Cruise Events

A-ROSA Expands Its Fleet with the addition of two ships

A-ROSA is expanding its fleet for the 2024 season with the addition of two ships, A-Rosa Alea and A-Rosa Clea, which will set sail from April on the Rhine, both to the north towards Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and to the south towards Basel and Strasbourg. Starting in the 2025 season, one vessel will be transferred […] Read more

Explora Journeys: Order for 2 Hydrogen-Powered Ships

MSC Group’s Cruise Division has confirmed an order for two hydrogen-powered ships for its luxury brand, Explora Journeys, as part of its commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. The ships, Explora V and Explora VI, are scheduled to be delivered in 2027 and 2028, respectively, and will feature innovative energy efficiency systems. Additionally, […] Read more

AIDA Cruises: Building Schools for a Better Future

Traveling, exploring the world, and doing good at the same time: AIDA Cruises has been following this approach with its charitable initiative, “AIDA Cruise & Help,” since 2019. On board the fleet, frequent charitable activities are organized. What’s new is that since mid-2023, each AIDA ship has been responsible for its very own partner project. […] Read more

Hanseatic Nature: it’s First Northwest Passage

Since 1906, only a few ships have ventured on this marvelous route, made possible by the Arctic summer. This marks the 21st time that Hapag Lloyd has offered its guests this extraordinary journey and the very first for the Hanseatic Nature. The first ship in Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ new expedition fleet has successfully completed the Northwest […] Read more

Explora Journeys: The Fleet Construction Continues

Just two months after the delivery of Explora I, Explora Journeys, the new luxury cruise brand within the MSC Group, is advancing the construction of its fleet with a dual ceremony held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente: the technical launch (float-out) of Explora II and the steel cutting for Explora III. The ceremony […] Read more

Crystal Symphony returns to service

Crystal Symphony, one of the jewels of the luxury cruise industry, has officially returned to service after an extensive refurbishment. Following its acquisition by A&K Travel Group last summer, the second of Crystal Cruises‘ two units has undergone a transformation that promises to redefine the standards of luxury cruising. The refurbishment operations have encompassed a […] Read more

Seabourn Pursuit Sets Sail on Its Inaugural Voyage

Seabourn Pursuit, Seabourn‘s second ultra-luxury expedition ship, embarked on its maiden journey and welcomed its first guests on board on Saturday, August 12, 2023, with an eight-day itinerary from La Valletta, Malta, to Rome. “For 10 years, we have provided engaging expedition experiences with our team of experts, and now we have two cutting-edge ultra-luxury […] Read more

Silver Nova Sets Sail on its Inaugural Journey

Silver Nova, the first ship of the Nova class and the twelfth vessel in Silversea‘s ultra-luxury fleet, has embarked on its inaugural journey from Venice, Italy. With a seven-day itinerary traversing the Adriatic, it will make stops at Piran, Slovenia; Zadar, Dubrovnik, Split, and Rovinj in Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro. “Silver Nova revolutionizes ultra-luxury cruising […] Read more

Crystal Symphony successfully completes sea trials

Crystal Symphony, the second ship by Crystal to resume operations following the recent return of Crystal Serenity, has successfully completed sea trials in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Athens, Greece, on September 1st. Currently in the final stages of an extensive refurbishment at the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy, the ship carried a full […] Read more

Silver Nova: Senior Officers Onboard

On August 14th, Silver Nova will embark its first passengers for its inaugural cruise departing from Venice. Silversea Cruises has announced the lineup of its expert senior officers for what will be one of the most environmentally-conscious cruise ships ever built. Silver Nova will visit many of the Adriatic’s most iconic destinations in seven days, […] Read more