Boom In Expedition Ship Orders – Other Cruise News: A’Rosa Plans New River Ships – Swan Hellenic: Minerva Or Another?

The Cruise Examiner for 13th February 2017

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has ordered two 16,100-ton 240-berth expedition cruise ships

Over the past year there has been a boom in expedition ship orders, with sixteen vessels now on order and options placed for at least five more. Of these, half a dozen will be Polar Class 6, built for summer/autumn operation in medium first-year ice, which may include old ice inclusions, in Arctic and Antarctic waters. Elsewhere, Rostock-based A’Rosa Cruises may be about to order additional river cruisers, while Swan Hellenic is looking for a replacement ship for the Minerva.

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Oceanwide Expeditions’ 180-berth Hondius – 50 Years Ago: The Jamaica Queen and Sunward – Saga’s Second Ship Still An Option

The Cruise Examiner for 28th November 2016

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Oceanwide Expeditions plans to introduce its first newbuilding, the 180-berth Hondius, in 2019

Last week came news that Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a new 180-berth expedition ship from the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia for delivery in 2019. We also have a look back this week at events of fifty years ago that featured Arison Shipping and two ships, the short-lived Jamaica Queen and the somewhat longer-lived Sunward. These events precipitated not only the founding of Norwegian Cruise Line but also what later became today’s Carnival Group & plc. Finally, we have received a correction from Saga on the planning of their second new vessel.

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The Cruise Examiner For 23rd May 2011: Local Politics Becomes A Pain in Certain Cruise Ports – Other News: Growth Trends in European Cruise Markets 2010 – Polar Star Expeditions Closes

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by Kevin Griffin

Local Politics Becomes A Pain in Certain Cruise Ports – Other News: Growth Trends in European Cruise Markets 2010 – Polar Star Expeditions Closes

As if cruise lines do not have enough to worry about with poor economies, high fuel costs and advancing emission control areas, in the past month concerns have started to come to light at the local level in three important cruise ports – first in Victoria, BC, then in Charleston, SC, and now in Europe, in Venice. We also take a look at trends in European cruise market growth in 2010. And, eight months after Cruise West went down in September 2010, Polar Star succumbs after their ship’s January grounding in Antarctica.

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