Abu Dhabi’s expanding cruise industry received an out-of-season boost with the maiden arrival of the 755 passenger capacity Ocean Princess at Mina Zayed Port earlier this week. But it just the tip of a burgeoning sector. Breaking Travel News investigates.
Cunard has taken delivery of its new 92,400-tonne liner Queen Elizabeth which will be officially named by Her Majesty The Queen on 11 October before departing on her maiden voyage the day after.
Royal Caribbean International has unveiled its 2010/2011 sailings for another year-round deployment in Asia on Legend of the Seas.
From cruising on the Danube to sight-seeing on the Yangtze River, river cruisers have a range of spectacular destinations to choose from. With the launch of new ships, more itineraries and an even larger choice of worldwide destinations for 2011, now is time for travellers to kick back, relax, and enjoy life on the river.
A day after Cunard announced its world voyages for 2011-2012, P&O Cruises is touting its own. As five ships take in 177 ports in 55 countries, with 95 separate holidays to choose from, the new P&O Cruises’ 2011/12 world cruise program is its most expansive ever. The line is offering five world cruises, 18 line voyages and 72 shorter cruise holidays, departing in 2011 and 2012. The 2011/12 world cruise brochure will be on sale beginning Thursday, July 15.
The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships was adopted in May 2009. It aims to ensure that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment.
America’s Carnival Corporation has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of two new cruise ships. The 3,600-passenger vessels are earmarked for the organisation’s Princess Cruises brand, with an expected launch date of spring 2013 and spring 2014.