Viking Vesta® Makes a Splash: Newest Ocean Ship Completes Float Out Ceremony

Set to Debut in Summer 2025, the Viking Vesta Meets Water for the First Time (IN SHORT) Viking® announced the successful float out of its newest ocean ship, the Viking Vesta®, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, marking a crucial construction milestone. This 54,300-ton small ship, featuring 499 staterooms for 998 guests, is scheduled to debut… Read the full press release

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Sets Sail for Asia-Pacific with Luxury Superyacht Luminara

(IN SHORT) The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with its new luxury superyacht, Luminara, offering 10 distinct voyages from December 2025 to May 2026. These cruises will visit 28 ports across 10 countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and Thailand, promising exclusive and culturally immersive experiences. The collection aims to redefine… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Group Launches Loyalty Status Match Program Across its Brands

On its pursuit to transform a vacation of a lifetime into a lifetime of vacations, Royal Caribbean Group takes another step forward in enhancing its guest experience and rewarding guests across its ecosystem of vacation experiences (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean Group introduces a groundbreaking Loyalty Status Match program, allowing members of its loyalty programs –… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Launches Charter Services from Belfast City Airport to Barcelona and Bologna

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport has kicked off its highly anticipated charter services to Barcelona and Bologna in partnership with Royal Caribbean International, offering passengers direct routes to these vibrant European destinations and seamless connections to embark on cruises aboard Oasis and Explorer of the Seas this summer. With a focus on simplifying travel arrangements… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Presents the Ultimate Summer Holiday: Mediterranean Cruise Adventures Await!

(IN SHORT) Embark on the ultimate summer adventure with MSC Cruises as they offer picturesque itineraries across the Western Mediterranean. From the vibrant streets of Valencia to the historic wonders of Livorno and the glamour of Cannes, MSC Cruises promises unforgettable experiences for holidaymakers. With nine elegant ships sailing from May to October, guests can… Read the full press release

Viking Expands Scientific Capabilities on Expedition Fleet with Real-Time Environmental DNA Sequencing

Viking’s Initiative with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and J. Craig Venter Institution Aims to Provide Better Understanding of the “World’s Lungs” (IN SHORT) Viking announces a groundbreaking advancement in marine research with the addition of real-time environmental DNA (eDNA) sequencing of phytoplankton aboard its expedition fleet. Partnering with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution… Read the full press release

Hard Rock, Seminole Gaming, and Royal Caribbean Forge Global Partnership

The New Partnership Offers Vacationers and Team Members Rewards at Hard Rock and Seminole Casinos, Hotels and Cafes, and on Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises Vacations (IN SHORT) Hard Rock International, Seminole Gaming, and Royal Caribbean Group announce a groundbreaking partnership that promises benefits for vacationers and team members alike. The collaboration allows travelers… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Unveils Exciting 2025-2026 Line-Up for Australia

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas is Set for its Down Under Debut, joining Voyager of the Seas in November 2025 (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International announces its exhilarating 2025-2026 summer season lineup for Australia, featuring the highly anticipated Down Under debut of Anthem of the Seas in Sydney and the return of Voyager of… Read the full press release

AdventureSmith Explorations Founder Todd Smith Named 2024 Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler

Truckee, CA, USA, 2024-Apr-3 — /Travel PR News/ — AdventureSmith Explorations Founder Todd Smith Named 2024 Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler This year marks the 11th time editors have recognized Smith for his expertise in the small-ship adventure cruise industry Todd Smith, founder and president of Truckee-based AdventureSmith Explorations and a pioneer in… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean and The Wiggles Partner for Ultimate Family Holiday Experience

As the Official Cruise Holiday Partner of The Wiggles, the Cruise Line Invites Families to Holiday with the World’s Most Popular Children’s Entertainment Group (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean and The Wiggles are teaming up to offer an unparalleled family holiday experience in Australia for the summer of 2025-2026. The collaboration introduces exclusive Wiggles Sailings featuring… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Makes Landmark Return to Mainland China with Maiden Call of MSC Bellissima

MSC Bellissima celebrates her maiden call in Shanghai and departs on first sailing, making her the first international cruise ship to resume local home port sailings MSC Cruises the only international cruise brand to deploy two ships in China in 2024 with MSC Bellissima and MSC Splendida Cruise line confirms Winter 2024-25 deployment in China… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises to Unveil Flagship MSC World America in Miami

Guests attending the naming ceremony and celebratory inaugural sailing will be among the first to experience a new world of cruising aboard MSC World America – Miami’s newest flagship – on April 9, 2025 The ceremony will be held at MSC Cruises’ new state-of-the-art cruise terminal, highlighting the Company’s commitment to the North American market… Read the full press release

Viking Expedition Team Discovers New Penguin Colony in Antarctica

New Chinstrap Penguin Colony Recorded Following Survey at Astrolabe Island by Viking and Oceanites (IN SHORT) Viking announced the discovery of a new colony of chinstrap penguins on Diaz Rock near Astrolabe Island in Antarctica. During a visit to Astrolabe Island in January 2024, Viking’s expedition vessel, the Viking Octantis, supported the scientific partner Oceanites… Read the full press release

Emirates and TUI Cruises Renew Partnership to Enhance Dubai’s Cruise Tourism

Partnership underscores power of bringing together seamless sea-air experience Plans to explore deeper alignment and leverage operational synergies to further bolster cruise demand to Dubai  (IN SHORT) Emirates has renewed its partnership with TUI Cruises for the upcoming two cruise seasons, solidifying Dubai’s position as a premier cruise destination. Signed during ITB Berlin, the partnership… Read the full press release

Emirates and AIDA Cruises Extend Partnership, Elevating Dubai’s Maritime Tourism Status

(IN SHORT) Emirates and AIDA Cruises have extended their partnership for an additional two seasons, solidifying Dubai’s status as a leading maritime tourism hub. Signed during ITB Berlin, the renewed collaboration aims to enhance Dubai’s cruise capacity and strengthen its position as a key destination for winter cruising. The partnership will focus on joint marketing… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Enhances Onboard Connectivity with SpaceX’s Starlink Across Fleet

(IN SHORT) MSC Cruises announces significant progress in its onboard connectivity initiative with two-thirds of its ships now equipped with SpaceX’s Starlink, aiming for completion across the entire fleet by May 2024. The adoption of Starlink has led to faster internet speeds, improved Wi-Fi coverage, reduced latency, and lower operational costs on 15 of the… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Introduces Winter 2024-25 Canary Islands Itinerary with MSC Opera

7-night itinerary with MSC Opera to some of the most sought-after winter sun destinations in the Canary Islands and Madeira – sales now open (IN SHORT) MSC Cruises has unveiled its plans to deploy the MSC Opera to the Canary Islands for the winter 2024-25 season, with bookings now available. The ship will embark on… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Unveils Exciting Island Escapes for 2025-2026 Season

The Big Apple Welcomes Back Odyssey of the Seas, and Brilliance of the Seas Returns to Boston After a Decade (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International announces its extensive lineup of island-hopping vacations for the 2025-2026 season, featuring cruises departing from seven U.S. cities. These adventures cater to diverse preferences, offering 5- to 12-night voyages across the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Partners with Inter Miami CF as Official Jersey Sponsor for 2024 Season

The World’s Largest Cruise Line Debuts as the Club’s Front-of-Jersey Partner in the Upcoming 2024 Campaign (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International has become the Official Jersey Partner of Inter Miami CF, one of the Major League Soccer (MLS) teams. Starting from the 2024 season, Royal Caribbean’s logo will feature prominently on Inter Miami’s jerseys. The partnership… Read the full press release

Award-Winning Chef Nina Compton Named Godmother of Silversea’s Silver Nova Cruise Ship

A champion of cultural discovery and human connection, Chef Compton’s values align with those at the heart of Silversea’s immersive S.A.L.T. culinary program (IN SHORT) Silversea announced that acclaimed chef Nina Compton, known for her culinary expertise and TV appearances, will serve as the Godmother of their newest ship, Silver Nova. This announcement was made… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Expands in the U.S. with New Home Port in Galveston, Texas

MSC Cruises adds fourth U.S home port – Galveston in Texas, further expanding its choice of itineraries and ships from U.S ports Departures begin November 2025 with seven-night sailings on MSC Seascape – now available to book Destinations highlights include Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico) and Isla de Roatan (Honduras) (IN SHORT) MSC Cruises, one… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas Arrives in Miami Ahead of Debut

The First-of-its-Kind Combination of Every Vacation Makes its Official Debut on Jan. 27 (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated Icon of the Seas made its first appearance in Miami, marking the countdown to its official debut on January 27. The Icon of the Seas promises a unique combination of vacation experiences, offering something for… Read the full press release

Viking’s Discover More Sale Offers Travelers Exciting Booking Incentives

Currently Running Through January 31, Viking’s “Wave Season” Offer Applies to Voyages on All Seven Continents (IN SHORT) Viking has launched the “Discover More” sale, providing North American travelers with enticing booking incentives for river, ocean, and expedition voyages until January 31, 2024. The promotion includes special fares, opportunities for up to free airfare, and… Read the full press release

Silversea Celebrates the Naming of Silver Nova, the Green Ship of Light

Esteemed guests embarked Silver Nova on January 4, honoring the milestone celebration during the ship’s maiden call in Florida — the home of Royal Caribbean Group (IN SHORT) Silversea marked a momentous occasion in Fort Lauderdale as they officially named Silver Nova during a heartfelt ceremony. The ultra-luxury cruise ship, celebrated as the most environmentally conscious, strengthens… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Sets Sail with Eurovision Song Contest as Official Partner for 2024 and 2025

The Family Holiday Provider Signs on as the Official Cruise Line Partner of the World-Renowned Music Competition for 2024 and 2025 (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International, a leader in the cruise industry, has teamed up with the Eurovision Song Contest as an Official Partner for 2024 and 2025. This exciting collaboration will kick off with the… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Launches ‘Upgrade Your Horizon’ Promotion with Suite Upgrades and Reduced Deposits

FREE 2-Category Suite Upgrade and Reduced Deposits Across Voyages from January 2024 Through to June 2026 Plus, Savings of up to 20% on 30 Specially Selected Itineraries (IN SHORT) Regent Seven Seas Cruises has introduced its “Upgrade Your Horizon” promotion, offering guests a free 2-category suite upgrade up to a Penthouse Suite (Category A) on… Read the full press release

Lionel Messi Named Official Icon of Royal Caribbean’s Innovative Cruise Ship ‘Icon of the Seas’

The Most Decorated Fútbol Player in History Will Welcome the World’s Best Family Vacation at an Exclusive Celebration in January 2024 (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International has announced that sports icon Lionel Messi will be the official Icon of their upcoming cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, set to debut in January 2024. Messi, regarded… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Unveils Star of the Seas, a Next-Generation Cruise Ship Set to Debut in 2025

The Latest in the Lineup of the World’s Best Vacations Debuts August 2025 in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International has unveiled its latest cruise ship, Star of the Seas, which will debut in August 2025 from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida. The ship will offer 7-night vacations to the Caribbean and the cruise… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Celebrates Arrival of Icon of the Seas, the Ultimate Vacation Experience

 A Celebration in Turku, Finland, Marks the Completion of 900 Days of Construction and the Start of Putting the Finishing Touches on the Ultimate Family Vacation (IN SHORT) Royal Caribbean International has officially welcomed the Icon of the Seas, a groundbreaking cruise ship, to its fleet after seven years of planning and 900 days of… Read the full press release

Viking Expands Southeast Asia River Fleet with Viking Tonle for Mekong Adventures

Debuting in 2025, the Viking Tonle Will Double Viking’s Capacity in Southeast Asia (IN SHORT) Viking has announced the addition of a new river cruise ship, the Viking Tonle, designed for Mekong River voyages in Southeast Asia. This 80-guest vessel will join its sister ship, the Viking Saigon, and will operate between Kampong Cham, Cambodia,… Read the full press release