Caledonian Sky Enters Service – Other Cruise News: Could Greek Cruises Get Cheaper? – Riviera Confirms Oceania Cruises’ Superb Positioning in the Marketplace


          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 14th May 2012

.Present-day view of London’s West India Docks from Caledonian Sky‘s Lido Deck.
After two and a half years sailing out of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Genoa as a sheik’s private yacht, Noble Caledonia’s latest acquisition, the Caledonian Sky, was shown off to the public in London last week. Having undergone conversion back to a cruise ship at Gothenburg over the winter, the former Hebridean Spirit was on show to invited Noble Caledonia clients and trade visitors. The Cruise Examiner therefore took advantage of the opportunity to have a look at her on Friday in London’s West India Docks. Elsewhere, with some observers pointing to the chances of Greece having to leave the euro as 50% to 75%, we speculate as to what that might do to cruising in Greece. Finally, with the christening of Oceania Cruises’ new Riviera in Barcelona on Friday we look at Oceania’s rather successful positioning in the marketplace.

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