Oriana To Leave P&O Fleet In August 2019 – Other Cruise News: First Cruise Ship To Visit Great Yarmouth – AmaMagna Preview

THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COM BY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 2nd July 2018

Seabourn Quest at Great Yarmouth

The 450-berth Seabourn Quest became the first cruise ship to call on Great Yarmouth on June 30

Last week it was announced that after a career of twenty-four years with P&O, the 1995-built Oriana would be leaving the fleet in 2019 , possibly to cruise in Chinese waters. Elsewhere, Great Yarmouth has been added to the roster of UK cruise ports with the arrival of Seabourn as its first cruise line and the Seabourn Quest as its first cruise ship on June 30. Finally, we have an advance view of the double-width river cruiser AmaMagna on the Danube.

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Two “Icon” Class Ships For Royal Caribbean – Europe’s Largest River Cruiser, AmaMagna – Disney Magic Set For Quebec City & Bermuda

The Cruise Examiner for 15th May 2017

AmaMagna

AmaWaterways’s 194-berth AmaMagna is to enter service on the Danube in 2019

In its latest move to greener ships, Royal Caribbean Cruises has confirmed orders for the first two of its new “Icon” ships to be built by Meyer Turku. For delivery in 2022 and 2024, the new ships will fall somewhere between the “Oasis” class and the “Quantum” class ships in size. Disney Cruise Line, meanwhile, has announced new sailings to Quebec and Bermuda, both new destinations for the line. The 1,754-berth Disney Magic will open up both these new routes in the autumn of 2018. And finally, after christening the AmaKristina last week, AmaWaterways has announced that it will build Europe’s largest river cruiser (above), to be called AmaMagna, Regina Magnafor delivery in 2019. The AmaMagna is not the first European cruise ship to carry this name. The last was Chandris Cruises’ Regina Magna (right), which was converted to cruise from Southampton in 1972. Previously she had operated as North German Lloyd’s North Atlantic liner Bremen. In 1988, the Chandris family founded Celebrity Cruises, which is now owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises. The Chandris “X” is still carried by Celebrity ships today.

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