Germany’s New Flagship – Scenic To Enter Ocean Cruising – Columbia Cruise Services Takes On New Business

The Cruise Examiner for 18th January 2016

AIDAprima ©

Germany’s new flagship, the 125,000-ton 3,286-berth AIDAprima, is to be based in Hamburg

As a small fire struck the much-delayed AIDAprima in Nagasaki last week, we have a look at the role the new ship will play n the German market, where she will become the largest cruise ship in the market for the next three or four years, filling a role similar to the Britannia in the UK. Down Under, meanwhile, we have news of yet another river cruise operator expanding into ocean cruising, with a recent order in Croatia for a 16,500-ton 228-berth luxury expedition vessel to be named Scenic Eclipse (below). Finally, we have a quick look at recent activities at Columbus Cruise Services as it reaches its first anniversary of being based in Hamburg.

Scenic Eclipse

(See previous columns)

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