Details Emerge For Brand-New Viking Expedition Cruise Ships




Viking Cruises (logo)Viking Cruise’ most loyal customers are receiving details about the company’s much-rumored expedition ships, which will pair the best features of Viking’s award-winning oceangoing ships with the polar capabilities of a true expedition vessel. Two new ships – “Viking Octantis” and “Viking Polaris” – will debut in 2022 with cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic regions. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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800,000 passengers upon conclusion of Kiel’s cruise season. On-shore power supply plant at Ostseekai from next year on



Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielThe visit of the cruise ship ”AIDAprima“ on Saturday, 12th October, will mark the conclusion of the ocean-going cruise liner season in Kiel 2019. The port has been visited this year on 174 separate occasions (2018: 169) by 32 different cruise ships with a total tonnage of 15 million GT (2018: 11.5).

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Costa Cruises announces big changes intended to further increase the company’s presence in Sardinia and Sicily




Artist impression of the new dual-fuel LNG ship Costa Smeralda (Courtesy of Costa Cruises)The first concerns Costa Smeralda, the new flagship currently nearing completion at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland. During the 2020 summer season, from May 28 to September 24, Costa Smeralda will be in Cagliari every Thursday, from 7.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., making a total of 18 calls.

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Lloyd Werft to Provide Final Touches for REV Ocean



REV Ocean's research and expedition vesselLloyd Werft Bremerhaven will provide docking facilities and support the final construction phase of the world’s largest research and expedition vessel, the nearly 183 metre-long REV Ocean, according to a press release. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Passengers revolt as cruise turns into ‘holiday from hell’



Norwegian Spirit Passengers Demand Refund After ‘Holiday From Hell’

Furious passengers aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship staged a near-mutiny because their “Mystical Fjords” tour turned into a “holiday from hell” when the vessel skipped its intended stops and they were left eating stale food, according to reports. (nypost.com)

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François Baltus-Languedoc new CEO of Martinique Tourism Authority




Fort-de-France is the largest port and the capital city of MartiniqueMr. François Baltus-Languedoc’s missions at the helm of the Martinique Tourism Authority will be to devise and implement innovative strategies to develop the appeal of the destination, both in terms of promotion towards international markets, as well as to advance the tourism offer in Martinique.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests experience record-breaking transit of historic Corinth Canal on largest-ever ship ‘Braemar’




Braemar cruising through the Corinth Canal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests experienced a breath-taking transit of the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece this morning [Wednesday 9th October 2019], as 24,344-gross-tonnes, 195.82-metre-long, 22.52-metre-wide Braemar broke the existing record to become the largest ship ever to traverse this famous feat of engineering.

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Visit New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands for a Genuine Wilderness Experience with Heritage Expeditions

Akademik Shokalskiy (Photo cruisemapper.com)Small-ship cruise company, Heritage Expeditions, offers a selection of responsible travel options for travellers wishing to explore the Subantarctic islands, including a special partnership voyage with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation, where tourism is restricted to protect the richness and diversity of the flora and fauna and to ensure a genuine wilderness experience for small groups of visitors.

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A-ROSA river cruises creates new Head of sales role for UK market



A-Rosa Cruises (Logo)A-ROSA River Cruises has created a new head of sales role for the UK market and appointed Stephen Joyner to the position. Demonstrating its continued commitment to sell only via trade partners in the UK, the new role forms part of the river cruise lines ongoing growth and development plans as it looks to further build the brand in the UK market.

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