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News from Deltamarin, the navel architects designing the Titanic II: See my dedicated Titanic II blog: HERE    
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Many of my readers enjoy smaller ships. They enjoy their  intimacy and often prefer the aesthetics of smaller (often older) ships to todays floating apartment blocks. I found this picture below, of two lovely ship models, to illustrate the point: The apartment block in question is ‘Oasis of the Seas’ (2009).  The smaller ship is the legendary […]
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Camilla Parker-Bowles, godmother to the new ship, has lead the naming ceremony, joined by 500 guests including Saga management, crew and employees. The Duchess of Cornwall has carried out the official naming ceremony of Saga’s new £346 million cruise ship. The Spirit of Discovery is the first ship to be named in Dover in more […]
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In my opinion one of the great pleasures of being at sea, is the sea itself. I like the fragrance of the sea in my nostrils, the wind in my hair and to see the interaction between the ship and the passing land. The sea is best experienced while walking around a wrap-around (full 360 […]
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  Royal Caribbean Cruises has  announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship powered by LNG for delivery in 2025, according to a statement. The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered in 2022 and 2024, respectively . “We are thrilled […]
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Hurtigruten took delivery of the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship from Norway’s Kleven ship yard last week.  Roald Amundsen is the first cruise ship able to operate on battery power. The ship turned on her battery packs for the first time off the west coast of Norway recently, enabling her to silently move through […]
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Saga’s new Spirit of Discovery made a grand entrance into her official homeport this morning in Dover, U.K.,  ahead of her naming ceremony at the port next week, when she will be officially christened by her Godmother HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. (Saga Cruises)
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MSC Cruises today announced the opening of sales for the MSC Seashore for her inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean. Starting in June 2021, she will sail a seven-night itinerary calling at Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta. Sales open today exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members for a two-week period. All other guests […]
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. With less than a year to go before Iona’s debut, we’ve started to lift the lid on some of the amazing spaces on board, the people working to create them and the amazing destinations you’ll be able to explore. Here we take a look at some of her latest build updates as well as […]
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Carnival Cruise Line unveiled several exciting new food and beverage concepts aboard its highly anticipated Mardi Gras, set to debut in 2020. In addition, there are further details on the extensive offerings available within the ship’s Lido and Summer Landing zones. (Carnival)

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