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

Canberra

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

CMV Columbus

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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Sail To Australia This Summer: The Sea Princess Leaves Dover For Sydney On July 10 – 53 Days Via Panama

Sea-Princess

Sailing Dover July 10, 2017, Arrive Sydney September 2, 2017
53-Night World Cruise Sector – Dover to Sydney
Ship Sea Princess

More details for 53 Night World Cruise Liner - Dover to Sydney at Princess Cruises

Cruise-Only Fares   Interior  £7,628 per person Oceanview  £9,678 per person.

Cruise map for Princess Cruises 53 Night World Cruise Liner - Dover to Sydney (39563)
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Cruise Schedule
: Dover (10 July depart 2000 hrs); Gravdal, Norway (13 July 0900-1800); Tromso (14 July 0900-1800); Honningsvag (15 July 0800-2200); Akureyri, Iceland (18 July 0700-1700); Reykjavik (19 July 1200-2300); Halifax (25 July 0800-2100); New York (27 July 0600 (+1) 1700); Charleston (30 July 0800-2300); Key West (01 August 0800-1800); Cartagena (04 August 0700-1400); Transit Panama Canal (05 August 0600-1630); Manta, Ecuador (07 August 0500-1800); Callao, Peru (09 August 1200(+1)1800); Pisco, Peru (11 August 0700-1400); Easter Island (16 August 0800-1900); Papeete, Tahiti (22 August 0700-2200); Bora Bora (23 August 0800-1700); Auckland (29 August 1000-2300); Sydney (2 September 0700-2300).
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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

royal-iris

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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Two New Ships For Holland America Group – Virgin To Fly Adonia Passengers To Barbados – Carnival Australia Reports To Los Angeles

The Cruise Examiner for 23rd January 2017

koningsdam

Holland America Line’s Koningsdam, first of the “Pinnacle” class ships

This week sees two items of news from Carnival Corp & plc’s Pacific-based operations. First it has ordered new ships for each of Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. And second, Carnival Australia will now report to Los Angeles instead of Seattle. Elsewhere under the Carnival umbrella, the Adonia returns to P&O Cruises from Fathom, and will be based in Barbados next winter, with flights from London and Manchester by Virgin Atlantic.

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A Revival In The Australian Cargo-Passenger Trade – Princess Cruises Announces 39 Japan Sailings In 2017 – Costa Asia Up To Five Ships

The Cruise Examiner for 18th April 2016

Diamond Princess

The Japanese-built London-registered Diamond Princess will offer 39 cruises from Tokyo and Kobe in 2017

As recently as January, we wrote that the direct Europe-Australia cargo-passenger trade was drawing to a close. Now, only three months later, the vagaries of the world container ship market mean we can report that four 10-passenger container ships are rejoining the route for CMA CGM, offering a one-way passenger capacity of about 150 berths per year. Elsewhere, we cover two Carnival Asia stories. Princess Cruises will next year offer thirty-nine cruises from Japan on its 2,674-berth Japanese-built Diamond Princess. Meanwhile, Costa is sending its 1,578-berth Costa NeoRomantica to China, in a move that will soon see Costa Asia operating five ships in the fast-growing China market.

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Boutique River Cruises For America – Other Cruise News: New Ships For March – Another Order For Princess

The Cruise Examiner for 4th April 2016

 

LouisianePanoramaStateroom

Four sumptuous Panorama Staterooms overlook the wake of the twin-screw river cruiser Louisiane

This week, we look at a new product that is being introduced to America’s great Mississippi River system. The New Orleans-based Great Northern & Southern Navigation Company LLC, or French America Line as it will be called, will introduce the new 150-berth river cruiser Louisiane. The new vessel has been designed to supply a level of service not seen before on American rivers. We also have a look at last month’s two new ocean ships, Holland America Line’s Koningsdam and Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sea. And finally, comes news of another new ship for Princess Cruises, in addition to the recently-announced Majestic Princess.

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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)
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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.

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