Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic's new ship arriving in June 2018 will be called National Geographic Venture. It's the sister of this year's National Geographic Quest and both incorporate special features—from the innovative bow to the customized Mark V Zodiacs—that maximize wildlife-viewing and expedition adventures.
Dream Cruises' Genting Dream will be redeployed to Singapore year-round starting Dec. 3. The ship has been sailing from China's Guangzhou Nansha Port, Hong Kong and Sanya since it debuted late last year, with a focus on sourcing passengers from China's Pearl River Delta and Hainan Island.
The record cruise ship orderbook got a further boost with Fincantieri signing a memorandum of agreement with Carnival Corp. & plc for one new ship each for Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. The order is valued at more than €1bn.
More than 150 Platinum Members of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association participated in the FCCA's annual PAMAC Cruise Summit hosted over the weekend aboard Carnival Victory.
New Brunswick's Saint John expects 66 calls and 144,000 passengers in the 2017 cruise season, making it similar to 2016—a fact welcomed by the port.
Emerald Waterways, which adds three new vessels and branches out to France and Portugal this year—is offering free or reduced airfare for all 2017 sailings.
The first cruise ship to sail to Cuba from Port Everglades departed Tuesday on a 10-night cultural voyage around the island.
Costa Asia announced the completion of China’s first cruise to the South Pacific Islands.
Fincantieri subsidiary Vard signed a letter of intent to design and build a 220-passenger luxury expedition ship for an unnamed international cruise company.