American Cruise Lines reports rise in bookings

Guilford, Conn., headquartered American Cruise Lines reports that it is seeing a strong increase in demand across its domestic portfolio of river and coastal cruises. The company cites increased awareness of U.S.

CLIA cruise lines suspend operations from U.S. ports for 30 days

CLIA —the Cruise Line Industry International Association — announced yesterday that its ocean-going cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from U.S. ports of call for 30 days

Celebrity Edge sails with all-female bridge and leadership team

After a week of downbeat news from the cruise industry, here’s one positive story. In what’s claimed as a first in maritime history, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge departed Port Everglades yesterday with

Coronavirus: Grand Princess to dock in Oakland

In an update posted at 10.00 p.m. Saturday, Princess Cruises said it had received word from state and local response operations that Grand Princess will proceed to the Port of Oakland on

Coronavirus scare delays Anthem of the Seas sailing by one day

Royal Caribbean today delayed the next sailing of its Anthem of the Seas from Bayonne, N.J. by one day. The cruise line made the move after morning TV newscasts showed passengers being

Meyer Turku floats out Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line’s 180,000 GT, LNG-fueled future flag ship Mardi Gras was today floated out at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. The 5,200-passenger ship was originally set for delivery in August,

Meyer Turku shipyard delivers new Costa flag ship

After a couple of delays (see earlier story), Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard yesterday delivered the 180,000 gt, 6,552 passenger, Costa Smeralda to Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc.

American Queen Steamboat closes Victory acquisition

JANUARY 14, 2019 — New Albany, Indiana, headquartered American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC), a leader in U.S. overnight river cruising, reports closed on the purchase of the Victory I and sister ship

Eight trends spell more growth for cruising

DECEMBER 16, 2016 — For cruise shipping operators, the future seems so bright that they are going to need sunglasses. In the release of its 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook,

DNV GL to class MV Werften expedition yachts

DECEMBER 12, 2016 — German shipbuilder MV Werften has contracted DNV GL to classify the three 20,000 gt Endeavor-class vessels that it is building for Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises. Being built according