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

QE2 Hotel Dubai

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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How Cruise Sales Differ Across the Atlantic – Other Cruise News: P&O Celebrates 175 Years – Queen Elizabeth 2 to Become 300-Room Hotel in Dubai


          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 9th July 2012

P&O Cruises’ seven-ship UK-based fleet sails out of Southampton last Tuesday

This week we look at cruise selling practices on the two sides of the Atlantic and how they differ, with attempts by cruise lines to stop cross-border sales and differing approaches to commission rebating on each side of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, last Tuesday, the whole of P&O Cruises’ UK-based fleet of seven ships called in the port of Southampton. Reviewed by Princess Anne on board THV Patricia, all seven sailed out again in single file with some 15,000 passengers on board. P&O Cruises Australia and DP World in Dubai, now owners of P&O Ferries, also share in this 175th Anniversary. And finally comes word, also from Dubai, that the Queen Elizabeth 2 is to be opened in eighteen months as a 300-room luxury hotel at Port Rashid.
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