Revealed: Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled the details of the new Celebrity Edge, set to debut next December in Fort Lauderdale and prompting a rethink in cruise ship design.   Boasting design names including Kelly Hoppen MBE of Kelly Hoppen Interiors and visionary architect Tom Wright of WKK, together with American designer Nate Berkus serving as design … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Confirms Symphony Of The Seas Name, Deployment

Royal Caribbean International has confirmed its fourth Oasis-class ship will be named Symphony of the Seas, while also unveiling deployment details and information of its upcoming PortMiami development.   Mediterranean Debut, Caribbean Year-Round Deployment Currently under construction in St. Nazaire, Symphony of the Seas will be delivered to the line in April 2018. Like her … Continue reading

Harmony Of The Seas Delivered To Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of its third Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, with a traditional flag changing ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France. Executives and staff from both the STX France shipyard and the line came together to celebrate the occasion, which took place onboard at the AquaTheater.   Constructed in 32 months at … Continue reading

MSC Lirica To Shanghai In 2016

MSC Cruises has unveiled plans for the line’s first sailing to China, with the revitalized MSC Lirica calling in Shanghai on 1 May 2016 following a transcontinental repositioning sailing.   The ship, which will be fully renovated and stretched in November 2015 prior to deployment, will depart Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2016 on a … 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