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Princess Cruises scraps international summer sailing from UK | News

Princess Cruises scraps international summer sailing from UK | News

Princess Cruises has become the latest line to scrap plans for international sailing from the UK over the summer. The Carnival-owned line has cancelled sailings from Southampton on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess through to September 25th. The news follows a similar decision from sister company P&O Cruises yesterday. Tony Roberts, vice president […]

P&O Cruises welcomes Arvia construction launch | News

P&O Cruises welcomes Arvia construction launch | News

A construction milestone in the future of British cruising has been marked as P&O Cruises cuts the first piece of steel for new ship Arvia. The 184,700-tonne sister ship to Iona is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The company’s second LNG-powered Excel class ship will join the P&O Cruises fleet […]

P&O Cruises names new ship Arvia | News

P&O Cruises names new ship Arvia | News

P&O Cruises second LNG-powered Excel class ship, which will join the fleet in December 2022, is to be named Arvia. Meaning “from the seashore,” the ship will be the sister ship to Iona, with trips to go on sale next month. P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Arvia will join Iona as an innovative and […]

Princess Cruises shrinks fleet with sale of Pacific Princess | News

Princess Cruises shrinks fleet with sale of Pacific Princess | News

Princess Cruises has announced the sale of to an undisclosed buyer. The sale of the cruise ship is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet. Pacific Princess first joined the cruise line’s fleet in 2002, and originally entered service in 1999 as R3 […]

Holland America Line cancels all cruises until May | News

Holland America Line cancels all cruises until May | News

Holland America Line is extending its pause of cruise operations for all departures until April 30th. This includes trips to Alaska, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, Caribbean and Mediterranean as well as departures from Canada and New England. The line said the decision comes as it continues to prepare plans to meet the requirements of a […]

MSC Cruises delays return of Magnifica | News

MSC Cruises delays return of Magnifica | News

MSC Cruises has confirmed an extension to the pause in operations of MSC Magnifica until Valentine’s Day, February 14th. The company had hoped to return to the ship to operation on January 15th.  MSC said it had taken the decision following the introduction of additional lockdown measures in Greece. As part of the restrictions, which […]

MSC Cruises suspends MSC Grandiosa sailings over Christmas | News

MSC Cruises suspends MSC Grandiosa sailings over Christmas | News

MSC Cruises will temporarily pause the operation of MSC Grandiosa later this month as regulations change in Italy. The line will also move the planned restart of operations onboard MSC Magnifica back to January. The move follows the introduction of new Covid-19 related measure for the Christmas and New Year period by the Italian government. […]

Aida Cruises cancels sailings in November | News

Aida Cruises cancels sailings in November | News

Aida Cruises has announced it will pause its operations in Europe from next month, cancelling all voyages planned before November 30th. The move follows a decision from the German government to impose further restrictions on public life and travel to limit the spread of Covid-19. The cruise line said it fully supported the government decision. […]

Dream Cruises seeks Singaporean recruits as relaunch nears | News

Dream Cruises seeks Singaporean recruits as relaunch nears | News

With borders closed, Genting Cruise Lines has taken the unusual step of beginning a recruit drive among local Singaporean workers. The move comes as the company prepares to relaunch cruise operations in the country, with Dream Cruises’ World Dream to begin sailing next month. She will make her homeport debut from November 6th onwards. World […]

P&O Cruises welcomes Iona to the fleet | News

P&O Cruises welcomes Iona to the fleet | News

P&O Cruises has taken ownership of Iona, the latest addition to its fleet and the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market, at an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. At 185,000 tonnes, 345 metres in length and with 17 guest decks, the vessel is also the first British […]

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