Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … Continue reading

ms Koningsdam Inaugural Season Itineraries Revealed

Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will make her debut in summer 2016 sailing from Amsterdam, paying homage to the line’s Dutch heritage. The 99,500-GRT vessel will sail a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises during her inaugural season, joining 6 other sister ships cruising the continent’s waters.   Following a series of … Continue reading

Costa Cruises Launches neoCollection

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has announced the launch of the Costa neoCollection, a new style of slow cruising promising longer, leisurely itineraries and extended time in port.   Exclusive to the Costa neoRiviera and Costa neoRomantica, the cruises focus on creating a more intimate and exclusive onboard atmosphere. Centered around local gastronomy and small-group … Continue reading

Costa Cruises Prepares To Celebrate 65th Anniversary, Highlights 2014 Deployment Plans

Italy’s Costa Cruises is preparing to celebrate 65 years in the industry, which takes place on 31 March 2013. Special events have been planned to take place on all 14 vessels of the fleet and the line has also announced its cruise program for 2014, presenting over 1,000 voyages visiting 250 destinations from 44 different … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean International Unveils 2014 European Deployments

*Update 27 March 2013 – Royal Caribbean International announced today that Oasis of the Seas will move to Europe for a short autumn season in 2014, marking the first time the ship has left Caribbean waters after entering service. Highlights of her deployment include an exclusive preview of the upcoming Quantum-class experience and special programs … Continue reading