Costa Cruises has undertaken a survey of the Port of Genoa to find a suitable location for a cruise terminal, president Neil Palomba said, adding that it would be about five years before such a facility could be operational.

JTB Corporation, one of the largest travel agents in Japan, is chartering Sun Princess to be used as a floating hotel in Port of Yokohama during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ winter and spring 2019/20 cruise programme includes new winter voyages to Africa, a world cruise, Christmas and New Year cruises to the Canary Islands & Madeira, plus Mexico and Caribbean.

Viking Sea visited two UK cities at two anchorages in two days as the vessel arrived in London on June 27 and in Edinburgh last Friday as part of a ‘Into the Midnight Sun’ cruise to Bergen. 

Some 1,300 Aarhus residents have volunteered as hosts to welcome tourists, including almost 100,000 cruise passengers, to Denmark’s second largest city this year.


Cruise & Maritime Voyages announced the 600-passenger Astor’s 2018/19 extended season in Australia will be her last. She will be replaced by Vasco da Gama for the 2019/2020 programme Down Under.

Star Legend on Wednesday became the largest cruise ship ever to transit the Ballard Locks and sail onto Lake Union in Seattle.

Carnival Cruise Line plans to return to the Port of San Diego for the first time in seven years when Carnival Miracle arrives in late 2019.

Ten- and 12-night cruises in Costa Rica and Panamá are new in UnCruise Adventures’ 2019 schedule. A wine cruise on the Columbia and Snake rivers and an 'Alaska’s Glacier Country' itinerary are also new in the wide-ranging program.

Royal Caribbean International’s 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas, which carries a crew of 1,500, will make the company’s first overnight in Noumea.

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