Two, Three or Four Guests to a Cabin on the Back to the 80s Music Cruise May 2018, Navigator of the Seas Ex Southampton £699 & Up

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The Tampa to Havana Route – AidaNova’s Virtual Keel Laying In Hamburg – Irma Plays Havoc With Cruise Ship Schedules

The Cruise Examiner for 11th September 2017

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Empress of the Seas arrives in Havana in 2017 on a route that was first opened in 1885 from Tampa and Key West to Havana

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Governor Cobb with Havana Special at Key West in the 1920s

This year saw two ships come back after sixty years to revive a long-standing route that had first been opened 132 years earlier – that between Tampa, Key West and Havana. The 1,600-berth Empress of the Seas and 2,052-berth Carnival Paradise succeed to a route that had been started by Henry Plant with his Mascotte of 1885 and Olivette of 1887. The latter was the ship that took Churchill to Cuba in 1895 and the route was operated uniquely by one predecessor for more than seventy years befre being abandoned for sixty more. Meanwhile, last week in Hamburg saw the virtual keel-laying for AIDA Cruises’ 183,000-ton 5,200-berth AidaNova. On the other side of the Atlantic, Hurricane Irma has led to the cancellation of seventeen cruises counting for 40,000 lower berths from Florida ports.

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Just Released! Cruiseco’s New Back To The 80’s 7-Night Music Cruise On Navigator of the Seas, Departing Southampton May 6, 2018

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Royal Caribbean’s New LNG Orders – Damen Reveals New Expedition Cruise Ship Design – More New Ships For Norwegian?

The Cruise Examiner for 17th October 2016

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Damen Shipyards Group’s contribution to expedition cruise ship design

Last week came news that from Royal Caribbean that it would be introducing a new class of mega 200,000-ton cruise ship to carry 5,000 passengers. But this class will be different because it will be dual-fuelled, relying mainly on LNG for its main proplulsion units by Caterpillar MaK. The first two ships are to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. Meanwhile, the Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen has released details of a new expedition cruise ship design (above) that joins three or four others that are also now on the market. And from Italy come rumours of a new multi-ship order for Fincantieri from Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Queen Mary 2 Refit A Success – Louisiane Headed For New Orleans – Adventure of the Seas Acquires 100 More Cabins – New TUI Names

The Cruise Examiner for 4th July 2016

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The Queen Mary 2 undergoes her 25-day drydocking at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, a painting by Robert Lloyd

Now that Queen Mary 2 has completed her first Transatlantic voyage since her 25-day drydocking in Hamburg, we bring you the latest report from on board. Elsewhere, French America Line’s Louisiane has begun her 5,000-nautical mile journey from Portland, Oregon, to New Orleans in preparation for her entry into service on the Mississippi this autumn.  And on the other end of the scale, Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas is to gain another 100 cabins in a refit later this year at Freeport, Bahamas. Finally, a quick footnote on upcoming changes at TUI Cruises and Thomson Cruises.

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Three Cruise Lines To Return To British Shores In 2017 – MSC Orders Four LNG-Powered Cruise Ships – Ovation of the Seas Arrives in Southampton

The Cruise Examiner for 11th April 2016

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The 2,466-berth Norwegian Jade returns to round-trip cruising from Southampton in 2017

With the UK market now having been overtaken as the largest in Europe by Germany, it nevertheless grew 9% last year, hitting a record of about 1.8 million Brits having taken a cruise in 2015. With this in mind, three cruise lines that have in the past offered UK departures, namely MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Thomson Cruises, have announced that they will be returning in 2017. Meanwhile, in France came big news of an order for four 200,000-ton 5,500-lower-berth giants from STX in St Nazaire. Regarded as important economic news in France because of the jobs involved, François Hollande participated in the announcement from L’Elysée. Finally, the newly delivered Ovation of the seas arrived in Southampton yesterday.

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Catch Your China Boat Before She Leaves Europe – Azamara’s First World Cruise – P&O Australia Appoints Cruiseco UK

The Cruise Examiner for 7th December 2015

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P&O Cruises Australia, which now numbers five ships in its fleet, has appointed Cruiseco as its UK agents

As a number of Western-designed mega-ships are prepared for introduction to the Chinese market, brief opportunities will arise over the next couple of years to cruise on these ships in Europe, where they are being built, before they set off for China. Two of these will be the 4,180-berth Ovation of the Seas next year and the 3,560-berth Majestic Princess in 2017. Elsewhere, Azamara Club Cruises, is entering the World Cruise market in 2018 with its Azamara Journey, sailing from Sydney to London. Finally, P&O Cruises Australia is now available to book in the UK through an exclusive agency agreement with Cruiseco UK, which hopes to have 100 outlets in the UK by the end of the year.

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