Saga's Spirit of Discovery was handed over by Meyer Werft Monday, ahead of its first UK arrival to Dover on June 28. The ship is due to be officially named by Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, at the Port of Dover on July 5.
Hurtigruten cancelled Roald Amundsen’s scheduled maiden voyage departure from Hamburg June 27 due to ongoing interior works. The hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship will now depart from Tromsø July 3, the next call scheduled on the original maiden voyage itinerary.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is offering a one-way Western Caribbean/Panama Canal cruise ending at Costa Rica. After that August sailing, Grand Classica will be continuing on to Seattle for an undisclosed reason.
Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline, broke ground Monday to expand passenger rail service to Orlando in a $4bn effort, the nation’s largest privately funded infrastructure project.
Oceania Cruises' 684-passenger Sirena was originally scheduled to sail a winter and spring season of voyages to Cuba. Instead, it will now extend its 2020 European season and spend winter/spring 2020/21 on in-depth explorations of Egypt, Israel, Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, India and Southeast Asia.
In cutting its 2019 earnings guidance, Carnival Corp. & plc said its Continental Europe brands have been facing heightened geopolitical and macroeconomic headwinds that are impacting this year's performance.