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Hurtigruten voted most popular cruise brand in 2021

Oct 28, 2021

Searching for the most popular brands among Germans every year, the market research company YouGov and the business and financial newspaper Handelsblatt organized one more survey and the surveyed again voted Hurtigruten first this year. The shipping company is known for the traditional mail ship route along the Norwegian coast and the sustainable expedition sea voyages around the globe.

Costa Toscana Completes Sea Trials and Marks Coin Ceremony

Oct 28, 2021

Costa Toscana has successfully completed sea trials—a series of tests to verify the proper functioning of systems, equipment and LNG (liquefied natural gas) engines. Now, the ship is back at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, for additional work prior to the vessel's delivery to Costa Cruises in December 2021. Costa Toscana is Costa’s second ship powered by liquefied natural gas, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology available for reducing emissions.

Bahamas govt to extend cruise passenger vaccine Mandate until 2022

Oct 28, 2021

The government of Bahamas decided to extend the country’s vaccination mandate for cruise ships seeking entry to the country. “As we extend this rule, we believe it will help us even further grow the tourism business in a balanced way,” said Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper.

Miss Universe, Dominican Republic Welcomes Carnival Mardi Gras To Amber Cove

Oct 28, 2021

The celebrations on the inaugural Mardi Gras cruise continue in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, as the ship's Godmother and Miss Universe, Dominican Republic, Kimberly Jiménez welcomed the ship to her home country.

Royal Caribbean Shares Icon of the Seas Construction Update

Oct 28, 2021

Royal Caribbean International shared construction updated on its first cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Icon of the Seas. The construction is well underway with the recent installation of the LNG Fuel Tank. The company released a video of the first tank recently installed weighting 307 tons. The thank is 90 feet (27 meters) long and 26 feet (8 meters) tall.

In 2023 Silversea Cruises will introduce the newest hybrid-powered cruise ship

Oct 27, 2021

Silversea Cruises, the ultra-luxury brand owned by Royal Caribbean Group, will debut a fuel-efficient hybrid vessel in the summer, 2023. No other cruise company currently has this capability. This ship is said to be the cruise industry’s first such vessel, with a hybrid solution enabling the ship to be local emissions-free while docked at ports.

CDC extends Conditional Sailing Order until January 2022

Oct 27, 2021

Federal health officials on Monday extended for three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended into January the “Conditional Sailing Order” on the cruise industry that was set to expire next week, citing concerns over the highly contagious delta variant and breakthrough cases among vaccinated travelers.

MSC Cruises Invites Artists and Designers to Design Hull of Upcoming Ship

Oct 27, 2021

MSC Cruises gives designers and artists from all over the world an opportunity to design the hull of the Euribia, currently under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France. Since it is International Artists’ Day, MSC Cruises have decided to make it the beginning of the contest. 

Mein Schiff Crew Receives the Best Cruise Spa Award 2021

Oct 26, 2021

TUI Cruises has received the “World's Best Cruise Spa” award for the fourth time in a row. Experts from the SPA and Wellness industry as well as guests worldwide voted online for their respective favorites. A total of seven cruise companies were nominated for the “World's Best Cruise Spa 2021”. The coveted title was also awarded digitally this year.

P&O Cruises appoints Captain Camby for new ship Arvia

Oct 25, 2021

P&O Cruises has announced that Captain Robert Camby will take the helm of the cruise line’s new LNG-powered ship Arvia. According to a press release, Captain Camby will bring out Arvia from the German shipyard Meyer Werft to the home port of Southampton where the vessel will sail its inaugural winter cruises in December 2022, before re-positioning to Barbados for its first Caribbean season.