Cruise

  • 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)…

  • 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…

  • THOMSON CRUISES: Thomson returns to UK

    THOMSON CRUISES: Thomson returns to UK

    27th May 2011

    Thomson Cruises is returning to UK cruising in summer 2012. Thomson Spirit (1983/33,930gt) will be based in Newcastle from 10 May until 2 August, operating eight different cruises to the Baltic and in Harwich from 3 August to 26 September…

  • DISNEY CRUISE LINE: Disney spreads ever wider

    DISNEY CRUISE LINE: Disney spreads ever wider

    27th May 2011

    With its two new ships sailing from Port Canaveral, Disney Cruise Line is sending its two older vessels to a number of new ports during 2012. Beginning on 25 May, Disney Magic (1998/83,338gt) will sail 20 cruises from New York,…

  • 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…

  • AIDA CRUISES: AIDAsol debuts

    AIDA CRUISES: AIDAsol debuts

    4th May 2011

    Germany’s Meyer Werft delivered its latest newbuilding, the 253.33m by 32.2m AIDAsol, to compatriot owner AIDA cruises as the fifth in a total of six ships it is building for the Carnival-owned company. Like her sisterships, AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna and…

  • NORWEGIAN CL: More cabins for Dawn

    NORWEGIAN CL: More cabins for Dawn

    4th May 2011

    NCL’s Norwegian Dawn (2002/92,250gt) has undergone a major refit, which included the installation of 58 new accommodation units, including four deluxe owner’s suites, ten family suites with balconies and 30 inside staterooms. Her double occupancy capacity is now 2,332 passengers.…

  • PRINCESS CRUISES: New Royal Princess unveiled

    PRINCESS CRUISES: New Royal Princess unveiled

    28th April 2011

    Princess Cruises unveiled details of the new 141,000gt, 3,600-passenger Royal Princess, due to enter service in spring 2013. She is the first of a new series and not an evolution of the successful Grand class ships, although certain signature elements…