New ship after new ship, and now a very diversified product pyramid from budget to luxury has seen the German cruise market reach new heights, with AIDA and TUI continuing their aggressive growth outlooks. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, the leading global marine support services provider, has partnered with Mystic Cruises to provide crew management services including deck, engine, and hotel crew for the 9,300 GRT ice-classed vessel World Explorer.
Mystic Cruises has announced that former French First Lady Carla Bruni will be the godmother of its first ship, the World Explorer, which will be christened April 6 in Portugal. Bruni, who married then French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, had a long and successful career as a supermodel, before embracing music both as a singer and as a songwriter. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Nicko Cruises will operate the new 200-guest World Voyager for the 2020 cruise season, as the German brand announced deployment today for the Mystic Cruises vessel which is under construction at West Sea in Portugal.(cruiseindustrynews.com)
Nicko Cruises will grow to two 200-guest ocean-going ships by 2020 as the German brand today confirmed it would operate the World Voyager alongside the World Explorer, which debuts in 2019. Both ships are being built for Mario Ferreira’s Mystic Cruises; Ferreira is also the majority owner of Nicko Cruises, a German river brand. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Mystic Cruises is expanding its push into the ocean-going expedition market and has ordered two more 9,300-ton 200-guest expedition vessels from the West Sea shipyard in Portugal. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Nicko Cruises announced it is partnering with Quark Expeditions to offer two different 14-day Antarctica cruises this coming season aboard the new World Explorer. Being built in Portugal, the new 200-guest ship debuts this winter for Quark on a charter basis, while Nicko Cruises breaks into the ocean market with the ship in Europe for summer 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Nicko Cruises announced deployment for its inaugural ocean program for summer 2019, sailing the new 200-guest World Explorer. The company is expanding, going into the ocean cruise game after a successful build up on Europe’s rivers. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Nicko Cruises will expand from rivers to oceans with the World Explorer, which is set to debut into service for the German brand on a seasonal basis in May 2019. “We and our shareholder, Mario Ferreira, are in agreement that we want to introduce an ocean product for 2019,” said Guido Laukamp, chief commercial officer. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
From mid-March until early November, 2012, Nicko Tours is offering a series of Venetian Lagoon and Po River cruises on MS Bellissima. The onboard language is German, but announcements, menus, programs, etc. are available in both German and English.
The medium-range liner offers 10 single cabins in addition to other stateroom options. It will be operated on two itineraries: an eight-day Passau-Budapest-Passau cruise on three sailing dates, and a 22-day roundtrip voyage from Passau to the Ukrainian Danube delta with a wide range of excursions on offer, including the Delta nature preserve. (travelpulse.com)