Most Caribbean destinations were operating immediately after 2017's devastating hurricane season, and the hardest hit area—the Eastern Caribbean—has made impressive strides.
Fincantieri won an order for two new-concept, LNG-powered ships from TUI Cruises. They'll be the biggest vessels ever built in Italy and are the first LNG-powered ships for the TUI brand.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings confirmed its previously announced options for the fifth and sixth Project Leonardo ships at Fincantieri, for delivery in 2026 and 2027.
This summer, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators is working with companies in the field to identify how the expedition cruise industry can drastically reduce the use of disposable plastics on ships. AECO will also continue to engage thousands of cruise passengers in beach cleanups in the Arctic.
Iona's centrepiece will be a stunning Grand Atrium with panoramic sea views, framed by glazed walls stretching three decks high, while a glass SkyDome atop the ship will provide a new home for entertainment, a 'hidden' nightclub and boutique cinema. And a foodie market, gastropub and laid-back cocktail lounge will be among the many new dining and drinking options.
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.
Holland America Line's smallest, oldest ship, Prinsendam—marketed as its 'Elegant Explorer'—has been sold to Phoenix Reisen and will leave the HAL fleet July 1, 2019. For its new German owner, the ship will sail as Amera.
The new partnership between shipbuilders T. Mariotti and Damen, which will collaborate under the Mariotti Damen Cruise banner, provides flexibility in responding to client needs, said Damen's Andrea Trevisan, SVP cruise sales & marketing.