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Saga sells Sapphire cruise ship to Anex Tour

Saga sells Sapphire cruise ship to Anex Tour

Saga has finalised a deal to sell the Sapphire cruise ship to Anex Tour of Turkey. With a farewell season already on sale, the ship will be delivered to Anex in mid-2020 and will home port in Antalya.

P&O Cruises pulls out of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf

P&O Cruises pulls out of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf

Following close monitoring of the situation within the Straits of Hormuz and taking advice from external authorities P&O Cruises has cancelled its planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme from October until at least March next year.

Scenic Eclipse finally delivered ahead of inaugural journey

Scenic Eclipse finally delivered ahead of inaugural journey

Scenic Cruises confirmed the ship earlier departed the shipyard on its journey to Valletta, Malta for registration. From there she will make a number of short stops before arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she will commence operations of her first scheduled cruise.

Sea Princess stages Caribbean recuse

Sea Princess stages Caribbean recuse

Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess has rescued three sailors who were forced to take to a life raft after their boat sank in the south Caribbean. A tanker had been standing by but had been unable to lower a rescue boat in the prevailing conditions.

Goh appointed president of Dream Cruises

Goh appointed president of Dream Cruises

Genting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Michael Goh to the role of president with Dream Cruises. He will also assume the position of head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new passenger app

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new passenger app

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced an interactive new app to assist its guests in making the most of their cruise experience. The app is of use both while on board Fred. Olsen’s four ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – and during time ashore.

Mirren revealed as godmother to Scenic Eclipse

Mirren revealed as godmother to Scenic Eclipse

Scenic has revealed the appointment of dame Helen Mirren as the godmother for Scenic Eclipse. The maiden voyage of this ultra-luxury vessel is scheduled for August 15th, departing Reykjavik Iceland on a 13-day discovery sailing, ending in Quebec.