ACL Announces New Weekly Trans-Atlantic Passenger Service, Opened April 2018: Hamburg-Antwerp-Liverpool-Halifax-New York-Baltimore And Return

Atlantic Star at Liverpool

The 100,430-ton 12-passenger Atlantic Star departing Liverpool for Halifax, New York and Baltimore

The Cruise People Ltd is happy to announce a new cargo-passenger service between Europe and North America with five new ACL vessels called the G4’s. All delivered over the past two years to Grimaldi Lines subsidiary ACL, these ships now offer a weekly fixed day of the week passenger service between Hamburg, Antwerp and Liverpool in Europe and Halifax, New York and Baltimore in North America.

Sample transit times are 9 nights Liverpool to Halifax and 11 nights Liverpool to New York, while in the reverse New York to Liverpool is 14 nights and Halifax to Liverpool 7 nights.

Bookings are open for one-way and round trip departures on the following rotation:-

PORT OF CALL                           DAY

HAMBURG                                        0

ANTWERP                                        3

LIVERPOOL                                      6

HALIFAX                                           15

NEWARK                                          17

BALTIMORE                                      19

PORTSMOUTH                                 21

HALIFAX                                              24

LIVERPOOL                                       31

ACL mess room 6

Passenger meals are taken with the officers in a large airy mess

There will be three fare codes for booking this service: CU1, CU2, CUR, and a €70 per person booking fee. Fares effective January 1, 2019, are as follows:

CU1: departures from Hamburg/Antwerp/Liverpool to Halifax and v.v.

Outside Cabins: €937.50 per passenger, double occupancy, €1,312.50 single occupancy

Owners Cabin: €1,625 per passenger, double occupancy, €2,250 single occupancy

CU2: departures from Hamburg/Antwerp/Liverpool to New York and Baltimore only and v.v.

Outside Cabins: €1,225 per passenger, double occupancy, €1,625 single occupancy

Owners Cabin: €1,875 per passenger, double occupancy, €2,625 single occupancy

CUR: round voyages, Hamburg/Hamburg, Antwerp/Antwerp, Liverpool/Liverpool only

Outside Cabins: €2,625 per passenger, double occupancy, €3,062.50 single occupancy

Owners Cabin: €3,875 per passenger, double occupancy, €4,750 single occupancy

ACL cabin 3

A standard twin cabin on ACL can be booked from €937.50 per person for two.

ACL Owners Lounge

ACL Owners Cabin lounge. Separate bedroom with double bed. Fares from €1,625 per person for two.

The five newly-built vessels operating on this Line are the Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky, Atlantic Star and Atlantic Sun. All are registered in Liverpool.

Facilities on each vessel include a gym, TV, movies (DVD), laundry, books, karaoke machine, PlayStation. There is also a sauna on each vessel but not a swimming pool.

ACL is a signatory to the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP) so passengers will be eligible to enter the USA on an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) – see notes below *

For further details on booking a voyage with ACL please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

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  • An ESTA will allow a passenger to stay in the US for 90 days. Fingerprinting is required at the first US port of call. A full visa will allow a passenger to remain in the US until the date designated on the Visa. Again, fingerprinting is required at the first US port of call. Any individuals that are citizens of a VWP country who have traveled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of a VWP country) are no longer eligible to travel to the US under VWP and other restrictions apply based on the current government. Authorization by ESTA does not determine whether a traveler is admissible to the United States. US Customs & Border Protection officers determine admissibility upon travellers’ arrival.

 

Cunard Line: RMS Queen Mary 2 – North Atlantic Sailings 2018-19, Plus Year-Round Weekly Cargo-Passenger Sailings By ACL

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASouthampton ► New York

2018 Transatlantic sailings:  May 10, June 3 and 24, July 13 and 27, August 19, September 2 and 16, October 18, November 4 and 18, December 15.

2019 Transatlantic sailings:  January 3, April 14 and 28, May 17 and 31, June 23, July 14 (14 days via Iceland), August 11. Later 2019 sailings to follow.

All crossings are 7 nights except where shown.

New York ► Southampton

2018 Transatlantic sailings:  May 17, June 10, July 6 and 20, 3 August 3 and 26, September 9, October 7 and 25, November 11, December 8.

2019 Transatlantic sailings:  January 3, April 21, May 5 and 24, June 7, July 7 and 28, August 18. Later 2019 sailings to follow.

Crossings are usually 7 nights, occasionally 6 and sometimes 8.

Liverpool ►Halifax ►New York

New York ►Halifax ►Liverpool

Atlantic Sail in NY

Atlantic Container Line also now offers year-round weekly sailings by 12-passenger container ship, between Liverpool, Hamburg and Antwerp in Europe and Halifax, New York and Baltimore in North America. Click here for further details.

For North Atlantic passenger fares and availability on either Cunard Line or ACL please contact Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London, England, at +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

Regent Announces Fourth Ship With Its Seven Seas Explorer

Announcing Seven Seas Explorer

Today, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced the next chapter in its history. The ine hasse entered into a contract with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard to build the most luxurious cruise ship in the era of modern cruising. The new all-suite, all-balcony ship will be named Seven Seas Explorer with delivery scheduled for Summer 2016.

At 54,000 gross tons and accommodating just 738 guests, Seven Seas Explorer will be the largest vessel in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet. The ship will boast one of the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios in modern cruise ship design enabling the line to deliver the highly personalised service and extraordinary experience that clients have come to expect from Regent.

This new ship order is part of Regent’s disciplined growth strategy to expand its footprint in the luxury market. Since  purchasing the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand in 2008, its ships have sailed full with industry-leading yields. Expanding the fleet will allow for a greater array of itineraries.

With the Seven Seas Explorer, overall fleet capacity will grow nearly 40%, making Regent Seven Seas the world’s largest luxury cruise line.

Seven Seas Explorer will feature spacious and sophisticated designer suites, ultra-elegant public areas, a wide-range of dining options with six gourmet restaurants, an expansive Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Regent’s signature nine-deck atrium, two-story Explorer Theater and many other amenities all created with the personality, warmth and soul of classic and timeless design.

The moment guests step aboard Seven Seas Explorer, they’ll know they have arrived somewhere special. The use of exotic stones and polished woods, designer furniture, rich fabrics and sophisticated lighting combined with what promises to be a museum-quality eclectic art collection will clearly position Seven Seas Explorer as the new standard in luxury cruising.

The Seven Seas Explorer follows the 28,550-ton Seven Seas Navigator (490 guests), complete by Mariotti in 1999, the 48,015-ton Seven Seas Mariner (708 guests), launched by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in 2001 and the 41,827-ton Seven Seas Voyager (708 guests), completed by Mariott in 2003.

Further details about Seven Seas Explorer will be announced in the coming months so please stay tuned. In the words of its executives:

“We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support over the years. As we look toward the future and the evolution of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, we know that our success will flourish as a result of our mutual partnerships and the powerful value proposition of providing the Most Inclusive Luxury Cruise Experience in the world.”

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Frank J. Del Rio
Chairman & CEO
Prestige Cruise Holdings
Kunal S. Kamlani
President
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Graham Sadler
Managing Director UK & Europe, Regent Seven Seas Cruises