The Cruise Examiner For 16th May 2011: Holland America To Cruise Year-Round From Rotterdam – Other News: American Lines Show European Weakness – MSC Takes Over Starlight Cruises – Mediterranean Port

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin

Holland America To Cruise Year-Round From Rotterdam – Other News: American Lines Show European Weakness – MSC Takes Over Starlight Cruises – Mediterranean Ports

At last week’s Cruise Europe meeting in Stavanger, Holland America Line announced that it would become the latest North American line to base a ship in Europe year-round and the second to base a ship year-round in northern Europe. Meanwhile, two American lines have now announced redeployments away from the eastern Mediterranean for the winter of 2011/12. In South Africa last week, MSC took over local cruise seller Starlight Cruises. And as Genoa and Marseilles announced booming cruise numbers, the MSC Opera sailed from Southampton and SeaDream I arrived in London, each for the first time.

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