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Silversea’s Silver Moon Celebrates Float-Out in Italy

Silvermoon pool

On August 29, Silversea’s new ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Moon, touched water for the first time at Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona, Italy. A momentous milestone in the eagerly awaited ship’s build, the float out was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, held in the presence of top-level representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri, plus VIP guests. Fincantieri…

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American Harmony, New Modern Riverboat Heads to New Orleans

American Harmony

American Cruise Lines’ newest modern riverboat, American Harmony, has successfully passed Seatrials and received its Coast Guard Certification. The 2nd ship in the Line’s groundbreaking series of 5 modern riverboats, just departed from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD. The gorgeous new riverboat is 23 days ahead of schedule and already on its way to New Orleans where it will prepare…

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Riviera River Cruises to Launch New All-Suite Ship in 2020

MS Geoffrey Chaucer exterior

Riviera River Cruises will launch the new all-suite MS Geoffrey Chaucer in spring 2020. The 443-foot Geoffrey Chaucer will accommodate 169 guests on itineraries on the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers and Dutch waterways. Riviera’s fleet is the youngest sailing on Europe’s rivers and waterways, with 13 five-star ships in 2020, including the Geoffrey Chaucer, and none older than six…

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Top 5 Anticipated Ultra Luxury Cruise Ship Launches in 2020/21

Seadream Innovation sunset

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will debut the Seven Seas Splendor in 2020. It will carry 750 passengers Tasteful elegance surrounds you aboard this gorgeous ship, from twinkling crystal chandeliers overhead to the plush carpets underfoot. You’ll even find it in the fresh and creative cuisine, thoughtfully plated so that every bite offers a unique combination of flavor and satisfaction. No matter…

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AmaWaterways’ Revolutionary Ship, AmaMagna, Welcomes First Guests

AmaMagna exterior night

At an exclusive Oktoberfest welcome event in Vilshofen, Captain Jan de Bruijn, Cruise Manager Dragan and Hotel Services Manager Guido greeted AmaMagna’s first guests, many of whom were loyal AmaWaterways cruisers anxious to be among the first to experience the newest member of the family. AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, yet welcomes only 20 percent…

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Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Endurance Arrives in Norway

Endurance ship

Today marked a major milestone for Lindblad Expeditions as the hull of National Geographic Endurance, the world’s most advanced polar expedition ship and the first polar build in the history of Lindblad Expeditions, arrived in Ulsteinvik, Norway after traveling nearly six days from Gydnia, Poland where construction of the main hull steel work was completed. The ship arrived under tow…

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Silversea Unveils the Most Elegant Ship Ever to Sail the Galapagos

Silver Origin

Silversea has unveiled new details of Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship, which will unlock deep travel experiences for guests in the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020. One of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever and designed entirely with these unique islands in mind, Silver Origin will combine Silversea’s local destination expertise with the…

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Vantage Cruise Lines Announces First Small Ocean Cruising Ship

Vantage ship

Marking a major milestone in Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s history, Vantage Cruise Lines is expanding its fleet of world-class cruise ships with an intimately scaled ocean cruising ship, the Ocean Explorer, scheduled to launch in March 2021 for luxury global exploration. The Ocean Explorer’s sister ship, the Ocean Odyssey, is set to launch in 2022. For more information, the deck…

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Costa Cruises Celebrates Float-Out of Newest Ship, Costa Smeralda

costa smeralda ship

Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company and cruise operator, today celebrated the official float-out ceremony of its new ship, Costa Smeralda, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world. As part of today’s float-out ceremony, the new Costa flagship officially reached the sea…

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Virgin Voyages Sailings Now Open for Bookings

Beach Club at Bimini

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin announced today that Virgin Voyages is officially open for business, with the company’s first ship the Scarlet Lady, now open for bookings for her inaugural season with voyages departing from April 1 through October 25, 2020 now on sale. Will offer a cheeky and cheerful approach…

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