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Fred. Olsen sees Boudicca depart for extensive refit

Fred. Olsen sees Boudicca depart for extensive refit

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca has begun an extensive refit at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on March 29th.

Norwegian Bliss begins conveyance on River Ems, Germany

Norwegian Bliss begins conveyance on River Ems, Germany

Norwegian Bliss, the first cruise ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience, has departed Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship has begun her conveyance along the Ems River, arriving to Eemshaven, Netherlands, earlier.

TreadRight foundation welcomes opening of Nibugaun School, Nepal

TreadRight foundation welcomes opening of Nibugaun School, Nepal

On behalf of All Hands & Hearts – Smart Response, philanthropist and supermodel Petra Nemcova has announced the completion of Nibugaun School in Nepal. Built by U by Uniworld and its foundation TreadRight, the school is situated in the Sindhupalchok district.

Viking Sun officially named in Shanghai, China

Viking Sun officially named in Shanghai, China

Viking has seen its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, officially named during a celebration in the heart of Shanghai. The ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day world cruise from Miami to London, and its stop in Shanghai marks the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China.

Paige announced as godmother for Seabourn Ovation

Paige announced as godmother for Seabourn Ovation

Elaine Paige will serve as godmother to Seabourn’s elegant new all-suite ship, Seabourn Ovation. The naming ceremony will take place on Friday, May 11th in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta, during a spectacular ceremony that will light up the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site and 2018 European Capital of Culture.

British cruise industry reaches new peak in 2017

British cruise industry reaches new peak in 2017

Almost two million cruises were taken by British holidaymakers in 2017, with a record high of 1,959,000 cruise passengers reported in latest figures, released by industry body, the Cruise Line International Association.

Saga hosts steel cutting for Spirit of Discovery

Saga hosts steel cutting for Spirit of Discovery

A steel cutting ceremony has been held for Spirit of Discovery, Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built boutique ship. The event took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenberg, Germany, to mark the start of construction of the 999-guest vessel.

Queen Latifah appointed godmother to Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah appointed godmother to Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah – Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur – has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.