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Iglu Cruise News - June 2024

27 June 2024

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Interested in finding out what’s been happening in the world of cruise in June 2024? In this edition of Iglu Cruise News, we’ll guide you through the latest updates, exciting announcements and other industry news that happened in June 2024. Keep reading to find out more! 

A Monthly Roundup of the Latest Cruise News


Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces New Ship to Launch in 2026 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises have just announced that their newest ship, Seven Seas Prestige is setting sail in 2026. Sitting within the brand-new Prestige Class (the first new class for 10 years), Seven Seas Prestige is set to offer ultra luxurious cruises with new suite categories. 

Pictured: Rendering of Seven Seas Prestige
Pictured: Rendering of Seven Seas Prestige

Accommodating up to 850 guests, the 77,000 ton, ultra-luxury ship has a high crew-to-guest ratio, world-class restaurants and other spectacular amenities. With all the inclusions of other Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ getaways, from unlimited internet to gourmet cuisine and fine wines, guests are guaranteed an unforgettable escape aboard Seven Seas Prestige. 

The President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Andrea DeMarco, commented:

“Seven Seas Prestige, debuting in 2026, continues our legacy of revolutionizing ultra luxury travel as she will transcend luxury in every way. This incredible new ship will be the epitome of timeless elegance, exemplifying Regent’s commitment to excellence which is reflected in every aspect of her elevated design and exuding an ambiance of sophistication and refinement.”

Construction Begins On Celebrity Xcel 

The fifth ship in Celebrity Cruises’ extraordinary Edge Class setting sail from Fort Lauderdale, Celebrity Xcel will feature a wide range of amenities, from favourites like the Magic Carpet and the Celebrity Theater, to new facilities that are bound to impress. 

Pictured: Celebrity Xcel 
Pictured: Celebrity Xcel 

In June, this spectacular ship had its keel laying ceremony and construction began in Chantiers de l’Atlantique. A methanol capable ship, it’s set to offer a variety of itineraries throughout the Caribbean. 

MSC World America to Offer Huge Selection of Family-Friendly Activities 

MSC Cruises announced that MSC World America, which is setting sail in 2025, will not only feature the largest kids club in the MSC fleet, but a variety of activities through a partnership with LEGO.

Pictured: LEGO Room on MSC World Europa
Pictured: LEGO Room on MSC World Europa

Situated within Family Aventura, the family-friendly district onboard MSC World America, top activities in the district and across the ship include the LEGO Family Zone, a LEGO Parade, Guinness World Record Family Quiz, The Harbour (a high ropes course) and Star Shooters, a thrilling virtual reality experience. Aiming to create the “most exceptional kids and family offering at sea” according to Steve Leatham, Head of Entertainment for MSC Cruises, the 6,762-passenger ship is guaranteed to be a favourite amongst multigenerational families. 

Silver Ray Set Sail on its Maiden Voyage

On June 15th, Silversea Cruises’ newest addition to the fleet, Silver Ray, set sail from Lisbon on its maiden voyage around the Mediterranean. Constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard, the LNG-powered ship had its christening ceremony in the city on June 12th. 

Silver Ray
Silver Ray

At the christening ceremony, Silver Ray’s godmother, Dr. Josefina Olascoaga made an appearance and there was an impressive bagpipe show, dance performances and more. 

The second ship within the luxurious Nova Class, Silver Ray has plenty on offer from exquisite dining to a sumptuous spa and the stylish Venetian Lounge theatre. Offering itineraries throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean and beyond, Silver Ray is a welcome addition to the fleet. 

Cunard’s 2025 Event Voyages Revealed

Cunard announced seven exciting 2025 Event Voyages, that offer guests immersive getaways onboard Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. With a variety of themes including wine, gastronomy and art, these captivating voyages will feature Q&As, workshops, live performances and more! 

Cunard Event Voyages 2025
Cunard Event Voyages 2025

With Cunard’s 2024 Event Voyages Programme being so popular with Cunard enthusiasts and novices alike, these sailings are likely to get booked up fast! 

Cunard Special Event Cruises in 2025:

Check back here soon to discover our collection of Cunard 2025 Event Voyages!

Iglu Cruise’s Top Blogs in June 


In June, we’ve been busy writing a variety of blog posts from loyalty programme guides to information about drinks packages and more!  

Our top blogs for June include:

🛏️Best Cabin Positions on a Cruise Ship🛏️

Ever wondered where’s best to be located on a cruise ship? In our comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through what it’s like to stay at the front, back and middle of a ship and how your experience may differ depending on the deck you choose. 

🍷A Guide to Oceania Cruises’ Drinks Packages🍷

Looking to book a getaway with Oceania Cruises? In this blog, we’ve listed the inclusions of each drinks package you can opt for, from the House Select drinks package to the Prestige Select drinks package. 

A Quick Guide to Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society

Are you a Royal Caribbean fanatic? Or perhaps you are sailing with this extraordinary cruise line for the first time. No matter whether you’ve sailed with them before or you're new to Royal Caribbean, this handy guide has all the information you need about the Crown and Anchor Society, including what the membership levels are, the benefits you can take advantage of and more. 

Other blogs you should check out:

With so much fantastic content going out this month, it was hard to choose just three for you to discover. So here’s three more that you should check out!

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