Three New Mississippi Riverboats – Ponant Names Its “Four Explorers” – Two More Cuba Sailings From Fathom

The Cruise Examiner for 19th September 2016


French America Line’s 150-berth Louisiane, due to enter service next month, is one of three new ships for the Mississippi.

This week we cover three new riverboats on the Mississippi, American Cruise Lines’ 195-berth America, French America Line’s 150-berth Louisiane and American Queen Steamboat Company’s 166-berth American Duchess, announced last week. Also announced last week were Explorer names for Ponant’s four 184-berth newbuildings: Le Bougainville, Le Champlain, Le Kerguelen and Le Lapérouse. Finally, earlier this month, Fathom announced two more Miami departures for Cuba with its 710-berth Adonia.

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Cruising With A Mission – Other Cruise News: World Cruise Markets – The West Coast Of South America By Small Ship

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 15th June 2015

Grenfell hooked mat

This hooked mat from the Labrador coast is typical of those sold to passengers on Grenfell Labrador Cruises in the 1930s. They were woven from silk stockings donated to the Grenfell Mission and generated a new source of income for women of the coast.

Last week came the news of Carnival Corp & plc’s new fathom brand and its project to introduce social impact cruising. This week, while nothing outstrips fathom’s plans in sheer terms of scale, we look at other efforts, both in the past, such as the Grenfell Labrador cruises of the 1930s, and now, such as the free “You care, We care” shore excursions offered by Crystal Cruises. Elsewhere, the Cruise Industry News Annual Report is now available so we take a quick look at how world cruise markets have fared in recent years. Finally, G Adventures has announced a new 38-day odyssey along South America’s west Coast in the spring of 2016.

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Amber Cove Lands Fathom’s Adonia – The River Cruise Line’s New Flaghip Serenity – China’s Yangtze River Cruise Trades

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 8th June 2015


The 710-berth Adonia will join Carnival’s new Fathom brand,” sailing between Miami and Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic

Last week saw the announcement of a new cruise brand from Carnival Corp & plc, called Fathom, with word that it will be assigned P&O Cruises’ Adonia to sail weekly from Miami. As the new Fathom ship, she will spend three days each week at Carnival’s new cruise terminal at Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic while her passengers engage in “social impact activities” ashore such as teaching English in schools, helping to cultivate cacao plants and building water filtration systems. Elsewhere, UK-based The River Cruise Line has chartered a new flagship, the Serenity, while we also have a look at the Yangtze River cruise trade in light of last week’s local disaster.

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