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MEYER Werft begins building the Silver Ray

MEYER Werft begins building the Silver Ray

24.11.2022/2023/2024 – Silversea Cruises' fleet of eleven cruise ships continues to grow. With the start of production of the Silver Ray, MEYER Werft in Papenburg and Silversea Cruises celebrated the start of production of a second Nova Class ship. The Silver Nova, which is currently under construction, is expected to start service in August XNUMX. The Silver Ray will follow her in the summer of XNUMX.

Mein Schiff 7 first voyages are bookable

Mein Schiff 7 first voyages are bookable

November 24th, 2022 – Anticipation for the new Mein Schiff 7. The first voyages for the summer of 2024 for the Mein Schiff 7 are unlocked!

Port of Hamburg records best cruise season to date

Port of Hamburg records best cruise season to date

November 22, 2022 - With 280 ship calls, Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH (CGH) reports the strongest season in Hamburg's cruise history. More than 750.000 passengers are expected to pass through the cruise terminals by the end of the year. Other passengers arrived on 41 river boats.

Europe's cruise industry is experiencing a significant drop in sales

Europe's cruise industry is experiencing a significant drop in sales

November 22, 2022 - The cruise industry is currently attracting potential cruisers with attractive offers and spreading pure optimism. We now owe the EU statistical authority and the Federal Statistical Office insights into the true situation of the industry. In 2019, 7,4 million people traveled on cruise ships. In 2021, only 1,3 million passengers were counted. The booking numbers are still far from the pre-corona levelt.

AIDAcosma maiden call in Dubai

AIDAcosma maiden call in Dubai

November 21, 2022 -  On November 17, 2022, the cruise ship AIDAcosma called at the new Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal for the first time.

My ship BLACK WEEK 2022

My ship BLACK WEEK 2022

November 17, 2022 – Feel-good trips at top prices. now Mein Schiff® Book BLACK WEEK 2020 deals from Friday, November 18.11.2022, 28.11.2022 to Monday, November XNUMX, XNUMX.

Updated: Disney Cruise Line acquires Global Dream

Updated: Disney Cruise Line acquires Global Dream

November 17, 2022 – Disney Cruise Line yesterday confirmed the takeover of Global Dream, which was 70 percent completed by MV Werften on behalf of the insolvent Genting Group. The Papenburg MEYER shipyard confirms today that the ship will be completed by the newly founded shipyard company MEYER Wismar.

Disney Cruise Line takes over Global Dream out of bankruptcy

November 17, 2022 - Disney Cruise Line yesterday confirmed the takeover of Global Dream, which was 70 percent completed by MV Werften on behalf of the insolvent Genting Group. Completion will take place in Wismar under the management of the Papenburg MEYER shipyard.

MSC Seascape delivered to MSC Cruises

MSC Seascape delivered to MSC Cruises

September 17, 2022 | MSC Cruises today officially took delivery of its new flagship, MSC Seascape. It is the largest cruise ship ever built in Italy.

Mein Schiff-Fleet: Routes for the summer of 2024 have been set

Mein Schiff-Fleet: Routes for the summer of 2024 have been set

November 15, 2022 – As of today, the new trips of the Mein Schiff fleet for the summer of 2024. The trips will be available to book soon.

Christmas and New Year's Eve on board the AIDA ships

Christmas and New Year's Eve on board the AIDA ships

November 15st, 2022 - In winter 2022/2023, the 12 ships of the AIDA fleet will travel to the most beautiful winter destinations in summer as well as to winter and Christmas in Europe.

Christening of MSC World Europe in Doha, Qatar

Christening of MSC World Europe in Doha, Qatar

September 16, 2022 | MSC Cruises, the third largest cruise brand in the world, yesterday christened its newest flagship at the brand new Grand Cruise Terminal in Doha MSC World Europe.

Carnival Cruise Line announces two additions to the fleet

Carnival Cruise Line announces two additions to the fleet

November 09, 2022 – The Carnival Cruise Line fleet currently comprises 23 ships. In keeping with the company's 50th anniversary, two more ships have joined the fleet. They are the Carnival Celebration and the Carnival Luminosa.

TUI Cruises unveils seven highlights of Mein Schiff 7

TUI Cruises unveils seven highlights of Mein Schiff 7

November 8, 2022 – MEYER Turku shipyard is building the new Mein Schiff 7. Production of the 1.447 cabin ship started in June this year. The new building, around 316 meters long, will go into service in 2024. The sister ship of Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 is the first of three new ships that will complete the Mein Schiff fleet by 2026.

Mein Schiff 5: Kick-off for the 2022/2 Asian season

Mein Schiff 5: Kick-off for the 2022/23 Asian season

November 4, 2022 - Tomorrow, Saturday, Mein Schiff 5 will depart from Antalya for Singapore. After arriving in Singapore, six fortnightly trips are on the program from December 7th.

Around the world with Azamara Onward in 2025

Around the world with Azamara Onward in 2025

November 3, 2022 - The renowned cruise brand Azamara offers in the first half of 2025 a "Once-in-a-Lifetime" World tour with the Azamara Onward. The 155-night cruise travels westbound from San Diego to Southampton. The Premium Plus ship passes 37 countries and breathtaking cities.

MEYER WERFT transfers P&O newbuilding Arvia to Eemshaven

MEYER WERFT transfers P&O newbuilding Arvia to Eemshaven

November 3rd, 2022 - Next Saturday, November 5th, MEYER WERFT will transfer the latest newbuild on the Ems to Eemshaven in the Netherlands. The technical and nautical tests follow the Ems passage. Then MS Arvia sets course for Bremerhaven, where the handover to P&O Cruises (GB) takes place.

The new AIDA promise for travel in winter 2022/23

The new AIDA promise for travel in winter 2022/23

November 01st, 2022 - In winter 2022/2023, the 12 ships of the AIDA fleet will travel to the most beautiful winter destinations in summer as well as to winter and Christmas in Europe.

Experience World Cup football live on AIDA ships

Experience World Cup football live on AIDA ships

October 28, 2022 - "Get to the ball" will soon be the motto worldwide and AIDA guests can be there live on board. Games from this year's World Cup will be shown on all twelve AIDA ships.

Start of booking AIDA world trip with AIDAsol 2024/2025

Start of booking AIDA world trip with AIDAsol 2024/2025

October 27, 2022 - UPDATE. From now on the AIDA World Cruise 2024/2025 bookable with the AIDAsol. Early bookers have the full range of cabins and receive the AIDA Early Bird Plus discount.

AIDAmar starts world cruise in Hamburg

AIDAmar starts world cruise in Hamburg

October 27, 2022 – Yesterday evening, at 20:00pm sharp, AIDAmar set off from Hamburg on its first world voyage.

Advent and Christmas on board Mein Schiff

Advent and Christmas on board Mein Schiff

October 25, 2022 – Advent and Christmas on board the Mein Schiff fleet. Soothing warmth at Christmas: the Caribbean, the Orient, Asia or the Canary Islands.

AIDAcosma - kick-off event for the Orient season with DJ ALLE FARBEN

AIDAcosma - kick-off event for the Orient season with DJ ALLE FARBEN

October 20, 2022 – On the 7-day premiere cruise with AIDAcosma from/to Dubai starting November 18, 2022, guests can expect a special program from 1001 Nights

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection: Things are moving forward

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection: Things are moving forward

October 18, 2022 - More than five years ago, luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton broke plans to enter the cruise business with three super yachts. Little was heard of the project for a long time. Now the time has come: The Evrima, the first of three planned new buildings, is heading for Nice from Barcelona.

Celestyal Cruises: new pricing model and new routes

Celestyal Cruises: new pricing model and new routes

October 14, 2022 – The Cypriot shipping company Celestyal Cruises is starting the 2023/24 season with a new price model and new routes. The specialist for Aegean cruises offers its guests longer stays and deeper insights into the destinations visited. The company is also introducing a new, two-tier pricing model.

TUI Cruises: Mein Schiff 3 – restart after a fresh cell cure

TUI Cruises: Mein Schiff 3 – restart after a fresh cell cure

October 6th, 2022 – Today, after an eleven-day stay in the shipyard in Hamburg, Mein Schiff 3 sets off on an eight-day voyage to Mallorca. The trip was preceded by a renovation in the Elbe 17 dry dock at Blohm & Voss. In addition to general technical maintenance work, the ship experienced a few notable innovations and improvements.

Don't miss: Oceania Free Land Tour Program 2023

Don't miss: Oceania Free Land Tour Program 2023

October 5, 2022 – In the coming year Oceania Cruises guests benefit from an included land program on select cruises. Destinations are the greatest natural or architectural wonders on earth as well as world-famous cities. The offer is valid for trips booked by January 8, 2023.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is committed to sustainable shipping

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is committed to sustainable shipping

September 29, 2022 – The German cruise company Hapag Lloyd Cruises, which operates in the luxury and expedition segment, reports on the occasion of today's World Shipping Day on its efforts to optimize the ecological balance.

nicko cruises: Winter break 2022/23 on the VASCO DA GAMA

nicko cruises: Winter break 2022/23 on the VASCO DA GAMA

September 28, 2022 – “Escape the bad weather and rising energy costs; Overwinter on VASCO DA GAMA.” With these words, nicko cruises advertises long-term vacationers on the VASCO DA GAMA. The Stuttgart cruise company makes tempting offers for ship vacationers.

Costa Cruises: more freedom when it comes to cruises

Costa Cruises: more freedom when it comes to cruises

September 27th, 2022 - From October 8th, the health rules will change at Costa Cruises. The shipping company promises its guests all-round carefree cruises.

Apprenticeship as hotel and hospitality assistant on TUI Cruises ships

Apprenticeship as hotel and hospitality assistant on TUI Cruises ships

September 23.09.2022 – Many aspects contribute to the success or failure of a cruise. A key factor in the success of a holiday on board the ships is the commitment of the crew. To ensure that this leads to success, TUI Cruises cruise ships offer training programs for hotel and hospitality assistants.

Hurtigruten converts mail fleet to hybrid technology

Hurtigruten converts mail fleet to hybrid technology

September 22, 2022 – Hurtigruten Norway will convert its fleet of seven mail ships to hybrid propulsion by the end of summer 2023. The company is paying almost 100 million euros for the "green" package of measures. The first ship to be upgraded with hybrid technology is the MS Richard With, christened in 1993.

Costa Cruises: All Inclusive becomes the new standard

Costa Cruises: All Inclusive becomes the new standard

September 19, 2022 – Costa Cruises makes All Inclusive the standard for 2022/23. The new offerings include full board, a drinks package, onboard gratuities, and children and youth require no supplement on most sailings. Flights are also included in the cruise price for Dubai and Caribbean cruises.

Princess Cruises unveils details of third Sun Princess

Princess Cruises unveils details of the third Sun Princess

September 17, 2022 – Princess Cruises, a Carnival Group company, revealed details of the new ship, which will enter service in 2024, the day before yesterday. For the third time in the company's history, a cruise ship bears the name Sun Princess. Measuring 175.500 GT, it is the largest and most modern ship ever built for Princess Cruises.

Entertainment offers on board MSC World Europe

MSC World Europa Entertainment offers

September 16, 2022 | MSC Cruises' first World Class ship offers guests of all ages a wide range of entertainment options. Guests will experience five new themed parties, two new interactive game shows and many state-of-the-art attractions in high-tech locations throughout the ship

Full Metal Cruise 2023 - Part II bookable now

Full Metal Cruise 2023 - Part II bookable now

September 15 – From September 20-24, 2023, Europe's loudest cruise will set sail and transform the My ship 4 on their trip to Denmark and Norway to a metal stronghold.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises awarded by Seatrade Cruise Med

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises awarded by Seatrade Cruise Med

September 15, 2022 - Winner in the Expedition Cruise Initiative of the Year category. IAwarded innovative route to Swedish and Finnish Lapland.

MS EUROPA appears in new splendor after a stay in the shipyard

MS EUROPA appears in new splendor after a stay in the shipyard

September 13, 2022 - After a two-week stay in the shipyard, the MS EUROPA presented itself to its guests in new splendor last Sunday. Routine maintenance and repair work was carried out while the ship was in the yard.

MEYER WERFT invests in climate-friendly shipping

MEYER WERFT invests in climate-friendly shipping

September 9, 2022 – Freudenberg e-Power Systems, a strategic partner of MEYER WERFT, has received the world's first certification for seagoing vessels for a fuel cell system operated with methanol. MEYER WERFT sees good chances of using the system on seagoing vessels from now on. It represents an important development step towards new maritime energy systems and climate-friendly shipping.

AIDA Cruises simplify Corona regulations

AIDA Cruises are simplifying COVID-19 regulations

September 9, 2022 - For more than two years, the COVID-19 virus has caused massive strains on travel. The easing of the COVID-19 situation that has been to be achieved in the past few weeks and months has made travel significantly easier in large parts of the world. Governments are lifting restrictions and cruise lines are responding with gradual adjustments to their protocols. From September 17, 2022, AIDA Cruises will no longer require proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

MSC World Europe launch takes place in Doha

MSC World Europe launch takes place in Doha

September 07, 2022 | MSC Cruises' most environmentally friendly ship heralds the future of MSC Cruises with her christening on November 13, 2022.

MS Hamburg offers 250-day cruise around the world

MS Hamburg offers 250-day cruise around the world

September 6, 2022 - On July 29, 2023, MS Hamburg, Germany's smallest cruise ship, on the longest cruise to date. The spectacular journey to six continents begins in Hamburg and ends on April 3, 2024 in Istanbul.

Full Metal Cruise 2023 bookable from today

Full Metal Cruise 2023 bookable from today

September 06th – From September 15th to 20th, 2023, the Full Metal Cruise 2023, the loudest cruise in Europe, sets sail for the tenth time and transforms the Mein Schiff 4 on its journey to the metal strongholds Sweden and Finland into a gigantic anniversary Ship.

nicko cruises gives a Northern Lights guarantee for trips to Norway

September 6, 2022 - From the end of September to the end of March, there is a high probability of being the best time to see the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) north of the Arctic Circle. At the best Northern Lights time nicko cruises' VASCO DA GAMA sails in October 2022 twice from Kiel to the North Cape. In their luggage, fellow travelers have a “Northern Lights Guarantee”.

PONANT unveils 2024 cruises in the Far North

PONANT unveils 2024 cruises in the Far North

September 2, 2022 – For the In the summer of 2024, PONANT is currently presenting 26 downhill runs in the far north. The shipping company offers a total of 16 different routes. There are Arctic voyages to choose from as well as six brand new itineraries exploring the Faroe Islands, Canada and the Great Lakes region of North America. The 2024 summer trips to the Arctic can be booked now.

Mein Schiff 5 - nine cruises from Singapore in winter 2022/23

Mein Schiff 5 - nine cruises from Singapore in winter 2022/23

2 September 2022 - TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 5 is sailing between December 2022 and May 2023 nine cruises departing from Singapore. Eight journeys begin and end in the city-state. The ninth cruise starts in Singapore and ends in Dubai. The passengers get to know destinations in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam on the journey.

My ship Jeckliner

TUI Cruises - The Jeckliner 2023

September 1, 2022 – The Jeckliner sets sail for the third time in 2023 with numerous top acts! The Mein Schiff 4 is scheduled to sail through the Mediterranean from May 01st to 05th, 2023 from Mallorca.

MSC Seascape with Robotron ride

MSC Seascape with Robotron ride

September 01, 2022 | From December 2022, the MSC Seascape will offer “Robotron”, the first high-tech entertainment experience of its kind with innovative robot technology for the ultimate adrenaline rush

Canary routes AIDAmar in winter 2022/2023

Canary routes AIDAmar in winter 2022/2023

August 31, 2022 - New Canary Islands program for AIDAmar in winter 2022/2023 offers guests even more variety and flexibility

Royal Caribbean equips entire fleet with Starlink

Royal Caribbean equips entire fleet with Starlink

August 31, 2022 - High-speed Internet via satellite: Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink broadband Internet service will be installed on all ships of the Royal Caribbean Group by early 2023.

Carnival Luminosa will launch in Australia in November 2022

Carnival Luminosa will launch in Australia in November 2022

August 30, 2022 - It is now possible to book trips with the Carnival Luminosa. The ship's home port is Brisbane, Australia. The 294 meter long cruise ship was put into service in May 2009 under the name Costa Luminosa. In the current year, the ship changed within the Carnival Group to Carnival Cruise Line.

Cruise ship Norwegian Prima christened by Katy Perry

Cruise ship Norwegian Prima christened by Katy Perry

August 29, 2022 – The US cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) had the Norwegian Prima christened yesterday in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is the first of six cruise ships in the newly developed Prima class. At 294 meters long, the ship is significantly smaller than the previously built Breakaway-class ships. Godmother of the new flagship was the American singer and songwriter Katy Perry.

Celebrity Cruises - Construction of the Ascent begins

Celebrity Cruises - Construction of the Ascent begins

August 25, 2022 – The traditional coin ceremony of the Celebrity Ascent - the new luxury cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises took place in the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique
will set sail in early December 2023.

Mein Schiff 3 - "Der Schiffsarzt" broadcast date on RTL has been set

Mein Schiff 3 - "Der Schiffsarzt" broadcast date on RTL has been set

August 25, 2022 - Mein Schiff 3 becomes a secret series star. Broadcast date for the medical drama "Der Schiffsarzt" on RTL has been set.

Mein Schiff - Start of two great offers today

Mein Schiff - Start of two great offers today

August 25, 2022 – Two great offers started today at TUI Cruises.

MSC Seascape successfully completed the first test drives

MSC Seascape successfully completed the first test drives

August 24, 2022 | MSC Seascape, the second ship in the Seaside EVO class, is entering the final phase of preparation ahead of her inaugural season in the Caribbean in four months
The innovative ship brings guests closer to the sea and offers elegant restaurants and numerous entertainment options.

Celebrity Cruises lifts vaccination requirements for cruises departing from Europe and the USA

Celebrity Cruises lifts vaccination requirements for cruises departing from Europe and the USA

August 23, 2022 - Beginning September 5, all guests, regardless of vaccination status, may board provided they meet local testing requirements -
Test guidelines simplified: Self-tests are now also allowed.

TUI Cruises is committed to climate protection and is examining other goals

TUI Cruises is committed to climate protection and is examining other goals

August 23, 2022 - TUI Cruises has always focused on climate protection. The cruise line is now having the targets for reducing its own emissions scientifically reviewed.

Queen Mary 2 – guest star at the Hamburg Cruise Days

Queen Mary 2 – guest star at the Hamburg Cruise Days

August 19, 2022 – The Hamburg Cruise Days will take place from August 19 to 21, 2022. After the previous forced break caused by the pandemic, visitors this year are experiencing for the eighth time Emotions on land and at sea. As in previous years, the focus of interest is on the Blue Port Hamburg light art work. During the three-day event, five ships will visit the Hanseatic city. The star guest is the Queen Mary 2 (QM2), the "Queen of the Seas".

AIDAprima Oktoberfest special with Die HÖHNER, Tim Toupet and Gletscherfezzer

AIDAprima Oktoberfest special with Die HÖHNER, Tim Toupet and Gletscherfezzer

August 17, 2022 – During the Oktoberfest this year, the top acts Die HÖHNER, Gletscherfezzer and Tim Toupet will ensure great fun on board AIDA.

AIDA Cruises invests heavily in digital outdoor advertising

AIDA Cruises invests heavily in digital outdoor advertising

August 15, 2022 – With the assistance of advertising specialist Ströer, AIDA Cruises is jumping on the new trend of three-dimensional advertising campaigns. The sales promotion campaign launched today in Hamburg is not least in connection with the "Hamburg Cruise Days pur" beginning on Friday of this week..

Hanse Sail 2022: AIDAmar and AIDAdiva are there

Hanse Sail 2022: AIDAmar and AIDAdiva are there

August 11, 2022 - AIDA Cruises is bringing two ships from the fleet to the Hanse Sail this year. AIDAmar will be visiting Warnemünde on August 12, 2022 and AIDAdiva on August 13, 2022.

nicko cruises: affordable world tour with the VASCO DA GAMA

nicko cruises: affordable world tour with the Vasco da Gama

Aug 10, 2022 - The Stuttgart-based cruise expert nicko cruises Schiffsreisen GmbH will have its ocean-going ship Vasco da Gama circumnavigate the world between October 2023 and April 2024. A “big” and a “small” world trip as well as individual stages and routes can be booked.

Oceania Cruises is simplifying boarding policies

Oceania Cruises is simplifying boarding policies

August 10, 2022 – The premium cruise brand Oceania Cruises, which belongs to Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), is focusing on safe and easy travel conditions from September 3, 2022. Beneficiaries are vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers and children under the age of twelve.

Cruise industry: Shore power systems urgently needed

Cruise industry: Shore power systems urgently needed

August 8, 2022 – CLIA Germany, the regional branch of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), reports that the CLIA member shipping companies are open to the topic of shore power.

Princess Cruises is expanding cruise offerings from US ports

Princess Cruises is expanding cruise offerings from US ports

August 5, 2022 – Princess Cruises, a Carnival Corporation & plc company, operates 15 premium cruise ships worldwide. More than two million passengers used the brand's service in the pre-corona year 2019. From August 11th, Princess Cruises will present the shipping company's largest cruise offer to date with US ports of departure.

AIDA new summer routes 2023 in the north

AIDA new summer routes 2023 in the north

August 03, 2022 - For the 2023 summer season, AIDA Cruises is launching new routes for the cruise ships AIDAdiva, AIDAmar and AIDAnova. A variety of attractive travel options in the north are now on the agenda. The new cruises can be booked from August 3, 2022.

Mein Schiff 6 receives shore power in Kiel for the first time

Mein Schiff 6 - second TUI Cruises ship ready for shore power

2 August 2022 – After Mein Schiff 4, Mein Schiff 6 is the second cruise ship in the TUI Cruises fleet to have a shore power connection. The upgrade was put through its paces yesterday in the port of Kiel. The finding: all systems work perfectly; Mein Schiff 6 is able to ensure almost emission-free ship operation on port days.

AIDAcoma brings VR attraction YULLBE GO on board

AIDAcosma brings VR attraction YULLBE GO on board

July 29, 2022 – AIDA Cruises is bringing YULLBE GO on board in cooperation with Europa-Park

Celebrity Edge - Halfway around the world in 53 days

Celebrity Edge - Halfway around the world in 53 days

July 25, 2022 – With Celebrity Cruises from Italy to Australia and New Zealand – The Celebrity Edge calls at a total of 2023 countries and 11 ports on its "Grand Journey" between October and December 25.

AIDA Cruises starts using biofuels

AIDA Cruises starts using biofuels

July 20, 2022 - Cruise line achieves major milestone in decarbonization strategy

Carnival Jubilee – MEYER WERFT Papenburg celebrates the laying of its keel

Carnival Jubilee – MEYER WERFT Papenburg celebrates the laying of its keel

July 22, 2022 – With the Carnival Jubilee, Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT is building a cruise ship for the Miami-based cruise brand Carnival for the first time. If everything goes according to plan, the third ship in the “Excel Class” will depart from Galveston, Texas in November 2023 on seven-day Caribbean cruises.

AIDA Cruises advertises jobs on board

AIDA Cruises advertises jobs on board

July 20, 2022 - All AIDA ships are sailing again. For adventurous, cosmopolitan job seekers, there are once again excellent opportunities for a varied job in an international working environment, combined with the opportunity to pursue a career with AIDA and to discover the world.

MSC Seascape offers expanded family offerings

MSC Seascape offers expanded family offerings

July 13, 2022 | MSC Cruises today announced new details on the family offering on MSC Seascape. The ship will delight guests of all ages with 98 hours of live entertainment per cruise, a 700 square meter children's area and state-of-the-art entertainment. MSC Sescape will enter service in December 2022 and will offer 7-night Caribbean cruises in her inaugural season.

ROSTOCK PORT is expecting 140 cruise ships this year

ROSTOCK PORT is expecting 140 cruise ships this year

July 8, 2022 – The According to the figures available, Rostock overseas port reports goods handling that corresponds to the record result of the first half of 2021. A total of 2021 million tons of cargo were handled in the first half of 15,2. The number of ferry passengers reached 953.000 in the current year. This value corresponds to the pre-corona level. As far as cruises are concerned, the company is counting relevant with 140 ship calls.

PONANT builds fourteenth climate-neutral cruise ship

PONANT builds fourteenth climate-neutral cruise ship

July 7, 2022 – The French Compagnie du PONANT, self proclaimed World market leader for luxury expedition cruises, has been synonymous with comfort, service quality and exclusive travel destinations for over 30 years. Last but not least, the company relies on sustainable travel with regard to the destinations it travels to. For the 14th ship in the fleet, PONANT intends to use non-fossil energy sources for propulsion.

AIDAcosma soon to start filming the dating show "Herz on board"

AIDAcosma soon to start filming the dating show "Herz on board"

July 07, 2022 - On board AIDAcosma: Start of shooting for the new highlight format at VOX. Apply now for the new dating show and experience a cruise to happiness in the Mediterranean

833rd Port Birthday Hamburg with a sea of ​​lights for AIDAprima

833rd Port Birthday Hamburg with a sea of ​​lights for AIDAprima

July 06, 2022 – For the ninth time, AIDA Cruises has been a strong partner for the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY

833rd Port Birthday Hamburg with a sea of ​​lights for AIDAprima

833rd Port Birthday Hamburg with sea of ​​lights for AIDAprima (2)

July 06, 2022 – For the ninth time, AIDA Cruises has been a strong partner for the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY

Mein Schiff 1 Reboot on North American routes

Mein Schiff 1 Reboot on North American routes

July 04th, 2022 - In autumn 1, Mein Schiff 2022 will again be sailing on interesting North American routes.

Study proves: Millions of Germans tend to cruise

Study proves: Millions of Germans tend to cruise

July 1, 2022 - We owe the amazing realization to Costa Crociere and a market research company commissioned by the shipping company that 6,5 million Germans can imagine embarking on a cruise within the next twelve months.

Kiel Week final production: AIDAbella at the center of the star magic

Kiel Week final production: AIDAbella at the center of the star magic

June 28, 2022 – The most beautiful impressions in the Video: AIDA Cruises thrilled visitors for nine days with unmistakable holiday flair on the Kiellinie and goosebump moments on the water.

Summer in winter on board the Mein Schiff fleet

Summer in winter on board the Mein Schiff fleet

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..

Two more Costa ships are switching to Carnival Cruise Line

Two more Costa ships are switching to Carnival Cruise Line

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.

Phoenix Reisen offers music cruises on three ships

Phoenix Reisen offers music cruises on three ships

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.

TUI Cruises – second steel cut within a week

TUI Cruises – second steel cut within a week

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.

Cuxhaven Cruise Forum illuminates the future of cruises

Cuxhaven Cruise Forum illuminates the future of cruises

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.

Holiday program on the AIDA ships

Holiday program on the AIDA ships

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.

MSC and Chantiers de l'Atlantique celebrate milestones of the two LNG newbuilds

MSC and Chantiers de l'Atlantique celebrate milestones of the two LNG newbuilds

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.

Costa Luminosa leaves Costa fleet for Carnival

Costa Luminosa leaves Costa fleet for Carnival

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.

AIDA winter program 2022 / 2023

AIDA winter program 2022 / 2023

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.

Hurtigruten is planning two new routes in the anniversary year 2023

Hurtigruten is planning two new routes in the anniversary year 2023

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.

TUI Cruises: Construction of Mein Schiff 7 started today

TUI Cruises: Construction of Mein Schiff 7 started today

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.

Impressions of the Carnival Celebration under construction

Impressions of the Carnival Celebration under construction

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.

MSC Bellissima will be positioned in the Mediterranean this summer

MSC Bellissima will be positioned in the Mediterranean this summer

June 10, 2022 | The MSC Bellissima complements the current summer program of MSC Cruises in the Mediterranean

MEYER WERFT hands over third ship to Disney Cruise Line

MEYER WERFT hands over third ship to Disney Cruise Line

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.

3 AIDA ships at Kiel Week

Three AIDA ships at Kiel Week

June 10, 2022 - Strong partnership for Kiel Week: AIDA Cruises with three ships and a large holiday world on land

The mask will no longer be used on Costa ships

Masks will no longer be compulsory on Costa ships

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 is possible. A prerequisite for traveling with you is a full vaccination or the recovered status. A negative antigen test is sufficient for embarkation.

Naming: Emerald Cruises christens Emerald Azzurra

Naming: Emerald Cruises christens Emerald Azzurra

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.

MSC World Europe sets new standards for sustainability

MSC World Europe sets new standards for sustainability

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.

Innovations on board the EUROPA 2

Innovations on board the EUROPA 2

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.

Celebrity Cruises celebrates the LGBTIQ* community with "Pride Party at Sea".

Celebrity Cruises celebrates the LGBTIQ* community with "Pride Party at Sea".

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

AIDA Cruises: Expert Council "Accessible Travel" begins work

AIDA Cruises: Expert Council "Accessible Travel" begins work

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.

Summer 2022 Baltic Sea - Mein Schiff 6 becomes a family ship

Summer 2022 Baltic Sea - Mein Schiff 6 becomes a family ship

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

AIDA Cruises reduces hygiene rules on board the ships

AIDA Cruises reduces hygiene rules on board the ships

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.

The Kelly Family Cruise - Mein Schiff 6

The Kelly Family Cruise - Mein Schiff 6

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.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is relaxing the hygiene concept on board the ships

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is relaxing the hygiene concept on board the ships

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.

My ship fleet relaxes travel requirements

My ship fleet relaxes travel requirements

May 17, 2022 - Summer can come: Mein Schiff Flotte relaxes travel requirements for a carefree cruise

WORLD VOYAGER makes a stopover on Heligoland

WORLD VOYAGER makes a stopover on Heligoland

May 16, 2022 – On its 14-day journey from Lisbon to Hamburg, the WORLD VOYAGER from nicko cruises today made an originally unplanned stopover on the German high seas island of Heligoland.

AIDAdiva and AIDAperla innovations after shipyard stay

AIDAdiva and AIDAperla innovations after shipyard stay

May 13, 2022 - After the stay in the shipyard: AIDAdiva and AIDAperla with numerous new products on board

Start of booking AIDA winter routes 2023/2024

Start of booking AIDA winter routes 2023/2024

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

Mein Schiff 3 booking start winter timetable 2022/2023

Mein Schiff 3 booking start winter timetable 2022/2023

May 12, 2022 – Caribbean flair, Atlantic islands and Scandinavian highlight ports: Mein Schiff 3 offers the greatest variety in winter 2022/2023

AIDAaura summer season - voyages to Great Britain, Greenland and Northern France

AIDAaura summer season - voyages to Great Britain, Greenland and Northern France

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.

MS EUROPA: 2023 trips can be booked in the 2024/25 season

MS EUROPA: 2023 trips can be booked in the 2024/25 season

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.

AIDA Cruises: World cruise 2023 with AIDAsol can be booked immediately

AIDA Cruises: World cruise 2023 with AIDAsol can be booked immediately

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.

AIDA Cruises: AIDAmar starts cruises from Warnemünde

AIDA Cruises: AIDAmar starts cruises from Warnemünde

April 14, 2022 - Starting today, AIDAmar will operate nine- and ten-day cruises from Rostock-Warnemünde to Scandinavian destinations.

AIDAcosma christened in Hamburg

AIDAcosma christened in Hamburg

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.

AIDA Cruises opens cruise season in Warnemünde

AIDA Cruises opens cruise season in Warnemünde

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.

Cruises with the Costa Firenze started from Genoa

Cruises with the Costa Firenze started from Genoa

Genoa, April 7th, 2022 - The Costa Firenze made its debut today in Genoa. The activity represents the incorporation of Costa cruises departing from Genoa.

AIDAcosma has to stay one day longer in Zeebrugge

AIDAcosma has to stay one day longer in Zeebrugge

April 06, 2022 - The cruise ship AIDAcosma has to stay one day longer in Zeebrugge due to a storm.

Celebrity Beyond has officially been handed over

Celebrity Beyond has officially been handed over

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.

AIDAcosma will be christened on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Hamburg

AIDAcosma will be christened on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Hamburg

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

MS Germany will be sailing for Phoenix Reisen from April

MS Germany will be sailing for Phoenix Reisen from April

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.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new catalog 2023 to 2024

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new catalog 2023 / 2024

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.

Hurtigruten plans to use zero-emission mail ships

Hurtigruten plans to use zero-emission mail ships

March 31, 2022 - In collaboration with the Norwegian research organization SINTEF develops Hurtigruten Norway zero-emission ships for the Norwegian coast. After the material moisture meter shows you the 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.

TUI Cruises presents routes for the 2023/24 winter season

TUI Cruises presents routes for the 2023/24 winter season

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.

Princess Cruises - Enchanted Princess will be rerouted

Princess Cruises - Enchanted Princess will be rerouted

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.

AIDAprima back in action after class and maintenance work

AIDAprima back in action after class and maintenance work

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.

Mein Schiff 6 becomes a hit stage on the Baltic Sea

Mein Schiff 6 becomes a hit stage on the Baltic Sea

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.

MEYER WERFT Papenburg builds the first ship for Carnival

MEYER WERFT Papenburg builds the first ship for Carnival

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)..

Emerald Azzurra welcomes first guests on maiden voyage

Emerald Azzurra launched from Aqaba on maiden voyage

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.

TUI Cruises - the ninth Full Metal Cruise starts in June 2022

TUI Cruises - the ninth Full Metal Cruise starts in June 2022

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.

Norwegian Escape ran aground off Puerto Plata

Norwegian Escape ran aground off Puerto Plata

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.

Mein Schiff 3 sets course for Great Britain in summer 2022

Mein Schiff 3 sets course for Great Britain in summer 2022

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.

nicko cruises reroutes river and ocean-going vessels

nicko cruises reroutes river and ocean-going vessels

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.

Azamara Club Cruises names godmother of Azamara Onward

Azamara Club Cruises names godmother of Azamara Onward

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.

AIDA Cruises: Adjustments to the itineraries in the Baltic Sea

AIDA Cruises: Adjustments to the itineraries in the Baltic Sea

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.

Round the world with the cruise ship VASCO DA GAMA

Round the world with the cruise ship VASCO DA GAMA

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.

TUI Cruises adjust Baltic Sea timetables to the crisis situation

TUI Cruises adjusts Baltic Sea timetables to the crisis situation

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.

AIDAcosma embarks on her first cruise

AIDAcosma embarks on her first cruise

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.

Mein Schiff 5 sets sail again on March 6th

Mein Schiff 5 sets sail again on March 6th

February 26, 2022 - Reboot + Easter offers + great video of Mein Schiff 5

The new ship AIDAcosma is expected in Hamburg tomorrow

The new ship AIDAcosma is expected in Hamburg tomorrow

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.

Hurtigruten relies on modern environmental technology for mail ships

Hurtigruten relies on modern environmental technology for mail ships

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.

SH Vega - a new star in the sky of expedition cruise ships

SH Vega - a new star in the sky of expedition cruise ships

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.

P&O Cruises – new build of P&O Arvia completes keel laying

P&O Cruises – new build of P&O Arvia completes keel laying

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.

Plantours cruises: fully vaccinated on cruise

Plantours cruises: fully vaccinated on cruise

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.

Ponant: Polar expedition ship Le Commandant Charcot now bookable for summer 2023

Ponant: Polar expedition ship Le Commandant Charcot now bookable for summer 2023

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.

Costa will start in 2022 with the entire fleet

Costa will start in 2022 with the entire fleet

February 14, 2022 | This year the entire Costa fleet will start. Good news for cruises from Germany

Disney Cruise Line - MEYER WERFT undocks Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line - MEYER WERFT undocks Disney Wish

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.

Cunard Line: The fourth and newest ship is called Queen Anne

Cunard Line: The fourth and newest ship is called Queen Anne

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.

Sea Cloud Cruises – change of ownership at the Hamburg cruise operator

Sea Cloud Cruises – change of ownership at the Hamburg cruise operator

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.

Carnival Cruise Line - 50th Anniversary Discounts

Carnival Cruise Line - 50th Anniversary Discounts

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.

Discovery Princess - Princess Cruise's last Royal Class new build

Discovery Princess - Princess Cruise's last Royal Class new build

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”..

TUI Cruises extends early booking discounts for selected Mein Schiff cruises

TUI Cruises extends early booking discounts for selected Mein Schiff cruises

February 01st, 2022 – Save up to 28 euros per person until February 130th.

Costa Toscana brings the Sanremo Festival to the sea

Costa Toscana brings the Sanremo Festival to the sea

February 01, 2022 | Costa Cruises' new "green" ship, moored in Sanremo, will be the first floating stage in the history of the Festival.

MSC extends the season in the United Arab Emirates until the end of June 2022

MSC extends season in the United Arab Emirates until the end of June 2022

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

AIDAcosma competition at AIDAradio

AIDAcosma competition at AIDAradio

January 31, 2022 - Today the big AIDAcosma competition starts at AIDAradio

WORLD VOYAGER – Entertainment on the expedition ship

WORLD VOYAGER – Entertainment on the expedition ship

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.

AIDA Cruises expands Selection program

AIDA Cruises expands Selection program

January 26, 2022 - AIDA Cruises will continue to expand its Selection program.

TUI Cruises creates new management position in sales

TUI Cruises creates new management position in sales

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.

AIDA once again recognized as a top employer

AIDA once again recognized as a top employer

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.

Celebrity Cruises is sending two ships to Asia

Celebrity Cruises is sending two ships to Asia

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

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer top-class luxury on 2024 voyages by 280

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer top-class luxury on 2024 voyages by 280

January 20, 2022 - Booking start of the Upgrade Your Horizon offer with upgrades of up to two suite categories and a reduced deposit.

AIDA Summer Promise 2022 - PCR test remains included

AIDA Summer Promise 2022 - PCR test remains included

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.

TUI Cruises – My ship fleet affected by Corona

TUI Cruises – My ship fleet affected by Corona

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.

Celebrity Cruises cancel free of charge up to 48 hours before departure

Celebrity Cruises cancel free of charge up to 48 hours before departure

January 17, 2022 - Celebrity Cruises expands Cruise with Confidence offering and continues to offer Best Price Guarantee

Costa Cruises is a partner of the RYDER CUP 2023

Costa Cruises is a partner of the RYDER CUP 2023

January 17, 2022 | Costa Launches New Golf Cruise Offering: “Cruise & Golf”

nicko cruises Schiffsreisen launches new brand identity

nicko cruises Schiffsreisen launches new brand identity

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.

MSC Magnifica starts the first winter season from / to Hamburg

MSC Magnifica starts the first winter season from / to Hamburg

January 03, 2022 | Yesterday, Sunday, the MSC Magnifica set sail for her first departure of the new winter program

TUI Cruises: Mein Schiff 6 is stopping the Dubai cruise for the time being

TUI Cruises: Mein Schiff 6 is stopping the Dubai cruise for the time being

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.

AIDAnova travel interruption in Lisbon. New start on January 15th from Gran Canaria.

AIDAnova travel interruption in Lisbon. New start on January 15th from Gran Canaria.

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.

More than 60 corona outbreaks on US cruise ships

More than 60 corona outbreaks on US cruise ships

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.

Mallorca will limit cruise ship calls from 2022

Mallorca will limit cruise ship calls from 2022

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.

AIDA Cruises took over the AIDACosma from MEYER WERFT today

AIDA Cruises took over the AIDACosma from MEYER WERFT today

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.

Costa inaugurates new cruise terminal in Dubai

Costa inaugurates new cruise terminal in Dubai

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

VASCO DA GAMA 2022/23 - nicko cruises presents new cruises

VASCO DA GAMA 2022/23 - nicko cruises presents new cruises

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

AIDA booking start summer 2023 - secure early booking benefits & cabins

AIDA booking start summer 2023 - secure early booking benefits & cabins

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.

AIDAnova is the 10th ship in the AIDA fleet to leave the port

AIDAnova is the 10th ship in the AIDA fleet to leave the port

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.

AIDA winter promise

AIDA winter promise

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.

Costa Cruises offers a new pricing model with 3 tariffs

Costa Cruises offers a new pricing model with 3 tariffs

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.

Celebrity Cruises expands South America program

Celebrity Cruises expands South America program

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

The entire MSC Cruises fleet is set to sail again for the 2022 summer program

The entire MSC Cruises fleet will set sail again in summer 2022

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

Hurtigruten Expeditions offers more departures from Hamburg

Hurtigruten Expeditions offers more departures from Hamburg

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.

Costa Crociere receives second LNG ship with Costa Toscana

Costa Crociere receives second LNG ship with Costa Toscana

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.

In view: Princess Cruises' Australia program 2023/24

In view: Princess Cruises' Australia program 2023/24

December 2, 2021 | After the first outbreaks of the corona pandemic, Australia quickly enforced strict border closings for its own nationals and foreigners.

AIDAbella celebrates first call in Dubai

AIDAbella Dubai - first call of the cruise ship

November 29, 2021 | On November 25, 2021, the cruise ship AIDAbella visited the new Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal for the first time.

MSC Virtuosa christened in the United Arab Emirates

MSC Virtuosa christened in the United Arab Emirates

November 29, 2021 | MSC Cruises celebrated the christening of the MSC Virtuosa in Dubai

MSC Cruises is introducing 1G on all cruise lines

MSC Cruises is introducing 1G + on all cruise lines

November 25, 2021 | Cruises with MSC Cruises are now only possible for vaccinated guests on all ships

PORT OF KIEL describes the path to climate neutrality by 2030

PORT OF KIEL describes the path to climate neutrality by 2030

November 24, 2021 | The three-stage plan specifies the port's BLUE PORT concept                      

To the Expo Dubai with the Costa Firenze

To the Expo Dubai with the Costa Firenze

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.

Experience Norway for the first time in winter and spring with Mein Schiff 1

Experience Norway for the first time in winter and spring with Mein Schiff 1

  • November 23, 2021 | Maximum variety with 4 to 14-day trips from February 23 to April 22, 2022  
MSC Seascape floated up

MSC Seascape floated up

November 22, 2021 | MSC Cruises and Fincantieri are celebrating the next flagship of the fleet with the float of MSC Seascape

PONANT Seychelles - shipping company is back first

PONANT Seychelles - shipping company is back first

November 18, 2021 | Expedition cruises in the Indian Ocean start again. PONANT is the first shipping company to return to the Seychelles

More Europe with Cunard: Queen Elizabeth's New Voyages 2022

Attention Cunard fans: Queen Elizabeth on a trip to Europe in 2022

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.

Ascent is the name of the new cruise ship from Celebrity

Celebrity Ascent is the name of the new cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises

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.

PONANT Antarctica - cruise line is the first to return

PONANT Antarctica - cruise line is the first to return

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.

Hamburg cruise port: doing the right thing and talking about it

Hamburg cruise port: doing the right thing and talking about it

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.

WORLD VOYAGER offers many cruise highlights in 2022/23

WORLD VOYAGER offers many cruise highlights in 2022/23

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.

AIDA opens the season in the Canaries

AIDA opens the season in the Canaries

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.

USA - cruises in the land of opportunity

USA - cruises in the land of opportunity

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.

Two more Celebrity Cruises ships go into operation

Two more Celebrity Cruises ships go into operation

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

AIDA Cruises will expand use of shore power in German ports in 2021

AIDA Cruises will expand use of shore power in German ports in 2021

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.

Celebrity Cruises currently has many special conditions

Celebrity Cruises currently has many special conditions

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

Hamburg expects a record high for cruise ships in 2022

Hamburg expects a record high for cruise ships in 2022

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.

Mallorca - is the cruise ship restriction coming?

Mallorca - is the cruise ship restriction coming?

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.

Hurtigruten Expeditions with a focus on the 2023/24 season

Hurtigruten Expeditions with a focus on the 2023/24 season

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.

The Warnemünde cruise season ends today

The Warnemünde cruise season ends today

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.

Hurtigruten's new guest lounge in Bergen, Norway

Hurtigruten's new guest lounge in Bergen, Norway

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.

AIDAcosma starts overpassing the river Ems

AIDAcosma - Ems transfer after midnight today

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.

nicko cruises: The 2G rule will apply in the future on rivers and at sea

nicko cruises: The 2G rule will apply in the future on rivers and at sea

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 of the operational processes on board the ships.

Families on a cruise - offers from German shipping companies

Families on a cruise - offers from German shipping companies

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.

Cruise ship WORLD VOYAGER: crew members infected with corona

Cruise ship WORLD VOYAGER: crew members infected with corona

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.

Mein Schiff 6 - TUI Cruises confirms Orient cruises in 2021/22

Mein Schiff 6 - TUI Cruises confirms Orient cruises in 2021/22

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.

Vasco da Gama cannot call at Visby

Vasco da Gama cannot call at Visby

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. 

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA starts next Baltic Sea cruise

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA starts next Baltic Sea cruise

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.

Fincantieri¬ shipyard in Marghera undocks Norwegian Prima

Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera undocks Norwegian Prima

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.

AIDAmar starts on week-long cruises from Hamburg

AIDAmar starts on week-long cruises from Hamburg

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.

TUI Cruises - Finally free travel to Norway again

TUI Cruises - Finally free travel to Norway again

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.

Port of Hamburg vaccinates cruise ship crews

Port of Hamburg vaccinates cruise ship crews

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.

Expedition ship WORLD VOYAGER comes to Kiel in July

Expedition ship WORLD VOYAGER comes to Kiel in July

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.

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA's maiden voyage from Kiel

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA's maiden voyage from Kiel

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.

Christened Crystal Endeavor - an ice class luxury ship

Christened Crystal Endeavor - an ice class luxury ship

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.

Princess Cruises - Cruises restart at the end of July 2021

Princess Cruises - Cruises restart at the end of July 2021

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.

AIDAcara will shortly be leaving the AIDA fleet

AIDAcara will shortly be leaving the AIDA fleet

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.

Meyer Turku shipyard builds cruise ship for Royal Caribbean

Meyer Turku shipyard builds cruise ship for Royal Caribbean

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.

Royal Caribbean is planning its first test trip in June

Royal Caribbean is planning its first test trip in June

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

nicko cruises are rerouting World Voyager to the Azores

nicko cruises are rerouting the World Voyager to the Azores

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.

Start of booking AIDAsol Reisen from Kiel

Start of booking AIDAsol Reisen from Kiel

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.

TUI Cruises will start with “Blue” trips from Kiel in May

TUI Cruises will start with “Blue” trips from Kiel in May

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line presents the Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line presents the Norwegian Prima

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.

Greece cruises - TUI Cruises requires two corona tests

Greece cruises - TUI Cruises requires two corona tests

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Cruises restart July 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line: Cruises restart July 2021

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.

MEYER shipyard receives new construction order for cruise ship

MEYER shipyard receives new construction order for cruise ship

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.

Cunard: Queen Elizabeth will travel around England in the summer of 2021

Cunard: Queen Elizabeth will travel around England in the summer of 2021

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.

The neverending theme: Venice and the cruise ships

The neverending theme: Venice and the cruise ships

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.

Cunard extends cruise break for all 3 ships

Cunard extends cruise break for all 3 ships

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.

nicko cruises invests millions in VASCO DA GAMA

nicko cruises invests millions in VASCO DA GAMA

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.

Odyssey of the Seas begins its premiere season in Haifa

Odyssey of the Seas begins its premiere season in Haifa

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.

Oceania Cruises' 2022/23 tropical and exotic collection

Oceania Cruises' 2022/23 tropical and exotic collection

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.

MEYER Werft: The construction of the P&O Arvia began with the steel cut

MEYER Werft: The construction of the P&O Arvia began with the steel cut

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.

Princess Cruises: Dream around the world with the Island Princess

Princess Cruises: Dream around the world with the Island Princess

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.

Mein Schiff 6 and Corona - TUI Cruises cancels Dubai trip

Mein Schiff 6 and Corona - TUI Cruises cancels Dubai trip

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.

Azamara Club Cruises buys fourth ship

Azamara Club Cruises buys fourth ship

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.

Royal Caribbean sells cruise line Azamara Cruises

Royal Caribbean sells cruise line Azamara Cruises

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.

Cruise ship Costa Toscana floated in Turku

Cruise ship Costa Toscana floated in Turku

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.

New cruise ships of the year 2021

New cruise ships of the year 2021

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.

Royal Caribbean repels Empress and Majesty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean repels Empress and Majesty of the Seas

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.

Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 certified by Fresenius

Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 certified by Fresenius

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.

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth are on pause until early summer 2021

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth are on pause until early summer 2021

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.

Caribbean cruise Mein Schiff 1 - Severe setback for TUI Cruises

Caribbean cruise Mein Schiff 1 - Severe setback for TUI Cruises

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.

Swan Hellenic back at the expedition cruise market

Swan Hellenic back at the expedition cruise market

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.

MEYER WERFT - Odyssey of the Seas successfully undocked

MEYER WERFT - Odyssey of the Seas successfully undocked

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.

Over and over - the cruise ship MS Astor is scrapped

Over and over - the cruise ship MS Astor is scrapped

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.

Mein Schiff 1 Caribbean Cruise - Christmas and New Years Eve 2020

Mein Schiff 1 Caribbean Cruise - Christmas and New Years Eve 2020

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.

USA - Royal Caribbean is hiring volunteers for test drives

USA - Royal Caribbean is hiring volunteers for test drives

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023

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.

Celebrity Cruises introduces all-inclusive pricing system

Celebrity Cruises introduces all-inclusive pricing system

November 12, 2020 - Celebrity Cruises, one of the Royal Caribbean brands, is introducing the all-inclusive pricing system on all trips. The new Always Included program includes internet access, drinks and tips.

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

November 7, 2020 - AGreece is introducing new travel restrictions in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases. These measures are forcing Costa Crociere to temporarily suspend Costa Deliziosa's cruises to Greece.

TUI Cruises slowed down - Schleswig Holstein stops blue trips

TUI Cruises slowed down - Schleswig Holstein stops blue trips

November 4, 2020 - According to RTL, the state of Schleswig-Holstein has banned the Hamburg shipping company TUI Cruises from operating cruises from this state. The ban will come into force on November 5, 2020.

Leading cruise brands are on hold until the end of the year

Leading cruise brands are on hold until the end of the year

November 3rd, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic claims its victims among the cruise brands. Small, financially weak companies like the Spanish Pullmantur Cruceros, the British CMV including the subsidiary brand TransOcean and FTI Cruises were hit hard. The list is not exhaustive. They were forced to cease operations. The industry giants Carnival, MSC, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are hit no less hard. With a few exceptions, their ships will be on hold until December 31, 2020.

VIVA Cruises will start ocean cruises in April 2021

VIVA Cruises will start ocean cruises in April 2021

November. 3rd, 2020 - Düsseldorf-based VIVA Cruises have so far only offered river cruises on European rivers with ten ships. In April 2021, the company will venture out to sea with the MS SEAVENTURE. An eight-day Baltic Sea cruise will begin on April 18. The journey begins and ends in Bremerhaven.

Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly

Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly

October 29.10.2020, 16 - Yesterday, the federal government, together with the 2020 federal states, decided on measures to combat the corona pandemic. The drastic measures in force until the end of November XNUMX all serve to limit contacts. What influence does the decision have on Germany's cruise lines?

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

October 29.10.2020, 2020 - The corona pandemic is forcing Costa Crociere to revise the 21/XNUMX winter timetable. The Timetables of the ships used in winter 2020/21 were made updated. The ships used for Mediterranean cruises and the 2021 world tour of the Costa Deliziosa are affected.

Hurtigruten establishes expedition cruise unit

Hurtigruten establishes expedition cruise unit

16.10.2020 - Hurtigruten sees strong demand in all markets and destinations for the second half of 2021 and beyond. The company expects expedition cruises to grow in popularity following COVID-19. With the establishment of a separate unit for expedition cruises, Hurtigruten is adapting to the changed situation.

Royal Caribbean Group - Booking Situation and Finances

Royal Caribbean Group - Booking Situation and Finances

October 14, 2020 -The Royal Caribbean Group commented on the situation of the group in the last few days. In particular, it was about the booking situation, the budget and the financial situation.

TUI Cruises - Canary Islands Cruises 2020 bookable now

TUI Cruises - Canary Islands Cruises 2020 bookable now

October 13, 2020 - TUI Cruises today publishes travel dates and sailing areas for the 2020 winter season. The shipping company is convinced that there is something for everyone. The offer includes classic one to two-week cruises into the sun with shore excursions as well as short trips from German ports. The two routes around the Canary Islands to be completed by Mein Schiff 2 are particularly interesting.

MV WERFTEN received a loan of 193 million euros

MV WERFTEN received a loan of 193 million euros

October 10, 2020 – The financially stricken MV WERFTEN are granted a breathing space. The shipyard group receives a bridging loan of 193 million Euro. The funds will be used to complete the expedition ship Crystal Endeavor and to maintain the shipyard's operations.

Cruises - general compulsory COVID-19 test decided

Cruises - general compulsory COVID-19 test decided

October 08, 2020 - The international cruise association CLIAhas aGlobal compulsory testing for COVID-19 for all passengers and crew members decided. With this decision, the cruise industry is taking on a pioneering role in the international tourism industry.

MEYER Werft visitor center - destination for cruise fans

MEYER Werft visitor center - destination for cruise fans

October 07, 2020 - The autumn holidays are in sight. What to do in times of the corona pandemic? The MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is an interesting and educational destination in Northern Germany. At the moment there are two newbuildings of cruise ships in the building docks.

Azamara Club Cruises - Cruises depart March 2021

Azamara Club Cruises - Cruises depart March 2021

October 07, 2020 - Azamara Club Cruises regularly informs regular guests about new developments during the corona pandemic. Today we learned that the winter season is canceled. The spring season starts in March with cruises in Europe.

Cruises USA - No Sail Order will remain until October 2020

Cruises USA - No Sail Order will remain until October 2020

October 2, 2020 - Cruise lines have to accept further delays when it comes to cruises from US ports. The CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have extended the No Sail Order through October 31th.

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

28.09.2020 - Costa Cruises has just presented its new timetables from April to November 2021. The focus is on an expanded Mediterranean offering and the resumption of northern European cruises departing from German ports.

TUI Cruises CEO Meier gives an interview with Tagesspiegel

TUI Cruises CEO Meier gives an interview with Tagesspiegel

September 26, 2020 - Wybcke Meier, has been managing the cruise company TUI Cruises GmbH for six years. The company is one of the premium providers on the cruise market. Ms. Meier talks about current topics at TUI Cruises in an interview with the Berliner Tagesspiegel. We quote from the report.

My ship Jeckliner

TUI Cruises - The Jeckliner 2

September 7, 2020 - The Rockliner and Metal Cruises already existed. Now the "Jeckliner" is put on. On April 07th, 2022 Mein Schiff 6 will start a four-day “fifth season cruise” from Palma de Mallorca. TUI Cruises promise a superlative costume party. On board: ten well-known carnival artists such as the "Höhner", the Bläck Fööss "or the" Klüngelköpp ".

Azamara with double cabin upgrade and points promo

Azamara with double cabin upgrade and points promo

September 1, 2020 - Azamara Club Cruises, the 3-ship cruise line, lures customers with a double cabin upgrade and double ship club points. The luxury brand belonging to the Royal Caribbean Group starts today, September 1st, with the sales campaign.

The cruise industry is struggling in difficult waters

The cruise industry is struggling in difficult waters

August 29, 2018 - The cruise boom was yesterday. Today there is need and lamentation. Three current examples: In Venice, port workers demonstrated for the return of the cruise ships. AIDA Cruises is postponing the resumption of ship operations until the beginning of November, and the luxury brand Oceania entices with special prices.

Costa certified: cruises start in September

Costa certified: cruises start in September

August 25, 2020 - As we reported on August 13th, Costa Crociere is planning a restart in the Mediterranean in September 2020. The cruises are exclusively reserved for Italian guests. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are used for driving.

Cunard Line will suspend ship travel until spring 2021

Cunard Line will suspend ship travel until spring 2021

August 25, 2020 - Cunard ships have been sailing the oceans for 180 years. The Cunard Line has never before been forced to suspend ship operations for a long time. The corona pandemic is forcing the company to suspend the ship-related travel season until March / May 2021. In addition, planned routes are changed.

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

August 13, 2020 - Costa Cruises is rehearsing the restart with two ships from Italian ports in September. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are starting their first cruises from Trieste and Genoa exclusively with Italian guests.

TUI Cruises: Blue trips and the Greek islands

TUI Cruises: Blue trips and the Greek islands

August 13, 2020 - The corona pandemic is being extended for cruise companies. A normal business operation is out of the question. As an intermediate step, TUI Cruises is again planning “Blue Voyages” in September with Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. At the same time, Mein Schiff 6 will offer 13-day cruises to and from Crete from September 7th.

AIDA Cruises is planning a restart from Kiel on September 6, 2020

AIDA Cruises is planning a restart from Kiel on September 6, 2020

August 10, 2020 - After the flag state of Italy approves the resumption of business operations at AIDA Cruises, the company plans to start its first cruises from German ports on September 6, 2020.

MSC Cruises is planning a new start of cruises to Corona

MSC Cruises is planning a new start of cruises to Corona

August 8, 2020 - Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, thanked the MSC congregation for their "unbroken support" with warm, unctuous words. At the same time, he announced the resumption of cruises. What does the MSC cruise concept look like in relation to the corona pandemic?

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

August 8, 2020 - Costa Crociere is hoping for the cruise ports to open soon. In order to be prepared for the resumption of ship operations, the cruise line together witha package of measures for independent health expertsdesigned to protect guests and crew members.

Hurtigruten hit hard by coronavirus - update

Hurtigruten hit hard by coronavirus - update

August 01, 2020 - Yesterday we reported that three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. It has now been established that 38 of a total of 158 crew members tested positive for the virus. None of the employees showed symptoms of infection. Ship guests are requested to go into quarantine.

Hutigruten - Ship Roald Amundsen with COVID-19 on board

Hurtigruten - Roald Amundsen ship with COVID-19 on board

July 31, 2020 - According to various media reports, three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. All 160 crew members of the expedition ship were quarantined. The passengers have in NorwegianTromsø left the ship.

Carnival Cruise Line - Post Corona time claims its victims

Carnival Cruise Line - Post Corona time claims its victims

July 27, 2020 - There have been rumors for a long time about a fleet reduction at the Carnival Cruise Line. It is now clear: two old ships will leave the fleet and two more ships will be decommissioned for an indefinite period.

TransOcean cruises insolvent - future uncertain

TransOcean cruises insolvent - future uncertain

July 21, 2020 - We heard sad things from TransOcean Cruises. The company had to as well as its sister brandCruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) file for bankruptcy. All future trips by both brands have been stopped. Attempts to rescue the financially troubled companies through loans from banks and investors failed.

Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard in difficult waters

Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard in difficult waters

July, 2020 - The management of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is forced to close the shipyard for six weeks from today. The shipyard will have extended company holidays until August 30th. The liquid funds are scarce due to the standstill caused by Corona; The usual vacation pay is paid out late to the more than 3.000 employees.

USA: no cruises until the end of September 2020

USA: no cruises until the end of September 2020

July 17, 2020 - The decision of the US health authority CDC is a blow to the cruise line's office. The administrationextended their "No Sail Order" until the end of September 2020. The brands of the Carnival and Royal Caribbean groups are particularly affected by this decision.

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

July 16, 2020 - The Carnival Group announced changes to the fleet structure for the individual brands. A total of thirteen less efficient cruise ships will enter the second-hand market between 2019 and 2021. The Holland America Line brand is hit particularly hard. Five ships leave the fleet. With four ships, Costa Crociere is in the sights of the Carnival savings commissioners.

AIDA Cruises is rehearsing a new start with three ships in August

AIDA Cruises is rehearsing a new start with three ships in August

July 09.07.2020th, 2020 - AIDA Cruises is planning to resume cruises with three ships in August 5. AIDAperla, AIDAmar and AIDAblu will be the first ships to depart between August 16th and XNUMXth.

TUI Cruises - Blue cruises with Mein Schiff 2 from July 2020

TUI Cruises - Blue cruises with Mein Schiff 2 from July 2020

July 9, 2020- Something's happening at TUI Cruises! The “Blue Journeys” will begin on July 24th, 2020. The starting point is Hamburg. The cruise will be with Mein Schiff 2. Until further notice, 3- and 4- day trips are planned. There are no ports of call and the number of guests on board the ship is limited to a maximum of 60 percent of capacity.

Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart

Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart

July 7, 2020 - Spurred on by the success of the resumption of mail voyages for Norwegian guests, Hurtigruten plans to offer trips with 14 of 16 ships on the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic, around the British Isles and to Svalbard in August and September.

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean: Together they want to fix it

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean: Together they want to fix it

July 07, 2020 - Two leading global cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Royal Caribbean Group, have teamed up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your goal: theDevelopment of improved hygiene and safety standards for cruises.

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

July 03, 2020 - Like the daughter like the mother. Yesterday, AIDA Cruises extended the business interruption caused by COVID-19 until August 31, 2020. Today Costa Crociere is following suit. The Italians announce a renewed extension of the break in operation until August 15th, 2020.

TUI Cruises cancels trips to South Africa with Mein Schiff ♥

TUI Cruises cancels trips to South Africa with Mein Schiff Herz

June 25, 2020 - TUI Cruises cancels the trip planned for winter with "Mein Schiff ♥". The shipping company considers it "rather unlikely" that the South African ports will be opened to cruise ships in the next few months.

Cruise company Pullmantur in bankruptcy proceedings

Cruise company Pullmantur in bankruptcy proceedings

June 23, 2020- The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruceros is in insolvency proceedings under Spanish law. The “restructuring” insolvency proceedings could be the beginning of the end of the three-ship cruise company.

Hurtigruten starts with Norway trips from Hamburg in June

Hurtigruten starts with Norway trips from Hamburg in June

June 17, 2020 - In one week, on June 24 2020, Hurtigruten will start its Norway cruises from Hamburg. The brand new hybrid expedition ship Fridtjof Nansen takes six 15-day cruises along the Norwegian coast from Hamburg between June 4th and September 15th.

TUI Cruises: resumption of cruises in summer

TUI Cruises: resumption of cruises in summer

June 17, 2020- The TUI Group, the world's leading tourism group, has expressed its opinion on the resumption of activities in submarkets in Europe. The company also comments on its cruise activities in this context. The main player, TUI Cruises, will start as soon as possible with short cruises in the North and Baltic Seas.

Hurtigruten ships: liquidity secured until 2021

Hurtigruten ships: liquidity secured until 2021

June 6, 2020 - Liquity is everything. The Norwegian post and expedition shipping company Hurtigruten has raised around 105 million euros on the financial market to secure liquidity. This measure increases the company's available liquidity to an estimated 200 million euros.

Hurtigruten will station MS Otto Sverdrup in Hamburg in 2021

Hurtigruten will station MS Otto Sverdrup in Hamburg in 2021

In the coming year, Hurtigruten will station the MS Otto Sverdrup, which was renovated at the beginning of 2020, formerly MS Finnmarken, in Hamburg. The shipping company is planning a total of 30 calls by the expedition ship in the Hanseatic city in the coming year. 17 departures are for Norwegian destinations in winter; 13 departures are in the summer months. MS Otto Sverdrup has had low-emission drive technology since its conversion.

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

June 9, 2020 - Cruise lines have their backs against the wall in view of the corona pandemic. The season of the current year can be ticked off. What matters now are ideas for the future.

The traditional shipping company Cunard is pausing until November 2020

The traditional shipping company Cunard is pausing until November 2020

The The traditional shipping company Cunard, a brand of the Carnival Group, is once again forced to extend the operating break of the three-ship fleet into November 2020 as a result of the corona pandemic.

Cruises: Silversea Cruises acquired Silver Origin

Cruises: Silversea Cruises acquired Silver Origin

 

June 7, 2020 - As a result of the corona pandemic, ocean cruises are suspended. The situation is putting a massive strain on cruise lines in terms of earnings and liquidity. There are only positive reports in exceptional cases. One such is the takeover of Silver Origin. Last Wednesday, Silversea Cruises took over Silver Origin from the shipyard.

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

June 4, 2020 - Starting today, Costa Crociere is going online with a new digital brand campaign on all digital channels of the cruise line in its six major European markets. The campaign is under the motto: "The vacation we miss".

Norwegian Cruise Lines present hygiene concept

Norwegian Cruise Lines present hygiene concept

June 3, 2020 - Norwegian Cruise Line has temporarily suspended cruises until July 31, 2020 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is currently not clear whether ship operations will resume in August 9, 2020. Independently of this, the cruise line has developed various security measures for cruises.

Oceania Cruises rely on new advertising campaign in Corona time

Oceania Cruises rely on new advertising campaign in Corona time

June 02, 2020 - The cruise market has collapsed to a previously unimaginable extent. Cruise lines are forced to react to the COVID-19 pandemic with "voluntary" suspensions of business operations. Oceania Cruises, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, will discontinuecruises until July 31, 2020. The brand also thinks about the future. She plans as part of the campaign "Remember the Future - relive memories" your future market presence.

 

MEYER shipyard: Visitor center opens on June 11, 2020

MEYER shipyard: Visitor center opens on June 11, 2020

May 26, 2020 - The NDR reports that more than 30 employees of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg may have been infected with the corona virus. You are asked to go into quarantine. Separated from this, Papenburg Marketing GmbH also reports positive things. The visitor center of the MEYER shipyard opens on June 11, 2020 again. again its operation.

TUI Cruises: Planning for post-corona times

TUI Cruises: Planning for post-corona times

May 13, 2020 - TUI AG presents itself with the hashtag #holidays2020 - Holidays rethought in times of Corona. The company's CEO,Friedrich Joussen, comments on matters relating to TUI Cruises. After all, TUI AG is one of the two shareholders in the Hamburg cruise line. According to current plans, the brand will be present on the high seas again by the end of August 2020 at the latest.

President Orlando Ashford leaves Holland American Line

President Orlando Ashford leaves Holland American Line

May 13, 2020 - Carnival's premium cruise brand Holland America Line is surprising with a change in COVID-19times. After five and a half years with the company, “President” Orlando Ashford is leaving the company at the end of May. Ashford successfully managed the fortunes of the 14 ship fleet.

The location of the crews of lay-up cruise ships

The location of the crews of lay-up cruise ships

May 13, 2020 - TheCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) comments on the situation of the crews of lay-up cruise ships. The organization executes that currentlyall cruise lines have stopped operating due to the global corona pandemic. The repatriation of the unemployed crew members is currently only possible to a limited extent. The CLIA requests the crews' home countries to allow crew members to be replaced. The CLIA specifically addresses Mein Schiff 3. Few cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed on board this ship.

The needs of international shipping

The needs of international shipping

The global economy is groaning under the consequences of the corona pandemic. Global supply chains are disrupted as production has stalled, especially in Chinese factories.

Holland America, Princess and Seabourn are on hold until autumn

Holland America, Princess and Seabourn are on hold until autumn

May 7, 2020- Carnival Cruise Line plans tofirst eight-ship cruises from August 1, 2020 to undertake.They proceed differentlyCarnival brands Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line. sheannounce long breaks in operations until autumn.

Oceania Cruises entices with discounts and events

Oceania Cruises entices with discounts and events

May 7, 2020 - Oceania Cruises,Leading cruise brand with a focus on culinary delights and special destinations, like all cruise companies, suffers from the forced break caused by the corona virus. Once business has resumed, it will be difficult to match the previous booking figures. The company is therefore positioning itself with “price advantage campaigns” in the period 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Strengthens Liquidity - Update

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Strengthens Liquidity - Update

May 6, 2020 - Last week, Norwegian Cruise Line Holding felt compelled to comment on the company's liquidity situation. The cruise group, which consists of three brands, is serious. Every month, 100 to 150 million US dollars of liquidity are "burned". Even though most ships are in a "cold lay up" (emergency operation).

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings seeks financial leeway

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings seeks financial leeway

May 6, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all cruise companies hard. Also suffers from the effects of the virus Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the parent company of the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The focus of the corporate group is currently on securing liquidity.

Mein Schiff 3 current statements from Tui Cruises

Mein Schiff 3 current statements from Tui Cruises

Hamburg, May 5, 2020 / 17:00pm - Tui Cruises press release. Mein Schiff 3 is currently with around 2.900 crew members on board in Cuxhaven. The only reason for Mein Schiff 3's call was and is to enable the crew to return to their home countries.

Cruises and Corona

Cruises and Corona - Current

The corona virus affects almost every industry. This affects cruise companies, the few passengers remaining on board the cruise ships, destination ports, port agents and ... and ... Our regular column summarizes current topics on the cruise market.

Mein Schiff 3 - No further cases of Corona so far

Mein Schiff 3 - No further cases of Corona so far

Hamburg, May 2, 2020. Despite extensive preventive measures and the entire crew being in isolation for over four weeks, a crew member of Mein Schiff 3 was on Thursday, April 30.4th. Tested positive for COVID-19.

AIDA Cruises - cancellation of all trips until June 30th

AIDA Cruises - cancellation of all trips until June 30th

April 30, 2020 -The international holiday travel has come to a standstill due to the corona pandemic.

The cruise crisis turns into a shipyard crisis

The cruise crisis turns into a shipyard crisis

April 16, 2020 - The cruise industry has come to an abrupt standstill within a short time from full speed. Cruise companies face existential problems. Complications also affect the shipyards involved in the construction of cruise ships. The managing director of MEYER shipyard, Thomas Weigend, and the head of the family Bernard Meyer address the public in an oppressive video message.

Royal Caribbean releases 26 percent of the permanent workforce

Royal Caribbean releases 26 percent of the permanent workforce

April 16, 2020 - So far, the market leader Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line had decided to take drastic measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Royal Caribbean is also forced to respond to the crisis with mass layoffs. In the US, 26 percent of permanent workforce jobs are lost.

MV Werften: There is a financial bottleneck

MV Werften: Is there a financial bottleneck?

April 15, 2020 - NDR 1 Radio MV reports on financial problems at MV Werften. As a result of the Corona crisis, work has been on hold since March and it appears that suppliers are not being paid. According to NDR 1, the company tried to get financial support and stated in letters to supplier companies that not all bills could be paid immediately at the moment.

US cruise lines thwarted for another 100 days?

US cruise companies thwarted for another 100 days?

April 11, 2020 - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - centers for disease control and prevention - issued a “No Sail Order” for all cruise ships on April 10th. The instruction serves both the health of the crew members on board the ships and the safety of the population in the destination ports.

AIDA Cruises cancels all cruises May 31st

AIDA Cruises cancels all cruises until May 31st

April 8, 2020 - The global spread of the coronavirus is currently presenting economies and companies with unprecedented challenges.

Carnival Corporation looking for liquidity

Carnival Corporation looking for liquidity

Navigare necesse est - seafaring is necessary: ​​These words are ascribed to the Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius when he forced galley crews to set sail despite the storm. The global corona crisis brings it to light. Many companies need liquidity. The Carnival Group, the world's largest cruise company, is in dire need of cash.

Carnival Corporation: Using cruise ships as hospitals

Carnival Corporation: Using cruise ships as hospitals

March 22, 2020 - Cruise ships are stuck in ports without employment due to the corona pandemic. It doesn't have to be: Dhe Carnival Corporation offers its cruise ships to affected states as makeshift and temporary hospitals for non-Covid-19 patients

The Hurtigruten return campaign

The Hurtigruten return campaign

March 16, 2020 - Since March 16, 2020, the Norwegian state borders will be closed to foreigners without a residence permit or work permit.The measures adopted because of the new corona virus surprised the international guests on board the Hurtigruten mail ships. More than 1.400 of these guests have been flown out of Norway at the instigation of Hurtigruten since last Friday.

Coronavirus also reaches Royal Caribbean and TUI Cruises

Coronavirus also reaches Royal Caribbean and TUI Cruises

March 15, 2020 - Until recently, Royal Caribbean and TUI Cruises had not made a final statement on the coronavirus crisis. Now it is official: Both cruise lines are suspending ship operations for the foreseeable future.

COVID-19 shakes cruise companies

COVID-19 shakes cruise companies

March 14, 2020 - The cruise industry is in a serious crisis. Cruise companies are forced to temporarily cease operations, port operators, dealers and service providers at the ships' destinations suffer a drop in sales, Fincantieri closes the Italian shipyards for two weeks and ... and ...

COVID-19 pandemic - Princess Cruises stops ship operations

COVID-19 pandemic - Princess Cruises stops ship operations

The Carnival subsidiary Princess Cruises stops vIn the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ship was shut down for two months. The media reported extensively that the shipping company was struggling with the effects of COVID-19 on two continents. As a consequence of the pandemic, the company decided to cease operations on the 18 cruise ships worldwide. Ship operations will resume on May 11, 2020.

Costa Crociere responds to protective measures taken by Italy

Costa Crociere responds to protective measures taken by Italy

March 10, 2020 -Costa Crociere changes the routes of the ships in Italy. With this, the shipping company is following the protective measures of the Italian government, which have the goal ofcurb health emergency on Italian territory. Costa Crociere has reviewed the itinerary of all ships calling at Italian ports by April 3, 2020.

Azamara Club Cruises cancels Azamara Quest trip to Dubai

Azamara Club Cruises cancels Azamara Quest trip to Dubai

March 10, 2020 - COVID-19 is lurking around every corner. Now, a virus-related cancellation has hit the guests booked on the Azamara Quest. The "11-Night-Arabia Intensive Voyage" from / to Dubai was canceled today. Planned start date: March 17, 2020.

In difficult times: Oceania Cruises' travel promises

In difficult times: Oceania Cruises' travel promises

March 9, 2020 - The situation is serious.COVID-19 is messing up travel plans around the world. Cruise companies are hard hit by this development. The industry, which had only known the upward direction for years, is taking unfamiliar measures. Oceania Cruises, for example, offer a travel promise. Content:no cancellation fees and best price guarantee.

United States State Department warns of cruising

United States State Department warns of cruising

March 9, 2020 - The US State Department recommends that the chronically ill be refrained from cruising as part of an updated travel warning. US citizens, especially those with basic health problems, should not travel on cruise ships, the State Department said yesterday.

COVID-19 and the Royal Caribbean Group's Response to it

COVID-19 and the Royal Caribbean Group's Response to it

March 9, 2020 - As a result of the fear of the worldwide rampant COVID-19-virus, Royal Caribbean is informing about cancellation options for upcoming cruises. In accordance with the "Cruise with Confidence "policy, Royal Caribbean grants booked guests the right to withdraw up to 48 hours prior to departure. The measure is effective immediately until July 31, 2020. 

The coronavirus and no end

The coronavirus and no end

March 3, 2020 - We receive a wide variety of reports about the coronavirus every day. Three of the reports seem remarkable to us. A press release from MEYER WERFT reports on increased health protection. Two passengers on the AIDAaura are suspected of being infected by the coronavirus and AIDA Cruises is ending the Asia season early.

Azamara Club Cruises - Coronavirus Reactions

Azamara Club Cruises - Coronavirus Reactions

February 27, 2020 - The guests booked on the ships of Azamara Club Cruises will receive information about the coronavirus these days. The information describes the measures to be expected during boarding. Azamara Club Cruises operate three medium-sized premium plus class cruise lines.

Diamond Princess after the coronavirus

Diamond Princess after the coronavirus

More than 690 passengers and crew members were infected with the new corona virus on Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess. Several passengers died. The one ordered by the Japanese government The ship's two-week quarantine has now been lifted. What happens to the Diamond Princess as a result? How is it disinfected?

Penélope Cruz - Costa brand ambassador christened Costa Smeralda

Penélope Cruz - Costa brand ambassador christened Costa Smeralda

February 23, 2020 - Penélope Cruz, Hollywood star and brand ambassador for Costa Crociere since 2018, christened the Costa Smeralda, Costa Crociere's first LNG ship, in the port of Savona last night. According to the shipping company's statement, Costa Smeralda represents "the best of Italy in one place ”.

Cruises on the upswing despite risk factors

Cruises on the upswing despite risk factors

The range of cruises is diverse, and the demand for cruises is stable despite the inevitable climate debates and the recent coronavirus. More and more people are drawn to the sea, and the cruise lines are happy to serve demand with larger, more luxurious cruise lines.

Norwegian Spirit refurbished for $ 100 million

Norwegian Spirit refurbished for $ 100 million

February 18, 2020 - Norwegian Spirit was getting on in years. A major renovation was due. Over the course of 43 days, the almost 22-year-old cruise ship went through an extensive refit program in Marseille, France. Norwegian Cruise Line paid more than $ 100 million for the plastic surgery.

Hurtigruten has an attractive Valentine's offer

Hurtigruten has an attractive Valentine's offer

February 14, 2020 - The traditional Norwegian post shipping line Hurtigruten attracts Norway lovers with an attractive offer for Valentine's Day.When booking a sea voyage with Hurtigruten between February 14 and 17, 2020, only one person pays for the trip on Norway's coast. The second person travels free of charge in the same cabin. The offer is valid for selected departures from April to July 2020.

Celebrity Apex successfully tested at sea

Celebrity Apex successfully tested at sea

February 14, 2020 - Celebrity Cruises are looking forward to the second new build of the new Edge class with excitement. From February 4th to 8th the Celebrity Apex went throughtheir first test run on the high seas in the Bay of Biscay. The successful tests were monitored by more than 50 crew members.

Plantours Cruises MS Hamburg 2020 four times in Havana

Plantours Cruises MS Hamburg 2020 four times in Havana

February 12, 2020 - The MS Hamburg, Germany's smallest cruise ship, will call Cuba's capital Havana four times from October 2020.The US government bans American shipping companies from cruising to Cuba. Plantours Cruises is responding to the ban anduses the free berths in Havana for MS Hamburg.

Keel laying of the Costa Toscana in Turku, Finland

Keel laying of the Costa Toscana in Turku, Finland

February 12, 2020 - Yesterday, the assembly work on the hull of the Costa Toscana began at MEYER WERFT in Turku, Finland. she is the second ship in the Costa fleet after the Costa Smeralda to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is the cleanest fossil fuel in the world.The 14-day maiden voyage of Costa Toscana starts from Hamburg and is planned for June 28, 2021. 

MEYER WERFT: P&O IONA is being undocked

MEYER WERFT: P&O IONA is being undocked

February 12, 2020 - The date for the undocking maneuver of the P&O IONA is fixed. The 345 meter long cruise ship is expected to leave the building dock II of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg in the night from Thursday, February 13, 2020 to Friday, February 14, 2020.

TUI Cruises and Hapag Lloyd Cruises in the future under one roof

TUI Cruises and Hapag Lloyd Cruises in the future under one roof

February 7, 2020 - "The TUI Group wants to significantly expand the luxury, expedition and premium segment for cruises together with its long-term partner Royal Caribbean and win new customer groups for luxury cruises ”. This is today's press statement from the Hanover-based TUI Group.

Travel North America and the world with Carnival Cruise Line

Travel North America and the world with Carnival Cruise Line

February 4, 2020 - Carnival Cruise Line, the world's largest cruise line, currently carries 5,2 million passengers annually with 27 ships. In mid-November2020, the 28th ship, the Mardi Gras, will join the fleet. Carnival Cruise Line is the market leader in the Caribbean; and the shipping company also offers an extensive and interesting program in North America.

Cruise industry suffers from coronavirus

Cruise industry suffers from coronavirus

February 03, 2020 - Because of the rapid spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) has the novel coronavirusdeclared an international health emergency. How do the cruise companies react to this extreme situation?

Costa Crociere - Preventive health care is paramount

Costa Crociere - Preventive health care is paramount

February 1, 2020 - The corona virus is affecting the cruise industry. AroundTo ensure maximum safety for guests and crew on board the Costa ships, Costa Crociere tightened thePrecautions on board his fleet again. As of yesterday, no guests, visitors or crew members of any nationality who have been in China in the last 14 days are allowed to board Costa ships.

Celebrity Cruises build third Edge class ship

Celebrity Cruises build third Edge class ship

January 31, 2020 - The first steel cut was traditionally done in the production hallsthe shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire / France started the construction of the third cruise ship of the Celebrity Edge class. The ship is called Celebrity Beyond. The completion and delivery of the new building are scheduled for autumn 2021.

Costa Smeralda - no corornavirus on board

Costa Smeralda - no coronavirus on board

January 31, 2020 - The coronavirus, which was first reported from China, is causing uncertainty and hectic reactions worldwide. The media reported yesterday that the Costa Smeralda, Costas Crocieres current flagship, reported a suspected corona case. Fortunately, the suspicion has not been confirmed. The following is what happened last night at 10pmsubmitted by an official statement of the shipping company:

Celebrity Cruises - the new Celebrity Apex comes in sight

Celebrity Cruises - the new Celebrity Apex comes in sight

January 30, 2020 - On March 30, 2020, Celebrity Apex, the second cruise ship of the Celebrity Edge series, will be baptized by American lawyer and politician Reshma Saujani. Like the Celebrity Edge in 2018, the Celebrity Apex surprises with new types Culinary, spa and wellness trends as well as entertainment offers.

MEYER WERFT - founded 225 years ago

MEYER WERFT - founded 225 years ago

January 28, 2020 - Today marks the 225th anniversary of the MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. It is noteworthy that the company has been family-owned for seven generations. MEYER WERFT has shipyards in Papenburg, Rostock and Turku / Finland.

China cruises and the coronavirus

China cruises and the coronavirus

January 27, 2020 - In China, the number of people who have died from the coronavirus is increasing. The Chinese central government has issued travel restrictions and the German Foreign Office also advises against traveling to the Hubei province. How do cruise companies react to the threat situation?

Costa cruises - sustainability on cruise ships

Costa cruises - sustainability on cruise ships

January 27, 2020 - An estimated 50.000 ships sail the world's oceans. A maximum of 400 ships are exposed to particular criticism. What is meant are the cruise ships that are considered environmentally harmful. Apparently, the bulk of container ships, ferries, warships or special ships are rarely viewed as environmentally hazardous. How does Costa Crociere think about sustainability in cruises?

TransOcean cruises: the new ship is called IDA PFEIFFER

TransOcean cruises: the new ship is called IDA PFEIFFER

January 25, 2020 - Cruiseturtle reported in November 2019 that the MS ASTOR will no longer operate for TransOcean cruises from May 1, 2021. It is replaced by IDA PFEIFFER. The ships name will in future stand for the 219 meter long Ex Pacific Aria, Ex Ryndam.

The seaport of Kiel expects 880.000 cruise passengers in 20

The seaport of Kiel expects 880.000 cruise passengers in 2020

January 16, 2020 -The PORT OF KIEL achieved good results in all business areas last year. The number of passengers in particular rose to 2,4 million travelers. The cruise business in particular contributed to the growth. In 2019, a total of 175 cruise ship calls were counted, and a total of 803.000 passengers embarked and disembarked.

AIDAnova show booth at the CMT in Stuttgart

AIDAnova show booth at the CMT in Stuttgart

January 9th, 2020 - AIDA Cruises invites all cruise enthusiasts from January 11th to 19th, 2020 to find out more about the wide variety of AIDA holiday offers at the CMT in Stuttgart

Cunard's Queen Victoria starts her world discovery tour today

Cunard's Queen Victoria starts her world discovery tour today

January 8, 2020 - This year's cruise season opened with the arrival of Queen Victoria in Hamburg today. At 7 pm the cruise ship leaves the Cruise Center in Hamburg-Altona for an 83-day world discovery trip to South America ”. There are 415 German guests on board; 114 this Passengers complete the entire journey.

Rostock port prepared for 2020 cruise season

Rostock port prepared for 2020 cruise season

January 7, 2020 - In 2020 the port of Rostock expects 206 cruise ships to call at (2019: 196 ships). The ships dock 187 times in Warnemünde and 19 times in Rostock's overseas port. A total of 44 cruise ships are expected. Six of the ships are visiting Rostock for the first time.

Booking start at PONANT for Antarctica in winter 2021/2022

Antarctica booking start for PONANT's Le Commandant-Charcot winter season 2021/2022

December 13, 2019 Press release PONANT -Experience the ultimate expedition in the eternal ice: with the new one Le Commandant-Charcot for the cruise line PONANT, this dream is becoming a reality.

SeaDream Yacht Club stops new SeaDream Innovation project

SeaDream Yacht Club stops new SeaDream Innovation project

December 03, 2019 - SeaDream Yacht Club, the private Norwegian cruise company, and the DutchDamen Shipyards Group agreed to terminate the new SeaDream Innovation building planned for 2021 by mutual agreement.

AIDAmira - short trip canceled, passengers angry

AIDAmira - short trip canceled, passengers angry

December 2, 2019 - Amid a lot of media noise, AIDA Cruises christened their newest (used) ship, the AIDAmira, last Saturday in Palma de Mallorca. On the following Sunday, the new acquisition was to set off on a four-day short trip in the western Mediterranean with paying guests. Nothing came of it. AIDAmirasInstead, Captain Manuel Pannzek announced to the passengers via on-board loudspeakers that the trip would not take place. Reason: The ship is not yet finished.

TransOcean Cruises - PACIFIC ARIA replaces MS ASTOR

TransOcean Cruises - PACIFIC ARIA replaces MS ASTOR

November 29, 2019 - As already reported, the well-tried and popular MS ASTOR will sail from May 1, 2021 under the name Jules Verne for the newly founded cruise company CMV France. The MS ASTOR is replaced by the PACIFIC ARIA, which was originally built as the MS Ryndam for the Holland America Line. The 219 meter long PACIFIC ARIA will be renamed.

Black Friday cruise deals

Black Friday cruise deals

November 27, 2019 - For a better understanding: Black Friday in the USA means the Friday that follows Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Black Friday is traditionally the start time of the Christmas shopping season. Since 2013, German consumers have also been lured with online discounts. The cruise industry takes part in the discount battle.

MV WERFTEN receive export guarantees from the federal and state governments

MV WERFTEN receive export guarantees from the federal and state governments

MV WERFTEN, with locations in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund, will receive export guarantees from the federal government in the amount of 2,6 billion euros for the construction of the first two global class ships. In addition, the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has secured further parts of the bridge financing with a guarantee. With this measure, the federal government wants to create and protect jobs. The so-called Hermes guarantees are also claimed by MEYER shipyard.

TransOcean Cruises - Au revoir MS ASTOR

TransOcean Cruises - Au revoir MS ASTOR

November 15, 2019 - From May 1, 2020, MS ASTOR will no longer operate for TransOcean cruises. The well-tried cruise ship, popular with regular German customers, bears the name “Jules Verne” from then on. It's just thate ship of the newly founded cruise company CMV France based in Marseille. Before that, MS ASTOR will complete a 128-day trip around the world from Hamburg to Bremerhaven in winter 2020/2021.

AIDA Cruises - ship tours in 2020

AIDA Cruises - ship tours in 2020

November 13, 2019 - From November 2019 and in 2020, AIDA Cruises will be offering boat tours to those interested in cruises on 12 of a total of 14 ships. Suitable places for this are the Canary Islands, three German ports and (all year round) Palma de Mallorca. The flying visits on the ships cost 29 euros in Spanish ports. AIDA Cruises charges 49 euros in German portsfor the pleasure.

MSC Grandiosa is christened in Hamburg

MSC Grandiosa is christened in Hamburg

November 9, 2020 - MSC Cruises has selected the Port of Hamburg for today's christening of MSC Grandiosa. From 6pm., thousands of onlookers will experience the ship's christening up close on two large screens. The godmother is - how could it be otherwise at MSC - Sophia Loren.

Hamburg's cruise tourism in the doldrums

Hamburg's cruise tourism in the doldrums

November 8, 2020 - The Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg expects declining business figures in the cruise business for the current year. While 915000 passengers were counted at the three Hamburg cruise terminals in 2018, just 800000 guests are expected for 2019. It can be assumed that the level will remain roughly the same in the next two years.

Hurtigruten: ship christening in Antarctica

Hurtigruten: ship christening in Antarctica

November 8, 2020 - An unusual place for the christening of their hybrid expedition ship Roald Amundsen has been chosen bytraditional Norwegian mail line Hurtigruten selected. in theIn the presence of crew and guests from more than 20 countries, the shipping company christened its newest ship in the yesterdayChiriguano Bay off Brabant Island in Antarctica. Instead of the usual champagne bottle, a block of ice was used to christen the ship.

Royal Caribbean develops new destination concept on Antigua

Royal Caribbean develops new destination concept on Antigua

November 4, 2020 - The island state of Antigua and Barbuda, which belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations, and Royal Caribbean have reached an agreement. Royal Caribbean will open the first beach club of The Royal Beach Club Collection in Antigua in 2021. The island nation lives mainly from tourism. Royal Caribbean, the world's second largest cruise company, would like to cut a piece of this cake.

Experience pure Greece with Celestyal Cruises

Experience pure Greece with Celestyal Cruises

November 4, 2020 - The Cypriot cruise operator Celestyal Cruises specializes inCruises to the Greek islands and the eastern Mediterranean. The company scores above all with its destinations and immersion in the cultural diversity of the Mediterranean region. One-week cruises starting from Piraeus / Athens open up the diversity of the ancient region.

Norwegian Cruise Line welcomes Norwegian Encore to the fleet

Norwegian Cruise Line welcomes Norwegian Encore to the fleet

October 31, 2019 - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) took over Norwegian Encore yesterday from MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. The new ship, measured at 169145 BRZ and accommodating almost 4000 guests, is the 17th ship in the NCL fleet. Today Norwegian Encore starts its first preview trip to Southampton / UK. The ship will be christened on November 21 in Miami.

Norwegian Spirit is being modernized for $ 100 million

Norwegian Spirit is being modernized for $ 100 million

October 10, 2020 - If you rest, you rust, says a well-known saying. In order to avoid unsightly and out of date weak spots in the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Spirit will be renovated in January by a shipyard in Marseille. It is part of theNorwegian Edge® programModernized from bow to stern.The shipping company is spending more than 100 million dollars on the project.

Travel around the world in 284 days with the MS Hamburg

Travel around the world in 284 days with the MS Hamburg

October 29, 2019 - Cruise ships circling the world generally take 120 to 123 days to complete their mission. Not the MS HAMBURG from Plantours Kreuzfahrten: the 400 passenger cruise ship needs am for itsWorld tour starting August 2, 2020 in Hamburg an unbelievable 284 daysRegions such as Asia and Australia are left out of the journey.

Costa Smeralda is still another month late

Costa Smeralda is another month late

October 29, 2019 - In mid-September 2019, it was heard that the Costa Smeralda was being delivered late. Costa Crociere SpA is now talking about a further delay. The Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, has advised the shipping company of another delay. TheThe first Costa Smeralda cruise will start on December 21, 2019 from Savona.

Cruise Terminal Rostock-Warnemuende

Rostock cruise port - an important economic factor for town and country

October 28, 2020 - Economic action meanswith the means available to create the best possible results. This thesis is confirmed by the results of a study by the Kiel Institute for Tourism and Pool Research in Northern Europe currently presented by ROSTOCK PORT. The researchers determine the income attributable to cruise passengers in Rostock and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to the amount of 43,3 million euros.

Meeting of three Hapag-Lloyd cruise ships in Lisbon's port

Meeting of three Hapag-Lloyd cruise ships in Lisbon's port

October 22, 2019 - At Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, solidity is the focus. Today three cruise ships from the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet will meet at the Lisbon Cruise Terminal. reason enough exceptionally to open a big barrel.

Change of ship at Pullmantur Cruises

Change of ship at Pullmantur Cruises

October 21, 2019 - At the end of the year, the Zenith will be retired from Pullmantur Cruises. The Grandeur of the Seas, last used at Royal Caribbean, will take its place from mid-May 2021. The change within the four-ship fleet increases the company's total capacity by 30 percent. In addition, Pullman Cruises is using a more environmentally friendly ship with the Grandeur.

Palma de Mallorca - 550 cruise ships in 2020

Palma de Mallorca - 550 cruise ships in 2020

October 16, 2019 - In 2020, the port authority of the Balearic Islands expects 550 visits by cruise ships to Palma de Mallorca alone. Seven ships are expected in Palma over two days. That is grist to the mill for the anti-cruise initiative. Its members and supporters are demanding that a maximum of one cruise ship be allowed to enter. However, the island government is playing for time and does not want to commit itself to limiting ship calls.

AIDAcosma - keel laying of AIDA's newest cruise ship in Rostock

AIDAcosma - keel laying of AIDA's newest cruise ship in Rostock

October 15, 2019 - On the occasion of the keel laying, the name and the first route of the new building were announced: The ship will AIDAcosma and will be offering trips from Kiel to the Norwegian fjord landscapes and the Baltic Sea from summer 2021.

More shore power for cruise ships in German ports

More shore power for cruise ships in German ports

October 14, 2020 - Ocean-going ships lying in the port generally generate the electrical power required for the on-board networks via the ship's own diesel engines. On October 10, the Federal Ministry of Economics and the northern German coastal states agreed to improve the power supply for ships in the ports. The federal government intends to support the construction of new shore power systems in German ports with 140 million euros.

HANSEATIC inspiration - the youngest Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet member named

HANSEATIC inspiration - the youngest Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet member named

October 11, 2019 - The second of the three new expedition ships from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was ceremonially christened this evening in the Port of Hamburg. Around 230 invited guests attended the christening ceremony. Acted as godmotherLaura Dekker, the world's youngest single-handed circumnavigator. The evening was moderated by the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.

Cunard builds fourth cruise ship

Cunard builds fourth cruise ship

October 11, 2020 - The starting shot for the fourth new building of the Cunard shipping company was given today with the first steel cut in the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. The ship is the 249th in the company's 179-year history. Details of the survey and the concept of the new building will be published at a later date. What is certain, however, is that the unnamed ship will be the second largest in the fleet.

Kiel's 2019 cruise season - a total of 800.000 passengers

Kiel's 2019 cruise season - a total of 800.000 passengers

October 11, 2019 - Tomorrow, Saturday, Kiel's most successful cruise season to date will close. In 2019, a total of 32 different cruise ships called at the berths in the port of Kiel 174 times. A good 800.000 (+ 33,6 percent) cruise passengers frequented the terminal facilities. The total tonnage rose by 30 percent from 11.5 million GT to 15 million GT.

Royal Caribbeans fifth Oasis class cruise ship

Wonder of the Seas - Royal Caribbeans fifth Oasis-class cruise ship

October 11, 2019-Royal Caribbeans fifth Oasis-class cruise ship is named "Wonder of the Seas".The cruise ship will be the first Oasis-class ship to sail the Asia-Pacific region from 2021. Five and a half months after the first steel cut, the first 970-ton block of the gigantic ship was lowered into the construction dock yesterday at the shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France.

Oceania Cruises speaks German at times

Oceania Cruises speaks German at times

Oktober 8, 2019 - Oceania Cruises, part of the Norwegian Cruise Line Group, owns six beautiful ships. The shipping company is known for its excellent cuisine and excellent service on board.The shipping company is now guaranteeing theirs for six selected cruisesGuests from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have a German-speaking contact person on board.

Discovery Princess - the last ship in the Royal Class series

Discovery Princess - the last ship in the Royal Class series

October 8, 2019 - The Discovery Princess is currently the last of six ships in the Royal Class series. With the new build, which will make its debut in November 2021, the Princess Cruises, part of the Carnival Group, will complete the successful series. Discovery Princess spends the launch season in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and South America.

Norwegian Encore - Ems overpass is imminent

Norwegian Encore - Ems overpass is imminent

September 26, 2019 -The newest cruise ship from the American shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line is called Norwegian Encore. The MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is expected to adopt the new building for the Emspassage on September 26, 2019. Norwegian Encore will reach its destination Eemshaven on Wednesday next week. Following the Ems overpass, the technical and nautical tests on the North Sea are due.

Round-the-world sailor Laura Dekker christened the HANSEATIC inspiration

Round-the-world sailor Laura Dekker christened the HANSEATIC inspiration

September 26, 2019 - The second of a total of three expedition ships operated by Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will be christened on October 11, 2019 in the Port of Hamburg by the Hamburg sailor Laura Dekker. The godmother became known for her solo circumnavigation of the world from 2010 to 2012. The christening event will be moderated by the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.

AIDAmira will be christened on November 30th

AIDAmira will be christened on November 30th

September 17, 2019 - On November 30, 2019 AIDAmira will be named the 14th cruise ship in the AIDA Cruises fleet in Palma de Mallorca.The christening of the fourth AIDA Selection ship is planned as a charity event. The godmother is Franziska Knuppe. The godmother, known as a model and presenter, has experience with ship christenings: ten years ago she christened the AIDAluna.

Costa Smeralda is a month late

Costa Smeralda is a month late

September 16, 2019 - Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, is late in delivering the Costa Smeralda, which is currently under construction. Contrary to what was planned, the new building will not start from Savona until November 30, 2019 for the first 7-day Mediterranean cruise.

A technical defect slows down Mein Schiff 1

A technical defect slows down Mein Schiff 1

August 31, 2019 - The Neue Mein Schiff 1 was stuck for 24 hours in the small town of Leirvik with 10.000 inhabitants on the Norwegian island of Stord. A defect in an emergency generator forced the ship's command to take a compulsory break at an equipment pier in the port area of ​​Leirvik. After replacing the generator, Mein Schiff 1 continued its voyage around midnight on FridayMolde away.

Hurtigruten will be departing regularly from Hamburg from 2021

Hurtigruten will be departing regularly from Hamburg from 2021

August 27, 2019 - The Norway specialist Hurtigruten regularly offers expedition sea voyages along the Norwegian coast in the 2021/2022 season. Some of the trips start in Hamburg. The ships call at “handpicked” destinations in Norway. The traditional mail voyages to 34 Norwegian ports remain in the program. The expedition voyages are now available in the travel agencies.

Phoenix Reisen - MS Amera christened

Phoenix Reisen - MS Amera christened

August 19, 2019 - MS Amera has been sailing for the Bonn-based cruise operator Phoenix Reisen since August 16th. After weeks of renovation, the ship was christened last Friday at the Columbus Cruise Center in Bremerhaven. Petra Kaiser, a long-time employee of the company, acted as godmother.

AIDA Cruises - construction of the second LNG cruise ship begins

AIDA Cruises - construction of the second LNG cruise ship begins

August 16, 2019 - Yesterday, the first steel cut in the burning center of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg marked the official start of construction of thesecond ship of the innovative AIDA LNG ship generation. The new building, measured at 183.900 GT and 337 meters long, will be available for the cruise market in spring 2021. AIDA Cruises and the Carnival Group behind it will invest around two billion euros in two new ships in the following years.

Cruise ships in Venice - the old story

Cruise ships in Venice - the old story

August 9, 2019 - For years, cruise ships have been seen as a nuisance in the lagoon city of Venice. An accident in June 2019 with four injured, an MSC Cruises cruise ship rammed a small passenger ship, caused additional trouble. Cruise ships should be kept out of the historic city center as quickly as possible. Cruise ship regulations have been in place since 2013/2014. Apparently without success. Italy's Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli has now spoken out in a Facebook video.

Cruise ship Costa Toscana - construction has started

Cruise ship Costa Toscana - construction has started

July 31, 2019 - Yesterday, the first steel cut for the new Costa Toscana ship was carried out at the Finnish Meyer Turku shipyard. It is the second of the new eco-friendly cruise lines on the Costa Crociere.TheSister ship Costa Smeralda will start service on October 20th. The completion of the Costa Toscana is expected in October 2021.

News about the mega yacht SeaDream Innovation

News about the mega yacht SeaDream Innovation

July 24, 2020 - The Norwegian cruise company SeaDream Yacht Club is planning a new ship for 2021. The name: SeaDream Innovation. The new building, an innovative hybrid ship,is used as an expedition ship. The first trip is planned for September 18, 2021. The unique maiden voyage takes 70 days from London-Greenwich to Ushuaia / Argentina.

Cruise ship Carnival Vista travels on semi-submersible

Cruise ship Carnival Vista travels on semi-submersible

July 16, 2019 - A spectacular thing happened last Saturday outside Freeport in the Bahamas. The semi-submersible ship BOKA Vanguard piggybacked the 324 meter long Carnival Vista, measured at 133.596 GT, to bring it to the Grand Bahama Shipyard. The operation was necessary because repairs to the Azipods could not be postponed.

Hybrid ship Roald Amundsen - christening in Antarctica

Hybrid ship Roald Amundsen - christening in Antarctica

July 12, 2019 - The Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten's hybrid expedition ship, will be christened with ice in the Antarctic in autumn 2019. The cruise ship, named after the Norwegian polar hero Roald Amundsen, can glide through the fairway for a short time only with the power of stored electrical energy.

Allure of the Seas 2020 in a modern outfit

Allure of the Seas 2020 in a modern outfit

Jul 12, 2019 - Before the Allure of the Seas sets off from Barcelona on seven-day cruises in the Mediterranean Sea in May 2020, it will be renovated and modernized for 165 million US dollars. It is time: Allure of the Seas was acquired by Royal Caribbean in late October 2010.

Royal Caribbean builds third Icon-class ship

Royal Caribbean builds third Icon-class ship

July 3, 2019 - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has ordered two cruise ships of the new Icon class from Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. The ships are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2022 and 2024. Yesterday it was announced that Royal Caribbean has ordered another ship of this class.

Hurtigruten - hybrid ship Roald Amundsen starts her maiden voyage

Hurtigruten - hybrid ship Roald Amundsen starts her maiden voyage

July 2, 2019 - What takes a long time is finally good. The hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen will start from Troms on July 3, 2019, with a delay of more than a yearø off to maiden voyage. The hybrid ship is the first cruise ship in the world to switch to battery operation in sensitive sailing areas.

Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora put into service

June 27, 2019 - A good year and a half lie between the keel laying and the commissioning of the expedition ship Celebrity Flora. The shipping company officially put the new building into service at the beginning of this week. She acted as godmotherEnvironmentalist and former President of the World Wildlife Fund International, Yolanda Kakabadse.

Azamara Club Cruises is renamed

Azamara Club Cruises is renamed

June 19, 2019 -Azamara Club Cruises becomes Azamara.The cruise company, which is part of the Royal Caribbean Group, does without the previously accustomed name affix. The rebranding results from the expanded portfolio of destination ports and the desired immersion in the destinations.

The cross with the cruise

The cross with the cruise

Cruises have changed over the past 20 years. What was originally reserved for a few wealthy people or high earners has become a leisure activity for broad sections of the population in the age of mass tourism. Cruises are exempt from the luxury image and have a different reputation. And it's bad reputation.

The new ships in 2019 in the last few days

The new ships in 2019 in the last few days

June 6, 2019 - The European shipyards are busy building cruise ships for years to come. The new ships built in 2019 in the last few days speak for the good order situation. The Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard has just celebrated the laying of the keel for the Spirit of Adventure and the Norwegian VARD Group has started building the HANSEATIC spirit, the third expedition ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, at the shipyard in Tulcea in Romania.

Carnival Corp. again in the spotlight for environmental offences

Carnival Corp. again in the spotlight for environmental offences

June 5, 2019 - Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise company, is again in the sights of the American prosecutor after 2016. In 2016, Carnival had to accept a fine of $ 40 million. This time a $ 20 million penalty was negotiated.

Havana's Capitol

US State Department bans cruises to Cuba

June 5, 2019 - The Trump administration forbids private travel to Cuba. In the future, all US citizens will not be allowed to travel to the Caribbean island by cruise ships, passenger ships or sailing yachts. Flights to Cuba with private or business planes are also prohibited. These measures are intended to withdraw funds from Cuba.

Perfect Day

P&O Cruises - Cruises can now be booked until March 2021

May 14, 2019 "British flair - Enjoy the vacation of your life with us" - these are the words P&O Cruises uses to woo German cruise customers. From now on, cruises can be booked on the currently seven ships in the fleet until March 2021. From May 2020 on, the P&O Iona, the future flagship, will also be available for travel as the eighth cruise ship.

CocoCay - Royal Caribbeans private island

CocoCay - Royal Caribbeans private island

May 07, 2020 - Royal Caribbean, the world-class cruise company, strives for superlatives. With the Oasis class, the shipping company operates the largest cruise ships in the world. The Quantum class shines with the North Star observation gondola and CocoCay, a fantastic private island, has been opened in the Bahamas. Cost: $ 250 million.

Costa Firenze

Costa Firenze - Costa's second new building for Asia

May 7, 2019 - Costa Crociere has been offering cruises in China since 2006. The company sees itself as the market leader in the most populous country on earth. With the Costa Venezia and the Costa Firenze, which will go into service in October 2020, the Italian shipping company is showing its commitment to the Chinese market.

Keel laying

Keel laying of the Odyssey of the Seas takes place

May 5, 2020 - NEPTUN WERFT in Rostock-Warnemünde and Papenburg-based MEYER Werft are jointly building the Odyssey of the Seas. The Odyssey is the latest new build from the Royal Caribbean Group. Last Friday, an 800-tonne crane lowered the first building block of the cruise ship, which was measured at around 196.000 GT, into the building dock. The new building is to be handed over to the shipping company in autumn 2020.

New construction of a fifth Oasis class ship has started

New construction of a fifth Oasis class ship has started

April 25, 2019 - Royal Caribbean, the world's second largest cruise company, has started construction of a fifth Oasis-class cruise ship. The so far unnamed ship will be a sister ship to the Symphony of the Seas, which entered service in 2018. The building yard is the French Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint Nazaire.

Hapag Lloyd new buildings

Hapag Lloyd - HANSEATIC nature further behind

April 25, 2019 - The devil is in the details. The VARD shipyard is unable to meet the originally announced handover date for the HANSEATIC nature. Hapag Lloyd Cruises has to cancel the christening ceremony and the maiden voyage scheduled for April 12, 2019. The first HANSEATIC nature cruise will definitely not start in Hamburg until May 5, 2019.

Viking Sun

Viking Sky - a conclusion

March 26, 2019 - The Viking Sky accident off the Norwegian coast came to a conciliatory end for most of the 1373 passengers and crew members. The ship was able to call at the port of the small town of Molde on its own and 24 hours after the emergency call was made. Around 30 passengers were injured and property damage occurred to the ship. It is time to draw a conclusion.

Viking Sky cruise ship in distress - update

Viking Sky cruise ship in distress - update

March 24, 2019 - The evacuation of the passengers of the Viking Sky, which got into distress off Norway's coast, continues. There are 1373 people on board the luxury cruise ship, including the crew. The ship heads for the city of Molde in Norway, led by two tugs. 

Cruise ship Viking Sky in distress

Cruise ship Viking Sky in distress

March 23, 2019 - On the way from Tromsø to Stavanger today the Viking Sky of Viking Ocean Cruises got into distress in bad weather. One of the two main engines failed in the difficult sea area off Romsdal. The ship was being driven towards land. However, the anchors could be dropped and the ship's position stabilized. The ship's command decided that the passengers should be evacuated.

Spectrum

Spectrum of the Seas masters Emspassage

March 21, 2019 - Royal Caribbeans' latest newbuilding, the Spectrum of the Seas, left the shipyard of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg yesterday morning. The subsequent Emspassage completed the cruise ship on Thursday in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, off Borkum.

Dublin is putting the reins on cruise tourism

Dublin is putting the reins on cruise tourism

March 19, 2019 - Dublin, one of the most pleasant European metropolises, will put a tight rein on cruise tourism from 2021. After 160 ships registered for 2019, only 80 ships will be allowed to call at the port in the full year 2021. Dublin's port does not suffer from “overtourism” like Dubrovnik or Barcelona; The reason for the reduction in ship calls is the growing freight business.

Hanseatic nature

Hapag Lloyd has to cancel the christening ceremony

March 5, 2019 - It doesn't look good with the HANSEATIC nature. Hapag Lloyd has to admit that the takeover of the new expedition ship will probably be delayed. That is why the launch of the ship planned for April 12 in Hamburg had to be canceled. The execution of the maiden voyage, scheduled for April 13, 2019, is also still uncertain.

Costa Venezia christened in Trieste

Costa Venezia christened in Trieste

March 4, 2019 - On February 28th, the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone officially handed over the new cruise ship Costa Venezia to Costa Crociere. The ship was christened the following day in the port of Trieste. The highlight of the baptism: the flight over theItalian aerobatic team "Frecce Tricolori" over the ship and the port of Triest . The baptism was performed by a Chinese family.

TransOcean Cruises presents the 2019/2021 catalog

TransOcean Cruises presents the 2019/2021 catalog

March 1, 2020- The new TransOcean cruises catalog comprises a total of 318 pages. It will be available in the travel agencies shortly. The printing work includes 110 cruises in the period April 2019 to April 2021. Core topics are cruises with the German-speaking ships Vasco da Gama and MS Astor. The range of offers also includes cruises with the English-speaking ships MS Columbus and MS Magellan.

Costa Venezia Costa Crociere takes over Costa Venezia

Costa Crociere takes over Costa Venezia

February 28, 2019 - Today Costa Crociere took over Costa Venezia at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. She is the shipping company's first ship specifically designed and built for the Chinese cruise market.

Le Lyrial

The cruise line PONANT supports environmental protection projects

February 26, 2019 - The pollution of the world's oceans is a shame. The cruise company PONANT has been supporting projects that protect the environment for many years. PONANT recently became the main sponsor of the Aldabra Clean Up project.

Roald Amundsen - first hybrid expedition ship successfully tested

Roald Amundsen - first hybrid expedition ship successfully tested

February 2, 2019 - The traditional shipping company Hurtigruten ordered two expedition ships for polar waters from the Norwegian shipyard Kleven in 2016. The first of the two newbuildings, the Roald Amundsen, was successfully tested off the Norwegian west coast last weekend.

AIDAcara imo Port of Praia

AIDAcara back in action after staying in the shipyard

February 25, 2019 - After regular class and maintenance work in Marseille, the AIDAcara resumed its service yesterday. The 193-meter-long cruise ship is expected in the Port of Hamburg on March 9, 2019.

Spectrum of the Seas in building dock II

Spectrum of the Seas leaves its construction dock

February 21, 2019 - The MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is expected to undock the Spectrum of the Seas next Monday. The fourth ship of the Quantum class is expected to leave its building dock around 8pm, subject to weather conditions. The Ems overpass will probably take place in mid-March 2019.

Oasis class ship

Royal Caribbean has sixth Oasis class ship built

February 19, 2019 - Royal Caribbean has put four Oasis-class ships into service so far. A fifth ship is currently being built. Yesterday the cruise company announced that a sixth cruise ship in this class has been ordered. Completion date: autumn 2023.

Sky Princess

Princess Cruises: three events in one day

February 18, 2019 - The Princess Cruises fleet currently consists of 17 cruise ships. Five more ships are currently under construction or in the planning phase. On February 14, 2019, three remarkable events were celebrated in quick succession at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone near Trieste.

Oceania insignia

Circumnavigate the world in 180 days with the Oceania Insignia

February 14, 2019 -Oceania Cruises is offering one in 2021180-day world tour with the Oceania Insignia. The world tour starts in Miami and ends in New York. Comprehensive included services are part of the travel package. The cruise can be booked from 39.369 euros.

Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess is becoming more family-friendly

February 13, 2020 - The Caribbean Princess was last in dry dock in 2017. In June of this year, the premium cruise ship presented itself with a new entertainment area for families after a dry dock stay. It will also be equipped with the innovative Ocean Medallion technology.

New Mein Schiff 2 christened in Lisbon

New Mein Schiff 2 christened in Lisbon

February 09, 2020 -Tonight the new Mein Schiff 2 was christened in Lisbon in front of almost 3000 guests and many onlookers. The godmother of the latest TUI Cruises new building is Carolyn Niemczyk, singer of the electro-pop band Glasperlenspiel. The christening ceremony was followed by fireworks and a performance by the band on the pool deck.

Venice wants to charge an entrance fee for the city

Venice wants to charge an entrance fee for the city

February 6, 2020 - Bag tailoring or a suitable measure to limit mass tourism in the lagoon city? Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro would like to ask tourists to checkout from May 2019. And once again the cruise tourists are also targeted by the critics.

Odyssey of the Seas

MEYER WERFT - start of construction of the Odyssey of the Seas

February 2, 2019 - MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Lower Saxony, started the construction of the second ship of the Quantum Ultra class yesterday. The client is Royal Caribbean International, the world's number two cruise line. The new building is scheduled to start cruises from the USA in autumn 2020.

Mardi Gras

The cruise ship Mardi Gras starts her maiden voyage in Kiel

February 1, 2019 - Ship lovers should note September 1, 2020 in their calendar. On this day, the Mardi Gras, the future flagship of the Carnival Cruise Line, calls at the port of Kiel on its maiden voyage. The ship, which has space for around 5200 passengers, is being built by MEYER WERFT in Turku, Finland.

Cruise job fair in Berlin - cruise boom creates jobs

Cruise job fair in Berlin - cruise boom creates jobs

January 28, 2019 - By the year 2022, the fleets of the cruise lines worldwide are to grow by 75 new ships. The new ocean and river cruise ships require an additional staff of at least 100.000 employees.

Mein Schiff 2 NEW visited the port of Hamburg

Mein Schiff 2 NEW visited the port of Hamburg

January 26, 2019 - Yesterday, Mein Schiff 2 NEW came to Hamburg's port from Kiel. TUI Cruises' sixth new building moored at the Steinwerder cruise terminal under the command of Captain Kjell Holm. From the outside, the cruise ship is the same as the new Mein Schiff 1. The differences are only in the equipment..

MS BREMEN

MS BREMEN sold

January 19, 2019 - Hapag Lloyd Cruises will take over three new expedition ships by spring 2021. With the takeover of the last new building in spring 2021, it is the HANSEATIC spirit, the MS BREMEN is leaving the fleet. The new operator is the riverboat operator VIVA Cruises, a subsidiary of the Swiss Scylla AG.

MV shipyards Rostock

MV Werften buy construction capacities

January 18, 2019 - The Rostock company Neptun Ship Design is taken over by MV Werften. The largest German ship design office with 120 employees is to provide construction services for the MV Werftenverbund as an independent subsidiary in the future.

Kiel cruise port on the right course

Kiel cruise port on the right course

January 18, 2019 - The PORT OF KIEL reports growth of 4.2 percent in the passenger traffic sector to over 2.2 million travelers in 2018. Cruise passengers have a disproportionately large share of the growth with 16.5 percent. Almost 600.000 cruisers boarded and disembarked 169 cruise ships.

Seven Seas Explorer new building project

Regent Seven Seas Cruises orders another cruise ship

January 15, 2019 - The cruise brand Regent Seven Seas Cruises currently operates four luxury cruise ships. The new Seven Seas Splendor will join the fleet in 2020. It has just been announced that another ship will be added in 2023. It is being built by the Italian Fincantieri Group.

Port of Kiel: the final touches for Mein Schiff 2 NEW

Port of Kiel: the final touches for Mein Schiff 2 NEW

January 9, 2019 - TUI Cruises' new Mein Schiff 2 has been moored at the Ostseekai in Kiel harbor since January 22, 2019. The MEYER Turku shipyard will officially hand over the new building to TUI Cruises on January 22, 2019. On January 23, the first guests will go on board the shipping company's new flagship.

Logo on the chimney

Oceania Cruises orders two new cruise ships

January 8, 2019 - Oceania Cruises, subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., has ordered two cruise ships of the new Allura class from the Fincantieri shipyard group. The ships measured with 67.000 GT are to be delivered in 2022 and 2025.

Chimney Queen Victoiria

Cunard - Travel around the world with Queen Victoria

January 8, 2019 - Tonight at 7pm Cunard's cruise ship Queen Victoria is going on a 112-day trip around the world from Hamburg-Steinwerder. Around 150 Germans have booked this unique experience. Queen Victoria is expected back in Hamburg on April 30, 2019.

Cruise industry: 2019 will be a record year

Cruise industry: 2019 will be a record year

January 2, 2019 - The year that has just started is likely to go down in the history of the cruise industry as a record year. No less than 24 new ships, enormous increases in the number of beds, new brands and records for ship conversions are expected in 2019.

Chimney Costa Pacifica

Penélope Cruz becomes a brand ambassador for Costa Cruises

02.12.2018 - Costa Cruises is launching a new brand campaign with the Spanish actress Penélope Cruz. The Oscar winner will be the face of the Italian cruise line in the future.

Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line takes over Nieuw Statendam

November 30, 2018 - Yesterday, Holland America Line took over a second ship in the Pinnacle Class, the Nieuw Statendam, and also the 15th ship in the fleet. The cruise ship, measured at 99.500 GT, offers 2666 guests premium cruise experiences.

Coin ceremony

MEYER WERFT: Norwegian Encore laid down

November 29, 2018 - MEYER WERFT from Papenburg and representatives of the Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated the laying of the keel of the Norwegian Encore yesterday. She is the fourth cruise ship in the Breakaway Plus class. The new building should be completed in eleven months and the sea trials on the North Sea should be completed.

Kiel is building a second cruise terminal at the Ostseekai

Kiel is building a second cruise terminal at the Ostseekai

November 27, 2018 - Up to two ships can moor at the Ostseekai cruise terminal in Kiel at the same time. Until now, however, the ships had to share a terminal building. The PORT OF KIEL celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for a second terminal building today. The building is expected to be taken over in the coming season. The port of Kiel is investing nine million euros in the extension.

Star Breeze

Windstar Cruises is investing $ 250 million in Star Class ships

November 16, 2018 -Windstar Cruises is having the extension and technical upgrading of the three Star Class ships cost 250 million US dollars. The small, luxurious ships will be lengthened by 26 meters and will receive new machines. The Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo is pleased about the conversion order.

Delivery of the AIDAnova still undetermined

Delivery of the AIDAnova still undetermined

November 16, 2018 - The problems at MEYER WERFT are obviously more serious than previously assumed. In a press release from today, the shipyard states that it still needs some time to prepare AIDAnova for the first guests. The new building would be handed over to the shipping company in December and will be available for the first passengers in Tenerife on December 19th.

TUI Cruises: Crew members have access to guest areas in their free time

TUI Cruises: Crew members have access to guest areas in their free time

November 9, 2018 - The website Crew-center.com, operated by former crew members, reports that crew members of TUI Cruises have had unrestricted access to the guest areas in their free time since October 2018. What was previously reserved for the ship's officers and individual employees now applies to all crew members.

Royal Caribbean: Alaska Tours 2020 bookable now

Royal Caribbean: Alaska Tours 2020 bookable now

November 8, 2018 - From today the Royal Caribbean booking portals are open for 2020 Alaska trips. During the 2020 summer season, Royal Caribbean International will be operating three ships in the “Last Frontier” area. The Ovation of the Seas will be the largest ship to fly the flag of Alaska in 2020.

Carnival Corporation expands business in China

Carnival Corporation expands business in China

November 7, 2018 - The Carnival subsidiary Costa Crociere has been operating successfully in China for a long time. UUnder the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited, Carnival started a cruise joint venture with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation. It starts with two old Costa ships. The newcomer is also having two cruise ships built in China for the time being with the assistance of the Italian Fincantieri Group.

Edge

Celebrity Cruises take over Celebrity Edge

November 1, 2018 - Yesterday the Celebrity Cruises fleet was expanded with the Celebrity Edge. The new building constructed by STX France is described by Celebrity Cruises as groundbreaking. Less because of its size, but because of some spectacular innovations. With the takeover, the keel-laying of the sister ship Celebrity Apex was also celebrated.

Diadem

New at Costa Cruises: Adagio Tours

From January 2019 Costa Crociere is offering new Adagio Tours for Mediterranean cruises with the Costa Diadema. These are of particular benefit to guests with limited mobility. The program was developed in collaboration with the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society (AISM).

Shore power connection

Kiel Seaport invests in shore power

The first cut of the spade for a shore power system was set at the Norwegian kai ferry terminal in Kiel. After completion of the work, the two Norway ferries of the Color Line can be supplied with shore power. By 2020, the Schwedenkai and Ostseekai cruise terminals will also have shore power connections. The federal state of Schleswig-Holstein is funding the measure.

HafenCity

Port of Hamburg reports more cruise passengers in 2018

Hamburg's 2018 cruise season is drawing to a close. Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH, the operating company of the three Hamburg Cruise Terminals, is extremely satisfied with the course of the season. The number of attempts could be increased by 11,1% to 220. With 915.000 passengers, this was 12,5% ​​more than in 2017.

brand on aidanova

Fire on AIDAnova

October 25, 2018 - On Wednesday night in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, the brand new AIDAnova fire alarm was triggered. The fire was extinguished very quickly. According to the shipyard, the fire affects two cabins, "but not a really big story". Nobody was injured. All people on board had been evacuated.

Mein Schiff 4 in Kiel

TUI Cruises is now cooking in Italian

October 24, 2018 - Italian cooking is now available on individual ships in the Mein Schiff fleet. These days, Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 4 are launching a surcharge-based restaurant with an Italian menu. It replaces the aging restaurant Richard - Feines Essen. The star chef Theodor Falser from Welschnofen near Bozen / South Tyrol is responsible for the culinary concept.

MSC orders four luxury cruise ships

MSC orders four luxury cruise ships

October 19, 2018 - MSC expands its bread and butter business with four luxury cruise liners. The order value is over two billion euros. The Fincantieri shipyard group can look forward to this spectacular order. The first ship is scheduled to go into service in spring 2023. The other ships follow at annual intervals.

Ride in anticipation with the new Mein Schiff 2

Ride in anticipation with the new Mein Schiff 2

October 16, 2018 - Before Mein Schiff 2, TUI Cruises' new flagship, is christened in Lisbon on February 9, 2020, paying guests can enjoy an anticipation trip. The journey leads from Bremerhaven via Zeebrugge and Amsterdam back to Bremerhaven.

Silver Cloud

MEYER WERFT builds two cruise ships for Silversea Cruises

October 8, 2018 - The luxury cruise brand Silversea Cruises and MEYER WERFT from Papenburg have signed a preliminary agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) for the construction of two cruise ships of the new "Evolution Class". The first of the two new buildings is due to be delivered in 2022. The time for the completion of the second ship is still to be determined.

Berlitz Cruise Guide 2019

Berlitz Cruise Guide 2019

October 5, 2018 - Without a doubt, cruise ships are only niche products in the international leisure industry. Hardly any cruise ship deserves bad reviews. But only a few ships are really top-quality products. And these are chosen annually by the Berlitz Cruise Guide.

ems transfer of aidanova starts on october 8th, 2018

Ems transfer of the AIDAnova begins on October 8, 2018

October 5, 2018- Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT plans to transfer the AIDAnova, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, to Eemshaven in the Netherlands on October 8, 2018. At 7am, the 337-meter-long cruise ship, measured at around 183.900 GT, is due to leave the wharf. Arrival in Eemshaven is scheduled for October 9 at 9am.

AIDA Cruises start AIDA BIKE CAMP

AIDA Cruises start AIDA BIKE CAMP

October 3, 2018 - Sports-minded guests will find a wide range of active excursions and sporting challenges on AIDA ships. The Rostock shipping company is now offering racing cyclists their own bikes on selected trips. The new AIDA BIKE CAMP can be booked for 649,99 euros.

Costa Fortuna returns to Europe

Costa Fortuna returns to Europe

October 3, 2018 - Most recently, Costa Fortuna toured in Asia. At the end of March 2019, the Costa Crociere cruise ship will resume service in Europe . In preparation, the ship, measured at 100.000 GT, will be converted for the European market from December 10 to 16, 2018 in Singapore.

Norwegian Encore hull

Norwegian Cruise Line - the hull paint of the Norwegian Encore is ready

September 13, 2018 - In November 2019, the Norwegian Encore, NCL's newest ship, is scheduled to enter service. The fourth cruise ship in the Breakaway Plus class is currently being built in the building dock of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg. Although the new building will only be finished in about a year, the shipping company is already revealing the hull painting.

Nieuw Statendam successfully completes sea tests

Nieuw Statendam successfully completes sea tests

August 29, 2018 - On December 1, 2018, Holland America Line will take over its newest ship in the Pinnacle class, the Nieuw Statendam. The new building, measured at 99.500 GT, offers 2.668 passengers befitting comfort. In August 2018, the future flagship of the fleet completed two sea tests lasting several days off Italy's coast.

Rockliner 2019 - Udo sets sail again

Rockliner 2019 - Udo sets sail again

Hamburg, August 28, 2018. (Current press release from TUI Cruises) - Strong, stronger, Udo, is the name of the game on the Rockliner 2019 in 6. After his tour of Germany, it's on to New My ship 1 from May 14th to 19th, 2019 to the north. From Kiel the journey leads via Helsinki to Stockholm and back to Kiel. 

MV WERFTEN build the world's largest expedition yacht

MV WERFTEN build the world's largest expedition yacht

August 21, 2018- Today the keel-laying of the "Crystal Endeavor" was celebrated in the Stralsund company of MV WERFTEN. The construction of the luxury expedition yacht took two years to prepare. The first steel cut took place in January 2018. The handover of the cruise ship measured at 20.000 GT is scheduled for the end of 2019/ beginning of 2020.

NABU cruise ranking 2018

NABU cruise ranking 2018

August 21, 2018 - "Same procedure as every year" is what you would think when NABU annually points out the environmental dangers of cruise ships. Also in the current year the motto is: "Ship exhaust gases harm people and the environment." So nothing new? But: of 76 cruise ships examined, a German ship came first this time. And his career is still to come.

Virgin Voyages - adult-only ships

Virgin Voyages - adult-only ships

Before founding Virgin Voyages, British billionaire Richard Branson found cruises a "dull". Dull stands for boring, dreary, or dreary in English. Sir Richard, the versatile entrepreneur and philanthropist, may be a late caller when it comes to cruises, but everything he does has a hand and foot.

Nautica

Oceania Cruises optimizes four cruise lines

August 16, 2018 - Oceania Cruises, part of the NCL Group, are not suspected of operating unattractive ships. On the contrary: The Premium Plus cruise ships are a visual revelation. The service offered and the quality of the kitchen stand up to any comparison. In order to maintain the level of performance, the shipping company is initially investing 100 million US dollars in a comprehensive renovation of the four ships in the regatta class.

Cruise ships: - forever and ever greener?

Cruise ships: - forever and ever greener?

August 8, 2018 - Usual stereotypes are:A cruise ship causes as much fine dust as five million cars (environmental association Nabu). Popular cruise destinations like Barcelona or Venice are overrun by cruise ships. And the residents of the port areas suffer from emissions from the cruise ships.

Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Triumph becomes Carnival Sunrise

August 2, 2018 - Carnival is spending around 200 million US dollars on the complete renovation of its aging Carnival Triumph. The renovation will start on March 1, 2019 and will bring the cruise ship up to date with the latest Carnival ships. Rebuilding is taking place in Cadiz, Spain. After the renovation, the ship was given the name Carnival Sunrise.

Sun Princess

Princess Cruises invests millions of dollars in fleet renovation

July 31, 2018- The premium cruise line Princess Cruises, based in Santa Clarita / California, will put five newbuildings into service by 2025. The last two new buildings, planned for 2023 and 2025 will be fired with the low-emission liquefied natural gas LNG. In addition, investments are being made gradually in the existing fleet. Most recently, the Princess Sun benefited from the fleet upgrades.

Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises starts construction of Celebrity Apex

July 28, 2018 - Celebrity Cruises' new Edge class comprises four ships according to previous plans. The Celebrity Edge, the first ship in the new ship class, is scheduled to go into service on December 6, 2018. The second new building is called Celebrity Apex. This cruise ship soll start service in spring 2020. Work on the Celebrity Apex started with the first steel cut.

Hull of the HANSEATIC nature on the way to Norway

Hull of the HANSEATIC nature on the way to Norway

July 28, 2018 - On May 9, 2017, the construction of the hull of the HANSEATIC nature started with the first floor cut in Tulcea, Romania. In the course of 14 months, the outer hull of the future Hapag Lloyd Cruises expedition ship was built in the dock of the Romanian branch of the Norwegian VARD shipyard. After the completion of the work, the shell of the HANSEATIC nature is on its way to Norway.

Celebrity logo

Celebrity Cruises optimizes the entire fleet

July 18, 2018 - On December 1, 2018, the brand new Celebrity Edge will start its maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale. The Celebrity Edge will set standards inside and outside the Celebrity fleet. The management of the cruise line apparently thinks it is time to get the rest of the fleet up to speed as part of a $500 million investment program.

Leonardo class

Norwegian Cruise Line increases Leonardo class

July 13, 2018 - In March of last year, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced the first details of the new Leonardo ship class. The ships are smaller than the current newbuildings in the Breakaway Plus class. According to current knowledge, four Leonardo ships should be delivered between 2022 and 2025. Now there are those in Miami / Fl. resident shipping company known to build two more ships of this class.

TUI Cruises has two more ships built

TUI Cruises has two more ships built

July 13, 2018 - The cruise company TUI Cruises, owned by the TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises, is committed to expanding its fleet. In 2019 the Hamburg shipping company will have seven ships. But that's not all: two more large ships were ordered to meet the growing demand. The 161000 gross registered tons cruise ships are built by the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone.

P&O Cruises - Highlights of the new IONA

P&O Cruises - Highlights of the new IONA

July 12, 2018 - Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT is building a cruise ship measured at 180.000GT that will be delivered to P&O Cruises in 2020. The name of the new building was announced two months ago. It's IONA. More details about the ship have now been communicated.

Plantours logo

Explore the Antarctic with MS Hamburg

July 12, 2018 - MS Hamburg, Germany's smallest cruise ship, will be heading for the British overseas territory of South Georgia and the Antarctic in December 2019 from Buenos Aires. The trip is a combination of a cruise and an expedition. Including the flights, the trip in the two-bed cabin can be booked from 5.799 euros.

HANSEATIC spirit

Hapag Lloyd orders third expedition ship

July 3, 2018 - Hapag Lloyd Cruises yesterday ordered a third expedition cruise ship from the Norwegian VARD shipyard. The Hamburg shipping company, which is part of the TUI Group, wants the order existing Exploit growth potential in the 5-star sector. The new building is scheduled to go into service as an adults-only ship in the second quarter of 2021.

MS America

MS Prinsendam will switch to Phoenix Reisen in 2019

July 3, 2018 - Holland America Line (HAL) and Phoenix Reisen announce that MS Prinsendam will leave the Holland America Line fleet in July 2019 and move to Phoenix. The new acquisition is named MS Amera. After several weeks in the shipyard, the cruise ship will start service for Phoenix in August 2019.

Costa Venezia floated up

Costa Venezia floated up

June 26, 2018 - On Friday last week, the first newbuild of the Costa Group exclusively destined for China floated in the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone / Italy. The ship is 323 meters long and measured at 135.500 GT. It carries a maximum of 5.100 guests.

Silversea

Royal Caribbean strengthens its position in the luxury segment

June 18, 2018 - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), the world's second largest cruise company, has acquired a majority stake in the Monegasque luxury cruise brand Silversea Cruises. Royal Caribbean will have to spend around one billion US dollars to acquire 66,7 percent of the company's shares.

Baptism in Seattle

Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Bliss christened yesterday

May 31, 2018 - Yesterday in Seattle, Washington State, Norwegian Bliss, the 16th ship in the NCL fleet, was officially christened. The godfather was the radio presenter Elvis Duran. When entering the port, the youngest NCL cruise ship was greeted with water fountains. During the 2018 and 2019 summer seasons, the new flagship will be offering 7-day cruises to Alaska.

aida cruises appoints captains of aidanova

AIDA Cruises appoints AIDAnova captain

May 31, 2018 - Three months before the AIDAnova is christened, the Rostock cruise line AIDA Cruises has named the first captain. It's Captain Boris Becker. He was previously in command of the AIDAperla.

From 2026, no more ship emissions in Norway's fjords

From 2026, no more ship emissions in Norway's fjords

May 26, 2018 - Norway is serious about environmental protection in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Geirangerfjord and Næroyfjord. Norway's parliament is setting an example. From 2026, only emission-free ships will be allowed to call at the two fjords.

AIDAmira

With AIDA Selection to South African destinations

May 25, 2018 - AIDA Cruises' selection program comprises three ships: AIDAaura, AIDAcara and AIDAvita. More than 157.000 guests have traveled on the Selection ships since 2017. From December 2019, a fourth ship will be added with the AIDAmira. After the renovation and redesign, the cruise line is taking trips to South African destinations with the AIDAmira.

Spa

The Celebrity Edge SPA

May 24, 2018 - Celebrity Cruises has four cruise ships of the new EDGE class built by the STX shipyard in France. The first ship, the Celebrity Edge, will leave Fort Lauderdale / Fl. on December 1, 2018 for her maiden voyage. Three sister ships will follow in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

 

 

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