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Costa Venezia Starts Turkey And Greece Cruises From Istanbul

May 03, 2022

This weekend Costa Venezia made her debut at the new state-of-the-art Galataport in Istanbul with a series of new voyages to Turkey and Greece. The new Turkey program includes three different itineraries, all roundtrip from Istanbul.

Royal Caribbean Group Recommit Global Partnership with WWF

Apr 29, 2022

Royal Caribbean Group announced a five-year partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to establish strong and measurable sustainability goals for groundbreaking progress across ship, sea and shore.

Cunard’s Queen Victoria arrives in Belfast for dry dock refurbishment

Apr 29, 2022

Cunard’s ocean liner Queen Victoria arrived in Belfast Harbour on Tuesday for dry-docking at Harland & Wolff shipyard. The vessel is the largest ever cruise liner to ever dry-docked in a UK shipyard and the only ever Cunard ship to dry-dock in Belfast.

Castellammare launches Cunard’s Queen Anne bow section

Apr 29, 2022

Today the first section of the Queen Anne, Cunard's newest ship, was floated at Fincantieri's shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. The 116-meter long block that will form the lower forward section of the hull was launched from the inclined slipway, representing the largest section ever built at Castellammare di Stabia shipyard.

NCL cancels the first voyage of the Norwegian Prima

Apr 28, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled the first voyage of the Norwegian Prima from Amsterdam, due to challenges in the supply chain. The ship of the new class was supposed to leave Amsterdam on August 17, 2022.

Celebrity Beyond Sails on Maiden Voyage

Apr 28, 2022

Celebrity Beyond, the third new cruise ship in the Edge class, but 21 meters longer and one deck taller has set sail on its maiden voyage from the port of Southampton. The first voyage will last 11 days and will take guests along Western Europe to Barcelona, with stops in Bilbao, Lisbon, and Seville, among others. Accordingly, the summer season of 2022 will end in the Mediterranean - mostly in the western, but also on smaller bypasses in the eastern Mediterranean.

Virgin Voyages to base Resilient Lady in Australia in 2023

Apr 28, 2022

Virgin Voyages announced that the Resilient Lady will use Melbourne as its homeport next year. The 2770-passenger luxury ship will arrive in late 2023 offering a mix of voyages across Australia and New Zealand, from two to 14 nights. The arrival of the ship in Australia will mark the debut of Virgin Voyages Down Under, despite earlier reports that the second ship of this line, the Valiant Lady cruise, will start with an Australian voyage later this year.

Details emerge about the death of MSC Orchestra crew member Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka

Apr 28, 2022

Details surrounding the death of a young South African crew member aboard the MSC cruise ship, have been revealed by the crew member’s aunt. The 29-year-old Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka, was found dead on March 24 aboard MSC Orchestra with a broken neck and injury to the head, said her aunt Lulama “Lulu’’ Mafuduka in an interview for the South Afri

NCLH commits to net zero by 2050

Apr 27, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has committed to striving for net-zero emissions to all its operations and value chain by the year 2050. NCLH operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, which have a combined fleet of 28 ships.

Arnold Donald steps down as Carnival CEO, Josh Weinstein to become new chief

Apr 27, 2022

Carnival Corporation shakes up things on the top replacing Arnold Donal who led Carnival to record results before Covid-19 with Josh Weinstein as president and chief executive on 1 August. Weinstein, currently chief operations officer, will become only the third person to lead the cruise giant founded by chairman Micky Arison.

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