Silver Spirit Goes To Palermo For Lengthening – Vancouver Considers An Outside Cruise Berth – Delos Shipping Acquires Deutschland

The Cruise Examiner for 26th February 2018

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Delos Shipping LLC of Dallas has acquired the 552-berth Deutschland from Absolute Nevada LLC

A week from today, Silversea’s nine-year old 540-berth Silver Spirit will enter dry dock in Palermo to commence her stretching to become a 608-berth Silver Muse-like vessel, with more capacity and updated facilities. With the recent increase in ship size, meanwhile, the Port of Vancouver is considering a new cruise ship docking facility outside its main port area, which the new mega ships cannot access because of the height restriction imposed by the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Elsewhere, Dallas-based Delos Shipping has acquired the Deutschland (seen above in Phoenix Reisen colours)

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Crystal River Cruises To Open In 2016 – Phoenix Reisen To Charter Deutschland – AIDA Cruises Announces AIDAbella for China

The Cruise Examiner for 9th November 2015.

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Artist’s conception of one of the new Crystal River Cruises river yachts

This week sees two former Deilmann ships going to new operators. First, the Danube river cruiser Mozart has been purchased by Crystal Cruises for its nacent river yacht operation and second, the ocean-going Deutschland has been chartered from its US owners by Germany’s Phoenix Reisen for five summer seasons. Crystal has also announced orders for two new river yachts from Lloyd Werft. At the same time, AIDA Cruises followed Carnival Cruise Line last week with an announcement that it would be basing its AIDAbella year-round in Shanghai from the spring of 2017.

Un-Cruise Adventures, Small Ships In Alaska And Elsewhere – Other Cruise News: Deutschland Goes To Semester at Sea

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 11th May 2015

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Kayaking is just one of the many activities offered by Seattle-based Un-Cruise Adventures on its Wilderness Explorer

This week, The Cruise Examiner reports on a twenty-hour voyage on Un-Cruise Adventures’ 74-berth Wilderness Explorer, one of nine ships now operating in the Un-Cruise fleet in the waters of Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Panama. Elsewhere, Semester at Sea is taking on the former Peter Deilmann’s Deutschland as a replacement for the Explorer, which begins service in the Mediterranean as Celestyal Odyssey next month.

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Crystal’s “Big News” – Pearl Seas Looks To Cuba – American Moots Modern Riverboats

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

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Crystal SymphonyIn anticipation of an expected “big announcement” from Crystal Cruises last week, rumours began circulating in Germany that Crystal was about to buy the Deutschland, news that turned out to be false. The big news was only a new brochure, more details of which in this week’s story. Elsewhere, Pearl Seas Cruises has its eyes on Cuba and American Cruise Lines is looking at a new more modern design of riverboat than the old paddle wheelers that have been built to date for the Mississippi and other American rivers.

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages – Ponant Takes Over Travel Dynamics – Crystal To Make A Big Announcement

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The Cruise Examiner for 5th January 2015... ..

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ new flagship Magellan enters service in March

Recent months have seen many announcements from Cruise & Maritime Voyages so this week we have a quick look at their successes of the past year. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Ponant has announced its acquisition of small ship operator Travel Dynamics International of New York. And finally, in anticipation of an expected “big announcement” from Crystal Cruises today, rumours originating from Germany that Crystal was about to buy the Deutschland have been denied.

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Cruise Ship Deployment In The 21st Century – Deutschland’s Uncertain Future – Bridgepoint Among Bidders For Riviera Travel

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The Cruise Examiner for 17th November 2014... ..

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Holland America Line’s Ryndam and Statendam will soon join P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden

This week, for something a little different, we look at how whole fleets of cruise ships, or at least sets of sister ships, have moved from one operator to another and how, many times, the new operator has been a subsidiary or affiliate of the original operator. Cruise ships have become chess pieces, played upon a big board of new and upcoming markets. With the lack of a quorum last week, no solution has yet been found for the Deutschland’s financial problems. And Ponant owner Bridgepoint was among the bidders this weekend for river cruise operator Riviera Travel.

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New Costa Flagship Christened – Two German Cruise Ship Owners Insolvent – Cruise Ship Names and Titles

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The just-christened 3,708-berth Costa Diadema at Savona for the inauguration of the second Costa cruise terminal there

This weekend saw the christening of the largest Italian-flag ship, the €550 million 3,708-berth Costa Diadema, in Genoa, as well as the opening of a second Costa cruise terminal in Savona (above). Meanwhile, in Germany, the owners of the Astor have followed the owners of the Deutschland into insolvency, although in both cases it is claimed that the ships will continue to operate. Finally we have a look at a couple of interesting ships’ names as related to where they will be based from next year.

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