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Peller selected as godmother to Crystal Ravel

Peller selected as godmother to Crystal Ravel

Crystal River Cruises has announced that Hungarian producer Mariann Peller will be the godmother of Crystal Ravel, the company’s fourth new Rhine Class ship. Born in Budapest, Peller is renowned for creating the hit Hungarian television show Virtuosos, the world’s first classical music talent show.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to add expedition ship to fleet

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to add expedition ship to fleet

TUI Group has confirmed it will invest in another new-build for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The management of the cruise company signed a contract for another ship with the Norwegian Vard shipyard earlier.

Hurtigruten marks 125-year anniversary with global celebration

Hurtigruten marks 125-year anniversary with global celebration

Today marks 125 years since Hurtigruten founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists and founding what today is the world’s largest expedition cruise company.

Roberts appointed CLIA UK chairman

Roberts appointed CLIA UK chairman

CLIA UK & Ireland has appointed Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice-president UK and Europe, as chair. He succeeds Stuart Leven, vice-president EMEA and managing director of RCL Cruises, who has served as chair for the past 18 months.