Carnival joins Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for zero carbon Shipping

Carnival Corporation has announced it has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a nonprofit, independent research and development center committed to accelerating the transition toward a net-zero future for the global maritime industry. Carnival Corporation, with nine global cruise line brands, is the first cruise company to join the center’s global community.

Viking names its newest ocean ship

Viking® today named its newest identical ocean ship, the Viking Mars®, during a private ceremony in Valletta, Malta. As part of the event, the ship’s ceremonial godmother Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon, offered a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for the ship – a naval tradition that dates back thousands of years.

Cruise tourism market set to grow by $4.24 billion

The cruise tourism market size is expected to grow by USD 4.24 bn from 2021 to 2026, according to Technavio. However, the growth momentum of the market is expected to decelerate at a CAGR of 11.97% during the forecast period. The strong global economic recovery and increasing HNWIs are driving the cruise tourism market growth, but factors such as rising environmental concerns may challenge market growth.