End Of The Official Steamship Guide Closes Out An Era – P&O Cruises To Build New Ship For Australia – Costa Asia Orders Two Ships For China – Royal Princess 4

The Cruise Examiner for 4th January 2016

The Official Steamship Guide (1931-2015)                               The ABC Shipping Guide (1934-1998)
.
The start of 2016 marks the end of the print era in cruise shipping guides, with the news last month that the Official Steamship Guide (OSG) has closed its doors. Elsewhere, Carnival Corp & plc stole all the year-end news with the announcement that it was ordering four new mega cruise ships, including the first newbuilding for the Australian market for P&O Cruises, two China ships for Costa Asia and a fourth ship of the “Royal Princess” class. Thus begins 2016.

.
FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY
                                                                            
(See previous columns)