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The Warnemünde cruise season ends today

The Warnemünde cruise season ends today

October 26, 2021 - The summer cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde officially ends on October 26th with the arrival of the AIDAsol. Three more cruise ship visits are planned for November and December. Including the stragglers, a total of 47 cruise ships visited the Baltic Sea port in the current year.

Hurtigruten's new guest lounge in Bergen, Norway

Hurtigruten's new guest lounge in Bergen, Norway

October 22, 2021 - Traditional pcket ship voyages with Hurtigruten usually begin in the Norwegian port city of Bergen.For a relaxed and pleasant start to the journey, the Hurtigruten shipping company has opened a guest lounge in the city's harbor, which is considered the gateway to the fjords. The location is the Hurtigruten terminal atNøstebukten.

AIDAcosma starts overpassing the river Ems

AIDAcosma - Ems transfer after midnight today

After a construction period of more than two years, the AIDAcosma is leaving the shipyard in Papenburg tonight and starting the Ems transfer to Eemshaven (NL). With the AIDAcosma, MEYER WERFT is delivering the third cruise ship equipped with a low-emission LNG drive.

nicko cruises: The 2G rule will apply in the future on rivers and at sea

nicko cruises: The 2G rule will apply in the future on rivers and at sea

October 5, 2021 - The Stuttgart cruise company nicko cruises is introducing the 2G rule on rivers and seas. The travel provider justifies this measure by saying that a large majority of guests want 2G as a security factor. In addition, the new regulation improves planning security of the company operational processes on board the ships.

Families on a cruise - offers from German shipping companies

Families on a cruise - offers from German shipping companies

September 15, 2021 - To coincide with the upcoming autumn holidays, nicko cruises and TUI Cruises are offering time out for families at VASCO DA GAMA (nicko) and Mein Schiff 4 (TUI Cruises). Related to the autumn holidays, both companies organize boat trips for the entire family in the Mediterranean region.

Cruise ship WORLD VOYAGER: crew members infected with corona

Cruise ship WORLD VOYAGER: crew members infected with corona

September 15, 2021 - It couldn't have been worse for the WORLD VOYAGER, the small, fine cruise ship from nicko cruises. The expedition and cruise ship, which can hold a maximum of 200 passengers, is moored in the port of Hamburg. Several crew members are infected with the corona virus.

Vasco da Gama cannot call at Visby

Mein Schiff 6 - TUI Cruises confirms Orient cruises in 2021/22

September 07th, 2021 - Mein Schiff 6 will carry out Orient cruises in autumn and winter as planned. Travelers are requested to provide proof of full vaccination protection against COVID-19 before starting their journey. In addition, two negative COVID-19 test results are expected to be proven. There are restrictions on excursions.

Vasco da Gama cannot call at Visby

Vasco da Gama cannot call at Visby

August 26, 2021 - The Vasco da Gama, nicko cruises' ocean-going ship, was scheduled to call at Visby port on Gotland / Sweden at 13pm today. An hour before the planned arrival, the approximately 00 guests on board the ship learned that this destination had been removed from the route list. 

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA starts next Baltic Sea cruise

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA starts next Baltic Sea cruise

August 18, 2021 - In July of this year, VASCO DA GAMA started its service with Baltic Sea cruises for the Stuttgart-based nicko cruises. Today another cruise in the Baltic Sea area starts from the Ostseekai in Kiel. Top destinations are Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tallinn. The 12-night trip ends in Bremerhaven.

Fincantieri¬ shipyard in Marghera undocks Norwegian Prima

Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera undocks Norwegian Prima

August 13, 2021 - Today it became known that the new flagship of the Norwegian Cruise Line, the Norwegian Prima, in one Fincantieri shipyard has floated. The external work on the 18th ship in the NCL fleet has been completed. From now on, the interior fittings of the cruise ship will be pushed ahead with high pressure. In the summer of 2022, the Norwegian Prima will be handed over to NCL and start operating.

AIDAmar starts on week-long cruises from Hamburg

AIDAmar starts on week-long cruises from Hamburg

July 29, 2021 - Good news comes from the Port of Hamburg. Cruise activity is picking up speed again in Hamburg. AIDA Cruises has the AIDAmar set off on 7-day cruises thirteen times. The trips take place between July 31, 2021 and October 24, 2021.

TUI Cruises - Finally free travel to Norway again

TUI Cruises - Finally free travel to Norway again

July 22, 2021 - Norway lovers and TUI fans can breathe easy: From August 22nd, Mein Schiff 1 will start sailing towards Norway. Destinations are the Norwegian fjords, the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen or the capital Oslo. The only downer: all adults on board - guests and crew - must be fully vaccinated. A test is compulsory for children aged four and over.

Port of Hamburg vaccinates cruise ship crews

Port of Hamburg vaccinates cruise ship crews

July 13, 2021 - Great caution is still required with regard to SARS-CoV-2. A step towards normality will in future be the vaccination offer for the crews of the cruise ships in the port of Hamburg.

Expedition ship WORLD VOYAGER comes to Kiel in July

Expedition ship WORLD VOYAGER comes to Kiel in July

July 7, 2021 - The corona situation is forcing cruise lines to react quickly to developments caused by pandemics. Nicko cruises made this experience again. Instead of completing two cruises from / to Funchal, three mini-cruises in the Baltic and North Sea are on the program for now. The trips start on July 20th.

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA's maiden voyage from Kiel

nicko cruises: VASCO DA GAMA's maiden voyage from Kiel

June 30, 2021 - After the successful debut of the WORLD VOYAGER in the Canary Islands and the Azores, the VASCO DA GAMA, the second ocean-going ship of the established river shipping company, will start its service for German-speaking guests on July 13. The maiden voyage leads from Kiel to Denmark, Sweden and the Estonian Tallinn.

Christened Crystal Endeavor - an ice class luxury ship

Christened Crystal Endeavor - an ice class luxury ship

June 27, 2021 - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig christened the Crystal Endeavor yesterday as part of a festive ceremony. MV WERFTEN in Stralsund built the 164 meter long ship for the Crystal Expedition Cruises shipping company. The ship is the world's largest and most comfortable expedition yacht with ice class PC6.

Princess Cruises - Cruises restart at the end of July 2021

Princess Cruises - Cruises restart at the end of July 2021

June 25, 2021 - Princess Cruises is planning the Resumption of cruise operations with week-long trips to Alaska. The Majestic Princess is the first ship to sail. On September 26th, eight MedallionClass ships will be restarted with cruises to the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. Trips for European guests can probably be booked from September 1st.

AIDAcara will shortly be leaving the AIDA fleet

AIDAcara will shortly be leaving the AIDA fleet

June 23, 2021 - The AIDAcara, AIDA Cruise's first and oldest ship, is leaving the fleet after 25 years. The buyer was not named. The ship, which is getting on in years, can accommodate almost 1.200 guests with double occupancy. AIDA Cruises relies on sustainable fleet growth and low emissions Liquefied natural gas (LNG). The AIDAcosma, which is powered by LNG, will join the fleet this year.

Meyer Turku shipyard builds cruise ship for Royal Caribbean

Meyer Turku shipyard builds cruise ship for Royal Caribbean

June 19, 2021 - Last Monday, the MEYER TURKU shipyard in Turku, Finland celebrated the first steel cut of the Icon of the Seas. Delivery of the new building is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023. The ship, which is fired with environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas, is measured at around 200.000 GT. It takes around 5.000 passengers.

Royal Caribbean is planning its first test trip in June

Royal Caribbean is planning its first test trip in June

May 26, 2021 - Royal Caribbean is preparing for the restart. The company received preliminary approval from the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to conduct a test run with volunteers. The Freedom of the Seas test trip will take place June 20-22. The CDC is an agency of the United States Department of Health

nicko cruises are rerouting World Voyager to the Azores

nicko cruises are rerouting the World Voyager to the Azores

May 18, 2021 - The ongoing corona situation prompts the Stuttgart-based nicko cruises to reroute the World Voyager trip planned for May 28, 2021. The trip was originally supposed to lead from Lisbon to Hamburg. Since many ports on Europe's west coast are currently still closed, World Voyager is being rerouted to the Azores.

Start of booking AIDAsol Reisen from Kiel

Start of booking AIDAsol Reisen from Kiel

May 12, 2021 - Now it's back to "Ahoy" for AIDA cruises from Germany: On May 12, 2021, bookings for AIDAsol's first voyages from / to Kiel will open. Dates are available between May 22nd and June 9th, 2021.

TUI Cruises will start with “Blue” trips from Kiel in May

TUI Cruises will start with “Blue” trips from Kiel in May

May 12, 2021 Update - TUI Cruises is currently offering trips to the Canary Islands and Greece. That is not all: On Whitsunday, May 23, 2021, the first “German” cruise of the Mein Schiff fleet will start in Kiel. A “blue voyage” without going ashore is offered.

Norwegian Cruise Line presents the Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line presents the Norwegian Prima

May 12, 2021 - From today it is possible to make cabin bookings on Norwegian Prima, the newest NCL ship. According to the current plans, the new flagship will start its service in the summer of 2022. Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating the ship as another milestone in the history of the shipping company.

Greece cruises - TUI Cruises requires two corona tests

Greece cruises - TUI Cruises requires two corona tests

May 20, 2021 - Starting May 13, Mein Schiff 5 will undertake a total of six trips through Greece's archipelago. The announcement arouses hope among holidaymakers and the Greek tourism industry. The trips take place in accordance with the health and hygiene concept introduced by TUI Cruises. What is new is that two corona tests are required for the trips.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Cruises restart July 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line: Cruises restart July 2021

April 6, 2021 - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) starts the Corona season 2021 with three ships. The shipping company announced today that it will start shipping operations for the first time on July 25, 2021 with new routes in Europe and the Caribbean. The shipping company operates a total of 17 ships, of which the Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Gem are restarted. The ships go to destinations in Greece and the Caribbean Sea.

MEYER shipyard receives new construction order for cruise ship

MEYER shipyard receives new construction order for cruise ship

March 31, 2021 - MEYER Werft and the Japanese group NYK have signed a contract for the construction of a medium-sized cruise ship. Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, it is the first new construction order for a cruise ship that has been placed with a shipyard worldwide. The client is one of the largest shipping companies in the world.

Cunard: Queen Elizabeth will travel around England in the summer of 2021

Cunard: Queen Elizabeth will travel around England in the summer of 2021

March 29, 2021 - Cunard's Queen Elizabeth will resume operations in the summer of 2021. The shipping company is making its ship ready for operation and will send it on ten cruises along the British Isles and on three so-called "Sun Voyages" from July to October 2021. However, there is one downer: the trips can only be booked for guests resident in Great Britain who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The neverending theme: Venice and the cruise ships

The neverending theme: Venice and the cruise ships

March 27, 2021 - For what seems like forever, there has been a dispute in Venice about the access of the cruise ships to the Stazione Marittima. Environmental activists are demanding that cruise ships no longer pass through the Giudecca Canal and past St. Mark's Square. The operating company of the cruise terminal and its employees have a fundamentally different view of the subject.

Cunard extends cruise break for all 3 ships

Cunard extends cruise break for all 3 ships

March 12, 2021 - The cruise industry's business disruptions continue. After Princess Cruises announced at the beginning of the week that trips by three cruise ships from / to Southampton will be suspended until September 25, 2021, Cunard is extending the cruise break for all three Cunard Queens.

nicko cruises invests millions in VASCO DA GAMA

nicko cruises invests millions in VASCO DA GAMA

March 3, 2021 - The cruise operator nicko cruises Schiffsreisen GmbH is investing a double-digit million euro amount in the conversion of the ocean-going ship VASCO DA GAMA, which was previously operated by CMV. The cruise ship named after the Portuguese navigator and explorer will be in the Lisnave shipyard near Lisbon visually and technically prepared for the requirements of the Stuttgart cruise operator.

Odyssey of the Seas begins its premiere season in Haifa

Odyssey of the Seas begins its premiere season in Haifa

March 2, 2021 - Royal Caribbean announces that the brand new Odyssey of the Seas will make tours of the Mediterranean Sea from Haifa / Israel in the summer of 2021. The trips are offered as three- and seven-night trips. According to the press release, Israeli citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 will be the first to travel on the new ship.

Oceania Cruises' 2022/23 tropical and exotic collection

Oceania Cruises' 2022/23 tropical and exotic collection

February 25, 2021 - Oceania Cruises, part of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, see high demand for cruises on the summer routes 2022 and the world tour 2023. From March 3, 127 trips from the new "Tropical and Exotic Collection" from Oceania Cruises can be booked become.

MEYER Werft: The construction of the P&O Arvia began with the steel cut

MEYER Werft: The construction of the P&O Arvia began with the steel cut

February 22, 2021 - The situation of the cruise companies and their shipyards is extremely bad as a result of the corona pandemic. Most cruise ships are stuck without employment and the crews are without work. MEYER shipyard is considering layoffs and the shipyard's suppliers are worried about their future.

Princess Cruises: Dream around the world with the Island Princess

Princess Cruises: Dream around the world with the Island Princess

February 17, 2021 - The corona pandemic is paralyzing all areas of cruise shipping. It is unclear when worldwide regular ship operations can again be assumed. The Princess Cruises offer comes at the right time. The Island Princess will sail from / to Fort Lauderdale around the world from January 5 to April 26, 2023.

Mein Schiff 6 and Corona - TUI Cruises cancels Dubai trip

Mein Schiff 6 and Corona - TUI Cruises cancels Dubai trip

February 01, 2021 - TUI Cruises canceled the 14-day Dubai trip planned in March with Mein Schiff 6 today. The trip should start on March 1st, 2020. The shipping company cannot guarantee that the situation in the individual countries will make a call possible or that the necessary promises will be made in good time before your voyage begins. Booked guests are offered personal Mein Schiff travel credit with bonus options.

Azamara Club Cruises buys fourth ship

Azamara Club Cruises buys fourth ship

January 25, 2021 - A few days ago it was announced that the Royal Caribbean Group is selling the cruise brand Azamara Club Cruises to the New York private equity firm Sycamore Partners. Now Azamara announces that Sycamore is adding a fourth ship to its fleet. This ship is the former Pacific Princess.

Royal Caribbean sells cruise line Azamara Cruises

Royal Caribbean sells cruise line Azamara Cruises

January 20, 2021 - Royal Caribbean Holding is selling its Azamara Club Cruises to Sycamore Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Royal Caribbean intends to focus exclusively on the brands Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and the majority holding Silversea in the future. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

Cruise ship Costa Toscana floated in Turku

Cruise ship Costa Toscana floated in Turku

January 16, 2021 - In February 2020, the Meyer Werft in Turku, Finland began the Assembly work on the hull of the Costa Toscana. Eleven months later, the new building was completed to the extent that the building dock could be flooded. Yesterday afternoon the Costa Toscana left the dock and moored at the equipment quay.

New cruise ships of the year 2021

New cruise ships of the year 2021

December 29, 2020 - Cruise enthusiasts expect cruises to resume worldwide. TheCoronavirus Sars-CoV-XNUMX hit the cruise industry at full speed and forced an emergency stop. In the meantime, attempts to resume cruises on the back burner, which were successful in some respects, were unable to reduce the financial damage associated with the shutdown. When to expect regular ship travel is (still) in the stars. And yet new ships have been announced for the coming year.

Royal Caribbean repels Empress and Majesty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean repels Empress and Majesty of the Seas

December 17, 2020 - Royal Caribbean is separating from two veteran ships this month: the Empress of the Seas and the Majesty of the Seas. Both ships are being sold to an undisclosed buyer from the Asia-Pacific region.

Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 certified by Fresenius

Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 certified by Fresenius

December 11, 2020 - Do the right thing and talk about it. TUI Cruises acts according to this motto. The hygiene concept of the cruise company battered by the COVID-19 pandemic has been certified for Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. The hygiene certificate was issued by the independent SGS Institute Fresenius.

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth are on pause until early summer 2021

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth are on pause until early summer 2021

December 09, 2020 - The information about COVID-19-related shutdowns in the cruise industry doesn't want to end. Today Cunard announced the extension of the cruise break for the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth.

Caribbean cruise Mein Schiff 1 - Severe setback for TUI Cruises

Caribbean cruise Mein Schiff 1 - Severe setback for TUI Cruises

December 04, 2020 - The effects of Corona on the cruise industry are terrifying. Royal Caribbean is considering extending the lay offs. NCL and its brand subsidiaries are suspending cruises for an extended period of time. Costa cancels Christmas and New Year cruises. TUI Cruises and their guests are hit hard. The planned 35-day Caribbean voyage of Mein Schiff 1 is canceled.

Swan Hellenic back at the expedition cruise market

Swan Hellenic back at the expedition cruise market

December 1st, 2020 - In January 2017 the British All Leisure Holidays had to file for bankruptcy. This also sealed the fate of the cruise brands Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery. Swan Hellenic is now back on the market with three new buildings. The first trip is scheduled for November 2021.

MEYER WERFT - Odyssey of the Seas successfully undocked

MEYER WERFT - Odyssey of the Seas successfully undocked

28th November, 2020 - The Royal Caribbean Group's latest new building, the Odyssey of the Seas, has left construction dock II at MEYER WERFT. At the beginning of May 2019, the shipyard celebrated the laying of the keel of the 347-meter-long cruise ship. The takeover of the ship was originally planned for this month. Due to COVID-19, delivery has been postponed to April 2021.

Over and over - the cruise ship MS Astor is scrapped

Over and over - the cruise ship MS Astor is scrapped

November 25 th, 2020 - The friends of MS Astor will be saddened that the 33 year-old cruise ship is being scrapped in Turkey. On Monday of this week, the ship landed in Aliaga, Turkey.

Mein Schiff 1 Caribbean Cruise - Christmas and New Years Eve 2020

Mein Schiff 1 Caribbean Cruise - Christmas and New Years Eve 2020

November 20th, 2020 - The cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 of TUI Cruises is going on a 35-day voyage. The destination is the Caribbean. On a private island nine days island vacation are offered. The journey with the special Caribbean feeling starts and ends in Germany.

USA - Royal Caribbean is hiring volunteers for test drives

USA - Royal Caribbean is hiring volunteers for test drives

13th November, 2020 - What sounds like a joke is true. Royal Caribbean International has launched a website for potential test subjects. The cruise brand is looking for volunteers who will be available for test purposes for the upcoming test cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023

November 12, 2020 -Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings boss Frank Del Rio sees the coming year as a year of transition for the three companies in the NCL Group. Full employment can be expected in 2022. Normality will only come about in 2023.

Celebrity Cruises introduces all-inclusive pricing system

Celebrity Cruises introduces all-inclusive pricing system

November 12, 2020 - Celebrity Cruises, one of the Royal Caribbean brands, is introducing the all-inclusive pricing system on all trips. The new Always Included program includes internet access, drinks and tips.

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

November 7th, 2020 - Greece is introducing new travel restrictions in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases. These measures are forcing Costa Crociere to temporarily suspend Costa Deliziosa's cruises to Greece.

TUI Cruises slowed down - Schleswig Holstein stops blue trips

TUI Cruises slowed down - Schleswig Holstein stops blue trips

November 4, 2020 - According to RTL, the state of Schleswig-Holstein has banned the Hamburg shipping company TUI Cruises from operating cruises from this state. The ban will come into force on November 5, 2020.

Leading cruise brands are on hold until the end of the year

Leading cruise brands are on hold until the end of the year

November 3rd, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic claims its victims among the cruise brands. Small, financially weak companies like the Spanish Pullmantur Cruceros, the British CMV including the subsidiary brand TransOcean and FTI Cruises were hit hard. The list is not exhaustive. They were forced to cease operations. The industry giants Carnival, MSC, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are hit no less hard. With a few exceptions, their ships will be on hold until December 31, 2020.

VIVA Cruises will start ocean cruises in April 2021

VIVA Cruises will start ocean cruises in April 2021

November. 3rd, 2020 - Düsseldorf-based VIVA Cruises have so far only offered river cruises on European rivers with ten ships. In April 2021, the company will venture out to sea with the MS SEAVENTURE. An eight-day Baltic Sea cruise will begin on April 18. The journey begins and ends in Bremerhaven.

Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly

Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly

October 29.10.2020, 16 - Yesterday, the federal government, together with the 2020 federal states, decided on measures to combat the corona pandemic. The drastic measures in force until the end of November XNUMX all serve to limit contacts. What influence does the decision have on Germany's cruise lines?

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

October 29.10.2020, 2020 - The corona pandemic is forcing Costa Crociere to revise the 21/XNUMX winter timetable. The Timetables of the ships used in winter 2020/21 were made updated. The ships used for Mediterranean cruises and the 2021 world tour of the Costa Deliziosa are affected.

Hurtigruten establishes expedition cruise unit

Hurtigruten establishes expedition cruise unit

16.10.2020 - Hurtigruten sees strong demand in all markets and destinations for the second half of 2021 and beyond. The company expects expedition cruises to grow in popularity following COVID-19. With the establishment of a separate unit for expedition cruises, Hurtigruten is adapting to the changed situation.

Royal Caribbean Group - Booking Situation and Finances

Royal Caribbean Group - Booking Situation and Finances

October 14, 2020 -The Royal Caribbean Group commented on the situation of the group in the last few days. In particular, it was about the booking situation, the budget and the financial situation.

TUI Cruises - Canary Islands Cruises 2020 bookable now

TUI Cruises - Canary Islands Cruises 2020 bookable now

October 13, 2020 - TUI Cruises today publishes travel dates and sailing areas for the 2020 winter season. The shipping company is convinced that there is something for everyone. The offer includes classic one to two week cruises in the sun with shore excursions as well as short trips from German ports. The two routes around the Canary Islands to be completed by Mein Schiff 2 are particularly interesting.

MV WERFTEN received a loan of 193 million euros

MV WERFTEN received a loan of 193 million euros

October 10, 2020 – The financially stricken MV WERFTEN are granted a breathing space. The shipyard group receives a bridging loan of 193 million Euro. The funds will be used to complete the expedition ship Crystal Endeavor and to maintain the shipyard's operations.

Cruises - general compulsory COVID-19 test decided

Cruises - general compulsory COVID-19 test decided

October 08, 2020 - The international cruise association CLIAhas aGlobal compulsory testing for COVID-19 for all passengers and crew members decided. With this decision, the cruise industry is taking on a pioneering role in the international tourism industry.

MEYER Werft visitor center - destination for cruise fans

MEYER Werft visitor center - destination for cruise fans

October 07, 2020 - The autumn holidays are in sight. What to do in times of the corona pandemic? The MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is an interesting and educational destination in Northern Germany. At the moment there are two newbuildings of cruise ships in the building docks.

Azamara Club Cruises - Cruises depart March 2021

Azamara Club Cruises - Cruises depart March 2021

October 07, 2020 - Azamara Club Cruises regularly informs regular guests about new developments during the corona pandemic. Today we learned that the winter season is canceled. The spring season starts in March with cruises in Europe.

Cruises USA - No Sail Order will remain until October 2020

Cruises USA - No Sail Order will remain until October 2020

October 2, 2020 - Cruise lines have to accept further delays when it comes to cruises from US ports. The CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have extended the No Sail Order through October 31th.

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

28.09.2020 - Costa Cruises has just presented its new timetables from April to November 2021. The focus is on an expanded Mediterranean offering and the resumption of northern European cruises departing from German ports.

TUI Cruises CEO Meier gives an interview with Tagesspiegel

TUI Cruises CEO Meier gives an interview with Tagesspiegel

September 26, 2020 - Wybcke Meier, has been managing the cruise company TUI Cruises GmbH for six years. The company is one of the premium providers on the cruise market. Ms. Meier talks about current topics at TUI Cruises in an interview with the Berliner Tagesspiegel. We quote from the report.

Azamara with double cabin upgrade and points promo

Azamara with double cabin upgrade and points promo

September 1, 2020 - Azamara Club Cruises, the 3-ship cruise line, lures customers with a double cabin upgrade and double ship club points. The luxury brand belonging to the Royal Caribbean Group starts today, September 1st, with the sales campaign.

The cruise industry is struggling in difficult waters

The cruise industry is struggling in difficult waters

August 29, 2018 - The cruise boom was yesterday. Today there is need and lamentation. Three current examples: In Venice, port workers demonstrated for the return of the cruise ships. AIDA Cruises is postponing the resumption of ship operations until the beginning of November, and the luxury brand Oceania entices with special prices.

Costa certified: cruises start in September

Costa certified: cruises start in September

August 25, 2020 - As we reported on August 13th, Costa Crociere is planning a restart in the Mediterranean in September 2020. The cruises are exclusively reserved for Italian guests. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are used for driving.

Cunard Line will suspend ship travel until spring 2021

Cunard Line will suspend ship travel until spring 2021

August 25, 2020 - Cunard ships have been sailing the oceans for 180 years. The Cunard Line has never before been forced to suspend ship operations for a long time. The corona pandemic is forcing the company to suspend the ship-related travel season until March / May 2021. In addition, planned routes are changed.

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

August 13, 2020 - Costa Cruises is rehearsing the restart with two ships from Italian ports in September. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are starting their first cruises from Trieste and Genoa exclusively with Italian guests.

TUI Cruises: Blue trips and the Greek islands

TUI Cruises: Blue trips and the Greek islands

August 13, 2020 - The corona pandemic is being extended for cruise companies. A normal business operation is out of the question. As an intermediate step, TUI Cruises is again planning “Blue Voyages” in September with Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. At the same time, Mein Schiff 6 will offer 7-day cruises to and from Crete from September 13th.

AIDA Cruises is planning a restart from Kiel on September 6, 2020

AIDA Cruises is planning a restart from Kiel on September 6, 2020

August 10, 2020 - After the flag state of Italy approves the resumption of business operations at AIDA Cruises, the company plans to start its first cruises from German ports on September 6, 2020.

MSC Cruises is planning a new start of cruises to Corona

MSC Cruises is planning a new start of cruises to Corona

August 8, 2020 - Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, thanked the MSC congregation for their "unbroken support" with warm, unctuous words. At the same time, he announced the resumption of cruises. What does the MSC cruise concept look like in relation to the corona pandemic?

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

August 8, 2020 - Costa Crociere is hoping for the cruise ports to open soon. In order to be prepared for the resumption of ship operations, the cruise line together witha package of measures for independent health expertsdesigned to protect guests and crew members.

Hutigruten - Ship Roald Amundsen with COVID-19 on board

Hurtigruten hit hard by coronavirus - update

August 01, 2020 - Yesterday we reported that three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. It has now been established that 38 of a total of 158 crew members tested positive for the virus. None of the employees showed symptoms of infection. Ship guests are requested to go into quarantine.

Hutigruten - Ship Roald Amundsen with COVID-19 on board

Hurtigruten - Roald Amundsen ship with COVID-19 on board

July 31, 2020 - According to various media reports, three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. All 160 crew members of the expedition ship were quarantined. The passengers have in NorwegianTromsø left the ship.

Carnival Cruise Line - Post Corona time claims its victims

Carnival Cruise Line - Post Corona time claims its victims

July 27, 2020 - There have been rumors for a long time about a fleet reduction at the Carnival Cruise Line. It is now clear: two old ships will leave the fleet and two more ships will be decommissioned for an indefinite period.

TransOcean cruises insolvent - future uncertain

TransOcean cruises insolvent - future uncertain

July 21, 2020 - We heard sad things from TransOcean Cruises. The company had to as well as its sister brandCruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) file for bankruptcy. All future trips by both brands have been stopped. Attempts to rescue the financially troubled companies through loans from banks and investors failed.

Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard in difficult waters

Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard in difficult waters

July, 2020 - The management of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is forced to close the shipyard for six weeks from today. The shipyard will have extended company holidays until August 30th. The liquid funds are scarce due to the standstill caused by Corona; The usual vacation pay is paid out late to the more than 3.000 employees.

USA: no cruises until the end of September 2020

USA: no cruises until the end of September 2020

July 17, 2020 - The decision of the US health authority CDC is a blow to the cruise line's office. The administrationextended their "No Sail Order" until the end of September 2020. The brands of the Carnival and Royal Caribbean groups are particularly affected by this decision.

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

July 16, 2020 - The Carnival Group announced changes to the fleet structure for the individual brands. A total of thirteen less efficient cruise ships will enter the second-hand market between 2019 and 2021. The Holland America Line brand is hit particularly hard. Five ships leave the fleet. With four ships, Costa Crociere is in the sights of the Carnival savings commissioners.

AIDA Cruises is rehearsing a new start with three ships in August

AIDA Cruises is rehearsing a new start with three ships in August

July 9, 2020 - AIDA Cruises is planning to resume cruises with three ships in August 2020. The AIDAperla, AIDAmar and AIDAblu will be the first ships to depart between August 5th and 16th. The ships drive with adaptedPassenger capacity and without calling at another port. The Rostock cruise company is looking ahead: In a second phase, depending on the opening of further European ports for cruise ships, the first foreign destinations could be integrated into the travel program. In phase three, it is possible to gradually return to the original travel program.

TUI Cruises - Blue cruises with Mein Schiff 2 from July 2020

TUI Cruises - Blue cruises with Mein Schiff 2 from July 2020

July 9, 2020- Something's happening at TUI Cruises! The “Blue Journeys” will begin on July 24th, 2020. The starting point is Hamburg. The cruise will be with Mein Schiff 2. Until further notice, 3- and 4- day trips are planned. There are no ports of call and the number of guests on board the ship is limited to a maximum of 60 percent of capacity.

Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart

Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart

July 7, 2020 - Spurred on by the success of the resumption of mail voyages for Norwegian guests, Hurtigruten plans to offer trips with 14 of 16 ships on the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic, around the British Isles and to Svalbard in August and September.

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean: Together they want to fix it

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean: Together they want to fix it

July 07, 2020 - Two leading global cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Royal Caribbean Group, have teamed up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your goal: theDevelopment of improved hygiene and safety standards for cruises.

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

July 03, 2020 - Like the daughter like the mother. Yesterday, AIDA Cruises extended the business interruption caused by COVID-19 until August 31, 2020. Today Costa Crociere is following suit. The Italians announce a renewed extension of the break in operation until August 15th, 2020.

TUI Cruises cancels trips to South Africa with Mein Schiff ♥

TUI Cruises cancels trips to South Africa with Mein Schiff Herz

June 25, 2020 - TUI Cruises cancels the trip planned for winter with "Mein Schiff ♥". The shipping company considers it "rather unlikely" that the South African ports will be opened to cruise ships in the next few months.

Cruise company Pullmantur in bankruptcy proceedings

Cruise company Pullmantur in bankruptcy proceedings

June 23, 2020- The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruceros is in insolvency proceedings under Spanish law. The “restructuring” insolvency proceedings could be the beginning of the end of the three-ship cruise company.

Hurtigruten starts with Norway trips from Hamburg in June

Hurtigruten starts with Norway trips from Hamburg in June

June 17, 2020 - In one week, on June 24 2020, Hurtigruten will start its Norway cruises from Hamburg. The brand new hybrid expedition ship Fridtjof Nansen takes six 15-day cruises along the Norwegian coast from Hamburg between June 4th and September 15th.

TUI Cruises: resumption of cruises in summer

TUI Cruises: resumption of cruises in summer

June 17, 2020- The TUI Group, the world's leading tourism group, has expressed its opinion on the resumption of activities in submarkets in Europe. The company also comments on its cruise activities in this context. The main player, TUI Cruises, will start as soon as possible with short cruises in the North and Baltic Seas.

Hurtigruten ships: liquidity secured until 2021

Hurtigruten ships: liquidity secured until 2021

June 6, 2020 - Liquity is everything. The Norwegian post and expedition shipping company Hurtigruten has raised around 105 million euros on the financial market to secure liquidity. This measure increases the company's available liquidity to an estimated 200 million euros.

Hurtigruten will station MS Otto Sverdrup in Hamburg in 2021

Hurtigruten will station MS Otto Sverdrup in Hamburg in 2021

In the coming year, Hurtigruten will station the MS Otto Sverdrup, which was renovated at the beginning of 2020, formerly MS Finnmarken, in Hamburg. The shipping company is planning a total of 30 calls by the expedition ship in the Hanseatic city in the coming year. 17 departures are for Norwegian destinations in winter; 13 departures are in the summer months. MS Otto Sverdrup has had low-emission drive technology since its conversion.

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

June 9, 2020 - Cruise lines have their backs against the wall in view of the corona pandemic. The season of the current year can be ticked off. What matters now are ideas for the future.

The traditional shipping company Cunard is pausing until November 2020

The traditional shipping company Cunard is pausing until November 2020

The The traditional shipping company Cunard, a brand of the Carnival Group, is once again forced to extend the operating break of the three-ship fleet into November 2020 as a result of the corona pandemic.

Cruises: Silversea Cruises acquired Silver Origin

Cruises: Silversea Cruises acquired Silver Origin

 

June 7, 2020 - As a result of the corona pandemic, ocean cruises are suspended. The situation is putting a massive strain on cruise lines in terms of earnings and liquidity. There are only positive reports in exceptional cases. One such is the takeover of Silver Origin. Last Wednesday, Silversea Cruises took over Silver Origin from the shipyard.

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

June 4, 2020 - Starting today, Costa Crociere is going online with a new digital brand campaign on all digital channels of the cruise line in its six major European markets. The campaign is under the motto: "The vacation we miss".

Norwegian Cruise Lines present hygiene concept

Norwegian Cruise Lines present hygiene concept

June 3, 2020 - Norwegian Cruise Line has temporarily suspended cruises until July 31, 2020 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is currently not clear whether ship operations will resume in August 9, 2020. Independently of this, the cruise line has developed various security measures for cruises.

 

 

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