TURKEY: THE ROUTE IN CRUISE TOURISMCruise tourism has boosted in the Mediterranean as the pandemic-related travel restrictions have lifted. This year 1.5 million tourists are expected to visit the ports in Istanbul and Izmir where cruiser ships can dock with more than 1,000 cruise ships.
Windstar Cruises returns to service on June 19 with Star Breeze and Wind StarOn June 19, Windstar Cruises will resume service in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, with the Star Breeze in the Caribbean and the Wind Star in the Mediterranean.
Celebrity Apex to begin cruising in Eastern Mediterranean starting June 19Celebrity Cruises has revealed that the Celebrity Apex will make its European debut in Greece this summer, starting June 19, sailing roundtrip week-long cruises from Athens.
Star Cruises starts its operations in MayGenting Cruise Lines has announced plans to restart cruises in Penang with Star Cruises, offering Langkawi itineraries on Star Cruises' Star Pisces starting May 13, 2021, the start of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holidays.
Bodrum Cruise Port welcomes Viking Cruises’ Viking SeaThe Viking Sea arrived in Bodrum, Turkey on March 13 for provisions and crew, becoming the port's first ship of the season, according to a press release.
Oceania Cruises unveils its new 1,200-guest Allura Class shipsOceania Cruises has launched the Vista, the first of two new 1,200-passenger Allura Class ships being built by Fincantieri. The new ship will debut in 2023 followed by a sister ship in 2025.
Princess Cruises extends its pause of operationsPrincess Cruises announced in a press release that it will extend its cruise vacation pause for sailings from Seattle until June 27, 2021.
New Odyssey of the Seas of Royal Caribbean starts its sea trialsOn Sunday night, the latest Odyssey of the Seas for Royal Caribbean International will embark on her first series of sea trials.
Fincantieri subsidiary Vard delivers expedition cruise vessel to Coral ExpeditionsVard, a Fincantieri subsidiary and one of the world's leading shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has delivered the second exploration cruise ship, "Coral Geographer," to Coral Expeditions of Australia.
Celestyal Cruises resumes operations on May 29 from Piraeus, AthensCelestyal Cruises has announced that its seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary will resume on May 29 from Piraeus, Athens.
Windstar opens its new office in Miami, FloridaWindstar Cruises revealed today that in June 2022, it will move its headquarters from Seattle, Washington to Miami, Florida.
Norwegian Cruise Line receives green light from CDCHaving recently suspended service through May 31, Frank Del Rio, CEO and President of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, said the company's earnings call that when obtaining the green light from the CDC.
Holland America cancels sailings after Canada closed its ports and watersFollowing the Interim Order of the Canadian Transport Ministry, Holland America Line cancelled a number of sailings that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels.