Contest To Name P&O’s New 5,200-Berth Ship – Other Cruise News: Ventus Australis – Fifty Years Ago: The Stars of 1966

The Cruise Examiner for 31st October 2016

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Fifty Years Ago: The 1966-built Kungsholm was probably the best-looking ocean liner ever built

This week, we have a look at P&O’s new flagship, which is to be introduced four years from now, and their plans to choose a name for her by running a contest. Elswhere, Cruceros Australis have chosen the name Ventus Australis for their own new 210-berth flagship. And we travel fifty years back in time, to 1966, to have a look at the Kungsholm and the Eugenio C, two of the finest ships produced in the era just before the cruise ship boom of the early 1970s.

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The New Virgin Voyages – Other Cruise News: Louisiane Sets Sail – Hanjin Shuts Down In Europe

The Cruise Examiner for 24th October 2016

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In an announcement that did not give too much away the Virgin Group announced last week that its new three-ship cruise operation would now be called Virgin Voyages. Meanwhile, French America Line’s 4,225-ton 150-berth Louisiane (photo © Times-Picayune) entered service from New Orleans on Saturday. And container operator Hanjin Lines, some of whose ships carried passengers, has announced that it is closing its Europe-Asia business.

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Royal Caribbean’s New LNG Orders – Damen Reveals New Expedition Cruise Ship Design – More New Ships For Norwegian?

The Cruise Examiner for 17th October 2016

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Damen Shipyards Group’s contribution to expedition cruise ship design

Last week came news that from Royal Caribbean that it would be introducing a new class of mega 200,000-ton cruise ship to carry 5,000 passengers. But this class will be different because it will be dual-fuelled, relying mainly on LNG for its main proplulsion units by Caterpillar MaK. The first two ships are to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. Meanwhile, the Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen has released details of a new expedition cruise ship design (above) that joins three or four others that are also now on the market. And from Italy come rumours of a new multi-ship order for Fincantieri from Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Crystal Cruises Slows Its Tempo – Dream Cruises’ First New Ship – Genting Malaysia Sells Cruise Shares To Golden Hope

The Cruise Examiner for 10th October 2016

Artist’s concept of the first Crystal Exclusive class ship, now due in 2012.

Over the past few weeks has come news that the various arms of Crystal Cruises are incurring delays or postponements in the delivery of new ships from what was originally announced. Now part of cruise operator Genting Hong Kong, Crystal shares quarters with Dream Cruises and Star Cruises in the pantheon of Genting cruise products.  Dream Cruises’ first new ship, the 3,400-berth Genting Dream, delivers in Germany this Wednesday. And out of Malaysia comes news of Golden Hope taking its interest in cruise operator Genting Hong Kong up to 64%.

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