River Cruise Orders Dominate 2014 Deliveries – QE2 To Sail For Singapore – Saga’s Price Guarantee Satisfies

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 8th July 2013

Viking Longship

One of Viking Cruises’ 30-strong fleet of Viking Longships, the Viking Skadi, introduced this year

We have a look this week at Cybercruises’ Cruise Ships Orderbook for 2014 to find that of the forty-two cruise ships on order for delivery next year, fully thirty-six are for river and coastal cruising, and fourteen of these are Viking Longships for Viking Cruises. Meanwhile news arrived over the weekend that the Queen Elizabeth 2 is due to leave Dubai in October for conversion to a 400-suite hotel ship for an as yet undetermined major city in Asia. And we revisit fare guarantees as they are now offered in the UK market.

THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                (See previous columns)
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Above: Stavangerfjord 1918 – 1963. Below the new Stavangerfjord (photo courtesy http://www.espengees.com)

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