Monthly Archives: July 2013

Europe celebrates five new cruise ships in four-month period

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Norwegian Breakaway was among the ships launched Europe celebrated the christenings of five new cruise ships in the last four months, as international cruise lines took delivery of new vessels built in European shipyards, Cruise Lines International Association announced. The five new ships, which represent a total investment of over View the Original article

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Norwegian Cruise Line confirms second Breakaway Plus vessel

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cruise ship with Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany for delivery in spring 2017. Along with the first Breakaway Plus ship, which is scheduled for delivery in October 2015, these two new vessels will be the largest in the line’s fleet at approximately 163,000 gross tonnes and 4,200 passenger berths each. The ships will be similar in design and innovation to the line’s current Breakaway class, the first of which, Norwegian Breakaway, launched in New York in early May. The combined …

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Five guilty of manslaughter following Concordia sinking

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Five people have been convicted of manslaughter in a court in Italy following the sinking of the Costa Concordia last year. The vessel sank off the island of Giglio in January 2012 with the loss of 32 lives. Two officers, the helmsman, the head of cabin service and the head of the crisis team were given up to two years and ten months in jail for multiple manslaughter, negligence and shipwreck. However, all five had agreed plea bargains and may …

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Norwegian Cruise Line first to install scrubbers on two new builds

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Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that its two new Breakaway Plus class ships will be the first new builds in the cruise industry to feature innovative scrubber technology developed by Green Tech Marine (GTM), a world leading marine scrubber supplier.  The two new vessels will be built by MEYER WERFT GMBH in Germany and delivered to the fleet in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Green Tech Marine will provide five scrubbers per ship for the engines which range from 14.4 to …

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Norwegian Cruise Line and Belleair Cruise Holidays launch exclusive brochure

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Norwegian Cruise Line and Belleair Cruise Holidays have partnered with Midcounties Co-operative to offer exclusive rail & stay cruise packages and fly, stay & cruise packages to Co-operative Travel customers. The dedicated brochure, in stores 15 July 2013, showcases a portfolio of holiday options including attractive new rail and stay-cruise holiday packages between 8 and 12 nights combining return rail journeys from London St. Pancras with hotel nights and cruises in the Western and Eastern Mediterranean from Barcelona, Marseille and …

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Cruise Infographic of overall capacity

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Here is a quality infographic to explain how many ships ect each cruiseship line offers provided by Cruise Industry News  

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Cuba cruise announces shore excursions showcasing the best of Cuba

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After recently announcing details on ports of call never before offered by a cruise-line or tour company in a single sailing, Cuba Cruise is excited to reveal their diverse shore excursions highlighting the magic of Cuba. View the Original article

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Regent Seven Seas to launch new vessel

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises has placed an order for a new 738-passenger vessel to be called Seven Seas Explorer. Scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2016, the Explorer will be Regent Seven Seas’ first new ship since the Seven Seas Voyager made its debut in 2003. It will be the cruise line’s largest ship, at 54,000 gross tons, and will be constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for about $450 million. View the Original article

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American Cruise Lines introduces newly developed 2013 holiday cruises

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American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announced today the details and events of its 2013 holiday cruises. Brand new Christmas and New Year’s Eve cruises will offer festive onboard and onshore activities that showcase the beautiful regions cruised as well as the spirit of the holidays. Southern Christmas View the Original article

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Princess establishes five new China offices

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Carnival plc has announced the opening of five new offices in China that will represent Princess Cruises and support the brand’s increased passenger sourcing in this growing market. The new offices are located in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Chengdu. The offices will be overseen by Cherry Wang, who has been appointed Princess Cruises country director for China. She will be based in Shanghai. Wang was previously general manager of Princess Cruises’ ISA group in China, the international sales agent …

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