Ship Launches


“I’m a Virgin cruise convert,” says Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson’s Resilient Lady arrived in Sydney yesterday, with the billionaire mogul heralding in the ship in a wooden speedboat.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Dec 5 2023

Emerald Cruises christens newest luxury yacht Emerald Sakara

Emerald Cruises’ newest, warm water luxury yacht, Emerald Sakara, has been christened with a traditional champagne bottle-breaking ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Dec 5 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line launches Viva with Latin pop star

Norwegian Cruise Lines this week, christened Norwegian Viva where 1500 guests attended the ceremony at PortMiami.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 30 2023

First look: Regent Seven Seas Grandeur

Luxury line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of the Seven Seas Grandeur, their latest ship.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 17 2023

Celebrity Xcel earmarked as the fifth Edge-class ship

Celebrity Cruises’ fifth ship from the Edge Series, named the Celebrity Xcel is now under construction.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 9 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line reveals details about the new Norwegian Aqua – dubbed “spaghetti ship”

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the latest Prima Plus Class ship, the Norwegian Aqua.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 7 2023

Ponant and Paspaley to launch super-luxe motor yacht

Two luxury heavyweights – French cruise line Ponant and Paspaley Pearls – have teamed up to launch a new super-luxe expedition motor yacht, Paspaley Pearl to take 30 high-end guests to the Kimberley in June 2024.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 25 2023

Uniworld bolsters European fleet with two new ships

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises have added to their fleet of European river ships, acquiring two new vessels.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 13 2023

Have your champagne and caviar: Ritz-Carlton yacht earmarked for Down Under

It’s the battle of the yachts with two high-end players making big announcements this week.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 28 2023

Explora Journeys is building two hydrogen-powered ships

New luxury cruise line Explora Journeys has ordered two hydrogen-powered ships that will be built at the famous Fincantieri shipyard. The ships will be Explora journey's 5th and 6th in the fleet.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 22 2023

Hurtigruten Expeditions rebrands as HX

Norwegian cruise company, Hurtigruten has rebranded both their expedition and ocean lines.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 20 2023