TUI has agreed to sell its Hapag-Lloyd Cruises business to TUI Cruises, the joint venture the company operates with Royal Caribbean Cruises. The deal is valued at €1.2 billion.
Saga has chosen Portsmouth as the location for the official naming ceremony of their second new-build boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Adventure. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 19th.
Passengers onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship are to be placed under quarantine for up to two weeks after a number tested positive for the coronavirus.
Emerald Waterways has entered the yacht cruising market with the launch of its first custom built 100-guest ocean-going super yacht, Emerald Azzurra. The vessel is to be launched under the newly formed Emerald Yacht Cruises brand.
Passengers onboard Costa Smeralda have been released from quarantine after two Chinese guests tested negative for the coronavirus at the centre of a global outbreak.
Construction has begun on Celebrity Beyond with the first piece of steel being cut at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The vessel is the third ship in the Edge Series from Celebrity Cruises.
The introduction of cruise shipping to Port Royal, and by extension Kingston, has been planned for more than two decades. Port Royal joins Montego Bay, Falmouth, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio in the Jamaican market.
Uniworld has launched a suit against MSC Cruise Management. The river cruise line is seeking reimbursement for damages incurred following a June 2nd incident in which a Uniworld ship, River Countess, was hit by MSC Opera, a large ocean ship.
Port of Southampton is expecting a record number of cruise ships to make maiden calls this year. In 2020, the port will see 14 maiden calls from cruise vessels.
River cruise specialist, Viva Cruises, is re-launching its flagship vessel Viva Tiara in March. The ship, currently under a comprehensive renovation, will become the very first ship owned by the young European river tour operator.
Genting Hong Kong has raised US$900 million through the sale and leaseback of one of Dream Cruises’ ships – the 2016-built, 150,000-gross-ton Genting Dream.
UK & Ireland sales director, Martin MacKinnon, has bolstered his sales team line up with the addition of Karen Tucker, in the newly created role of head of field sales.