Cruise Examiner Special – Cruise Ferries – Nova Star Cruises – Cruise Ferry Services Worldwide

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 7th April 2014..

Nova StarEvery few weeks The Cruise Examiner brings you a special report on niche areas of the cruise market. Last month it was on cargo ship travel and with today’s arrival in Lisbon of the 27,444-ton cruise ferry Nova Star, en route from Singapore to Canada, the subject is cruise ferries. One of the first such vessels, Kloster’s 8,666-ton Sunward, resulted in the formation of two cruise lines, first Norwegian Caribbean Lines, now Norwegian Cruise Line, and later Carnival Cruise Lines, the acorn from which grew the largest cruise line group in the world. Viking Line gave its starboard-side only promenades to Carnival Cruise Lines and Silja Line its central promenades to Royal Caribbean International. Today, we look on the other side of the fence at what the world of cruise ferries has to offer.

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