Lindblad Expeditions christened its second US-flag coastal newbuild, National Geographic Venture, during a dockside ceremony in San Francisco last Friday.

Starting in 2020, Hurtigruten will explore Alaska with its new, hybrid-electric powered Roald Amundsen. This new location adds to the company's expanding cruise program, which offers more than 250 worldwide destinations in the 2020/2021 season.

Ahead of the current Antarctica season, 12 members of Silversea’s expedition team spent four days training in the Chilean Andes. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 3, they took part in activities to build on their skill sets and enable them to enrich the offering for passengers.

Hurtigruten's 2007-built expedition ship Fram is set for a makeover with updated cabins and suites, new restaurants, a high-tech Science Center and more environmentally friendly engines.

On November 7, 2020, Coral Expeditions’ new flagship, Coral Adventurer, will sail from Darwin on a 60-day round-trip circumnavigation of Australia to chalk up the company’s 35th anniversary.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic's new 'Epic Antarctica' journeys to the Antarctic Peninsula, rarely visited West Antarctica, the Ross Sea ice shelf, Macquarie and the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand.

As expected, Silversea Cruises' expansion under the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. umbrella will be happening fast. The companies today announced agreements to build three new ships for the Silversea fleet.

Ponant took the opportunity of Le Lapérouse’s overnight stay in London Wednesday to showcase its newest ship and first Explorer class vessel to UK media and travel partners.

Booming demand for expedition ships should not mean that good and safe shipbuilding practices for passenger vessels are compromised, leading naval architecture and engineering company Foreship has warned.

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Andrea Trevisan as its new sales director cruise new building who will oversee Damen’s global commercial and marketing activities with regard to new build cruise vessels.

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