World’s Largest Cruise Ship to be Scrapped Before Maiden Voyage

World Dream cruise ship

World Dream cruise ship. Credit: Pixabay / Tama66

An unfinished mega-liner touted as one of the world’s most giant cruise ships is likely to be sold for scrap even before it could sail on its maiden voyage. The cruise ship Global Dream II was built by Dream Cruises and its sister vessel, Global Dream. The ship was expected to have a capacity to hold 9,000 passengers and over 2,000 crew. However, the mega-liner is currently sitting unfinished at a German shipyard. Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Lines Set to Cruise to Profitability in 2022

Cruise ship Marina

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Cruise ship Marina. Credit: Pjotr Mahhonin/CC BY-SA 3.0

After reporting third-quarter earnings, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH.N) recently forecasted its return to profitability in the second half of 2022. With the U.S. travel and tourism industry attempting to return back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is welcome news for cruise operators. Continue reading

Greece Set to Permit Cruise Ships from Turkey Ports

Cruise ship in Santorini Island, Greece.

Cruise ship in Santorini Island, Greece. Credit: Pxfuel

Cruise itineraries have been recently re-established between Greece and Turkey. Cruisers can look out for cruising between Greek and Turkey with this new development, which comes after the Greek Government lifted restrictions on ships calling at the Turkish ports of Galatport Istanbul and Kusadasi. The restrictions were earlier imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading