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Holland America Opens Bookings for ms Nieuw Statendam’s Premiere Voyage

Holland America Nieuw Statendam

Bookings are open for the Premiere Voyage and 2018-19 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Statendam. Due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, the second Pinnacle Class ship in the fleet currently is under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. When Nieuw Statendam departs the yard, it will be delivered in Venice, Italy, Dec. 1. After…

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Aurora Expeditions Announces New World-Class Expedition Ship

Aurora Expeditions - A New World-Class Expedition Ship

Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s leading polar adventure cruising company, has announced the delivery of its first brand new, purpose-built, expedition vessel. With 25 years’ experience in expedition cruising to Antarctica and the Arctic, Aurora Expeditions has worked closely with US-based ship builders SunStone Ships Inc. to create a custom-designed ship that remains true to the company’s ethos of pioneering adventures, intimate…

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AmaWaterways Debuts New Ship with Game-Changing Design Concept

AmaMagna

AmaWaterways has announced plans for AmaMagna, its biggest ship ever to be launched in 2019.  AmaMagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate the modern luxury market.  Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the latest AmaWaterways innovation welcomes only 194 guests and affords luxurious living spaces, multiple dining options including an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, more onboard…

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Viking River Cruises Unveils New Ship Design in Egypt

Viking Ra

Viking River Cruises has announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that will reflect Viking’s award-winning Scandinavian design. Tailored to an intimate sailing experience for just 48 guests, Viking Ra will sail the Nile River on a new Egypt cruisetour,…

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Silversea Christens New Flagship Silver Muse

Silver Muse rendering

Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea welcomed His Serene Highness the Prince Albert II of Monaco, His Excellency Minister of State of the Principality, Serge Telle, His Excellency Archbishop of Monaco Barsi, Mr. Peter Greenberg (CBS-TV News Travel Editor, Master of Ceremony), Mr. Geoffrey Kent (Abercrombie & Kent Founder), Mr. Gerald Lawless (Chairman of WTCC), VIPs and other distinguished guests to Port…

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American Cruise Lines Names Newest Coastal Ship

American Constitution

American Cruise Lines has announced the name of its latest vessel, American Constitution, now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, MD. The name was inspired by the USS Constitution, the United States Navy’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat and named by President George Washington. This new ship will be delivered in 2018 and is the sister ship to the…

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Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

Uniworld S.S. Joie de Vivre

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest Super Ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, set sail today on its maiden voyage along the historic Seine River. The inaugural events included a christening ceremony in Paris led by the ship’s Godmother, Dame Joan Collins. Following the event, the S.S. Joie de Vivre embarked on its journey through Northern France along Uniworld’s Paris…

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American Cruise Lines Announces New Fleet of Modern Riverboats

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, announces details for the first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats destined for America’s rivers. These will be the first to combine the modern styling of a European riverboat with the premium comfort for which American Cruise Lines is known. The first in the series is scheduled to begin passenger…

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