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Despite facing a number of global challenges, the cruise industry is on target to break a pre-pandemic record as nearly 35 million passengers are expected to take to the seas for a cruise vacation


With the cruise industry aiming to hit carbon neutrality by 2050, could nuclear power be the unlikely answer to the problem?


MSC Cruises has unveiled Cliffhanger - a new attraction coming to its upcoming World America vessel that will give riders a one of a kind of experience as they swing out 50m above the ocean


‘Evolution of Cruise’ will be the theme for this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global ahead of the industry-leading event’s return in April


Adirondack Studios has named Jeff Moulton, former director of Client Delivery for RWS Global’s Holland America Line division, as the company’s new VP of Project Delivery


The cruise industry is lined up for a record year, with travellers from across the globe booking trips in greater numbers than even before as the travel sector bounces back from the effects of the global pandemic


The Disney Treasure cruise ship will set sail at the end of next year, with Disney unveiling its latest offering in a rapid expansion of its popular cruise operation


Norway’s cruise industry is booming, with 5.5 million passengers expected to make a port call during 2023 as individual visits shoot up by 29%


Carnival is debuting what it calls ‘the most engaging family activity zone ever featured on a Princess cruise ship’ with Park19 set to make its debut on board the upcoming Sun Princess in February 2024


MrBeast has released a new video which sees the world’s biggest YouTuber take over Royal Caribbean's gigantic Harmony of the Seas cruise ship


MSC Eurbia will become the world’s first net zero greenhouse gas emissions cruise when it sets sail next week


UN experts have expressed alarm after three people evicted from homes to make way for Saudi Arabia’s The Line, now face the death penalty


Cruise line operator Royal Caribbean could be planning to expand its reach in the Bahamas, after a team was sent to scout Rum Cay as a potential new private island destination


Nassau Cruise Port in the Bahamas is scheduled to reopen next month following a US$300m renovation targeting increased visitor numbers and an enhanced visitor experience


With the attractions and cruise industries seemingly closer than ever before, RWS CEO Ryan Stana speaks to Planet Attractions about what that means and the steps we can take to bring these two powerhouses under one metaphorical roof


The Caribbean’s most popular cruise destination is about to gain a major new port, with work on Calypso Cove to start towards the end of this year


Meyer Group has unveiled the cruise ship of the future with its Reverse concept showing what such a vessel could look like in the year 2100


Icon of the Seas will feature the largest waterpark at sea when it sets sail for the first time in 2024, here’s what went into developing the record-breaking attraction


SeaTrade Cruise Global is returning to Florida. Here’s everything you need to know...


David Herrera has been named the new president of Norwegian Cruise Line, with Harry Sommer transitioning to be the next president and chief executive officer of parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings


A new report exploring the market dynamics of the global cruise industry estimates the sector to grow to $16.7bn over the next several years


MSC and the New York Knicks have announced a multi-year marketing partnership that sees MSC become the official cruise line of the NBA side


Princess Cruises has debuted a brand new immersive experience that combines dining, storytelling, music, scent and more for a one-of-a-kind journey through the Mediterranean


Cunard has announced its 2023 Insights enrichment programme, with adventurer Bear Grylls taking centre stage for the operator’s maiden 2023 voyage to Alaska


Cruise operator Holland America Line is celebrating 150 years with the announcement of a partnership with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation


The kind of robotic technology seen at theme park rides worldwide will soon be available to cruise passengers out at sea


Hongkou attraction to honour city’s avant-garde literary movement of the 1920s and its respected authors


With an influx of Ukranian refugees threatening to overwhelm available housing in Scotland, the government has announced plans to accommodate up to 1,750 people onboard Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambition on a temporary basis


Carnival’s new sustainability plan will cut its emissions by 500,000 metric tons per year and save US$150m annually in fuel costs


A gargantuan 9,000-passenger cruise ship will go on its maiden voyage to the scrap heap after the ship maker building the vessel went bust earlier this year


The Disney Wish will soon set sail with visitors on board following a special christening event in Port Canaveral, Florida


Royal Caribbean Cruises has filed a request that if approved will see SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service rolled out across the operator’s entire fleet


Returning this Autumn, Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas will include new one-of-a-kind Halloween experiences


Carnival’s current CEO Arnold Donald will step down from his position in August with company veteran Josh Weinstein waiting in the wings to take up the role going forward


ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


The cruise industry could soon face taxes in excess of US$2bn a year should a new tax levy on carbon emissions gain approval


Crossing four continents and stopping off at more than 100 landing sites, Hurtigruten Expeditions has announced a series of cruises set to travel all the way from the Arctic to Antarctica


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Set to premiere in 2023, Pixar Day at Sea is a brand new voyage from the Disney Cruise Line, with the exclusive event coming to the operator’s Disney Fantasy ship next January


Norwegian Cruise Line has been forced to cancel cruises throughout January


A number of Covid outbreaks over the New Year period are causing chaos for the already disrupted cruise industry


Funderstruck. Adjective. Shocked and amazed by the power of fun on Carnival. Well, that’s what the cruise operator is saying in its new ad campaign at least!


The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score


Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios


Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience


The first ship from Virgin Voyages fleet of cruise ships has completed its journey from PortMiami to Nassau and Bimini in the Bahamas


2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year


Cruise operator Carnival recently made headlines around the world with the debut of the first rollercoaster to operate at sea. Maurer Rides’ Marco Hartwig explains how this all came about


This is the first cruise the company has done in almost a year and a half


A carbon-neutral cruise ship could be realised in the not-too-distant future, with MSC Group announcing a feasibility study for a hydrogen-powered vessel


Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


A UK-only cruise has been barred from docking in Greenock by the Scottish government


It’s got a capacity shy of 4,000 but more than a quarter-of-a-million people are eager to be the first on-board the Freedom of the Seas, as Royal Carribean tests the waters for a return to cruising in the US


Fit for a Disney prince or princess, the penthouse suite aboard the upcoming Disney Wish cruise liner is promising to be one of the operator’s most spectacular accommodation offerings ever


Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain is eyeing a careful and considered approach for the return of the US cruise industry following a year long absence


Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022


Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain has hailed positive discussions with the CDC, bringing the US cruise industry a step closer to a return to operations


Cruise ships are no longer welcome in Venice following a ruling by the Italian government


The Disney Cruise Line’s Lighthouse Project second port in the Bahamas has taken another step to becoming a reality after passing its environmental impact assessment


Cruise Saudi will develop ports and terminals in several cities and tourist destinations, as well as itineraries that explore Saudi heritage and culture


Saga will now resume operations in May in order to allow its customers enough time to get vaccinated


Oceania Cruises will set sail for a new cruise in their “Around The World In 180 Days” sailings.


Bolt will become the world’s first rollercoaster to operate at sea when Carnival’s Mardis Gras sets sail in April


Wish fulfilled! Disney has offered a first look at the newest ship in its fleet - ‘Disney Wish’





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Cruise industry on target for record year as passenger numbers set for all-time high


Despite facing a number of global challenges, the cruise industry is on target to break a pre-pandemic record as nearly 35 million passengers are expected to take to the seas for a cruise vacation

Could nuclear power be the key to carbon neutrality for the cruise industry?


With the cruise industry aiming to hit carbon neutrality by 2050, could nuclear power be the unlikely answer to the problem?

MSC announces world-first Cliffhanger swing ride suspended 50m above the ocean


MSC Cruises has unveiled Cliffhanger - a new attraction coming to its upcoming World America vessel that will give riders a one of a kind of experience as they swing out 50m above the ocean

Seatrade Cruise Global to explore ‘Evolution of Cruise’ at 2024 event


‘Evolution of Cruise’ will be the theme for this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global ahead of the industry-leading event’s return in April

Adirondack Studios appoints cruise and theatre veteran Jeff Moulton to executive team


Adirondack Studios has named Jeff Moulton, former director of Client Delivery for RWS Global’s Holland America Line division, as the company’s new VP of Project Delivery

Cruise industry set for bumper year with record number of passengers booked for 2024


The cruise industry is lined up for a record year, with travellers from across the globe booking trips in greater numbers than even before as the travel sector bounces back from the effects of the global pandemic

Disney Treasure latest offering in ‘unprecedented expansion’ of Disney Cruise Line


The Disney Treasure cruise ship will set sail at the end of next year, with Disney unveiling its latest offering in a rapid expansion of its popular cruise operation

Norwegian cruising at an all-time high as 5.5 million sail to destination in 2023


Norway’s cruise industry is booming, with 5.5 million passengers expected to make a port call during 2023 as individual visits shoot up by 29%

Carnival unveils top deck activity zone Park19 aboard upcoming Sun Princess


Carnival is debuting what it calls ‘the most engaging family activity zone ever featured on a Princess cruise ship’ with Park19 set to make its debut on board the upcoming Sun Princess in February 2024

WATCH: MrBeast takes over billion dollar Royal Carribean cruise ship


MrBeast has released a new video which sees the world’s biggest YouTuber take over Royal Caribbean's gigantic Harmony of the Seas cruise ship

MSC Cruises to operate world’s first zero emission cruise sailing in June


MSC Eurbia will become the world’s first net zero greenhouse gas emissions cruise when it sets sail next week

Death penalties linked to Saudi Arabia’s The Line project condemned by UN


UN experts have expressed alarm after three people evicted from homes to make way for Saudi Arabia’s The Line, now face the death penalty

Royal Caribbean scouts potential new private island in the Bahamas


Cruise line operator Royal Caribbean could be planning to expand its reach in the Bahamas, after a team was sent to scout Rum Cay as a potential new private island destination

US$300m redevelopment sees Bahamas cruise port reimagined with enhanced visitor experiences and new attractions


Nassau Cruise Port in the Bahamas is scheduled to reopen next month following a US$300m renovation targeting increased visitor numbers and an enhanced visitor experience

Rising with the rides: RWS’s Ryan Stana on how the cruise and attractions industries are reimagining entertainment


With the attractions and cruise industries seemingly closer than ever before, RWS CEO Ryan Stana speaks to Planet Attractions about what that means and the steps we can take to bring these two powerhouses under one metaphorical roof

Major US$250m cruise destination under development in the Bahamas


The Caribbean’s most popular cruise destination is about to gain a major new port, with work on Calypso Cove to start towards the end of this year

Seatrade Cruise Global 2023: Meyer Group showcases ‘cruise ship of the future’ concept


Meyer Group has unveiled the cruise ship of the future with its Reverse concept showing what such a vessel could look like in the year 2100

How do you fit a record-breaking waterpark onto a cruise ship?


Icon of the Seas will feature the largest waterpark at sea when it sets sail for the first time in 2024, here’s what went into developing the record-breaking attraction

Everything you need to know about SeaTrade Cruise Global 2023


SeaTrade Cruise Global is returning to Florida. Here’s everything you need to know...

Leadership transition for Norwegian as cruise line names David Herrera new president


David Herrera has been named the new president of Norwegian Cruise Line, with Harry Sommer transitioning to be the next president and chief executive officer of parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Global cruise industry projected to be worth $16.7bn by 2031, new report reveals


A new report exploring the market dynamics of the global cruise industry estimates the sector to grow to $16.7bn over the next several years

New York Knicks announces multi-year partnership with cruise operator MSC


MSC and the New York Knicks have announced a multi-year marketing partnership that sees MSC become the official cruise line of the NBA side

Princess Cruises unveils 360: An Extraordinary Experience


Princess Cruises has debuted a brand new immersive experience that combines dining, storytelling, music, scent and more for a one-of-a-kind journey through the Mediterranean

Bear Grylls set to join cruise operator Cunard on Alaska voyage


Cunard has announced its 2023 Insights enrichment programme, with adventurer Bear Grylls taking centre stage for the operator’s maiden 2023 voyage to Alaska

Holland America Line partners with Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation for 150th-anniversary celebration


Cruise operator Holland America Line is celebrating 150 years with the announcement of a partnership with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

Passengers on new MSC cruise liner set for high-octane Robotron ride


The kind of robotic technology seen at theme park rides worldwide will soon be available to cruise passengers out at sea

Building work begins on Shanghai’s new museum devoted to literature


Hongkou attraction to honour city’s avant-garde literary movement of the 1920s and its respected authors

Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambition chartered to house Ukranian refugees in Scotland


With an influx of Ukranian refugees threatening to overwhelm available housing in Scotland, the government has announced plans to accommodate up to 1,750 people onboard Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambition on a temporary basis

Carnival to cut fleetwide emissions by 500,000 metric tons with new sustainability initiative


Carnival’s new sustainability plan will cut its emissions by 500,000 metric tons per year and save US$150m annually in fuel costs

Unfinished 9,000 passenger cruise ship to be scrapped before ever setting sail


A gargantuan 9,000-passenger cruise ship will go on its maiden voyage to the scrap heap after the ship maker building the vessel went bust earlier this year

Disney Wish christened ahead of debut voyage


The Disney Wish will soon set sail with visitors on board following a special christening event in Port Canaveral, Florida

SpaceX’s Starlink could be rolled out across Royal Caribbean Cruise ships pending FCC approval


Royal Caribbean Cruises has filed a request that if approved will see SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service rolled out across the operator’s entire fleet

Halloween on the High Seas to return to Disney Cruise Line with all-new themed programming


Returning this Autumn, Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas will include new one-of-a-kind Halloween experiences

Josh Weinstein to take the reins from Arnold Donald after being named new Carnival president and CEO


Carnival’s current CEO Arnold Donald will step down from his position in August with company veteran Josh Weinstein waiting in the wings to take up the role going forward

RWS Entertainment Group announces acquisition of The Experience Department


ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow

Carbon levy could cost cruise industry up to US$2bn a year


The cruise industry could soon face taxes in excess of US$2bn a year should a new tax levy on carbon emissions gain approval

Hurtigruten Expeditions to offer pole-to-pole cruises in 2023


Crossing four continents and stopping off at more than 100 landing sites, Hurtigruten Expeditions has announced a series of cruises set to travel all the way from the Arctic to Antarctica

Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.

Pixar Day at Sea coming to Disney Cruise Line in 2023


Set to premiere in 2023, Pixar Day at Sea is a brand new voyage from the Disney Cruise Line, with the exclusive event coming to the operator’s Disney Fantasy ship next January

Covid-hit Norwegian cancels additional cruise sailings for 2022


Norwegian Cruise Line has been forced to cancel cruises throughout January

Covid disrupts cruise industry with multiple outbreaks on ships worldwide


A number of Covid outbreaks over the New Year period are causing chaos for the already disrupted cruise industry

‘Funderstruck’: Carnival introduces new campaign centred around fun


Funderstruck. Adjective. Shocked and amazed by the power of fun on Carnival. Well, that’s what the cruise operator is saying in its new ad campaign at least!

Disney Wish to transport guests under the sea with Broadway-style stage show of The Little Mermaid


The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score

Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian launches FUTURES festival and exhibition in historic building


Past meets future in this Rockwell-designed exhibition, which features 150 installations and artworks, including a guest appearance from Marvel Studios

Marvel actors assemble for Disney Wish cruise experience


Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes “MerMaiden” voyage 18 months later than scheduled


The first ship from Virgin Voyages fleet of cruise ships has completed its journey from PortMiami to Nassau and Bimini in the Bahamas

Disney Cruise Line trending in the right direction, says Bob Chapek


2022 is looking good for the Disney Cruise Line, with Disney boss Bob Chapek revealing an upward booking trajectory in terms of demand through the next year

The making of Bolt: How Maurer Rides created Carnival’s game-changing rollercoaster at sea


Cruise operator Carnival recently made headlines around the world with the debut of the first rollercoaster to operate at sea. Maurer Rides’ Marco Hartwig explains how this all came about

Norwegian Cruise Lines to resume operations for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic


This is the first cruise the company has done in almost a year and a half

Green oceans: MSC announce feasibility study for hydrogen-powered cruise ship


A carbon-neutral cruise ship could be realised in the not-too-distant future, with MSC Group announcing a feasibility study for a hydrogen-powered vessel

Immersive Ant-Man dining experience coming to Disney Cruise Line


Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish

Domestic cruise ship barred from Scotland over Covid concerns


A UK-only cruise has been barred from docking in Greenock by the Scottish government

More than 250,000 people volunteer for Royal Caribbean test cruise


It’s got a capacity shy of 4,000 but more than a quarter-of-a-million people are eager to be the first on-board the Freedom of the Seas, as Royal Carribean tests the waters for a return to cruising in the US

Luxury at sea: Disney unveils palatial penthouse suite coming to Disney Wish cruise liner


Fit for a Disney prince or princess, the penthouse suite aboard the upcoming Disney Wish cruise liner is promising to be one of the operator’s most spectacular accommodation offerings ever

Royal Caribbean taking cautious approach when US cruise industry returns, says CEO


Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain is eyeing a careful and considered approach for the return of the US cruise industry following a year long absence

WATCH: ‘A castle on the sea’ - Disney unveils new addition to cruise fleet


Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022

US cruise industry could resume as early as July, says Royal Caribbean chair following ‘constructive dialogue’ with CDC


Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain has hailed positive discussions with the CDC, bringing the US cruise industry a step closer to a return to operations

Cruise ships banned in Venice as city aims to protect cultural heritage


Cruise ships are no longer welcome in Venice following a ruling by the Italian government

Disney’s Lighthouse Point slated for 2024 after plans pass environmental impact assessment


The Disney Cruise Line’s Lighthouse Project second port in the Bahamas has taken another step to becoming a reality after passing its environmental impact assessment

Saudi Arabia has launched a new company to develop its cruise industry


Cruise Saudi will develop ports and terminals in several cities and tourist destinations, as well as itineraries that explore Saudi heritage and culture

Everyone travelling on a Saga cruise ship in 2021 must be vaccinated, says operator


Saga will now resume operations in May in order to allow its customers enough time to get vaccinated

Oceania Cruises announces new 180-day cruise starting in 2023


Oceania Cruises will set sail for a new cruise in their “Around The World In 180 Days” sailings.

Carnival takes delivery of new cruise ship featuring world-first rollercoaster at sea


Bolt will become the world’s first rollercoaster to operate at sea when Carnival’s Mardis Gras sets sail in April

WATCH: Get a first look at Disney’s newest cruise ship


Wish fulfilled! Disney has offered a first look at the newest ship in its fleet - ‘Disney Wish’

Saga becomes first operator to receive crucial COVID accreditation



Carnival announces several new senior appointments


Multiple names take up positions on the corporate side of Carnival’s business



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