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1 July 2021





At the start of January, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland announced its ‘Generation Innovation’ campaign, which aims to highlight innovative activities across the industry.

Source: CLIA

The US CDC has announced it will make face masks mandatory aboard cruise ships and inside cruise terminals

Source: Cruise Critic

Viking has announced its new state-of-the-art river ship, Viking Aton, which will join the company’s Egypt fleet from 2022.

Source: Viking Cruises

Corvus Energy has announced that it is ready to commence the development and production of large scale maritime-certified hydrogen fuel cell systems.

Source: Ship Technology

Costa Cruises floated out its new flagship Costa Toscana from the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland this January.

Source: Ship Technology


Andy Harmer, CLIA Director UK & Ireland, following the announcement of CLIA’s new Wave campaign ‘Generation Innovation’:

From the health and safety measures set to be implemented, to the significant sustainability progress being made, to developments in technology on and off ships, the cruise sector has much to be proud of. These innovations have never been more important, as Wave gets under way and we further set our sights on the industry’s phased recovery.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines managing director Peter Deer, after the cruise line announced it would cancel all sailings until the end of June 2021:

We are constantly reviewing our back in service dates in line with the latest government guidance, and working closely with CLIA and other industry bodies towards a return to sailing. This extra time allows us the opportunity to fully understand how the roll-out in the vaccine affects the procedures we operate on board and ashore. We know that our guests are missing cruising, as indeed are we, and we can’t wait to welcome them all back on board when the time is right.