Saga’s newbuild Spirit of Discovery, emerged from Meyer Werft’s building hall on Sunday. The float out occurred early Sunday and later in the day the new ship moved to a nearby quay where she will undergo further testing.

A new set of artist impressions reveal a cool, contemporary colour palate for Saga’s Spirit of Adventure, inspired by British contemporary design. London design agency AD Associates has created an eclectic look with big-scale patterns, sumptuous fabrics and striking colour themes.

As a part of a multimillion-dollar investment, Survitec restructured its cruise business to provide a centralised, dedicated customer service, procurement, training and support hub.

A steel cutting ceremony has been held for Spirit of Adventure, Saga Cruises’ second newbuild and sister ship to Spirit of Discovery, launching in July.

The naming of MSC Bellissima took a dramatic twist Saturday night in a wet and windy Southampton as Storm Freya hit the UK.

MSC Cruises is launching a new brand for its four new ultra-luxury ships, contracted last year at Fincantieri.

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique celebrated the float out of MSC Grandiosa in Saint-Nazaire. The 181,000gt ship has now been moved to a wet dock, where work will continue until her delivery in October 2019.

As the end of 2018 fast approaches Seatrade Cruise News looks back on yet another fascinating year for the global cruise industry as our network of writers followed every twist and turn.

V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, has been awarded a contract by Antarctica21 for the technical management of expedition vessel Magellan Explorer.

Saga Cruises’ second newbuild Spirit of Adventure, arriving from Meyer Werft in 2020, will feature a ‘bold and adventurous’ style with a selection of specialty restaurants including Khukuri House inspired by Nepalese heritage.

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