Costa Cruises and AIDA to resume cruising

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises is to begin resuming cruise operations this weekend (6th September 2020) with their German sister line, AIDA, resuming on 1st November 2020. Both Costa and AIDA have stated that they’re planning a staggered return to cruising, starting with two ships per brand. On Sunday 6th September Costa Deliziosa will sail…

REVIEW: Celebrity Summit – a renovation to turn heads

Celebrity Summit is one of Celebrity’s older ships but thanks to her recent Celebrity Revolution makeover she certainly doesn’t feel it. We had the pleasure of sailing on her in October 2019 – come with us as we explore the Summit.

Princess Cruises take delivery of Sky Princess

Princess Cruises have taken delivery of the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, the 18th ship its rapidly growing fleet, at an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

MSC to lengthen Magnifica by 23 metres ahead of UK arrival

MSC Cruises have revealed that the MSC Magnifica will undergo a renovation and transformation that will add 23 meters to the ship. The extra space will deliver an additional 7,000 m2 of space to the ten eyar old ship – adding in 215 extra cabins, bringing the total number of balcony cabins to 63% of the overall ship. The renovation will…

Sky Princess completes sea trials

Princess Cruises has accomplished another major milestone in preparation for the launch of its newest ship, Sky Princess, by completing the vessel’s sea trials.

“I’ll be bored” and other misconceptions about cruising

It’s no secret that cruising has at times struggled with its identity as the industry transitions from the ocean voyages of past to the cruise vacations we see now – one of the results of this is misconceptions. Let’s try and tackle a few of those here and now… 1. I’ll be bored 😴 (click…

Freedom of The Seas to be amplified in March 2020

Royal Caribbean has released the details for the upcoming amplification and refurbishment of Freedom of The Seas. The $116 million refit touches all areas of the much loved ship, the lead vessel of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Class.

P&O Cruises cancel Dubai & Arabian cruises amid growing tension in region

P&O Cruises have cancelled their winter 2019/2020 Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme as tensions rise in the Strait of Hormuz. P&O had Oceana scheduled to serve the region in 2019 & 2020 but she will now be moved to serve European cruises from Southampton. The cruise line’s President, Paul Ludlow, issued a statement today explaining…

Sea Princess rescues three stranded sailors

Princess Cruises’ 2,000-guest cruise ship, Sea Princess, yesterday rescued three sailors who were forced to take to a life raft after their boat sank in the south Caribbean.