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Cruise Restart - Norwegian Cruise Line Welcomes First Guests after 500-day Hiatus

Jul 26, 2021

Cruise shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line on Sunday officially marked return to business, with its Norwegian Jade ship the first of its 17-ship fleet to welcome guests after 500 days. It was also another first for the Norwegian Jade, as…

Largest Italy-built Cruise Ship Delivered

Jul 26, 2021

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has said it has delivered the MSC Seashore - the largest cruise ship to be built in Italy - to the cruise division of MSC GroupAlso, Fincantieri said Monday that MSC Seashore's sister ship MSC Seascape was under construction at the Monfalcone shipyard…

Trio Working to Build World's First Hydrogen-powered Oceangoing Cruise Ship

Jul 26, 2021

MSC Group's cruise division, shipbuilder Fincantieri, and Italian energy infrastructure company Snam have signed a memorandum of understanding to determine the conditions for the design and construction of what would become the world’s first oceangoing hydrogen-powered cruise ship…

A Win for Florida: Appeals Court Lifts CDC Cruise Ship Restrictions

Jul 26, 2021

A federal appeals court late on Friday reversed course and let stand a lower court order prohibiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from enforcing coronavirus-related cruise ship rules in Florida.The decision is a…

Carnival Expects Return to Cruises with 65% Fleet Capacity by 2021 End

Jul 21, 2021

Carnival Corp said on Tuesday it expects to have resumed cruises with 65% of its total fleet capacity by the end of 2021, betting that concerns over a resurgence in COVID-19 cases will not deter holidaymakers.The company also said its Carnival…

MSC to Resume Cruise Activities in Valencia with Arrival of 'MSC Grandiosa'

Jul 21, 2021

The MSC Grandiosa cruise ship is set to dock at the cruise pier of the Port of Valencia marking the MSC's resumption of activity at the port.  The ship will dock at the Cap i Casal, an operation that will take place every Friday with a full day stopover until November 5…

VIDEO: American Jazz Riverboat Set Free after Grounding in Kentucky

Jul 20, 2021

The American Jazz riverboat, which ran aground near Canton, Kentucky on July 8 with 120 passengers and six crewmembers aboard, has finally been set free.The Lake Barkley Grounding Unified Command freed the riverboat, American Jazz, Friday from Lake Barkley in Cadiz…

Marella Explorer 2: First Cruise Ship Since 2019 to Arrive in Port of Cromarty Firth

Jul 19, 2021

The Scottish Port of Cromarty Firth is set to welcome its first cruise ship since 2019 with the arrival of the Marella Explorer 2 on July 25.The news comes as the Scottish cruise sector prepares to resume operations after First Minister Nicola…

U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Ruling that Would Have Suspended CDC Cruise Ship Rules

Jul 19, 2021

A U.S. appeals court late Saturday in a 2-1 ruling put on hold a lower-court decision that said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could not enforce its coronavirus cruise ship rules in Florida.Last month, U.S. District…

Cruise Ships Back to Canadian Waters from November

Jul 15, 2021

Canada will allow cruise ships back into its waters starting in November as the COVID-19 pandemic fades, but they must fully comply with public health requirements that have yet to be finalized, Ottawa said on Thursday.Earlier this year, Canada extended a ban on cruise ships until February 2022…

Fincantieri Floats Out 'Viking Mars' Cruise Ship

Jul 15, 2021

Italian shipbuilding giant Fincantieri has floated out the Viking Mars ocean cruise ship being built in Ancona for the shipowner Viking.The Viking Mars will be placed in the small cruise ship segment. Like its sister ships, the about 47,800-ton vessel…

MSC Unveils New Miami Cruise Terminal

Jul 08, 2021

MSC Group's Cruise Division has signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of a new mega cruise terminal at PortMiami, a North America and the Caribbean cruise hub.The new terminal reflects an investment of approximately €350 million ($414…

Stena Line Bolsters its Baltic Sea Fleet

Jun 29, 2021

Stena Line is strengthening its position and expanding services in the Baltic Sea Region, by deploying two new ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden this year. The first of the two vessels, Stena Scandica…

No Change on Sailing Plans after New COVID-19 Cases, Cruise Lines Say

Jun 11, 2021

Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corp will push ahead with a return to cruises this summer despite two guests onboard Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium ship testing positive for COVID-19.A year after several cruise ships were host to…

Lindblad Expeditions Sets Sail Again

Jun 09, 2021

This week guests boarded National Geographic Quest for the first time in over 15 months, and also saw the restart of National Geographic Venture in Alaska, and National Geographic Endeavour ll in Galapagos.Sven Lindblad, Founder and Co-Chair…

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