Cruise ship news

The ship:

The rest (whatever you want to call it):

The result:


The VALIANT LADY moored in Le Havre
Photo: Fabien Montreuil ©

Crystal Cruises’ first Expedition Cruise Ship:


The CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR arriving at Gibraltar Photo : Francis Ferro ©
Don’t know what will happen to this one and the rest of the Crystal Cruises fleet. (??)


The AMBIENCE moored at Malta Photo : Michael Cassar (c)

Beauty contest?:


VALIANT LADY & AIDA COSMA moored at the Zweedse kaai in Zeebrugge
Photo: Dirk Neyts (c)

From this angle I think Aida Cosma is less hideous.

ETA – Maybe just because it’s farther away.

Move over Miami, here comes Jeddah and Jebel Ali:

Shanghai is on hold for the time being

Genting’s Dream Cruises is dead but Resort World Cruises appears:

When you thought they couldn’t become any uglier;


Photo: Richard Jolliffe (c)

Things are getting back to normal in the cruise industry, at least here in Aalesund.
This year 250 cruse ship calls are expected, which is close to the number in 2019.
Here is the list of Cruise ship call expected by Aalesund Port authorities for the rest of this year:


Viking Cruises’ VIKING OCTANTIS is 665 feet in length, has a beam of 77 feet and can accommodate 378 passengers. It is the largest and most modern (Built 2022) expedition ship on the Great Lakes. The VIKING OCTANTIS is seen here on her maiden Lakes’ voyage up bound on the St Clair River in the rain after docking for the day at Detroit, Michigan. The ship originally departed Toronto, Ontario and will make stops in all the Great Lakes before reaching Duluth, Minnesota.
Photo: Bert Varady Michigan USA (c)

PS> She started her cruise in Toronto, Canada, so don’t get your knickers in a twist.

Question for the Sea Lawyers;
Could the pax that board in Toronto leave in Duluth, new pax board in Duluth and leave in Toronto w/o being in conflict with US rules??


Birds eye view of the IONA moored in Southampton
Photo: Jan de Bokx - Compass Marine Services (c)

Today she is in Ålesund on her 4th call so far this year:

More cruise ships with X-Bow coming: