Cruise

  • MSC CRUISES: Powerless Opera in Baltic

    MSC CRUISES: Powerless Opera in Baltic

    30th June 2011

    MSC Opera (2004/58,600gt) suffered a complete power failure due to a malfunctioning electrical panel on 14 May when she was about six miles from Visby on the Baltic island of Gotland. She was on the homeward leg of a ten-day…

  • ALL THAT CRUISE: All That Cruise in Korea

    ALL THAT CRUISE: All That Cruise in Korea

    30th June 2011

    A new Korean cruise line, All That Cruise, plans to begin operations from January 2012 to ports in China, Japan and south-east Asia, with a 74,000gt cruise ship to be named Hallyu Star, ‘Hallyu’ translating to ‘Korean Wave’, referring to…

  • TAAJ CROISIERES: French charter Costa ships

    TAAJ CROISIERES: French charter Costa ships

    30th June 2011

    French operator Taaj Croisieres, which has chartered Costa Marina (1969/25,558gt) for the past year, will be using sistership Costa Allegra (1969/28,430gt) in 2012. The season begins on 26 March with a nine-day Adriatic cruise roundtrip from Marseilles, followed by three…

  • P&O CRUISES: Shirley names Adonia

    P&O CRUISES: Shirley names Adonia

    30th June 2011

    P&O’s Adonia (2001/30,277gt) was christened by Dame Shirley Bassey, Britain’s most successful female artist ever, at a ceremony of fireworks and music in Southampton on 21 May. The 701-passenger vessel had arrived in the port earlier to a fanfare of…

  • DISCOVERY CRUISES: Discovery Sun is suspended

    DISCOVERY CRUISES: Discovery Sun is suspended

    30th June 2011

    Discovery Cruise Lines is to suspend all operations for an indefinite period in order to drydock their ship, the 44-year-old Discovery Sun (1968/11,979gt), on 7 September. She has been operating day cruises from Port Everglades to the Bahamas for 18…

  • WINDSTAR CRUISES: Windstar gets new owners

    WINDSTAR CRUISES: Windstar gets new owners

    8th June 2011

    On 1 April Ambassadors International entered into an agreement with its largest shareholder, Whippoorwill Associates, a New York-based privateinvestment fund, to sell most of its assets, including Windstar Cruises, which operates three sailingcruise ships. Windstar will continue normal business operations…

  • DRY DOCKING: Celebrity Summit refit

    DRY DOCKING: Celebrity Summit refit

    1st June 2011

    Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Summit (2001/90,280gt) is to be installed with many of the popular features of Celebrity Cruises’ newer Solstice class ships during a drydocking at Grand Bahama Shipyard, Freeport, in January 2012, a month after sistership Celebrity Infinity (2001/90,228gt)…

  • CLASSIC CRUISES: Funchal bound for Asia

    CLASSIC CRUISES: Funchal bound for Asia

    27th May 2011

    Classic International Cruises’ 580-passenger Funchal (1961/9,563gt) will operate nine cruises for the Australian market from Singapore and Hong Kong between January and April next year. The programme includes two nine-night round-trip cruises from Singapore, four ten-night one-way sailings between Singapore…

  • TITANIC ANNIVERSARY: Titanic interest greater than ever

    TITANIC ANNIVERSARY: Titanic interest greater than ever

    27th May 2011

    Last year British operator Miles Morgan Travel chartered Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral (1988/43,537gt) for a special cruise to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic on 15 April 1912. The ship is fully booked, with more than 1,300 passengers…

  • HAPAG LLOYD: c.Columbus to leave Hapag Lloyd

    HAPAG LLOYD: c.Columbus to leave Hapag Lloyd

    27th May 2011

    The German operator Hapag Lloyd is to return the chartered c.Columbus (1997/15,067gt) to her owners, the Munich-based Conti Group, in May 2012, by mutual agreement. The 420-passenger ship is being replaced in Spring 2012 by the larger 698-passenger Columbus 2…