new Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal for the first time.
November 29, 2021 | MSC Cruises celebrated the christening of the MSC Virtuosa in Dubai
November 25, 2021 | Cruises with MSC Cruises are now only possible for vaccinated guests on all ships
November 24, 2021 | The three-stage plan specifies the port's BLUE PORT concept
November 24, 2021 | World exhibitions have been held at regular intervals since 1851. World exhibitions have been dealing with educational and environmental issues for a long time. This is particularly true of the Expo in Dubai (UAE), which is the largest expo in history with 192 countries represented.
- November 23, 2021 | Maximum variety with 4 to 14-day trips from February 23 to April 22, 2022
November 22, 2021 | MSC Cruises and Fincantieri are celebrating the next flagship of the fleet with the float of MSC Seascape
November 18, 2021 | Expedition cruises in the Indian Ocean start again. PONANT is the first shipping company to return to the Seychelles
November 18, 2021 | Good news for fans of the cruise brand Cunard: In the spring and early summer of next year, the renowned shipping company will be presenting 17 new trips to Europe for the Queen Elizabeth. Further destinations are the passage of the Panama Canal and trips to Alaska.
November 18, 2021 | Start of construction for the fourth ship in the Edge class from Celebrity Cruises - the Celebrity Ascent will set sail in early 2023.
Hamburg, November 15, 2021 | Back in the eternal ice: With the start of the premiere season of the new fleet entry Le Commandant Charcot, PONANT is the first cruise line to return to the Antarctic.
November 11, 2021 - Making the Port of Hamburg a pioneer in terms of climate neutrality and at the same time maintaining its attractiveness for cruise lines can only be achieved together. That is the conclusion of the dialogue between shipping companies, associations of the cruise industry and politics.
November 11, 2021 - The new nicko cruises catalog provides for highly attractive sea voyages by WORLD VOYAGER in the 2022/23 season. The excellent expedition ship from the Stuttgart provider calls at destinations in Western and Northern Europe. The Mediterranean, the archipelagos of the Canary Islands, the Azores and Cape Verde are also on the list of routes. Goals are In addition the Caribbean, Central America, Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland.
November 9, 2021 - In the winter of 2021/2022, no fewer than three AIDA ships will set course for the "blissful islands" off the coast of West Africa and Madeira, the flower among the islands in the Atlantic.
November 09, 2021 - As of yesterday, fully vaccinated Europeans are allowed to enter the USA without restrictions. Deutsche Lufthansa is now offering 160 flights per week to US destinations. Opening up the US to travel will boost tourism from a standstill. During the dreary European winter months, cruise companies such as Norwegian Cruise Line rely on sun-hungry Europeans who start their journeys into the warmth from North American ports.
November 9, 2021 - The Celebrity Reflection and the Celebrity Constellation will initially be deployed in the Caribbean. Ten celebrity ships are currently sailing the world's oceans. The recently named Celebrity Apex and Celebrity Edge are offering new courses for children and teenagers
November 8, 2021 - With the restart of its cruises from Germany, AIDA Cruises has expanded the use of green shore power with ships in its fleet to two other German ports in the 2021 summer season.
November 8, 2021 - The second guest only pays half and the “Cruise with Confidence” promise is extended. Train to flight and local transfers are included in the travel package. The single room surcharge does not apply to single travelers
November 2, 2021 - The corona pandemic has damaged cruise lines and port operations worldwide over the past two years. The Port of Hamburg was not spared from this negative development. But there is cause for hope. Norddeutsche Rundfunk NDR reported today that 300 cruise ships are expected to make calls in the coming year.
October 31.10.2021, XNUMX - Mallorca Magazin, Palma's German-language weekly newspaper, reports on a conflict that has been simmering for a long time. Accordingly, the state government of the Balearic Islands has asked the Spanish central government to set a maximum limit for cruise ships. Cruise ships calling at Mallorca and the neighboring islands would be affected. The regional government argues internally about the maximum limit.
October 28, 2021 - News from Hurtigruten: The market research company YouGov and the business and financial newspaper Handelsblatt determine the Germans' most popular brands every year. In the current year, the respondents put Hurtigruten in first place in the cruises sector for the fifth time in a row. On top of that: Hurtigruten Expeditions gives first insights into the 2023/24 season.
October 26, 2021 - The summer cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde officially ends on October 26th with the arrival of the AIDAsol. Three more cruise ship visits are planned for November and December. Including the stragglers, a total of 47 cruise ships visited the Baltic Sea port in the current year.
October 22, 2021 - Traditional pcket ship voyages with Hurtigruten usually begin in the Norwegian port city of Bergen.For a relaxed and pleasant start to the journey, the Hurtigruten shipping company has opened a guest lounge in the city's harbor, which is considered the gateway to the fjords. The location is the Hurtigruten terminal atNøstebukten.
After a construction period of more than two years, the AIDAcosma is leaving the shipyard in Papenburg tonight and starting the Ems transfer to Eemshaven (NL). With the AIDAcosma, MEYER WERFT is delivering the third cruise ship equipped with a low-emission LNG drive.
October 5, 2021 - The Stuttgart cruise company nicko cruises is introducing the 2G rule on rivers and seas. The travel provider justifies this measure by saying that a large majority of guests want 2G as a security factor. In addition, the new regulation improves planning security that operational processes on board the ships.
September 15, 2021 - To coincide with the upcoming autumn holidays, nicko cruises and TUI Cruises are offering time out for families at VASCO DA GAMA (nicko) and Mein Schiff 4 (TUI Cruises). Related to the autumn holidays, both companies organize boat trips for the entire family in the Mediterranean region.
September 15, 2021 - It couldn't have been worse for the WORLD VOYAGER, the small, fine cruise ship from nicko cruises. The expedition and cruise ship, which can hold a maximum of 200 passengers, is moored in the port of Hamburg. Several crew members are infected with the corona virus.
September 07th, 2021 - Mein Schiff 6 will carry out Orient cruises in autumn and winter as planned. Travelers are requested to provide proof of full vaccination protection against COVID-19 before starting their journey. In addition, two negative COVID-19 test results are expected to be proven. There are restrictions on excursions.
August 26, 2021 - The Vasco da Gama, nicko cruises' ocean-going ship, was scheduled to call at Visby port on Gotland / Sweden at 13pm today. An hour before the planned arrival, the approximately 00 guests on board the ship learned that this destination had been removed from the route list.
August 18, 2021 - In July of this year, VASCO DA GAMA started its service with Baltic Sea cruises for the Stuttgart-based nicko cruises. Today another cruise in the Baltic Sea area starts from the Ostseekai in Kiel. Top destinations are Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tallinn. The 12-night trip ends in Bremerhaven.
August 13, 2021 - Today it became known that the new flagship of the Norwegian Cruise Line, the Norwegian Prima, in one Fincantieri shipyard has floated. The external work on the 18th ship in the NCL fleet has been completed. From now on, the interior fittings of the cruise ship will be pushed ahead with high pressure. In the summer of 2022, the Norwegian Prima will be handed over to NCL and start operating.
July 29, 2021 - Good news comes from the Port of Hamburg. Cruise activity is picking up speed again in Hamburg. AIDA Cruises has the AIDAmar set off on 7-day cruises thirteen times. The trips take place between July 31, 2021 and October 24, 2021.
July 22, 2021 - Norway lovers and TUI fans can breathe easy: From August 22nd, Mein Schiff 1 will start sailing towards Norway. Destinations are the Norwegian fjords, the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen or the capital Oslo. The only downer: all adults on board - guests and crew - must be fully vaccinated. A test is compulsory for children aged four and over.
July 13, 2021 - Great caution is still required with regard to SARS-CoV-2. A step towards normality will in future be the vaccination offer for the crews of the cruise ships in the port of Hamburg.
July 7, 2021 - The corona situation is forcing cruise lines to react quickly to developments caused by pandemics. Nicko cruises made this experience again. Instead of completing two cruises from / to Funchal, three mini-cruises in the Baltic and North Sea are on the program for now. The trips start on July 20th.
June 30, 2021 - After the successful debut of the WORLD VOYAGER in the Canary Islands and the Azores, the VASCO DA GAMA, the second ocean-going ship of the established river shipping company, will start its service for German-speaking guests on July 13. The maiden voyage leads from Kiel to Denmark, Sweden and the Estonian Tallinn.
June 27, 2021 - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig christened the Crystal Endeavor yesterday as part of a festive ceremony. MV WERFTEN in Stralsund built the 164 meter long ship for the Crystal Expedition Cruises shipping company. The ship is the world's largest and most comfortable expedition yacht with ice class PC6.
June 25, 2021 - Princess Cruises is planning the Resumption of cruise operations with week-long trips to Alaska. The Majestic Princess is the first ship to sail. On September 26th, eight MedallionClass ships will be restarted with cruises to the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. Trips for European guests can probably be booked from September 1st.
June 23, 2021 - The AIDAcara, AIDA Cruise's first and oldest ship, is leaving the fleet after 25 years. The buyer was not named. The ship, which is getting on in years, can accommodate almost 1.200 guests with double occupancy. AIDA Cruises relies on sustainable fleet growth and low emissions Liquefied natural gas (LNG). The AIDAcosma, which is powered by LNG, will join the fleet this year.
June 19, 2021 - Last Monday, the MEYER TURKU shipyard in Turku, Finland celebrated the first steel cut of the Icon of the Seas. Delivery of the new building is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023. The ship, which is fired with environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas, is measured at around 200.000 GT. It takes around 5.000 passengers.
May 26, 2021 - Royal Caribbean is preparing for the restart. The company received preliminary approval from the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to conduct a test run with volunteers. The Freedom of the Seas test trip will take place June 20-22. The CDC is an agency of the United States Department of Health
May 18, 2021 - The ongoing corona situation prompts the Stuttgart-based nicko cruises to reroute the World Voyager trip planned for May 28, 2021. The trip was originally supposed to lead from Lisbon to Hamburg. Since many ports on Europe's west coast are currently still closed, World Voyager is being rerouted to the Azores.
May 12, 2021 - Now it's back to "Ahoy" for AIDA cruises from Germany: On May 12, 2021, bookings for AIDAsol's first voyages from / to Kiel will open. Dates are available between May 22nd and June 9th, 2021.
May 12, 2021 Update - TUI Cruises is currently offering trips to the Canary Islands and Greece. That is not all: On Whitsunday, May 23, 2021, the first “German” cruise of the Mein Schiff fleet will start in Kiel. A “blue voyage” without going ashore is offered.
May 12, 2021 - From today it is possible to make cabin bookings on Norwegian Prima, the newest NCL ship. According to the current plans, the new flagship will start its service in the summer of 2022. Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating the ship as another milestone in the history of the shipping company.
May 20, 2021 - Starting May 13, Mein Schiff 5 will undertake a total of six trips through Greece's archipelago. The announcement arouses hope among holidaymakers and the Greek tourism industry. The trips take place in accordance with the health and hygiene concept introduced by TUI Cruises. What is new is that two corona tests are required for the trips.
April 6, 2021 - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) starts the Corona season 2021 with three ships. The shipping company announced today that it will start shipping operations for the first time on July 25, 2021 with new routes in Europe and the Caribbean. The shipping company operates a total of 17 ships, of which the Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Gem are restarted. The ships go to destinations in Greece and the Caribbean Sea.
March 31, 2021 - MEYER Werft and the Japanese group NYK have signed a contract for the construction of a medium-sized cruise ship. Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, it is the first new construction order for a cruise ship that has been placed with a shipyard worldwide. The client is one of the largest shipping companies in the world.
March 29, 2021 - Cunard's Queen Elizabeth will resume operations in the summer of 2021. The shipping company is making its ship ready for operation and will send it on ten cruises along the British Isles and on three so-called "Sun Voyages" from July to October 2021. However, there is one downer: the trips can only be booked for guests resident in Great Britain who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
March 27, 2021 - For what seems like forever, there has been a dispute in Venice about the access of the cruise ships to the Stazione Marittima. Environmental activists are demanding that cruise ships no longer pass through the Giudecca Canal and past St. Mark's Square. The operating company of the cruise terminal and its employees have a fundamentally different view of the subject.
March 12, 2021 - The cruise industry's business disruptions continue. After Princess Cruises announced at the beginning of the week that trips by three cruise ships from / to Southampton will be suspended until September 25, 2021, Cunard is extending the cruise break for all three Cunard Queens.
March 3, 2021 - The cruise operator nicko cruises Schiffsreisen GmbH is investing a double-digit million euro amount in the conversion of the ocean-going ship VASCO DA GAMA, which was previously operated by CMV. The cruise ship named after the Portuguese navigator and explorer will be in the Lisnave shipyard near Lisbon visually and technically prepared for the requirements of the Stuttgart cruise operator.
March 2, 2021 - Royal Caribbean announces that the brand new Odyssey of the Seas will make tours of the Mediterranean Sea from Haifa / Israel in the summer of 2021. The trips are offered as three- and seven-night trips. According to the press release, Israeli citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 will be the first to travel on the new ship.
February 25, 2021 - Oceania Cruises, part of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, see high demand for cruises on the summer routes 2022 and the world tour 2023. From March 3, 127 trips from the new "Tropical and Exotic Collection" from Oceania Cruises can be booked become.
February 22, 2021 - The situation of the cruise companies and their shipyards is extremely bad as a result of the corona pandemic. Most cruise ships are stuck without employment and the crews are without work. MEYER shipyard is considering layoffs and the shipyard's suppliers are worried about their future.
February 17, 2021 - The corona pandemic is paralyzing all areas of cruise shipping. It is unclear when worldwide regular ship operations can again be assumed. The Princess Cruises offer comes at the right time. The Island Princess will sail from / to Fort Lauderdale around the world from January 5 to April 26, 2023.
February 01, 2021 - TUI Cruises canceled the 14-day Dubai trip planned in March with Mein Schiff 6 today. The trip should start on March 1st, 2020. The shipping company cannot guarantee that the situation in the individual countries will make a call possible or that the necessary promises will be made in good time before your voyage begins. Booked guests are offered personal Mein Schiff travel credit with bonus options.
January 25, 2021 - A few days ago it was announced that the Royal Caribbean Group is selling the cruise brand Azamara Club Cruises to the New York private equity firm Sycamore Partners. Now Azamara announces that Sycamore is adding a fourth ship to its fleet. This ship is the former Pacific Princess.
January 20, 2021 - Royal Caribbean Holding is selling its Azamara Club Cruises to Sycamore Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Royal Caribbean intends to focus exclusively on the brands Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and the majority holding Silversea in the future. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.
January 16, 2021 - In February 2020, the Meyer Werft in Turku, Finland began the Assembly work on the hull of the Costa Toscana. Eleven months later, the new building was completed to the extent that the building dock could be flooded. Yesterday afternoon the Costa Toscana left the dock and moored at the equipment quay.
December 29, 2020 - Cruise enthusiasts expect cruises to resume worldwide. TheCoronavirus Sars-CoV-XNUMX hit the cruise industry at full speed and forced an emergency stop. In the meantime, attempts to resume cruises on the back burner, which were successful in some respects, were unable to reduce the financial damage associated with the shutdown. When to expect regular ship travel is (still) in the stars. And yet new ships have been announced for the coming year.
December 17, 2020 - Royal Caribbean is separating from two veteran ships this month: the Empress of the Seas and the Majesty of the Seas. Both ships are being sold to an undisclosed buyer from the Asia-Pacific region.
December 11, 2020 - Do the right thing and talk about it. TUI Cruises acts according to this motto. The hygiene concept of the cruise company battered by the COVID-19 pandemic has been certified for Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. The hygiene certificate was issued by the independent SGS Institute Fresenius.
December 09, 2020 - The information about COVID-19-related shutdowns in the cruise industry doesn't want to end. Today Cunard announced the extension of the cruise break for the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth.
December 04, 2020 - The effects of Corona on the cruise industry are terrifying. Royal Caribbean is considering extending the lay offs. NCL and its brand subsidiaries are suspending cruises for an extended period of time. Costa cancels Christmas and New Year cruises. TUI Cruises and their guests are hit hard. The planned 35-day Caribbean voyage of Mein Schiff 1 is canceled.
December 1st, 2020 - In January 2017 the British All Leisure Holidays had to file for bankruptcy. This also sealed the fate of the cruise brands Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery. Swan Hellenic is now back on the market with three new buildings. The first trip is scheduled for November 2021.
28th November, 2020 - The Royal Caribbean Group's latest new building, the Odyssey of the Seas, has left construction dock II at MEYER WERFT. At the beginning of May 2019, the shipyard celebrated the laying of the keel of the 347-meter-long cruise ship. The takeover of the ship was originally planned for this month. Due to COVID-19, delivery has been postponed to April 2021.
November 25 th, 2020 - The friends of MS Astor will be saddened that the 33 year-old cruise ship is being scrapped in Turkey. On Monday of this week, the ship landed in Aliaga, Turkey.
November 20th, 2020 - The cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 of TUI Cruises is going on a 35-day voyage. The destination is the Caribbean. On a private island nine days island vacation are offered. The journey with the special Caribbean feeling starts and ends in Germany.
13th November, 2020 - What sounds like a joke is true. Royal Caribbean International has launched a website for potential test subjects. The cruise brand is looking for volunteers who will be available for test purposes for the upcoming test cruises.
November 12, 2020 -Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings boss Frank Del Rio sees the coming year as a year of transition for the three companies in the NCL Group. Full employment can be expected in 2022. Normality will only come about in 2023.