Royal Caribbean Acquires Silversea – Other Cruise News: New Expedition Ship For Quark – Havana Expansion

THE CRUISE EXAMINER AT CYBERCRUISES.COM BY KEVIN GRIFFIN

The Cruise Examiner for 18th June 2018

Brodosplit signs €110 million contract for polar cruise ship

Brodosplit in Croatia is to build a new 13,500-ton 200-berth expedition ship for Quark Expeditions

The big question before last week was who would eventually take over Silversea Cruises, but that shoe has finally dropped. After some experimental financing through Chinese interests in recent years, Royal Caribbean Cruises has finally walked away with a two-thirds share of Silversea for about $1 billion. Elsewhere, Quark Expeditions has ordered a new 13,000-ton 200-berth expedition ship, and Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding has signed a 15-year contract to manage the cruise port in Havana.

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Silver Spirit Goes To Palermo For Lengthening – Vancouver Considers An Outside Cruise Berth – Delos Shipping Acquires Deutschland

The Cruise Examiner for 26th February 2018

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Delos Shipping LLC of Dallas has acquired the 552-berth Deutschland from Absolute Nevada LLC

A week from today, Silversea’s nine-year old 540-berth Silver Spirit will enter dry dock in Palermo to commence her stretching to become a 608-berth Silver Muse-like vessel, with more capacity and updated facilities. With the recent increase in ship size, meanwhile, the Port of Vancouver is considering a new cruise ship docking facility outside its main port area, which the new mega ships cannot access because of the height restriction imposed by the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Elsewhere, Dallas-based Delos Shipping has acquired the Deutschland (seen above in Phoenix Reisen colours)

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Bravo UK: A Cruise Of The Performing Arts – Other Cruise News: – Silversea To Issue Bonds – G Adventures Acquires Swan Hellenic

The Cruise Examiner for 6th February 2017

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Celebrity Solstice will offer a 7-night Bravo performing arts cruise from Southampton in May 2018

In late January, Cruiseco UK and Choose Your Cruise announced a cruise of the performing arts on board Celebrity Cruises’ chartered “Solstice” class ship Celebrity Silhouette. To be named Bravo, the cruise will sail from Southampton on May 19, 2018. This cruise follows four similar cruises scheduled from Sydney since 2014 in Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas. Topping the bill of twenty-five acts in the UK next year will be Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE and English tenor Alfie Boe. Elsewhere, Silversea has become one of the first cruise lines to issue bonds, in a $550 million refinancing package. And Toronto-based G Adventures is now set to resurrect Swan Hellenic for a second time, in 2018.

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Silver Muse 16-Night Voyage 6718 Southampton To Montreal, September 12, 2017

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Ship: Silver Muse (40,000 tons, 596 passengers)

Cruise Line: Silversea
Departure:  September 12, 2017
Duration: 16 Nights
Ports: Southampton, Falmouth, Waterford, Cobh, Galway, St John’s NF, St Pierre & Miquelon, Sydney NS, Charlottetown, Gaspe, Saguenay, Quebec, Montreal
Airport gateway (Arrival) : London
Airport gateway (Departure) : Montreal

 

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Day Destination Arrival Date/Time Departure Date/Time
1 Southampton 12/09/2017 17:00
2 Falmouth 13/09/2017 08:00 13/09/2017 20:00
3 Waterford 14/09/2017 09:00 14/09/2017 22:00
4 Cobh (Ringaskiddy) 15/09/2017 08:00 15/09/2017 18:00
5 Galway 16/09/2017 09:00 16/09/2017 18:00
6 Day At Sea 17/09/2017 00:00 17/09/2017 00:00
7 Day At Sea 18/09/2017 00:00 18/09/2017 00:00
8 Day At Sea 19/09/2017 00:00 19/09/2017 00:00
9 Day At Sea 20/09/2017 00:00 20/09/2017 00:00
10 St John’s NF 21/09/2017 08:00 21/09/2017 18:00
11 St Pierre 22/09/2017 09:30 22/09/2017 18:00
12 Sydney NS 23/09/2017 08:00 23/09/2017 16:00
13 Charlottetown, PEI 24/09/2017 08:00 24/09/2017 17:00
14 Gaspe 25/09/2017 08:00 25/09/2017 13:30
15 Cruising Saguenay River 26/09/2017 08:00 26/09/2017 08:00
15 Saguenay 26/09/2017 13:00 26/09/2017 21:00
16 Quebec City 27/09/2017 09:00 27/09/2017 18:00
17 Montreal 28/09/2017 07:00

 

Image result for victoria pier montrealCABIN PRICING

Departing Southampton September 12, 2017, 19 night holiday includes:

  • 16 night ultra-luxury Transatlantic cruise aboard Silver Muse from Southampton to Montreal
  • All meals and entertainment whilst on board
  • Private car transfer Port of Montreal to hotel
  • 3 night post-cruise stay at the 5-Star Loews Hotel Vogue
  • Private car transfer Montreal hotel to airport
  • Maritime guided sightseeing cruise of Montreal
  •  One-way economy class air travel from Montreal to London Gatwick
  • Port charges and fees
  • Air taxes

 

Fares are per person, twin share ( Returning to London Gatwick )

Suite Type Fare
Vista Suite £7,560
Panorama Suite £8,050
Classic Veranda Suite £8,535
Superior Veranda Suite £8,825
Deluxe Veranda Suite £9,215
Silver Suite £12,615
Royal 1 Bed Suite £15,240
Grand 1 Bed Suite £16,600
Owner 1 Bed Suite £18,645

For further details and availability  for this cruise, please contact Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com

 

Genting Hong Kong Buys Lloyd Werft – Other Cruise News: Silversea’s Fourth Expedition Ship – Queen Mary 2 Refit Details

The Cruise Examiner for 21st September 2015

Silver Cloud (expedition ship)Following on the order for five Crystal ships from Lloyd Werft and reports in August, it has now been confirmed that Genting Hong Kong is taking a majority interest in the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven. And last Friday, Silversea announced that it would convert its 296-berth Silver Cloud to a 200/260-berth Ice Class polar expedition ship (above). Finally, Cunard Line has confirmed the appointment of SMC Design as lead contractor for the 25-day Queen Mary 2 refit scheduled to take place at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg next spring.
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Silversea’s Silver Spirit, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, Business Class Flights, February 13, 2016, 20 nights in a Veranda Suite from £9,645

Silver Spirit20-NIGHT ULTRA-LUXURY SOUTH AMERICA CRUISE PACKAGE

Buenos Aires to Valparaiso On Board Silversea Cruises’ m.v. Silver Spirit

WITH BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHTS ex-UK February 13, 2016

Itinerary

Business Class travel from the UK to Buenos Aires (1 Night hotel stay) ~ Embark Silver Spirit (Overnight on board) ~ 2 Days at Sea ~ Puerto Madryn (Argentina) ~ Day at Sea ~ Stanley (Falkland Islands) ~ Day at Sea ~ Ushuaia (Argentina – Overnight onboard) ~ Punta Arenas (Chile) ~ 2 Days cruising the Chilean Fjords ~ Laguna San Raphael (Chile) ~ Puerto Chacabucco (Chile) ~ Puerto Montt (Chile) ~ Day at Sea ~ Valparaiso (Chile) ~ Transfer to Santiago (2 Night hotel stay) ~ Fly Business Class Santiago to the UK

Silversea Features

* Intimate ship for just 296 guests

* Spacious ultra-luxury suites – over 85% with private verandas

* Butler service in all suites

* Complimentary drinks in-suite and throughout the ship

* Gratuities always included

* Open sitting dining

* In-suite dining and 24-hour room service

* Transport into town if pier is outside of walking distance

* WiFi for the duration of the cruise

* Select Shore Excursions

Package Includes

  • 17 Nights Ultra-Luxury South America cruise Buenos Aires to Valparaiso aboard Silver Spirit
  • All meals and entertainment whilst on board
  • Raft of Silversea inclusions as detailed above under Silversea included features
  • Business Class travel from the UK to Buenos Aires returning from Santiago, available for departures from London, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham
  • One-night pre-cruise stay at the 725 Continental Hotel in a double executive room with breakfast
  • Private car transfer Buenos Aires Airport to hotel
  • Private car transfer Buenos Aires hotel to port
  • 2 Night post-cruise stay at the Hotel Gen in Santiago in a classic Double room with breakfast
  • Private car transfer port of Valparaiso to Santiago Hotel (1 hour 45 minutes)
  • Private car transfer Santiago hotel to Santiago airport
  • Port charges and fees
  • Flight taxes

Fares from £9,155 in a Vista Suite, £9,645 in a Verandah Suite or £13,920 in a Silver Suite, all per person in double occupancy with Business Class flights.

For further information on Silversea Cruises or any other Cruiseco cruise package please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com.

Seabourn’s New Order Changes The Balance With Silversea – QE2 On The Way To Asia – Anthem of the Seas For Southampton?

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 21st October 2013.

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Two Queens: Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 (right) seen together in New York on April 25, 2008

Last week Seabourn announced that it was ordering a fourth ship of the Seabourn Odyssey class, which will serve to replace most of the capacity lost by the sale of its original trio to Windstar Cruises, with deliveries over 2014 and 2015. Meanwhile, Silversea has increased its fleet of expedition ships to three. Elsewhere, QE2 Shipping has placed a contract with COSCO Shipyard Group for conversion of the Queen Elizabeth 2 (seen above in New York with her replacement Queen Mary 2) into a 400-room floating hotel, to be based at an as yet unnamed major city in Asia. Meanwhile, rumours seem to indicate that Royal Caribbean intends to replace the Independence of the Seas at Southampton in 2015 with the new Quantum class ship Anthem of the Seas.

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