Refurbishments unveiled for Silver Wind and Silver Whisper
Ultra-luxury travel innovator Silversea has announced plans for Silver Wind and Silver Whisper to undergo a concrete refurbishment program in some areas of the two ships. The transformation of these two ships will be accomplished in December.
Wolber appointed chief executive of Crystal Cruises
Genting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of travel industry veteran Tom Wolber as the president and chief executive of Crystal Cruises.
US Virgin Islands prepares to welcome first cruise ship following Hurricane Irma
St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands will welcome up to 4,000 passengers when Royal Caribbean’s MS Adventure of the Seas docks at the Ann Abramson pier in Frederiksted on Sunday.
ms Koningsdam to showcase international art collection
One of the most notable features of any Holland America Line ship is the remarkable collection of museum-quality art on board. The line’s newest vessel, ms Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016, is no exception.
Silversea Cruises signs with Fincantieri for Silver Moon luxury vessel
Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have announced the signing of a contract worth approximately €310 million for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. The ship is due to join the Silversea fleet in 2020.
Royal Caribbean International evacuates staff on-board Enchantment of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International has evacuated 1,500 employees from Miami on-board the Enchantment of the Seas vessel. A planned sailing of the ship to the Caribbean has been cancelled, with the company instead deciding to move employees to a place of safety ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma.
Beadle to step down from Uniworld in November
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has said UK managing director, Kathryn Beadle, is to retire in November 2017 after three years in her position establishing Uniworld as the leading luxury river cruise brand in the UK market. Beadle was appointed in November 2014 to launch Uniworld as a stand-alone operator in the UK and has overseen its rapid growth, in terms of both sales and reputation.
Sauleau returns to Silversea as vice president of fleet operations
Silversea has rehired Christian Sauleau as executive vice president of fleet operations. He will oversee marine, technical, hotel, crewing and entertainment for Silversea’s nine-ship fleet, which is expected to grow further within the next few years.
Carnival begins work on first fully LNG-powered cruise ship
Carnival Corporation has marked the official beginning of construction for the first of its seven next-generation cruise ships that will be fully-powered by liquefied natural gas with a keel-laying ceremony at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg.
Launch ceremony for Seabourn Ovation in Italy
Seabourn has marked a major construction milestone with a traditional coin and launch ceremony for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy.