Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery will be officially named by Camilla Parker Bowles, the duchess of Cornwall, July 5 in Dover. This is the first ship to be inaugurated at the port for over a decade and the first to be docked at Dover Western Docks following the £250m redevelopment of the area.

Crystal Expedition Cruises appointed seasoned explorer David Sinclair as expedition leader for Crystal Endeavor, arriving in August 2020.

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

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.

Limassol, the cruise gateway to Cyprus, makes an attractive combination with Holy Land itineraries, Mayor Nicos Nicolaides told planners on the second leg of the Israel-Cyprus Cruise Summit. After the Holy Land, travelers can 'come to Cyprus to relax,' he said.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Thamm, chairman of CLIA Europe and CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia, will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of Seatrade Europe, Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg.

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