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And LEGEND Makes Three

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Windstar Cruises welcomes the STAR LEGEND, the former SEABOURN LEGEND, with a pierside christening at Civitavecchia. Windstar Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India Wednesday, May 27, 2015 On Monday, May 25,…

DEUTSCHLAND To Join Semester At Sea As WORLD ODYSSEY

DEUTSCHLAND To Join Semester At Sea As WORLD ODYSSEY

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DEUTSCHLAND To Join Semester At Sea As WORLD ODYSSEY By Shawn J. Dake After months of speculation Semester At Sea officially announced on May 26, 2015, that their new floating campus will be the former German-flag ship DEUTSCHLAND.   Plans call for it to be renamed WORLD ODYSSEY.  After a…

Star Clippers To Build The World’s Biggest Square Rigger

Star Clippers To Build The World’s Biggest Square Rigger

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Tall ship sailing cruise line Star Clippers has announced that it has started building a fourth ship to add to its fleet of graceful square-riggers.  The decision to construct a modern sailing ship replica, came on May 27, 2015 in an announcement to the press.  For the present time the…

VIKING STAR Trek: Maiden Voyager, Part One

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Peter Knego savors his first morning in the North Sea aboard Viking Cruises spectacular new VIKING STAR during a four night segment of her maiden voyage that ends with a bang in Bergen, Norway. Viking Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS…

VIKING STAR Trek, Prologue

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Peter Knego flies off to London to board Viking Cruises spectacular new VIKING STAR, the line’s first ocean-going cruise ship, for a four night journey that ends in Bergen, Norway. Viking Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest…

NORWEGIAN DAWN Resumes Course To Boston After Grounding off Bermuda

NORWEGIAN DAWN Resumes Course To Boston After Grounding off Bermuda

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On May 19, 2015, the 2002-built NORWEGIAN DAWN ran aground off Bermuda shortly after leaving port with 2,000 passengers and 1,059 crew. The cruise ship was towed free after about six hours and moved to a pier at Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard for a detailed inspection to determine her seaworthiness.  Norwegian Cruise Line blamed…

VIKING STAR Christened!

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Peter Knego attends the christening of Viking Cruises spectacular new VIKING STAR, the line’s first ocean-going cruise ship, at Bergen, Norway. Viking Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India All photos by…

MEIN SCHIFF 4 Delivered

MEIN SCHIFF 4 Delivered

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by Kalle Id The latest newbuilding for the German market, TUI Cruises’ MEIN SCHIFF 4 (literally ”My Ship 4”), was delivered to her owners from what is now the Meyer Turku shipyard at noon on 8th May 2015. MaritimeMatters’ Helsinki Correspondent Kalle Id visited the ship before she left the…

COSTA CONCORDIA Shifts Across The Port Of Genoa

COSTA CONCORDIA Shifts Across The Port Of Genoa

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The wreck of the COSTA CONCORDIA made a short journey today Monday May 11, 2015,  she was towed some 10 miles during the afternoon from the Seawall pier to the Molo ex Superbacino dock in Genoa, Italy where a new phase of her scrapping will commence. At this next location decks 14 to…

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS – The World’s Smartest Cruise Ship

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS – The World’s Smartest Cruise Ship

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By Peter Newall All images copyright Peter and Julie Newall Peter Newall takes a tour of Royal Caribbean International’s innovative ANTHEM OF THE SEAS. ANTHEM OF THE SEAS is one of the most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world. Constructed at Papenburg, Germany by Meyer Werft, the 168,666-grt ship…

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