Good Cruise News from Princess Cruises, MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, and More
4 minutes read July 31st, 2020
Cruise companies continue to extend their pause in operations. Beloved cruise liners continue to live their fleets. Some ships join new cruise families, while the others, less lucky ones, depart on their last sailings towards the ship-breaking yards... Well, this is too depressing... but! Make sure you follow good
On June 29, 2020, MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France celebrated the keel laying and coin ceremony for MSC World Europa. She will become the company’s first LNG-powered cruise liner. 200,000-plus GT vessel is expected to start her career in 2022.
On July 8, 2020, Princess Cruises announced that its upcoming newbuild, Enchanted Princess, had successfully completed her sea trials. The liner’s technical and mechanical systems were tested off the Italian coast. After that, Enchanted Princess returned to the Fincantieri shipyard.
In the meantime, Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras construction is progressing at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. Yes, we were ready to greet her this summer. However, the present world situation has made adjustments to the plans. As of today, 180,000-ton LNG-powered Mardi Gras is expected to take her first cruise in February 2021.
On July 24, 2020, Saga’s Spirit of Adventure left the covered building dock at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Besides, the ship got her funnel. Initially, the newbuild’s maiden voyage was scheduled for August 21, 2020. However, the delivery of the 58,250 GT cruise ship has been delayed until November.
Source: Meyer Werft
Finally, here is probably one of the most long-awaited and most exciting cruise news. The first large cruise liner departed on a voyage after a long pause in operations. TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 2 took 1,200 passengers on her first Blue Cruise. The vessel departed from Hamburg, Germany for a three-night scenic cruise with no stops at the ports.
Mein Schiff 2 in Hamburg before her first Blue Cruise
The cruise line’s Mein Schiff 1 is also getting ready for sailings to nowhere from Kiel, Germany. And AIDA Cruises will offer voyages on three ships already in August. So we are going to share even more good cruise news very soon.
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