American Queen Steamboat Co. reached an agreement with Gulf Island to build a 245-passenger riverboat that will become the fourth vessel in its US-flag fleet.

Coastal ship National Geographic Venture, the sister of 2017's National Geographic Quest, was launched from Nichols Brothers Boat Builders' facility in Freeland, Whidbey Island, Washington, this week.

This Celebrity Edge reveal topped all others. At Chantiers de l'Atlantique trade partners got their first ride on the Magic Carpet, first stroll along the glass-lined ramps of the spectacular Eden lounge and first look at the newly announced Grand Plaza at the heart of the ship.

Award-winning Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo—a favorite of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' Frank Del Rio—created the hull artwork for Norwegian Encore.

The keel-laying ceremony for Dream Cruises' 204,000gt Global-class ship took place today at MV Werften's Rostock facility.

Later this week Celebrity Cruises will be giving media a first look at the revolutionary Celebrity Edge, under construction at Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire.

Keel-laying festivities for the 204,000gt Global-class ship are scheduled for Sept. 11 at MV Werften in Rostock, an event that will be streamed live on Dream Cruises' Facebook page and on Weibo ( in China.

At a ceremony today in Wismar, MV Werften welcomed 105 apprentices and 12 dual-system students into the company’s fold. They will be trained at three locations in six professions.

American Song, the first modern-style riverboat in US history, has successfully completed sea trials and is now on its way to New Orleans.

Holland America Line’s second Pinnacle-class ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera yard last week after successfully completing two sets of sea trials.

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