Finland's Meyer Turku cut steel for Carnival Cruise Line's first liquefied natural gas-powered ship, currently dubbed 'XL.' The 180,000gt vessel, which will be the first North American cruise ship to use LNG, has a new hull design and livery.

On a day when Portugal's Mystic Invest signed for €165m in financing from China's ICBC Leasing—which covers sale-lease deals for three expedition cruise ship newbuilds at WestSea Viana—principal Mário Ferreira told Seatrade Cruise News his company is opening a US office to promote expedition and cultural sailings under the Mystic Cruises brand.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours announced the first sailing date for Scenic Eclipse has been amended for a second time to April 13, 2019.

When Carnival Radiance emerges in 2020, the totally transformed ship (now sailing as Carnival Victory) will operate 10- to 13-day Mediterranean voyages and Carnival Cruise Line's first Cuba sailings from New York, Norfolk and Port Canaveral. Canada/New England cruises are also planned.

Virgin Voyages will offer more than 20 food venues aboard Scarlet Lady, from a lively Korean barbecue spot to a vegetarian eatery with meat 'add-ons,' a CBD-infused cocktail and a Drag Brunch.

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's 'Caribbean is Open/Caribbean for Everyone' campaign has enticed travelers to the region, but 'horror stories' continue to pop up in the media, showing conditions that no longer exist, Carnival Corp. & plc chairman Micky Arison said Tuesday. Such reports may help destinations get aid but they 'deter the demand in a big way.'

The fifth Royal-class newbuild for Princess Cruises will be named in Southampton in June 2020 and sail its inaugural season in the Mediterranean. Enchanted Princess will have the Sky Suites that are debuting on 2019's Sky Princess and a number of transformed spaces.

One of the year's most anticipated and innovative cruise ships, Celebrity Edge, was handed over to Celebrity Cruises by Chantiers de l’Atlantique Wednesday.

Virgin Voyages' first ship, Scarlet Lady, will feature Cuba as one of the destinations during its inaugural 2020 cruise season.

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