The Cruise Examiner for 17th October 2011 – Singapore Aims To Be Cruise Hub of Asia – Other Cruise News: 2010 Winners and Losers Among Cruise Ports – Princess Daphne Chartered to Ambiente – Canadian Pacific’s Keewatin To Return to Canada

by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 17th October 2011

November 16 sees Singapore hosting the first Cruise Shipping Asia conference so we have a look at plans there for the opening of a second cruise terminal and projections that will see cruise passenger numbers at Singapore rise to 1.5 million by 2015. From May 2012, Royal Caribbean International will base their Voyager of the Seas there. Elsewhere, we look at the winner and loser cruise ports of 2010 (2011 will of course be different). And Classic International’s Princess Daphne returns to the German market on a three-year charter to the new Berlin-based Ambiente Cruises.

Meanwhile, as Canadian Pacific’s last remaining passenger ship, the Keewatin, is about to be returned to Canada, here are some of the contributions Canadian Pacific has made to cruising over the years. In 1931, it created the first dual-purpose North Atlantic liner and world cruise ship, with the 42,348–ton Empress of Britain, a concept that is followed today by Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2. In 1964, it gave Princess Cruises its name when that company chartered CP’s Alaska cruise ship Princess Patricia to cruise to Mexico.  In 1972, it gave Carnival Cruise Lines its funnel design and logo, which were adapted from CP Ships’ Empress of Canada by changing the colours and making a circle out of a triangle. That ship, which was renamed Mardi Gras,  had been retired in 1971 as CP’s last North Atlantic liner, and every Carnival ship built since has  had an Empress Deck.


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