Festooned with garlands, flags and red and yellow bunting—the colors of the Spanish flag—Ritz-Carlton's first yacht moved down the slipway in a traditional launch at Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo.
The owner's suites on Oceania Cruises' 1,250-passenger Marina and Riviera are getting restyled with furnishings by Ralph Lauren Home.
Qatar is expecting to welcome nearly double the number of cruise ships and triple the number of cruise passengers visiting in 2018/19 compared to last season.
Windstar Cruises' 2019 and 2020 Caribbean and Latin America sailings include new visits to ports in Mexico, Honduras, Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. In a first for the line, 2020 features a new 'Star Collector: Grand Caribbean Adventure' aboard Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship.
MSC Cruises is giving members of its MSC Voyagers Club (past passengers) the first crack at booking MSC Grandiosa's maiden voyage in November 2019.
In order to avoid the path of Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico, Carnival Cruise Line revised routes for six vessels, while one of its Pacific itineraries was tweaked due to Hurricane Sergio. Norwegian Cruise Line changed one itinerary, while Royal Caribbean International is monitoring the storms but has no alterations so far.
Carnival Corp. and several of its brands—AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises—have been working on a number of community projects to support Caribbean destinations. These include rebuilding schools, youth training, emergency response, beach cleanups, literacy and more.