APT, AMA Waterways and Noble Caledonia – Grand Mistral To Become Costa NeoRiviera – Australia Liner Profile Revealed

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 23rd September 2013

Project Orient

From starting a bus service in Melbourne in 1924, APT has come a long way in 85 years since it was formed in 1927, now having significant holdings in fifteen-ship river operator AMA Waterways and seven-ship small ship operator Noble Caledonia. As many will not have heard of them, we have an initial look this week at who they are. Meanwhile, Costa continues to cannibalize its Spanish subsidiary Iberocruceros by taking another of their ships for its own fleet. And finally, we have a look (see above) at what Project Orient’s mooted new Europe-Australia liners will look like.

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