Holland America’s New “Pinnacle” Class – New Policy Coming For Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – Cruise & Maritime Takes Over Transocean

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 3rd February 2014..

Koningsdam

This week we have a look at the latest order for Holland America Line’s first “Pinnacle” class vessel (see artist’s conception of Koningsdam above) in comparison to other ships, particularly the line’s own “Signature” class ships Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, their competitor’s “Celebrity Equinox” class, and the “Costa Luminosa” class, the basic platform of which is apparently being used for the new design. Elsewhere, we have a look at an impending change of marketing policy at Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and the takeover of Germany’s TransOcean Cruises by UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                     (See previous columns)

Image courtesy of Holland America Line