On the day the UK triggers Article 50 to start its departure from the European Union, David Dingle, chairman of Maritime UK and also chair of Carnival UK, will be hosting Chinese government officials and business leaders aboard Queen Mary 2 in Shanghai for a lunch to showcase the UK’s shipping capabilities.

Guests on selected Europa 2 2017/18 itineraries can keep fit and train alongside three-time Olympic ski champion Maria Höfl-Riesch, reports Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.



Celebrity Cruises is taking the story of Celebrity Edge on a cross-country journey. The ‘Leading Edge Mobile Cinema’ will make 48 stops over 12 weeks, beginning March 29 through June 20, and travel more than 10,000 miles while sharing the story of the ship 'designed to leave the future behind' with more than 20,000 people.

AIDA Cruises has scheduled a major upgrade for AIDAvita at Bremerhaven-based Lloyd Werft between March 25 and April 4.

Portsmouth International Port will play a big part in Saga’s cruise schedule for 2018, with a total of 15 visits planned for next year.




Peace Boat is celebrating its 35th anniversary next year and to coincide with this landmark, the company announced its 100th cruise.

In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest Balmoral, will be sailing from Edinburgh (Rosyth) for the first time, operating a total of nine cruises. Itineraries between May and July, include a five-night Norwegian fjords departure, a 14-night Baltic discovery, and a nine-night German Waterways cruise.

Oceania Cruises announced 10 new journeys to Cuba in 2018. All sail round-trip PortMiami. Itineraries range from seven to 10 days; all visit Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

P&O Cruises Australia’s 2,000-passenger Pacific Dawn has resumed year-round cruising from Brisbane following a multimillion-dollar renovation at the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore.

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