Ritz-Carlton Ventures Into Luxury Yachting

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, one of the foremost names in luxury travel, is set to expand to the high seas with a new small ship, luxury cruising operation.   Set to launch in time for the 2019 cruise season, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will focus on visiting smaller ports in popular cruise regions with a … Continue reading

Viking Ocean Cruises Announces Plans For Second And Third Ships

Viking Ocean Cruises, one of the cruise industry’s most highly-anticipated new cruise line, has announced plans for its second and third ships. Designed and built to the same specifications as the 930-guest Viking Star (currently under construction in Italy), the new Viking Sky and Viking Sea, will join the cruise line’s fleet in 2016 as … Continue reading

Regent Seven Seas Cruises To Expand Fleet

Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced plans to build a fourth ship scheduled to join its fleet in summer 2016. Accommodating just 738 guests, the upcoming all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Explorer will be built by Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri and allow the company to expand its footprint in the market where sister brand … Continue reading

Hapag-Lloyd Commissions Europa 2

German-small ship operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has welcomed the latest addition to its fleet of luxury ships with the arrival of the new MS Europa 2. The newly-constructed vessel was christened by US-born entrepreneur and godmother Dana Schweiger during the 824th Hamburg Port Anniversary near the riverside district of Blankenese.   Constructed at St. Nazaire in … Continue reading

Seabourn To Cruise Antarctic Waters In 2013

Luxury small-ship cruise line Seabourn has unveiled a series of Antarctica cruises ranging between 21 and 24 days, visiting the white continent for the first time in its 20-year history. The all-suite, 450-guest Seabourn Quest will sail the new “Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia” itinerary between Valparaiso and Buenos Aires in November 2013.   Cruising the Chilean … Continue reading