The fourth Oasis-class ship, Symphony of the Seas, headlines Royal Caribbean International's eight-vessel 2018 Europe season. That's an increase from six ships in Europe during 2017 and comparable with the eight in 2016.

With demand strong, emerging markets like China and Cuba, a $50bn-plus newbuild orderbook and the 'Trump effect' boosting the stock market, the cruise business may be at its best moment ever, top leaders said Tuesday.

Political tensions over South Korea's missile-defense plans have led to Beijing reportedly urging Chinese travel agents to halt sales of trips to Korea. This raises concerns for cruise lines since most itineraries from China visit South Korean ports.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' four smaller ships will be visiting 228 destinations in 73 countries around the globe, covering 91 areas of scenic cruising, from the UK departure ports of Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth) during 2018/19.

Hamburg-based Blohm+Voss shipyard (B+V) with an impressive track record in cruise ship refurbishment, including the $132m re-mastering of Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 last year, is in financial difficulty with parent company Lürssen set to implement restructuring measures to try and secure its future.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' 2017 is 'off to a solid start' with a resurgence in demand from North Americans for European sailings across all three brands, strength in the Caribbean and an encouraging reception for China-designated newbuild Norwegian Joy.

Carnival Cruise Line joins the roster of US-based operators approved to sail to Cuba. Carnival Paradise will operate a dozen cruises from Port Tampa Bay starting in June and stretching into October, with one cruise in May 2018.

Making his first public appearance as the new chair of CLIA Europe, Kerry Anastassiadis shared his vision for his two year term at the helm with cruise line members and executive partners.

Nate Berkus, newly appointed design ambassador for Celebrity Cruises' Edge class, promises an unveiling like no other.

Wärtsilä and Carnival Corp. & plc signed a 12-year agreement, valued at approximately €900m, covering all engine maintenance and monitoring work for 79 of Carnival's  vessels.

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