Viking Cruises Orders Two Ships From Vard – Fincantieri To Build Two Princess LNG Ships – Celestyal Majesty To Go To Mano Cruises

THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COM BY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 30th July 2018

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The no-balcony Celestyal Majesty will now sail the Eastern Mediterranean as Mano Maritime’s Princess Iris

Last week saw more news on several fronts. Viking Cruises has confirmed its order for two ships of a new design with Vard, while Fincantieri will build two LNG-powered vessels for Princess Cruises. In the realm of older non-balcony ships, Louis Group of Cyprus has sold its Celesytal Majesty to new owners Mano Maritime, for whom she will operate as the Princess Iris.

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Antarctica Passenger Record For 2017-18 – Solid Growth at Lindblad – This Week’s Voyage: Sapphire Princess UK to Canada and US 2019

 THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COM BY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 7th May 2018

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ 270-berth Hanseatic Inspiration is one of a new generation of expedition ships that enters service in 2019

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) reported a record of 51,700 cruise and expedition visitors to Antarctica in 2017-18, a new record. The 1st Quarter Earnings report from Lindblad Expeditions came as evidence of this. Elsewhere, Princess Cruises is reporting strong demand for its UK to Canada and New England cruise in 2019 with the 2,670-berth Sapphire Princess.

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Crystal Accepts Fifth River Cruiser – Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel Opens In October – Princess To Carry 200,000 From Australia In 2019/20

The Cruise Examiner for 16th April 2018

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The first phase of the former Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth 2‘s conversion into a floating hotel opens on Wednesday in Dubai

Last week saw the delivery of Crystal River Cruises’ fifth ship and fourth newbuilding in eight months, when the 106-berth Crystal Ravel was delivered in Wismar, Germany. Elsewhere, Cunard Line’s former North Atlantic liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is finally advancing towards opening this October as a floating hotel in Dubai. And Princess Cruises, with its Majestic Princess, Golden Princess, Ruby Princess and Sun Princess, prepares for a 200,000-guest season in Australia and New Zealand in 2019-20.

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MSC Cruises Plans Two Seaside Evo Ships From Fincantieri – New Sky Princess To Debut In 2019 – Northern Sea Wolf Passes Panama

The Cruise Examiner for 4th December 2017

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BC Ferries’ 150-passenger Northern Sea Wolf will cruise between Vancouver Island and Bella Coola in the Great Bear Rainforest

As MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside, first of a new class of cruise ship, is being prepared to enter service later this month, an order has been placed for two “Seaside Evo” ships that will carry an extra 420 passengers. Elsewhere, Princess Cruises has announced that its fourth ship of the “Regal Princess” class will be named Sky Princess when she enters service in 2019. And in British Columbia, the third of their northern tourist ships, the Northern Sea Wolf, has now passed through Panama and is due in Vancouver on December 14 for conversion into a day cruise ship to operate between Vancouver Island and Bella Coola in the Great Bear Rainforest..

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A Ten-Ship Weekend At Southampton – Mascot, Pathfinder or Ambassador? – Crystal Cruises Back In Dover

The Cruise Examiner for 21st August 2017

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The 688-berth Pacific Princess has served as Princess Cruises’ flagship, mascot and its 50% Anniversary ship

This weekend at Southampton was one of the busiest of the season seeing five cruise ship visits on each of Saturday and Sunday, including the -ton Queen Mary 2,for a total of ten ships over the weekend, plus the passenger-carrying container ship CMA CGM Corte Real on Sunday. Elsewhere, we look at fleets that feature one smaller ship in addition to their main fleet of larger cruise ships. Finally, Crystal Cruises has returned to Dover after a two-year absence.

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January And Off Season Sailings To Australia – New Yachts On The Dalmatian Coast – Princess Cruises To Trim China Plans

The Cruise Examiner for 24th April 2017

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The 1,750-berth 820-foot Canberra was built for P&O’s Australian trade in 1961 and served the company until 1997

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ latest addition, the 1,400-berth 810-foot long Columbus, will sail to Australia in 2018

Years ago there used to be year-round passenger sailings between Europe and Australia, serving every type of passenger from First Class travellers to emigrants going Down Under to make a new home. Fifty years later, as we see,it is still possible to sail to Australia but one must choose among just a few sailings each year, most of them part world cruises, or container ships that sail once or twice a month with just a few passengers. This week we also have a look at three new yachts that are now cruising the Dalmatian Coast for Riviera Travel. And Princess Cruises has announced that it will send its new China-dedicated ship Majestic Princess to Australia and New Zealand for the Austral summer of 2018-19.

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Millennials And Cruising – Russians Acquire Cruise Ship For Crimea – Stern’s Guide to European Riverboats

The Cruise Examiner for 30th January 2017

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Beginning life as P&O’s Eagle in 1971, the former Royal Iris is now to go under Russian flag to serve Crimea

Recently there has been more attention paid to the younger passengers, the so-called millennials, and their role and interest in cruising. So this week we take a quick look at what is happening in the cruise market for 18-34-year olds. The Russians, meanwhile, are busy getting back into the cruise business with a newly-acquired cruise ship to serve Crimea. And the latest edition of Stern’s Guide to European Riverboats and Hotel Barges is now available.

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