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One Day Before The Mast

One Day Before The Mast

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Peter Newall enjoys a day sail on the Weymouth-based tall ship PELICAN OF LONDON Having spent the last few years traveling aboard immense, frenetic giant cruise ships, when my partner Julie and I were invited by Adventure Under Sail to experience a day sail aboard its tall ship PELICAN OF…

QUEEN MARY 80th Anniversary Of Launch

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QUEEN MARY 80th Anniversary Of Launch Celebrated By Shawn J. Dake Eighty years ago today on the banks of the River Clyde, a giant hull 1019 ½ feet in length slid down the ways and touched water for the first time. John Brown & Company shipyard had begun work on…

Catching Up With LOFOTEN, Part Three

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Peter Knego’s southbound journey aboard Hurtigruten’s dowager LOFOTEN continues with visits to Trollfjord, the ship’s namesake Lofoten Islands and a transit of the Arctic Circle. Hurtigruten Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India…

PRINCESS CRUISES 50th Anniversary Rose Parade Float

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Princess Cruises will ring in the new year 2015 and its 50th anniversary celebrations in an unprecedented way – with its first-ever float in the world-famous Rose Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, California. As a special feature, the six original cast members of The Love Boat television show will…

KONINGSDAM Cometh

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Holland America’s new ship brings in a new design team and will be the biggest in the line’s history. Holland America Line’s new 99,500-ton, 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class cruise ship will be given the name KONINGSDAM to honor King Willem-Alexander, the first Dutch king in over a century. KONINGSDAM will be…

Catching Up With LOFOTEN, Part Two

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After a storm-tossed start, Peter Knego’s southbound journey aboard Hurtigruten’s dowager LOFOTEN continues. Part Two features a look at the 1964-built liner as she plies some of Norway’s most scenic waters, making a series of stops in tiny coastal towns along the way.  A brief visit to the LOFOTEN’s former…

Three Stacks And You’re Out On QUEEN MARY

Three Stacks And You’re Out On QUEEN MARY

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The retail shops aboard the QUEEN MARY have been given a 30-day notice to vacate the historic ship.  Earlier this week, word leaked out saying all independent shop owners would have to remove all of their inventory and be out by the close of business on October 5, 2014.  …

Enlarging ARMONIA

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MSC ARMONIA is the first of four MSC Cruises ships to be lengthened as part of a $273 million modernization program. MSC Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India The 56,625-gt, 1544-guest,…

Prestigious Merger For NCL

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Recent rumblings about the acquisition by mass market Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, ltd. of upscale sector Prestige Cruises International have come to fruition in today’s official announcement that the transaction in now in process.  The definitive agreement will total $3.025 billion in cash and 20.3 million shares of NCL’s common…

Catching Up With LOFOTEN, Part One

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Embark on a traditional line voyage aboard Hurtigruten’s classic MV LOFOTEN with Peter Knego as he joins the 1964-built vessel on one of her recent southbound itineraries. In part one, the adventure begins with a diverted flight that invokes a trek across the Finnmarken countryside in Northern Norway to catch…

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