Royal Caribbean orders fifth Quantum-class cruise ship

Royal Caribbean orders fifth Quantum-class cruise ship

Royal Caribbean has announced a fifth Quantum-class cruise ship to join it’s sisters Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and one already unnamed Quantum-class that is planned. The new ship is scheduled to be delivered in late 2020 and has no name or region it will be home-ported in currently….

New premium brand Dream Cruises to launch

New premium brand Dream Cruises to launch

Things are hotting up in Asia. Genting Hong Kong have announced a new premium cruise brand to be based in Asia. With two ships already ordered and under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany, Genting is looking at tapping into the premium cruise market. The brand Dream Cruises will have two ships arriving in the next…

Harmony of the Seas is only 6 months away!

Harmony of the Seas is only 6 months away!

Time flies when you are having fun building ships it seems! Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas is just over a mere 6 months away from her debut in Southampton! Currently under construction at STX France in their St. Nazaire shipyard, the 227,000 tonne ship is sure to impress on her launch. The third in…

Hurtigruten ships to get total makeover starting in 2016

Hurtigruten ships to get total makeover starting in 2016

Hurtigruten, the famed cruise-ferry operator of Norway has announced they are going to give their fleet a total makeover, starting in 2016. The first four ships (MS Polarlys, MS Kong Harald, MS Nordkapp and MS Nordnorge) will each get the new interior, billed as “New Arctic” The new look is framed from modern discovery with…

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Remastered is going to be amazing!

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Remastered is going to be amazing!

Queen Mary 2 is due her biggest refurbishment to date starting in May 2016 Cunard Line’s iconic flagship will deliver new levels of luxury from next summer. Between late May and June 2016 she will undergo an extensive 25 day dry-dock in Hamburg, Germany. The 2,620 passenger ship will get a huge makeover. The popular Queen’s…

Timelapse building of AIDAPrima

Timelapse building of AIDAPrima

Ever wondered how a cruise ship is built? Have a look at this time-lapse video of 124,500 gross ton (3,300 passenger) cruise ship AIDAprima being built in Nagasaki, Japan! AIDAprima was due to sail her maiden voyage from Yokohama to Dubai on the 1st October. She was then due to sail to her homeport of…

Carnival Cruise Line will launch in China 2017

Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise line (Cunard Line, P&O Cruises, AIDA Cruises and others) announced they will launch their own brand Carnival Cruise Line directly in China starting from Spring 2017. Over 4.5 million people a year cruise with Carnival Cruise Line from many ports around the world and now the Chinese market…

NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Escape

NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Escape

The Meyer Werft shipyard has successfully handed over the delivery of new mega-ship Norwegian Escape. The 164,600 ton ship was handed over in a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany. Norwegian Escape is the first ship in the company’s new Breakaway Plus Class, signifying an evolution of Norwegian Cruise Line and bringing to life the brand’s promise of…