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VIKING STAR Delivered!

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Viking Ocean Cruises quietly took delivery of  the VIKING STAR on March 28 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard near Venice, Italy. The much-anticipated first “ocean” ship for Viking, which is the world’s largest river cruise line, will commence her maiden voyage from Istanbul on April 11. “This has been a remarkable…

Cruising With COSTA DIADEMA, Part Three

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Peter Knego wraps up his latest trek, a five night cruise aboard Costa Cruises’ brand new COSTA DIADEMA, with a visit to Marseilles before disembarking in Barcelona. Costa Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking…

Cruising With COSTA DIADEMA, Part Two

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Peter Knego continues his latest trek, a five night cruise aboard Costa Cruises’ brand new COSTA DIADEMA, with visits to Ajaccio (Corsica) and Savona. Costa 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…

Cruising With COSTA DIADEMA, Part One

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Peter Knego begins his latest trek, a five night cruise aboard Costa Cruises’ brand new COSTA DIADEMA, with a short stay in Naples. Costa 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…

MAGELLAN A New British Explorer Of The Oceans

MAGELLAN A New British Explorer Of The Oceans

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MAGELLAN a new British explorer of the oceans By Peter Newall All images copyright Peter Newall.   The British-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages celebrated the arrival of its new 46,053gt, 1,250-capacity, flagship MAGELLAN at a glittering event held aboard the ship on March 12 at the London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury.…

MSC Reveals SEASIDE Class

MSC Reveals SEASIDE Class

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MSC CRUISES REVEALS FIRST DETAILS OF NEW, ULTRAMODERN “SEASIDE” CLASS SHIP  MSC Cruises, announced today that the first of its next generation “Seaside” class of ships — set to debut in November 2017 — will be named MSC Seaside and sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. In addition, MSC…

BRITANNIA Waives the Rules — Updated

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BRITANNIA Waives the Rules By Peter Newall All images copyright Peter Newall.  Despite the introduction of a series of new ships P&O Cruises has struggled to shake off its rather old fashioned image, not helped by the fact that it has continued to reflect on the heritage of P&O despite…

BRITANNIA Waives The Rules — The Arrival

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By Peter Newall All images copyright Peter Newall. Today P&O Cruises’ 142,000-ton BRITANNIA was given a glorious sunny welcome at her home port Southampton where she will be named by Her Majesty The Queen on Tuesday. These images give a brief taster of this very stylish ship. More on this…

Crystal Cruises Sold To Genting Hong Kong For $550 Million

Crystal Cruises Sold To Genting Hong Kong For $550 Million

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March 3, 2015 In a bit of surprising news guaranteed to shakeup the luxury segment of the cruise industry, Genting Hong Kong, owners of Star Cruises and a major shareholder in Norwegian Cruise Line have purchased Crystal Cruises, Inc. and their two ships CRYSTAL SYMPHONY and CRYSTAL SERENITY.   The CRYSTAL SYMPHONY…

DELTA QUEEN Steamboat May Return To America’s Rivers

DELTA QUEEN Steamboat May Return To America’s Rivers

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The historic paddlewheel steamboat DELTA QUEEN may have received a glimmer of hope that could result in an eventual return to active cruise service on America’s waterways.  A group that has been trying for years to purchase the steamer finally succeeded in their efforts, buying the vintage boat from a…

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