World Dream Christened In Hong Kong – Celebrity Orders 100-berth Galapagos Newbuilding – Celestyal Aegean Itineraries

The Cruise Examiner for 20th November 2017

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Celebrity Cruises’ planned 100-berth Galapagos cruiser Celebrity Flora is being built in the Netherlands

Last week, Dream Cruises christened its new 3,352-berth World Dream at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong. Also last week, Celebrity Cruises announced that it would be introducing a newly-built 100-berth cruise ship, the Celebrity Flora, to the Ecuadorean-flag Galapagos Islands fleet in 2019, and that a sister ship was planned to follow. Meanwhile, Athens-based Celestyal Cruises has confirmed that the Thomson Majesty will be joining the Louis-owned Celestyal Cruises fleet as Celestyal Majesty.

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Lindblad Orders X-Bow Ship – New Chinese Cruise Ship Concept – Shell Cruising With LNG And Carnival

The Cruise Examiner for 13th November 2017

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Lindblad Expeditions has ordered a 138-berth X-Bow ship, with options for two more

Lindblad Expeditions has now joined Aurora Expeditions in ordering a new 138-berth X-Bow expedition ship in Norway. The similar Aurora ship is being built in China. Elsewhere, current ferry builder Guangzhou Shipyard has exhibited a new design for a mid-sized cruise ship at the China Cruise Shipping event in Sanya last week and Carnival Cruise Line and Shell have announced an agreement for LNG bunker barge fuelling of two new ships in order for Carnival Cruise Line.

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Virgin Voyages: Adults Only – Other Cruise News: Coral Adventurer Itineraries – Queen Mary’s New Paint Job

The Cruise Examiner for 6th November 2017

Virgin Voyages trio of 2,860-berth “Lady ships” will feature silver-grey hulls with red accents.

Last Tuesday in Genoa, Virgin Voyages unveiled more details of its trio of 110,000-ton 2,860-berth new generation cruise ships. The most important announcement was that to the relief of many they will be adult ships. No waterslides, no bumper cars, no cartoon characters and no one else’s children. Still in the adult world, Coral Expeditions has announced its opening itineraries for its 120-berth Coral Adventurer, due out in 2019. And guest writer Shawn Dake from Long Beach tells us how the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which still accommodates regular guests, is getting a long overdue lick of paint after fifty years in Long Beach..

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