Viking Ocean Cruises has chalked up its first visit to the port of Kiel.
History was made at the Ballard Locks as the Star Legend became the largest cruise ship to ever pass through the locks.
The largest cruise ship “Symphony of the Seas” with 228,081 gross registered tons, 238 feet tall and 1,188 feet long launched.
The steel cutting ceremony of “Seven Seas Splendor”, the second ultra-luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri will build for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona.
Lengthening works on Silver Spirit, an ultra-luxury cruise ship of the Silversea Group, began at Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo in the last days, with a 15-meter section inserted in the central part of the ship.
This year, more than 2 .1 million sea travellers are expected in Kiel and 600.000 of them – or 17 % more than last year – will be cruise ship passengers.
Asuka II, a cruise ship owned and operated by NYK Cruises Co. Ltd., has been recognized as the 2017 Cruise Ship of the Year, marking the 26th straight year that Asuka II or its predecessor Asuka has been selected for this honor.
The new ship in the Saga Cruises fleet is starting to take shape. The first sections and blocks are now being constructed at Meyer Werft’s Building Dock I.
Carnival Cruise Line’s 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze was named Best Ship for Families and earned Best Shore Excursion Honors in Cruise Critic’s Annual Cruisers Choice Awards.
For the first time, some of the world’s most famous cartoon characters will set sail on their very own cruise liner, Cartoon Network Wave.