Virgin Voyages Names First Ship

Virgin Voyages have just named their first ship the Scarlet Lady. She will debut in Miami in 2020. The name unveiling took place at the yard coinciding with the steel cutting ceremony for their second unnam...

NCL To Redeploy Norwegian Joy to US West Coast

NCL announced today that the Norwegian Joy will be deployed to the US West Coast in 2019. Now normally this may seem like an ordinary deployment, but remember the Norwegian Joy was NCL's purpose build ship for ...

TUI Cruises To Build New Class

German line TUI Cruises will be building two new ships as part of a new class of vessels. The new 161,000gt vessels will be built at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard and will be their largest ever built (Princess'...

NCL Orders Fifth and Sixth Leonardo-class Ships

NCL has just announced that they have agreed with Fincantieri to build a fifth and sixth Project Leonardo Class ship. These additional ones will be delivered in 2026 and 2027. The 140,000gt class of ships w...
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MSC and PortMiami to Build New Terminal

MSC Cruises and PortMiami have agreed to build a new terminal on Miami's Dodge Island. The island is where the currently cruise terminals and pretty much all of the port is located. This new terminal will be ab...

P&O to Transfer Oriana Out of Fleet

P&O Cruises have announced that they will be saying goodbye to the 1995-built Oriana. She is the oldest ship in the fleet by at least 5 years. She will be transferred out of the fleet in August 2019. This i...
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Holland America Shuffles Smallest Ship Around

Holland America has just sold their 37,983gt ship the Prinsendam. The buyer is German line Phoenix Reisen. Phoenix has then time chartered the Prisendam back to Holland America so that HAL can continue to opera...

Le Lapérouse Handed Over to Ponant

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has just delivered the Le Lapérouse to French luxury expedition line Ponant. This is the first of six ships in the Ponant Explorer class. The Le Lapérouse is enroute from Norway t...

Quark Expeditions To Build New Ship

Quark Expeditions, who were one of the first companies to regularly sail passengers to the arctic and Antarctica regions, have announced they will build their own ship. Up until now they have chartering Rus...