Cruiseco Exclusive – Myanmar in Complete Luxury – 11 days (£3,000 pp) or 17 days (£3,633 pp), flights from London

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Empress Follows Churchill’s Tampa Route To Cuba – Oceania And Viking Sail To Havana From Miami – Small Ship Cruises To Cuba

The Cruise Examiner for 16th January 2017

Havana Cruise Terminal

Havana’s Sierra Maestra cruise terminal in the Old Town has three berths, at 562, 602 and 625 feet in length

Cruises from the US to Cuba have been making the news over the past year, with the final result that permission was granted last month for seven US-based cruise lines to make calls on Cuba in 2017. While this is a big difference from the days when a ship that called in Cuba was not allowed to re-enter the United States for six months, there remains an air of uncertainty to the whole subject. So far, the majority of cruises have only been approved until May. And with a change of US administration this week, it is too early to know where this will go. So today we briefly survey the product that has been approved for sale so far.

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New January Offer On Rock The Boat From Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, September 2-9, 2017: Free Drinks + £100 Early Bird Reduction


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Seabourn Encore Named In Singapore – Other Cruise News: “No Leisure Group” – Star Cruises From Taiwan

The Cruise Examiner for 9th January 2017


The Hebridean Princess is now owned by the newly-formed Hebridean Island Cruises Ltd (incorporated October 19, 2016)

Saturday saw the naming in Singapore of the 604-berth Seabourn Encore, latest addition to the world’s fleet of ultra-luxury cruise ships. As promised last week, we bring you an update on the liquidation of Britain’s All Leisure Group, including the acquisition of the 50-berth Hebridean Princess by a newly-incorporated company called Hebridean Island Cruises Ltd. And finally, Star Cruises has announced a new series of 5-night cruises from Kaohsiung, Hong Kong and Manila for the 1,870-berth SuperStar Virgo.

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Escape to the South Pacific with P&O Cruises Australia, July 30, 2017, 20 Nights With UK Flights & Six Nights In Sydney
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All Leisure Cancels Voyager And Minerva Cruises – TUI Group Cruise Business Up – UK Minor Cruise Ports On The Rise

The Cruise Examiner for 2nd January 2017


Swan Hellenic’s Minerva was one of two All Leisure ships to have cruises cancelled this week

Today we have surprise news from All Leisure Group, who have just cancelled cruises scheduled to leave this week on Swan Hellenic’s Minerva from Marseille and on Voyages of Discovery’s Voyager from Port Kelang. Speculation has the two ships going to other operators and rumours so far have centred on Phoenix Reisen or Saga Cruises for the Minerva (both of which companies have operated this ship before) and an Asian operator or Celestyal Cruises for the Voyager. Meanwhile, TUI’s cruise business continues to thrive and we have a look at the latest cruise port news from Holyhead and Poole, two smaller cruise ports in the UK.

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P&O Australia Back To Hand-Me-Downs – Search For New Liverpool Cruise Terminal – New 42-Day Caribbean Cargo-Passenger Service

The Cruise Examiner for 19th December 2016


The Fairstar was the first of the hand-me-downs to join P&O Cruises Australia

Last week it was announced that P&O Cruises Australia’s first newbuilding would instead be allocated to Carnival Cruise Line, from whence had sprung the original design for this ship. Instead, P&O Australia will get the Carnival Splendor, which will be eleven years old when she is delivered to Australia. Meanwhile, Liverpool is looking to build a new cruise terminal further down the Mersey from the preent Pier Head facility. And in the cargo-passenger world, CMA CGM is moving its four 12-passenger French West Indies Line ships to a new 42-day round trip Europe-Caribbean cargo-passenger service from the new London Gateway Terminal on the Thames.

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