Keel Laid For Crystal Endeavor – Other Cruise News: The Crystal Diamond Class – AIDANova Floated Out At Papenburg

THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COM BY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 27th August 2018

Crystal Endeavor

The 200-berth 600-foot Crystal Endeavor will join ships making the Northwest Passage

Last week saw three pieces of news from Germany, first with the keel-laying ceremony for the 200-berth Crystal Endeavor at Stralsund, and second with a reveal of the rendering of the new downsized 65,000-ton (as opposed to 100,000-ton) Crystal Diamond class ships. Elsewhere in Germany, the LNG-powered AIDANova was floated out at Meyer Werft in Papenburg.

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Arctic Cruise Line – Other Cruise News: Churchill Cruises – Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises

THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COM BY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 20th August 2018

A design for a 200-berth 348-foot Ice Class cruiser is in the purview of Greenland’s Arctic Cruise Line 

This week features a trio of “newbies” to expedition and adventure cruising. First up, with plans (but not yet orders) for newbuildings, is Arctic Cruise Line of Greenland, with a pair of 200-berth vessels that seem similar in appearance to some of those being built now by Vard in Norway. Second is Churchill Cruises of Winnipeg, who have an agreement with Albatros Travel of Denmark that will see them offer a cruise in each direction between Greenland and Churchill in September 2019. And third is the start-up of Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises out of Honiara.

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