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Costa neoClassica to debut in India this winter

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Costa Cruises will enter the Indian market with the launch of Costa neoClassica. For the first time, Indians can look forward to embarking from Mumbai and going to enchanting destinations within India such as Goa and Cochin and also to the very popular Maldives and Colombo. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from December 16th. → Read More

RMS St Helena to serve island until summer 2017

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Travellers are being advised to act fast to enjoy one of the final chances to sail on board one of the last working Royal Mail Ships in the world, which was due to be retired this summer. The RMS St Helena is to continue serving her remote South Atlantic island namesake until July 1st 2017, the St Helena government has announced, with berths expected to fill up quickly. → Read More

Holland America Line celebrates ms Nieuw Statendam steel cutting

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Holland America Line celebrated a significant construction milestone earlier as the first steel was cut for ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and the block being built there will later be moved to the Marghera yard where the ship will be constructed. → Read More

Genting Hong Kong to create MV Werften from German ship yards

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During a recent annual staff meeting in Germany, Genting Hong Kong announced the three shipyards in the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bought this April will be named MV Werften, be managed in Wismar and will focus on building large new ships. Lloyd Werft, located in Bremerhaven and bought last September, will focus on its prior business of repairs, conversion and building of mega yachts. → Read More

Direct Ferries offers access to Oman

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UK travellers can now book ferry travel in Oman with Direct Ferries, the ferry travel comparison site. Direct Ferries is the first European agent to work with the National Ferries Company which offers high speed services between numerous destinations on the Omani coast. → Read More

Hurtigruten welcomes new MS Spitsbergen to fleet

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The christening of Hurtigruten’s new explorer vessel, MS Spitsbergen, has seen a crowd of thousands gather in the town square of Svolvaer, a fishing village in Lofoten. The destination is one of the most spectacular in the world for adventure travel, and truly one of the highlights of the Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voyages. → Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line launches euro pricing in Ireland

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Norwegian Cruise Line has launched euro pricing for the Republic of Ireland. The move is another step forward in Norwegian’s “Growing Europe” strategy to develop and enhance Europe’s robust position as a source market for the company globally. It also reinforces Norwegian’s Partners First approach towards its distribution partners, which focuses on ensuring that the company is easy to do business with and fostering the strong relationships with the travel trade. → Read More

Saga Cruises adds third solo cruise for 2017

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Responding to increasing demand from discerning independent travellers, Saga is leading the way with the introduction of a third solo river cruises in as many months. The ‘Springtime Colours of the Rhine’ sails on March 28th, 2017 with options to travel by air, Eurostar or coach. → Read More

Carnival Corporation sees profits rise in second quarter

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Carnival Corporation has announced adjusted net income of $370 million, or $0.49 diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2016. This is compared to adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2015 of $193 million, or $0.25 diluted EPS. → Read More

P&O Cruises launches dedicated agent website Flagship

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P&O Cruises has launched its first dedicated travel agent site – Flagship – designed to make it even easier to sell a P&O holiday. Developed specifically for Australian and New Zealand agents, Flagship provides a central hub for information on P&O Cruises' product, as well as a range of agent marketing tools and an image and video gallery. → Read More

Gürtler to welcome Crystal Mozart to European cruising

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Crystal River Cruises has announced Elisabeth Gürtler as the godmother of its first river ship, Crystal Mozart. On July 11th, the vessel will be officially welcomed to the fleet in Vienna in a christening ceremony that will culminate when the ship’s newly announced godmother breaks the customary champagne against the bow. → Read More

CLIA: Cruise industry worth €3.3bn to UK economy

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Cruise Lines International Association has today published its annual European Economic Contribution Report, revealing that the cruise industry is now worth €3.26 billion per year to the UK economy. The cruise industry’s direct contribution to the British economy including items such as goods and services purchased by cruise lines and the salaries of their employees, grew by 3.3 per cent, making it the highest on record. → Read More

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