Cruise

  • DISNEY CRUISE LINE: Disney’s new Fantasy

    DISNEY CRUISE LINE: Disney’s new Fantasy

    10th March 2011

    Disney Cruise Line has announced that the 122,000gt Disney Fantasy, the second of its two new ships being built by Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard, will enter service on 7 April 2012. She will sail on alternating weekly itineraries from Port…

  • BLUE OCEAN CRUISES: Ocean Life falters off India

    BLUE OCEAN CRUISES: Ocean Life falters off India

    10th March 2011

    Blue Ocean Cruises’ new Indian venture came to an abrupt end on 16 November 2010, when its newly-refurbished Ocean Life (1981/12,811gt) developed a crack on the port side of her hull, which resulted in water penetrating a number of lower…

  • COSTA CRUISES: Upgrading undertaken by RCI

    COSTA CRUISES: Upgrading undertaken by RCI

    10th March 2011

    Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas (2001/90,090gt) is being given a multi-million pound overhaul in May prior to making her debut in Australasia in October as part of a fleetwide ‘Royal Advantage’ renewal programme. This includes the creation of four…

  • HAPAG-LLOYD: Hapag-Lloyd expansion

    HAPAG-LLOYD: Hapag-Lloyd expansion

    10th March 2011

    Germany’s giant travel and shipping group TUI AG has announced expansion plans for one of its companies, the long-established Hapag Lloyd. A 39,500gt newbuild, to be named Europa 2, will be constructed by STX Europe at its St Nazaire yard…

  • TMR: Grand Mistral chartered

    TMR: Grand Mistral chartered

    10th March 2011

    Marseille-based TMR is chartering Grand Mistral (1999/48,200gt) from Spain’s Iberocruceros this year for a number of cruises under the Paquet Cruises banner, which was revived in conjunction with Costa Cruises in 2010. Their first ship was Costa Allegra (1969/28,430gt), which…

  • ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS: Odyssey is Europe-bound

    ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS: Odyssey is Europe-bound

    10th March 2011

    The Bahamas-registered expedition ship Clipper Odyssey (1989/5,218gt) will be sailing in European waters this year for the first time since she entered service in 1989. Chartered by Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions, but managed by Miami-based International Shipping Partners, the 110-passenger vessel…

  • CARNIVAL: Spirit heads Down Under

    CARNIVAL: Spirit heads Down Under

    10th March 2011

    Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is to base one of its ships in Australian waters on a full-time basis, reflecting the growth of interest in cruising in the region. Although parent company Carnival Corporation owns P&O Australia with four ships serving…

  • CARNIVAL CRUISES: Carnival Splendor adrift

    CARNIVAL CRUISES: Carnival Splendor adrift

    10th January 2011

    Carnival Cruise Lines’ 113,000gt Carnival Splendor was left drifting in calm Pacific seas after a fire broke out in her aft engine room at 0600 local time on 8 November, about 150 miles south of San Diego. There were no…

  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Allure arrives for RCI anniversary

    ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Allure arrives for RCI anniversary

    10th January 2011

    Royal Caribbean took delivery of the 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas at the STX Europe shipyard in Turku, Finland on 28 October 2010, two years after construction began on the second of the two largest cruise ships in the world.…

  • COSTA CRUISES: Classica collides in Yangtze

    COSTA CRUISES: Classica collides in Yangtze

    10th January 2011

    Costa Classica (1991/52,926) was involved in a collision with the Belgian bulk carrier Lowlands Longevity (2001/86,848) at the mouth of the Yangtze River at 0446 local time on 18 October 2010, which resulted in a 30m gash along the starboard…