Cruiseco Announces Its Exclusive Rock the Boat Cruise For 2017, From Newcastle on board CMV’s Magellan, September 2-9, 2017
For further information on this special cruise please contact The Cruise People Ltd at 88 York Street London W1H 1QT Telephone +44 (0)20 7723 2450, or e-mail Freephone: 0800 526 313

Rock The Boat 2017 On CMV’s Magellan: September 2-9 To Aberdeen, Isle of Skye, Liverpool, Dublin & Invergordon With Suzie Quatro, The Manfreds, The Yardbirds, Slade, The Troggs And More

magellanCruiseco’s 2017 Rock the Boat 7-night cruise from Newcastle on board CMV’s Magellan opens for sale September 30.  The 1,250-berth Magellan, a much smaller vessel than this year’s 2,850-berth Celebrity Eclipse, is expected to be a hit and will sell out quickly. There is  an early booking saving of £100 per person if booked by October 31, 2016, so don’t delay. The full day-by-day itinerary is detailed below.

With acts such as Suzie Quatro, The Manfreds, The Yardbirds, Slade , From the Jam, Big Country , Animals and Friends and The Troggs joining this cruise, it is bound to be an incredible 7-night music festival at sea


Date Destination Arrive Depart
02 Sep 17 Newcastle-upon-Tyne 19:30
03 Sep 17 Aberdeen 06:15 14:30
04 Sep 17 Isle of Skye 06:45 13:30
05 Sep 17 Liverpool 10:00 23:00
06 Sep17 Dublin 07:15 23:00
07 Sep 17 At Sea
08 Sep 17 Invergordon 06:30 16:00
09 Sep 17 Newcastle-upon-Tyne 07:00


Early booking fares (book by October 31)

Inside Cabins  From £1,149-£1,239

Oceanview Stateroom £1,299 -£1,479

Suites with Balcony £1,649-£1,849

For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail

UK & Continent to South Africa In October and South Africa Return In November, Last Minute Container Ship Voyage By NSB’s m.v. Buxcoast

Buxcoast © bassheiner at Fleetmon

A last-minute round voyage has been announced by NSB for its 68,800-ton m.v. Buxcoast, a vessel equipped with an Owners Cabin, Double Cabin and Single Cabin. Fares start at €90 per person per day double and €85 per day single (a negative single supplement!) plus port charges, deviation insurance and booking fee. Single occupancy of a double cabin is €105 per day.

  • Rotterdam, October 09
  • London Gateway, October 11
  • Bremerhaven October 12/13
  • [ Rotterdam, October 13/14 ] – call not yet confirmed
  • Algeciras, October 16/17
  • Cape Town, October 29/30
  • Coega, November 01/02
  • Durban, November 05/07
  • Port Elizabeth, November 10/11
  • Cape Town, November 13/15
  • Algeciras, November 27
  • Rotterdam, November 30/December 01
  • London Gateway, December 02
  • Bremerhaven, December 04/05

Dine with the officers in a ship equipped with a passenger lounge, indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness room.  Act now in order to secure space.

For further information on this voyage, or travel by cargo ship in general, please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail

China Closer To Building Cruise Ships – MSC Cruises Adds More China – NCLH Management Triumvirate

The Cruise Examiner for 26th September 2016


Carnival’s four new Shanghai-built Hong Kong-owned ships will be based on the Carnival Vista platform

Last week came news that the Carnival-China State Shipbuilding-China Investment cruise shipping joint venture would order two option two 133,500-ton cruise ships from the Fincantieri-China Shipbuilding joint venture. The four ships are to be built by China Shipbuilding’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in Pudong. These vessels, along with a number of existing ships to be transferred in from the Carnival fleet, will form the basis of a new Chinese brand to be based in Hong Kong. Just before this announcement, MSC Cruises said that it would be sending its 3,274-berth MSC Splendida to work out of China in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, each of the three brands, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises has now been given its own president and ceo.

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Sale On 11-Night Vietnam & Cambodia River UK Fly/Cruises: In Luxury On The Cruiseco Adventurer, October 2016 To January 2017

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For further information on any of these specials please contact The Cruise People Ltd at 88 York Street London W1H 1QT Telephone +44 (0)20 7723 2450, UK Freephone: 0800 526 313, or e-mail

Three New Mississippi Riverboats – Ponant Names Its “Four Explorers” – Two More Cuba Sailings From Fathom

The Cruise Examiner for 19th September 2016


French America Line’s 150-berth Louisiane, due to enter service next month, is one of three new ships for the Mississippi.

This week we cover three new riverboats on the Mississippi, American Cruise Lines’ 195-berth America, French America Line’s 150-berth Louisiane and American Queen Steamboat Company’s 166-berth American Duchess, announced last week. Also announced last week were Explorer names for Ponant’s four 184-berth newbuildings: Le Bougainville, Le Champlain, Le Kerguelen and Le Lapérouse. Finally, earlier this month, Fathom announced two more Miami departures for Cuba with its 710-berth Adonia.

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New P&O Flagship To Follow AIDA/Costa Design – Other Cruise News: Celestyal Cruises Plans Newbuildings

The Cruise Examiner for 12th September 2016


P&O’s new 180,000-ton 5,200-berth flagship will be one of seven LNG-powered vessels to be built by Meyer shipyards in Papenburg and Turku, two each for AIDA, Costa and Carnival and one for P&O.

Last week came an announcement from P&O Cruises that it was ordering a new 5,200 lower-berth cruise ship that will have 42.5% more lower berth capacity than the line’s latest ship, the 3,647-berth Britannia, but 10% less space per passenger. Oddly, the announcement seemed to come from P&O Cruises’ Facebook page rather than a press release and the accompanying illustration depicted only the forward end of the ship  (see the Costa image above for a full-ship depiction of one of this class). At the same time, Celestyal Cruises is talking about building a pair of 60,000-ton 1,800-berth ships that would be designed for 3- and 4-night cruising, and making some other changes in its operations as two ships return from charters with Thomson Cruises in 2017.

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