Meyer Werft Delivers New Flagship ‘Iona’ To P&O Cruises

With the delivery of the Iona to the British shipping company P&O Cruises, MEYER WERFT handed over an additional cruise ship on Friday. With the delivery, the new flagship of the cruise line will be integrated into the P&O Cruises fleet in order to be ready for service when the British cruise industry starts up again.

Prior to her handover, the Iona has proven her seaworthiness during several test voyages on the North Sea and has successfully completed many technical and nautical tests....

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Singapore’s ‘Cruises To Nowhere’ Start Next Month For Travel-Starved Locals

quantum of the seas

Singapore has announced that it will launch pleasure cruises ‘cruises to nowhere’ that don’t actually visit any ports in November 2020. These cruises may be the next big thing in COVID-safe travel.

The city-state’s national tourism board has partnered with two cruise lines for the initial journeys, the Genting Cruise Line’s World Dream and Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas chosen as the first two ships to take part. The Singapore Tourism Board said in a statement on Thursday,...

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4 New Biggest Cruise Ships, Bookings Open for Cruise Lovers

  • Two of the biggest big-ship cruise lines — Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises — were just starting up sailings with their biggest ships ever.
  • Royal Caribbean, too, had just brought out a new giant of the seas just 21 months earlier.
  • The excitement, alas, got squashed with the arrival of COVID. But the Year of the Big-Ship Bonanza hasn’t been canceled. It’s just been postponed.
  • Already, one of the vessels — MSC Grandiosa — is sailing again in the Mediterranean, albeit on cruises that only...

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Video: Luxury Cruise Ships Awaiting To Be Scrapped In Turkey Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Carnival Fantasy_with others at ship breaking yard

American, British, and Italian luxury cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal in a dock in Turkey as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sink the industry.

On Friday, Five hulking cruise ships were pulled apart and dismantled. Around 25,000 people are working in teams, they stripped walls, windows, floors, and railings in the port of Aliaga, a town 45 km north of Izmir on Turkey’s west coast. To take apart a full passenger ship, it takes approximately six months.

Representation Image –...

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