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Uniworld to introduce SS Joie de Vivre to Seine cruising in 2017

Uniworld to introduce SS Joie de Vivre to Seine cruising in 2017

In early 2017, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce its new masterpiece, the one-of-a-kind Super Ship, SS Joie de Vivre, sailing along France’s historic Seine River. “We are extremely proud to launch the SS Joie de Vivre in Northern France in March 2017,” said Guy Young, president, Uniworld.

Genting Hong Kong takes control of three further European shipyards

Genting Hong Kong takes control of three further European shipyards

Genting Hong Kong has announced the acquisition of Nordic Yards’ three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany for the consideration of €230.6 million. The purchase of the three shipyards, along with Lloyd Werft last year, enables Genting Hong Kong to realize its global cruise ships fleet strategy over the next decade for its three brands - Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises, and Star Cruises.

NCL to launch Norwegian Joy to Chinese cruise market

NCL to launch Norwegian Joy to Chinese cruise market

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the English and Chinese names for the world’s first purpose-built cruise liner for the China market. The most innovative ship ever styled exclusively for Chinese guests has been named ‘Norwegian Joy’ – Xǐ Yuè Hào. The name Norwegian Joy emphasises the experience that the ship will offer, a promise that guests will ‘Experience Paradise on the Sea’.

DFDS Seaways welcomes latest vessel to Dover-Calais route

DFDS Seaways welcomes latest vessel to Dover-Calais route

Award-winning ferry operator DFDS has welcomed its second new ferry, Côte des Flandres, on its Dover-Calais service. The ship sailed into Dover last night at 20:15 after its inaugural voyage from Calais. The passenger and freight ferry has been transformed in her brand new DFDS livery, mirroring sister ship, Côte des Dunes, which came into service on February 9th.

Belmond celebrates Myanmar anniversary with Ayeyarwady cruise

Belmond celebrates Myanmar anniversary with Ayeyarwady cruise

Belmond has announced a 20 year anniversary cruise on board the Grand Dame of the Ayeyarwady River, Belmond Road to Mandalay, on October 1st, 2016. Marking two decades of exploring the magical rivers of Myanmar, the special four night, five day journey follows the route of the inaugural cruise from Bagan to Mandalay.

Carnival Magic to undergo major dry dock improvements

Carnival Magic to undergo major dry dock improvements

In preparation for its Space Coast debut this spring, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of exciting dining and bar innovations. New additions will include Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Pizzeria del Capitano and the Alchemy Bar.