Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tell the Captain where to go with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

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You Choose Your Cruise’ sailing, which departs from Southampton on 10th October 2015, is a brand-new concept for Fred. Olsen, and quite possibly within the cruise industry as a whole. Guests on board will get to View the Original article

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Silversea celebrates christening of Silver Discoverer

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A third expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, officially joined the Silversea Expeditions fleet during a christening ceremony held today at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore. A traditional Chinese lion dance performance and bhangra folk dancers provided colourful local entertainment for the quayside event. Silversea’s senior executive team and company chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio were on hand to welcome a guest list that included local dignitaries and members of the trade and media from around the world. Following a blessing, …

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Uniworld launches new luxury super ship, S.S. Catherine

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Uniworld launches its new Super Ship, the S.S. Catherine, today, March 27, 2014 in Lyon, France following a christening ceremony. The ship’s Godmother, famous French actress Catherine Deneuve, will lead the red-carpet event complete with a live band and a ceremonial breaking of a bottle of Dom Pérignon Champagne across the bow. The inauguration will be attended by 150 industry guests who will then experience the three-day sailing launch of Uniworld’s newest addition. Like its sister ships, the S.S. Antoinette …

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Grand Circle Cruise Line acquires the M/V Corinthian

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Vince Cook, CEO of Grand Circle Cruise Line, the leader in small ship and river cruising worldwide, announced today that the fleet has acquired the M/V Corinthian, a 98-passenger, ocean faring vessel that currently operates in Antarctica.  Grand Circle Cruise Line had chartered the ship for the past year and will expand the Corinthian’s operations with the launch of three new small ship cruise itineraries in 2015. The ship was acquired for an undisclosed price from Travel Dynamics International, a …

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UK cruise market breaks new records in 2013

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Figures released today by CLIA UK & Ireland show that 2013 was another record year for the UK cruise market, with continued growth and port embarkations passing the one million mark for the first time. The number of British and overseas passengers joining their cruise at a UK port grew 10% to 1,062,000 in 2013, whilst the number of passengers on day visits to one of the UK’s 51 cruise ports jumped by 20% to 866,000. The number of British …

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Royal caribbean international returns to gulf for fifth season

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Royal Caribbean International, the largest global cruise line, today announced its return to the Gulf in winter 2015-16. The fifth seasonal sailings will comprise 16 roundtrip sailings from December 2015 through March 2016, visiting some of the Arabian coast’s most intriguing destinations on a seven-night itinerary. Royal Caribbean International’s Splendour of the Seas is scheduled to dock in its home port of Dubai, UAE followed by calls to Oman’s capital of Muscat and Khasab along with Abu Dhabi in United …

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Guy Harvey unveils his signature hull artwork for Norwegian Escape

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Guy Harvey, widely recognised as the world’s finest marine wildlife artist and champion of ocean conservation, has been named to design the signature hull artwork of the line’s largest ship to date, Norwegian Escape, scheduled to debut in October 2015. At an event at Cruise Shipping Miami, the artist revealed his custom design for Norwegian Escape’s hull, which features an underwater scene of marine wildlife. Norwegian’s newest ship is Harvey’s largest canvas to date, …

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Viking Cruises set a new world record

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nine were christened in Amsterdam; four were christened in Rostock, Germany; and three were christened in Avignon, France. The first-of-its kind ceremony was subsequently certified by a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS View the Original article

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Norwegian Cruise Line unveils Norwegian Epic’s new Europe itineraries

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced Norwegian Epic’s 2015/2016 winter itineraries from her new year-round homeport of Barcelona, Spain. From 29 November 2015 through 7 April 2016, Norwegian Epic will set sail from Barcelona on 10-day Canary Islands & Morocco itineraries, and 10, 11- or 12-day Western Mediterranean itineraries. Norwegian Epic’s new Europe itineraries will open for sale in the UK in early April 2014. View the Original article

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