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Carnival orders fifth Excel class cruise ship

Carnival Corp has signed an agreement with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build a fourth Excel-class cruise ship for its Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) brand. She represents the first new order placed by Carnival for five years. The ship, the 10th Excel-class ship in the corporation's fleet across [Read more...]

2024-02-14T15:17:51+00:00 February 14th, 2024|Ships|

USCG updates ‘Viking Polaris’ accident report

As previously mentioned, the Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority (NSIA) issued a report on marine casualty involving the cruise ship ‘Viking Polaris’ south-east of Cape Horn on 29th November, 2022. The day before, there was an incident involving one of the ship’s Zodiacs in Antarctica. One [Read more...]

2024-02-13T21:39:19+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Safety|

Royal Caribbean forecasts record 2024 income

Royal Caribbean Group has reported earnings per share (E PS) of $6.31 and an adjusted EPS of $6.77 for 2023, which were better than the company's guidance, due to stronger close-in demand. The strength is continuing into 2024 with adjusted EPS expected to be in the range of $9.50 - $9.70 per [Read more...]

2024-02-13T21:37:26+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Finance|

Caitlin Gardner joins Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions has appointed travel industry communications expert, Caitlin Gardner (pictured) as Vice President of Brand and Communications. In her new role, she will lead Lindblad Expeditions’ external communications and consumer marketing – including print and direct mail, creative services, earned media and media relations, [Read more...]

2024-02-13T21:26:56+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Appointments|

Blue Dream Cruises buys second ship

Chinese cruise line, Blue Dream Cruises is about to take delivery of its second ship. She is the former ‘AIDAvita’, which has been lying idle in Tallinn. She has been renamed ‘Blue Dream Melody’. Now registered in Liberia, she will undergo a substantial refit before [Read more...]

2024-02-13T21:24:13+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Ships|

Aurora Expeditions joins the B Corp community

Expedition cruise ship operator, Aurora Expeditions, has reached a milestone in its sustainability journey, by being a Certified B Corporation™ company. B Corps are certified businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and who have made a legal commitment [Read more...]

2024-02-13T21:21:39+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Environment|