Roald Amundsen To Transit Northwest Passage – Azamara Pursuit Maiden Voyage From Southampton – Uljanik Shipyard In Difficulties

The Cruise Examiner for 15th January 2018

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The 684-berth Azamara Pursuit joins sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest in August

Announced before Christmas, Norway’s Hurtigruten is to join the cast of lines transitting Canada’s Northwest Passage, following in the steps of the Crystal Serenity, The World of Residensea and a number of smaller ships doing the full passage in recent years. The 530-berth Roald Amundsen will be the third largest passenger ship to do so when she sails through in August 2019. Meanwhile, Azamara Club Cruises’ new 684-berth Azamara Pursuit is being refitted at the historic Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast before departing on her maiden voyage from Southampton on August 1. And finally, Croatia’s Uljanik shipyard in Pula is looking to restructure. Uljanik is building the 228-berth Polar 6 expedition ship Scenic Eclipse.

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The Crystal Endeavour – Ponant Orders New Quartet – CLIA Statistics Confirm UK Still Second To Germany

The Cruise Examiner for 21st March 2016

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Like the 16,000-ton Scenic Eclipse, the 25,000-ton Crystal Endeavour (above) will be completed to Polar Class 6

Last week was Seatrade, which was held in Fort Lauderdale this year. First broke the news of a new 25,000-ton 200-berth Polar Class megayacht for the Crystal Yacht Cruises brand and then came the news of a virtual doubling of the Ponant fleet, with an order for four 184-berth expedition ships of a slightly smaller size than the existing fleet. We also have a look this week at the annual cruise statistics announced by CLIA for the UK.

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Germany’s New Flagship – Scenic To Enter Ocean Cruising – Columbia Cruise Services Takes On New Business

The Cruise Examiner for 18th January 2016

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Germany’s new flagship, the 125,000-ton 3,286-berth AIDAprima, is to be based in Hamburg

As a small fire struck the much-delayed AIDAprima in Nagasaki last week, we have a look at the role the new ship will play n the German market, where she will become the largest cruise ship in the market for the next three or four years, filling a role similar to the Britannia in the UK. Down Under, meanwhile, we have news of yet another river cruise operator expanding into ocean cruising, with a recent order in Croatia for a 16,500-ton 228-berth luxury expedition vessel to be named Scenic Eclipse (below). Finally, we have a quick look at recent activities at Columbus Cruise Services as it reaches its first anniversary of being based in Hamburg.

Scenic Eclipse

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