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DFDS expands fleet further with latest Jinling order

August 17, 2018

DFDS has ordered a new-build ro-ro freight ferry from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard. The new build is similar to the five previously ordered freight ferries and likewise is designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers. The large capacity decreases unit costs as well as the environmental impact per transported […]

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Oceania unveils $100m overhaul of Regatta-class ships

August 14, 2018

Oceania Cruises has announced the latest stage of its OceaniaNEXT initiative, a $100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships – Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica. Each will emerge from the re-inspiration process with 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms and stunning new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars, inspired by the […]

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Oceania unveils $100m overhaul of Regatta-class ships

August 14, 2018

Oceania Cruises has announced the latest stage of its OceaniaNEXT initiative, a $100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships – Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica. Each will emerge from the re-inspiration process with 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms and stunning new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars, inspired by the […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line tweaks Breakaway, Sun and Star

August 13, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled plans for the refurbishments of three ships, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Star. As part of the Norwegian Edge, the company’s program designed to elevate the standard of excellence across its fleet, the revitalised ships now feature new designs and venues. These including Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican […]

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NCL raises full year guidance following strong second quarter

August 10, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has reported GAAP net income of $226.7 million for the second quarter of financial 2018, or earnings per share of $1.01. The figures are an increase on $198.5 million or $0.87 in the prior year.  Shares in the company rose around four per cent following the release of the results. Adjusted […]

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Seabourn to begin Cuba sailings from November next year

August 10, 2018

Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, with cruise bookings now open. The world’s ultra-luxury cruise line will start with a 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn departing Miami on November 4th next year. The addition of Seabourn’s sailings will help meet the growing demand for luxury […]

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Brittany Ferries celebrates Honfleur keel laying

August 8, 2018

Brittany Ferries has welcomed a second milestone in the build of its next ship, Honfleur. Keel laying is the point at which the first hull blocks are lowered onto a slipway. After they are joined, Honfleur’s blocks will form a complete a hull that promises to glide through the seas far more efficiently than ships […]

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Uniworld to convert River Royale to S.S. Bon Voyage for spring 2019

August 2, 2018

Uniworld has announced plans to unveil its newest super ship, S.S. Bon Voyage, in spring next year. The River Royale will be going out of service in October and will undergo an extensive transformation to become S.S. Bon Voyage, resuming service on the Dordogne and Garonne rivers as Uniworld’s sixth super ship on April 14th. […]

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Carnival Triumph to be rechristened Carnival Sunrise following $200m makeover

August 1, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation.  The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine class and will be named Carnival Sunrise after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line appoints new UK business development director

June 3, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the appointment of Nicky Foot as business development director, UK & Ireland. Foot joins the growing team based in Southampton, reporting to Nick Wilkinson, managing director for Norwegian in the UK & Ireland and MEA. The appointment will further strengthen the business development function at a time of growth, following […]

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