Bravo UK: A Cruise Of The Performing Arts – Other Cruise News: – Silversea To Issue Bonds – G Adventures Acquires Swan Hellenic

The Cruise Examiner for 6th February 2017

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Celebrity Solstice will offer a 7-night Bravo performing arts cruise from Southampton in May 2018

In late January, Cruiseco UK and Choose Your Cruise announced a cruise of the performing arts on board Celebrity Cruises’ chartered “Solstice” class ship Celebrity Silhouette. To be named Bravo, the cruise will sail from Southampton on May 19, 2018. This cruise follows four similar cruises scheduled from Sydney since 2014 in Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas. Topping the bill of twenty-five acts in the UK next year will be Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE and English tenor Alfie Boe. Elsewhere, Silversea has become one of the first cruise lines to issue bonds, in a $550 million refinancing package. And Toronto-based G Adventures is now set to resurrect Swan Hellenic for a second time, in 2018.

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Bravo! A Cruise Of The Performing Arts 2018 – 7 Nights On Board Celebrity Silhouette Plus The Guggenheim – A Cruiseco Special

celebriy-silhouetteShip: Celebrity Silhouette
Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Departure: May 19, 2018
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Southampton, Bilbao, Vigo, Cherbourg, Southampton

Cruising aboard modern luxury in the Celebrity Silhouette, Bravo! A Cruise of the Performing Arts will be departing Southampton for seven glorious nights, May 19-26, 2018.

The Performers: 

KATHERINE JENKINS ALFIE BOE
Wynne Evans Ruthie Henshall
Mirusia The Celtic Tenors
Julian Lloyd Webber The Jonathon Welch Choir
The National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Guy Noble and Anthony Inglis)

Plus more than fifteen other stars who will perform around the ship morning, afternoon and evening.

In Bilbao, passengers will have an exclusive visit to the stunning Guggenheim Museum and each guest on board will receive a private tour of the Galleries followed by a Reception in the stunning atrium designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry included in their fare. In the days leading up to the visit, on board lectures will enhance passengers’ enjoyment and appreciation of the visit.

For further details on this most entertaining of cruise opportunities please click here

For further details please contact The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

Royal Caribbean’s New LNG Orders – Damen Reveals New Expedition Cruise Ship Design – More New Ships For Norwegian?

The Cruise Examiner for 17th October 2016

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Damen Shipyards Group’s contribution to expedition cruise ship design

Last week came news that from Royal Caribbean that it would be introducing a new class of mega 200,000-ton cruise ship to carry 5,000 passengers. But this class will be different because it will be dual-fuelled, relying mainly on LNG for its main proplulsion units by Caterpillar MaK. The first two ships are to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. Meanwhile, the Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen has released details of a new expedition cruise ship design (above) that joins three or four others that are also now on the market. And from Italy come rumours of a new multi-ship order for Fincantieri from Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Legend of the Seas To Become TUI Discovery 2 – Celebrity’s Exclusive Charter Flights – First Carnival Newbuild Goes For Scrap

The Cruise Examiner for 6th June 2016

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Canadian North’s 136-seat 737 C-GPNL landing at Miami in March 2015 in Celebrity Cruises colours

Last week came news that Royal Caribbean would be selling its 1,800-berth Legend of the Seas to Thomson Cruises, following in the wake of the Splendour of the Seas, which was delivered to Thomson last month and will make her maiden voyage this weekend under the name TUI Discovery. We also have a look at Celebrity Cruises’ dedicated charter flight programs in two different markets, the UK and Canada. And finally, the first of Carnival Cruise Line’s purpose-built cruise ships to go for scrap is the Henna, built in 1986 as Carnival’s third new ship, the Jubilee. She operated for several years as the Pacific Sun for P&O Cruises Australia before going to work for HNA Cruises in China for the last three years of her thirty-year career.

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Carnival’s Big Advertising Deal – Queen Mary 2 Begins Blohm & Voss Refit – New Orders For Royal Caribbean And Celebrity

The Cruise Examiner for 30th May 2016

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Artist’s impression of the new Carinthia Lounge that will replace the present Winter Garden on Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2

Last week, Carnival Corp & plc announced that it had awarded a major advertising contract to PHD to act as its international media agency of record for the seven of the ten brands that comprise its Anglo-American English-speaking market. The brands that are not included are AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises, which work in different language markets in Europe, and P&O Cruises Australia, which is based in a different geographical market. Meanwhile, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 arrived at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg for a 25-day refit that will see new cabins and facilities added. Among the changes is the new ocean liner-style Carinthia Lounge, named after one of the first Cunard ships to offer World Cruises and a regular in the 1930s on the New York-Nassau run. And Royal Caribbean has ordered another “Oasis” class ship as well as two more “Edge” class ships for its Celebrity Cruises brand.

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Twenty-Five Years Of Cruise Line Branding – Genting’s World – Royal Caribbean Sells 51% Of Pullmantur – Two Orders For Vard

The Cruise Examiner for 16th May 2016

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Holland America cleaned up its logo, changed its fonts and updated its tagline

This week we have a look at cruise line brands. Brands are supposed to differentiate products but with so many multiple and sub-brands these days, we wonder if they also serve to confuse. The branding of cruise lines did not really start in earnest until Carnival and Royal Caribbean started acquiring other cruise lines but has nevertheless been rampant now for a quarter century. Meanwhile, Genting Hong Kong last week confirmed an order for two 5,000-berth “Global” class ships (below) for Star Cruises in addition to its orders for Crystal Cruises and Dream Cruises, with the latter set to accept its first ship later this year. In a counter-move to the many acquisitions of recent years, Royal Caribbean last week announced that it was divesting itself of 51% of Pullmantur Cruises in Spain, but remaining as owner of its ships. And Fincantieri’s Italian subsidiary Vard announced orders for two more expedition ships from unidentified owners.

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Star Cruises’ 5,000-berth “Global” class ships will echo NCL’s original side-by-side funnel arrangements

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Celebrity Solstice: 3 Nights Vancouver, 7-Night Alaska Cruise, 1 Night Seattle, 12-Night UK Fly/Cruise From £1,990 Per Person, May 3, 2016

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In this view Celebrity Solstice is seen entering Alaska’s Tracy Arm

A 12-night Alaska fly/cruise package, three nights at the Fairmont Vancouver, a week on board Celebrity Solstice to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska, as well as Victoria, BC, and a post-cruise night at the Executive Hotel Pacific in Seattle. Flights depart the UK May 3, 2016, and return on May 15, 2016. Fly/cruise fares from the UK begin at £1,990 per person.

Date Destination Arrival Departure
May 3, 2016 Fly UK to Vancouver. On arrival transfer to the Fairmont Vancouver. Overnight: Vancouver
May 4, 2016 Day at leisure in Vancouver. Overnight: Vancouver
May 5, 2016 Day at leisure in Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver
May 6, 2016 Mid-morning transfer to the Port of Vancouver. Embark Celebrity Solstice 17:00
May 7, 2016 Day cruising the Inside Passage
May 8, 2016 Ketchikan, Alaska 07:00 16:00
May 9, 2016 Tracy Arm Fjord ( Alaska )

Juneau, Alaska

06:00

13:30

10:00

22:00

May 10, 20166 Skagway, Alaska

Alaska Inside Passage

07:00

18:30

18:00

22.30

May 11, 2016 Day at Sea
May 12, 2016 Victoria, British Columbia 17:30 23:59
May 13, 2016 Seattle, Washington

After breakfast disembark and transfer to the Executive Pacific Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight : Seattle

07:00
May 14, 2016 Transfer to Seattle-Tacoma Airport for your return flight to the UK
May 15, 2016 Arrive in the UK this morning

Package includes

  • 7-night Alaska Inside Passage cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice from Vancouver to Alaska, with return to Seattle
  • Economy flights to Vancouver and back from Seattle are ATOL-protected
  • 3-night pre-cruise stay at 4-Star Superior Fairmont Vancouver in a standard double room (room only basis )
  • Private car transfer Vancouver airport to hotel
  • Private car transfer Vancouver hotel to port
  • 1 night post-cruise stay the 4-Star Executive Hotel Pacific in a standard double room (room only basis )
  • Private car transfer port of Seattle to hotel
  • Private car transfer Seattle hotel to Seattle-Tacoma airport
  • Air taxes, port charges and fees
  • Crew gratuities

For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com.