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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Latest Cruise Ship Changes and New Orders – Whither the Oases? – Explorer Abandons Shorter Cruises

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 2nd June 2014..

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MSC’s Italian-built 154,000-ton “Seaside” class will carry 4,140 passengers while a 167,600-ton French pair will carry 4,500

There was no Cruise Examiner last week because of overseas travel, but in the meantime there has been much news. First off, the new Holland America Group announced that its Ryndam and Statendam would be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia. Then MSC Cruises announced an order for two cruise ships of a new design from Fincantieri – this is in addition to the two ships it recently ordered from STX France. Costa Cruises Group announced what appears to be the end to its Spanish-based brand Iberocruceros, with its ships apparently now to be absorbed into Costa Cruises. And Saga Cruises will start taking allocations on certain Fred Olsen cruises. We also look at the potential for one or two of Royal Caribbean’s new Oasis class ships to go to either Europe or Asia and the Institute for Shipboard Education announces that it is this month withdrawing from shorter duration cruising.

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