The Cruise Examiner for 12th December 2011: Norwegian Announces Its 2013 Program – Other Cruise News: Queen Mary 2 Under Bermudian Flag – Ocean Diamond Joins Quark Expeditions – Princess Cuts New York-Bermuda Program to Two Cruises

by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 12th December 2011

Revitalised: the Queen Mary 2's Commodore Club offers something many ships don't - some great views over the bow

This week, we examine Norwegian Cruise Line’s recently announced deployment plans for 2013. With the delivery of the Norwegian Breakaway, Bermuda will benefit from more capacity, as will both Vancouver and Alaska as Norwegian Sun returns to a trade she left in 2009, while Europe will gain as the larger Norwegian Star replaces the Norwegian Sun. Elsewhere, the now Bermudian-flag Queen Mary 2 sails for New York today after a two-week refit at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, while Quark Expeditions announce the acquisition of a somewhat faster expedition ship with the Ocean Diamond, formerly Le Diamant. Meanwhile, Bermuda takes another hit as Princess Cruises cuts its New York-Bermuda program from eleven cruises this year to just two in 2012.

                                          (See previous columns)

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