Thomson Cruises Begins Fleet Renewal With TUI Discovery

Thomson Cruises has launched its newest ship, TUI Discovery, beginning a fleet renewal process that will reduce the average age of its ships and offer an improved product. At a glittering ceremony in Palma, the former Splendour of the Seas was re-christened by godmothers and employees Mimi Kasomwoshi Ragui and Hazel Ceguera, with the night’s … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2016/2017 Deployment, Unveils Asian Season

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, offering new destinations and ports for guests. Highlights include the line’s return to Asia, the return of the Norwegian Epic to North America and explorations of South America by sea.   Norwegian Star to Asia and Australia The … Continue reading

Costa Cruises Welcomes New Flagship

Italian line Costa Cruises officially welcomed its new EUR550 million flagship, Costa Diadema, in a glittering ceremony in Genoa. Taking place at Ponte dei Mille in the city’s historic maritime station, the event began with a parade of the ship’s godmother Carolina Miceli (an Italian travel agent chosen as part of a worldwide contest) together … Continue reading

TUI Cruises Welcomes First Newbuild

German cruise company TUI Cruises has welcomed its first newbuild ship earlier this week in Hamburg. Floating up to the bow of the new Mein Schiff 3 in a pearled balloon, singer Helene Fischer christened the vessel with the traditional bottle-breaking ceremony in front of 1,700 spectators and invited guests from the cruise, entertainment and … Continue reading

Repositioning Cruises For Quantum Of The Seas Unveiled

Royal Caribbean International has revealed details of the repositioning sailings for Quantum of the Seas’ planned Chinese deployment. Departing 2 May 2015 from the New York metropolitan area, the 53-night journey comprises 5 legs and sees the ship travel east and crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and South China Sea … Continue reading