The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will be announcing its newbuild at a European yard on Tuesday and is recruiting from a seasoned cruise industry pool for positions at its Florida office in Coconut Grove.
The first newbuild in Lindblad Expeditions' history has sustained damage during its launch down the ramp at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, delaying National Geographic Quest's entry into service.
American Cruise Lines has another newbuild in the water. American Constitution was successfully launched into Wicomico River in Salisbury, Maryland, on Tuesday morning.
How Celebrity Cruises keeps its edge in design is the focus of Seatrade Cruise Review's June issue. The cover story features interviews with key Celebrity Edge designers Kelly Hoppen and Tom Wright, two of the world-class designers selected for the project, as well as insights from Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and ceo of Celebrity Cruises.
In a bid to reduce the stake controlled by Italy, French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to revise the terms of the STX France sale approved in April by the former Hollande government.
One year after they were first announced, MSC Cruises confirmed the order for up to four LNG-powered cruise ships of 200,000gt at STX France and released the first rendering of their novel design.
STX France handed over MSC Meraviglia, first in a new class of ships for fast-growing MSC Cruises, during festivities in St Nazaire.
AIDA Cruises' first Helios-class LNG cruise ship, due for delivery next year from Meyer Werft, is going to be called AIDAnova.