Holland America Line Adds Cuba – Other Cruise News: Black Sea Cruises To Start Up June 11 – Turkey’s Etstur Charters Aegean Queen

The Cruise Examiner for 29th May 2017

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Holland America Line’s 1,348-berth Veendam, a regular to Bermuda and Canada, will now also enter the winter trade to Cuba

Last week it was announced that Holland America Line is the latest cruise line to acquire rights to sail to Cuba, with its inaugural voyage set to be performed in December by the Veendam. Elsewhere the new Black Sea Cruises sent its recently-acquired Knyaz Vladimir on a trial voyage before placing her into service in two weeks. And Turkey’s Etstur has announced another season of Greek Isles cruises, this time using the Louis Group-owned Aegean Queen.

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Cuba Cruise Market To Expand In 2016 – Other Cruise News: East Coast Changes At Holland America

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The Cruise Examiner for 13th July 2015

MSC Opera as stretchedLast week saw two major announcements that will affect the Cuba cruise busines not only in 2016, but also for years to come. The first came from MSC Cruises, which announced that it would be basing its 1,756-berth MSC Opera (above) at Havana from December until April 2016, while the second was an announcement by Carnival Corp & plc that fathom’s 710-berth Adonia would be offering fortnightly 7-night sailings from Miami to Cuba. Further north, not only Bermuda, but also Quebec suffered in a planned shuffle by Holland America Line.
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Holland America Asserts Its Primacy In The St Lawrence – Brilliance of the Seas Drops Quebec – Updates Under Way For Several Ships

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The Cruise Examiner for 12th August 2013

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Holland America Line last week confirmed that the St Lawrence River cruise trade to and from Montreal and Quebec will continue to benefit from its having abandoned Bermuda in 2012 in favour of moving the Veendam to trade to and from Quebec. Not all is well in the St Lawrence, however, as Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas will abandon three 10/11-night New York to Quebec autumn cruises this year in favour of a number of shorter 7-night cruises from Boston that will sail only to Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

We also look at the $50 million in updates planned for Oceania’s three “R” class ships, to be precipitated when Insignia redelivers from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises next spring, and Princess Cruises’ latest $30 million spend on its Asian-based Sun Princess.

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