Fincantieri officially confirmed what Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditons earlier announced: that its Vard subsidiary is building Coral Geographer, a sister of the recently delivered Coral Adventurer.

Since 2014, there has been a stalemate over cruise ships transiting the Venice Lagoon via the Giudecca Canal and San Marco Basin.

Quark Expeditions chose Ultramarine as the name for its new polar expedition ship scheduled to sail in late 2020. Construction is at Croatia's Brodosplit yard.

Spectrum of the Seas was named in Shanghai with Chinese celebrities and Royal Caribbean brand ambassadors Xiaoming Huang and Angelababy as the godparents.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection canceled six River Countess sailings after the vessel was struck by MSC Opera while alongside in Venice on Sunday.

June 4 update covers completion of repairs and additional customer care measures.

Welding works to repair damage to the hull of MSC Opera were completed Tuesday as the investigation continued into what caused the ship to lose control and ram into a Uniworld riveboat and scrape the pier in Venice Sunday morning.

Carnival Corp. will pay a $20m fine and submit to more rigorous oversight by court-appointed monitors during the next three years — among a host of other actions — to settle charges that it violated probation in a 2016 criminal pollution case.

Cruise Lines International Association's Cruise360 event for travel agents will return to Vancouver, BC, in 2020. The May 12-18 gathering will feature professional development, ship inspections, general sessions and networking.

It's official: Mystic Invest has closed on a €250m equity investment from Certares Holdings, a global travel, tourism and hospitality investment firm. An equity partner for the fast-growing Portuguese company had been anticipated.

Celebrity Equinox resumed service following a bow-to-stern modernization at Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz that added features for suite guests, innovative dining, a new spot for craft beers/cocktails, refreshed staterooms, science programming for youngsters and advanced technology.

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