How Is COVID-19 Affecting New Cruise Ship Launches?

Due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic, new ship production has been delayed. Credit: 2020 Quark Expeditions This month was supposed to see the launch and naming of Princess Cruises’ newest Enchanted Princess, but the vessel and many others have been delayed due to the ramifications of the current COVID-19 pandemic. As shipyards aroundContinue reading “How Is COVID-19 Affecting New Cruise Ship Launches?”

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Cruise Industry Trends for 2019

A record year of newbuilds, new cruise brands, expedition ships and capacity growth will dominate cruise headlines in 2019, while drydocks grow in scale. Also impressive will be technology gains, with guests benefiting from the latest connectivity and apps that integrate into the cruise experience while cruise lines continue an arms race to save fuelContinue reading “Cruise Industry Trends for 2019”

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Virgin Voyages Inks Deal for Fourth Newbuild with Fincantieri

Fincantieri and Virgin Voyages have signed a contract valued at approximately 700 million euros for the construction of a fourth cruise ship, which will be delivered at the end of 2023. The new vessel will be a sister ship of the three ships on order with Fincantieri. Construction is underway at the Sestri Ponente shipyardContinue reading “Virgin Voyages Inks Deal for Fourth Newbuild with Fincantieri”

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