Port of San Francisco officials greeted the maiden call of Norwegian Bliss on Oct. 3. Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship docked at the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27.
In an update, the US Environmental Protection Agency said the 2013 Vessel General Permit—which covers discharges incidental to normal operation—will not be reissued prior to its Dec. 18 expiration date. The 2013 VGP will be administratively continued and remain in effect until a new permit is issued.
Crystal Cruises jumped out by announcing its full 2021 deployment, which features extensive exploration of Southeast Asia, China and Japan, four sailings to/from Dublin, and the Holy Land.
Ponant is looking for international sailing enthusiasts to spend seven nights aboard its new luxury expedition ship Le Lapérouse for a grandstand view of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2019.
In a novel and perhaps precedent-setting initiative that adds to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s arsenal of efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the cruise giant is backing a wind farm that will enable it to offset up to 12% of its ships' CO2 output.
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.