Recap Seatrade Cruise Global Day 2

Just some quick notes from the show floor from the second day:

Viking Ocean Cruises announced that they will start up a new cruise line in China. With the assistance of China Merchants Group, they aim to have cruises world wide for the Chinese clientele.

SilverSea released a render of their new expedition vessel.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV)  announced a rather interesting voyage. They will sail the Astoria (ex-Stockholm, Italia Prima, Athena, Azores) out of Puerto Peñasco. This is the port at the very top of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. It’ll only be a few hours drive from Arizona.

Victory Cruise Line confirmed that they will in fact add a third ship to their fleet and sail her to Alaska. This will be the Ocean Victory which will be built and owned by SunStone ships.

Victory’s parent brand, American Queen Steamboat Company, announced full fleet schedules well into 2020. Victory I and Victory II will start in the Great Lakes this year. After that season the Victory I will transition to the Southeast with cruises departing from Freeport, Grand Bahama and the Victory II will sail to Mexico and Central America out of Cancun.

Connecticut-based line, American Cruise Line, revealed that the second and third Jones-Act river ships, the American Harmony (2019) and American Jazz (2020) will cruise the Mississippi.