Oceania Cruises aims to eliminate millions of plastic water bottles per year through a new partnership with Vero Water.
Croatia's Brodosplit shipyard on Monday cut steel for Quark Expeditions' first newbuild, a 200-passenger vessel scheduled for 2020 delivery.
TUI Cruises took delivery of its latest newbuild, Mein Schiff 2, from Meyer Turku during festivities at Kiel's Ostseekai cruise terminal Tuesday morning. A number of German members of parliament were on hand.
In developing its Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises is going for a more relaxed, nature-oriented experience than some of the other action-intensive cruise line private islands in the Bahamas. This will not be a 'theme park' but rather a 'paradise in the Caribbean,' as Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, put it.
Fincantieri signed a preliminary agreement with Italian investment bank Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) and natural gas infrastructure company Snam aimed at identifying and implementing medium-term strategic projects for port facilities in Italy and sustainable technologies for maritime transport.
The Polar Collective was awarded a substantial grant from Booking Cares, a sustainability initiative of Booking.com, to develop a citizen science mobile app. The app is intended to make participation in science easy and rewarding. It also will deliver feedback to users, keeping them engaged long after the experience.
This story first appeared in Cruise Europe's December newsletter. It is reproduced here with permission from Cruise Europe.
The increase in numbers of cruise passengers and ships visiting Bergen has led to increased criticism of cruise tourism from the residents of Bergen, politicians and the media. This year the Norwegian port received 342 calls, up 31 on 2017.