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Princess Cruises to suspend sailings for 60 days

Princess Cruises to suspend sailings for 60 days

Princess Cruises will pause the global operations of its 18 cruise ships for two months from today. In response to the unpredictable circumstances evolving from the global spread of Covid-19, sailings are not expected to resume until May 10th.

Viking suspends all cruises until May

Viking suspends all cruises until May

The announcement was made in a video by Viking chairman Torstein Hagen. Addressing guests, he said the safety of 10,000 staff and half a million annual passengers was the top priority.

Brittany Ferries completes Condor acquisition

Brittany Ferries completes Condor acquisition

Last November, Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund and Brittany Ferries reached an agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for the acquisition of 100 per cent of Condor Ferries.

Grand Lucayan sold to Royal Caribbean-led consortium

Grand Lucayan sold to Royal Caribbean-led consortium

The government of the Bahamas has sold the Grand Lucayan to a partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Bahamas Port Investments. Authorities hope to reinvest $250 million in the hotel and the redevelopment of the cruise port.

Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

Cruz welcomes Costa Smeralda to Savona

Celebrations were held earlier in Savona for the naming ceremony of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship. The ship’s godmother and star of the event was international celebrity Penélope Cruz, who performed the ribbon-cutting duties with the traditional breaking of the bottle against the bow of the ship.